Peyton Manning had a really good game against the Bears and he deservedly will go down in history as one of the all time great quarterbacks. I think that it was unfair to say that he wasn't because he hadn't been in, and won, a Super Bowl, but he has that monkey off of his back. He had a really good game, but I think that Dominic Rhodes was their real MVP.
The annual Disney World commercial following the Super Bowl included Dominic Rhodes and Tony Dungy instead of Peyton Manning. Peyton declined the offer. I guess he doesn't believe in doing commercials...
People said that Rex Grossman's facial expression was like a 'deer in the headlights.' Sadly, that's insulting to the deer.
Lovey Smith is a noble person putting his faith in Grossman and standing by him when everyone else wouldn't. Smith is, I'm sure, a really wonderful man and is a good coach, but his faith in Grossman was misplaced. Smith went with the guy who 'brought them to the dance' but Grossman really didn't. They got their despite him. They got there because of a solid running game, strong special teams play, and a defense which had the ability to score or put the offense into good field position. For better for worse, a coach has to commit himself to his team in the NFL and not to a player. Smith, to his credit, is fairly new at this and hopefully had this lesson drilled into him.
I was at a Super Bowl party to watch the game and we were all cheering for Grossman. We figured that he'd keep the Colts in the game. Having said that, maybe Grossman was the Colts' real MVP.
Speaking of Grossman, his low-light reel was funnier than most sitcoms.
Speaking of Grossman again, he actually completed those kinds of passes against the Giants which makes me realize more and more how bad my Giants really were and are.
Tony Dungy is a class act.
The Bears were the worst team that the Colts played this post-season. If the weather had been better the Colts would have killed them even more.
The game was not as close as the score would indicate. The Bears made 3 plays, Hester's return, one long run, and recovering the short kick off aided by an Indy penalty. Take away those 3 plays, you take away their 17 points, and if the Colts convert TD's instead of field goals, it's truly a blow out.
And, it was the third most watched TV event in history. Sorry about that Rex.