People in New Orleans are happy for homeboy Eli Manning, who turned in a stellar performance in the Superbowl. Many folks here were busy watching the Bacchus parade, but they were still excited for Eli. New Orleanian Sam Winston watched the game from an Irish pub in Hamburg, Germany. Becky and I watched it at a friend’s house and we cheered wildly when Manning threw that last touchdown. What a pass! What a game! What a season!
Many people said that the Giants were an ‘improbable team.’ And most people said that the Patriots were an inevitable one. This Superbowl showed us something interesting: sometimes the improbable trumps the inevitable.
I like it when that happens. Inevitability lacks passion.