Super Bowl LII was, plain and simple, a no-win situation for New York sports fans. On one hand, you had the possible continuation of the New England Patriots dynasty, which sucks on just about every level. Luckily, we didn’t get that.
However, we got the only possible worse outcome – an end to the 0 Rings Curse for Philadelphia. The last thing any Giants fan wanted was Philthy Philly fans getting joy in their lives. The worst fans on earth don’t deserve a championship, and I say that with love.
Philly fans at their finest (yes that’s horse shit) pic.twitter.com/pbOSf8W6BG
— Bryan Murphy (@murphy818) February 5, 2018
What’s worse though, is the damage to Eli Manning’s Legacy. He used to be the kryptonite to Tom Brady and Dolla Dolla Bill Belichick – the only man who could take the field against New England in a Super Bowl and win. The mystique that Eli built for himself on those two victories is going to carry him to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
However, with this victory by the Philadelphia Eagles, we now have to ask the question – was Eli really the Kryptonite? Because now it seems like you can march any old country goober onto the field to play quarterback against Brady in the Super Bowl and win. Was Eli the key? Because it feels different now that fucking Nick Foles is a god damn Super Bowl MVP.
Granted, Nick Foles was helming a MUCH better team than either of Eli Manning’s two Super Bowl squads, but does that diminish the fact that a guy who will be the backup on his own team next season just won Most Valuable Player in the big game?
At least we had Eli Manning’s Patrick Swayze to Odell Beckham Jr.’s Jennifer Grey carry us through..
— FootBasket.com (@FootBasketcom) February 5, 2018
I need time to process this, but it sure feels like it hurts.