We screamed at the TV, we called Brady stupid, we criticized the three and outs, we knew at half time that it should have been a seven point lead, and we held our collective breath when Gronk went down. But when it came down to the end and it was a game tying field goal on the way, we turned to Eli and the power of the Kibosh.
You need to understand that the Kibosh’s power goes back over a decade now. It’s not the type of thing you want to use every time your opponent is kicking a field goal, it will lose its power. But when you really need it to work, you summon the power.
So when the Ravens – having driven all the way from their 21 with less than two minutes to play – set up for a game tying field goal, Eli immediately went to the Kibosh. This of course was on the heals of Sterling Moore stripping the go ahead touchdown catch in the end zone. That play, I guarantee, will be underplayed because of what followed.
So there’s Eli, prone in the Kibosh (head down, not looking at the TV, forefinger, pinkie, and thumb all willing the football wide) and Cundiff lines up for a 32 yard chip shot. The kick is up, and it sails left. Some claim it was Myra Kraft sending a gust of wind from above, but I believe in the power of the Kibosh having seen it work so many times in the past.
Cundiff misses and is the loneliest man in Baltimore today.
We erupted in celebration as Da Guy leaped onto me and Eli and we just held him up. We were that excited.
See in 2008 (following the eff you 2007 regular season) we were cocky and knew the Super Bowl was a forgone conclusion. This year, we (at least I wasn’t) weren’t that confident. Yet somehow the team with “the worst defense ever” is heading to the Super Bowl.
We had to stay up pretty late to see against who (at least it felt that way after drinking during the Pats all afternoon) the Pats would face in the Super Bowl. Turns out it’s the Giants. Again. For all the David Tyree jokes we’ll hear for the next two weeks, I hope Belichick has the team focused on one thing. Revenge.