Found January 23, 2012 on The Armchair Quarterback:
A fairly good Baltimore defensive effort was wasted by a terrible field goal try. I'm a former high school kicker (keep that on the down low though will you....chicks never dig the kicker) and I could not believe how bad he hooked that thing. Everything was set up for a Raven win. They kept the Pats under 24 points, forced Brady and others into turnovers and was not to be. Patriot luck is back. A touchdown catch that should have been secured by the Ravens to end the game....a missed kick in to send it to overtime....aghhh.. I can't stand the idea of the Patriots in another Super Bowl. This is a team that played mostly losing or .500 teams the entire season and post-season. They had to be giggling like school girls when the Steelers went down to the Broncos. Year after year they have almost no competition in their division, so the playoffs are almost automatic.....and it's driving me crazy.  It's up to the Giants to take these guys down. Speaking of which...

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Hard to believe, but a team that the Saints beat by almost 30 points in the Superdome barely over a month ago that finished 9-7 will end up in playing for a chance to win it all. The Giants beat the 49ers, and I have to say I'm relieved by that. The idea of a quarterback as poor as Alex Smith winning a Super Bowl just makes me sick. Yes, I'm still bitter about the Saints...

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