GAINESVILLE, Fla. No offense to his former Gators teammate, but Justin Trattou had a better time at Sunday's New York-New England Super Bowl than he did four years ago when the Giants beat the Patriots.
When the Giants won the Super Bowl following the 2007 season Trattou, a UF freshman at the time, attended a party at former UF defensive lineman Javier Estopinan's house with several of his teammates. A New Jersey native who grew up a Giants fan, Trattou was pumped to see Eli Manning win Super Bowl MVP honors in New York's 17-14 win.
"I was definitely going nuts," Trattou said Monday night.
As Manning led the Giants to another comeback in New York's 21-17 win Sunday over the Patriots in Super Bowl XLVI, Trattou stood on New York's sideline at Lucas Oil Stadium confident in the outcome when the Giants took over with about four minutes left and trailing by two points.
After all, Trattou had spent the playoffs chasing Manning around at practice as the scout team's top pass rusher and k...