Super Bowl Wrap-Up
And there you have it, Super Bowl XLVI is in the books. The New York Giants over the New England Patriots. As much as I was against the Patriots winning another Super Bowl (more so than “for” the Giants, if you get my drift), I did feel a little sad when they showed Robert Kraft’s reaction after the final play, looking up to the sky (presumably) towards his departed wife, Myra Kraft.
The game was short on big plays overall, but it was very tense throughout with such a close score. The opening offensive play for the Pats was just bizarre getting called for the safety. I’m not debating the call, but that was extremely rare occurrence, indeed. The Giants were fortunate on their pair of fumbles they recovered themselves. I can’t help but imagine “what if” Rob Gronkowski was able to haul in the tip off the hail mary, a la Mike Thomas of the Jacksonville Jaguars.
It was definitely up there amongst Super Bowls, capping a year where parity reigned supreme amongst the top teams, when usually a team or two stand head and shoulders above the rest. Lets not forget the Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers did more to cost themselves a chance to play for the Lombardi trophy, than the Patriots or Giants did to prevent the Ravens and 49ers from beating them.
The Green Bay Packers and New Orleans Saints were also nearly unstoppable at times this season, but chose the playoffs to make – numerous – key mistakes that stopped their own forward momentum towards the big game. And what of the Houston Texans, down to their third QB and still a muffed punt by Jacoby Jones near the goal line helped seal a Ravens win to advance?
Any given Sunday rings true once again. Were the New York Giants the best team in all of football for the 2011-12 season? Maybe, maybe not, but they’ve got the hardware, and that is all that matters now.
The end of the Super Bowl also marks the final whistle on Fantasy Throwdown for this season. Thanks everyone for trying Fantasy Throwdown. We are extremely happy with the feedback on this new way to play fantasy football. Now it is time for us to plan and look forward to the 2012 NFL season. We’ll definitely be back, and we look forward to challenging you to another season of Fantasy Throwdown.
Big congratulations to FFootball247365, who was our runaway winner in our NFL Playoffs Tournament that wrapped up with the Super Bowl. It was going to take a near miracle for someone to unseat him going into the last round. MtgProHammer made it close! It wasn’t quite enough to grab the first overall spot.
Here are the final overall standings from our NFL Playoffs Tournament:
|NFL Playoffs Tournament Final Standings|
Here are the final round group standings from the Super Bowl round of our NFL Playoffs Tournament:
MtgProHammer wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record.
Matt wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. BuffaloMudwings finished second using the points differential tie-breaker over Losperros and raptors. raptors finished third using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Losperros.
|5. Scott Kuff||0||4||334.5||391.3||-56.8|
jrnall2 wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record.
DLFootball wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. FBGWILL finished second using the head-to-head tie-breaker over PFF_Alex. RyanMc23 laoch finished fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over RoadWarrior… by 0.1 points! The score of their game was 95.7-95.6.
|5. Noank Isototes||1||3||309.9||376.0||-66.1|
EasyRider wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. patwat finished second using the head-to-head tie-breaker over FantasyTaz. Rick finished fourth using the head-to-head tie-breaker over Noank Isototes.
Airbus79 wins the group with a perfect 4-0 record. mschauf63 finishes second using the points differential tie-breaker over wmagnum1 and WideReceiving. wmagnum1 finishes third using the head-to-head tie-breaker over WideReceiving.