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Super Bowl capped excellent week of competition

February 6, 2008

Several good days of sports ended with the New York Giants upset win in the Super Bowl.

The victory went over real well in my house because by wife is from New York.

It was a well designed defensive plan for the Giants with their front four continually putting pressure on Tom Brady.

The Giants sacked the Patriots quarterback five times.

Two former Kansas City Chiefs players, Lawrence Tynes and Kawika Mitchell won world titles with the Giants victory.

What seems amazing to me is that I spent a lot of hours listening to the radio and Monday morning many people claimed to predict the Giants would win.

It's only natural in a game of that magnitude the fans support the underdog.

Regardless, this was one of the better Super Bowl games in many years.

I wasn't smart enough to pick the Giants, but I did feel they could win if their front four put pressure on Brady.

In the loses that Brady has had in recent years it was because of the pressure that was put on him by the opponents defense.

I was glad someone besides New England won the Super Bowl.

In Big 12 action last week there were several upsets.

First to the delight of my grandson, Lance, Kansas State upset Kansas.

However, the victory celebration only lasted a few days as the Wildcats journeyed to Columbia, and lost to Missouri. The Wildcats were defeated by a make shift Tigers' line up.

Several upsets took place in Big 12 games last weekend. All the home teams won game with the exception of Colorado where the Jayhawks prevailed. KU had a rough first half but came to life in the second half.

It still a long season to go in conference play with Kansas University holding down first place by just a few percentage points.

Kansas has some tough opponents that include Kansas State at home, Baylor and Texas.

The Jayhawks home game on March 1 against K-State could decide the Big 12 title.

Prior to Kansas loss to K-State I didn't believe in superstition or previous scores, but did believe in the law of averages.

It's tough to defeat a team 24 consecutive games at home before that streak ends.

While on the subject of basketball, I heard North Carolina Coach, Roy Williams, on a radio interview where he was asked if in his opinion Kansas and North Caroling would get together for a game.

Roy said, "No, the only way I would consider playing Kansas would be in the finals of the NCAA tournament."

Kansas still holds the best overall season record with 21-1, but they have Kansas State, Texas, and Baylor nipping at its heels.

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