Saturday, January 14, 2006

100 YD interception

Handing over the crown -- Jan 14, 2005

New England's three-peat bid came to a screeching halt Saturday as the Patriots fell to the host Denver Broncos 27-13 in a divisional playoff game. It was New England's first playoff loss since 1998, and it halted an NFL-record 10-game postseason winning streak. Uncharacteristic mistakes doomed the Patriots, who turned the ball over five times after losing it a total of six times during their record-setting playoff run. "It's disappointing when you look back at the game and you realize how many points we just laid up on a silver platter," said quarterback Tom Brady, whose third-quarter interception in the end zone was returned 100 yards by Champ Bailey for what might have been the game's most crucial play. "You're never going to win when you do that, especially on the road." David Givens scored New England's lone touchdown midway through the fourth quarter.

Tonight was not set for New England Patriots nor Tom Brady. Totally 2 interceptions and at least 3 fumbles along with one missing field goal got hurts! Especially a crazy 100-yard sprint by Denver's star cornerback #24 Champ Bailey that helped the Broncos stop their long streak of playoff futility and bring the New England dynasty to an end.

I watched that ball...and was moved by that play also...Champions don't go down easily, though, and tight end Ben Watson wasn't quitting. Watson took an angle, and with Bailey slowing and bringing the ball down to his hip, Watson got there, knocked Bailey down and sent the ball flying out of bounds at the 1. Even though few seconds later Mike Anderson scored his second 1-yard touchdown of the night, never give up is the only nice thing I won't forget.

Everyone hungers for success and championship, doesn't matter how many rings are worn on the fingers or you are still looking for the first one. Fewer mistakes and never give up are the key for it!



At 2:36 PM, Blogger TigerBee said...

It doesn't mean no one ever learned from mistakes...however, history repeats.

One of them was last October Chien-Ming Wang lost his first playoff against Angels at Anaheim. He has yet been a super pitcher, though, as usual, he had good stuffs and solid innings. Three errors including from A-Rod, Cano and Wang his own, three unearned runs prove costly in the end. The price they paid for it was actually the whole season rather than that game only. Once the momentum changes, everything different.

I hate to hear some consolation or solace afterwards i.e., it was not your fault or we are humen or you are just bad luck today...It is cruel but true that a winner takes all while loser has no excuse for his own mistakes.

At 1:52 PM, Blogger zawu said...

Many find it is difficult to draw a parallel between sport and life, partly because if you failed to win a championshion this time, you still have another season, However,if you failed to grasp the opportunity this time, maybe you just miss the opportunity once in your life time! That's why life is a gamble, in which you never know how many stakes you should put~

At 8:31 AM, Blogger TigerBee said...

That's absolutely true. In real life, once we miss a chance, then it was gone. For a Jesus' follower, we should be more careful not to waste time and any opportunity. Use our time which is actually not "ours" more wisely and be a good servant to take care of all the gifts given from Him.

At 10:12 PM, Blogger TigerBee said...

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At 9:41 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Relax and enjoy



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