So, fine, maybe my prognostication skills need some improvement. Despite my predictions to the contrary, the New York Giants beat the New England Patriots last night to claim their second title of the Tom Coughlin-Eli Manning era.
Both those Super Bowl victories have come against the Patriots and their legendary quarterback, Tom Brady, and both victories came in nail-biting fashion with last-minute heroics from Eli and the Giants.
For my part, I managed to pretty much get everything wrong, as even my two Super Bowl Box Pools proved to be against me. Sure, they're completely random, but still.
I had a shot at winning one of them, when the Giants went for a two-point conversion with less than a minute to play. Had they executed the conversion, I would have won this, a Joker 1:4 Scale Museum Quality Statue, the final score prize offered by the pool at a local shop:
And, fine, I would have had absolutely nowhere to put this 19-inch Joker statue, but c'mon--it's awesome!
So the Pats shouldn't feel too bad--clearly, I was the biggest loser yesterday.