2. I still don't believe Eli is going to win 2 more Super Bowls.
Nor do I.
If he does, it will once again be due to Eli doing a slightly above average job managing a very solid and well balanced team - not due to any massive personal physical achievement on his part, besides perhaps, not losing his cool. When you watched that SuperBowl, if you managed to stay awake, you would know that there was such a balanced performance from the Giants that there was no one else to pick as MVP. Once again, the Giants managed to catch lightning in a bottle at the end of the season, and Eli didn't screw it up, not excluding that they match-up well against the dink-dunk crap of the Patriots.
From a fan's perspective - THANK YOU GOD that the Patriots got beat again. Can that style of play be forever outlawed from the world !?
Personally, though from Canada, I like the Pack. The Pack has the best quarterback in the League, probably beyond debate. Recently, the best quarterback in the League tried to beat the Giants, but his team $hit the bed while a very balanced Giants team did not screw it up - again, including Eli, making the plays he needed to...while the run game and defense and dropped balls did the rest.
Ben is another above-average quarterback who has managed to play for very
solid teams with great coaching and solid, if not mostly brilliant defense. Good on you, ###### LeBeau.
This is why it's a team game,
with team accomplishments. Trent Dilfer won a Superbowl, kids.
In terms of pure physical aptitude, there is about 10 guys I take before Eli if I am drafting a real or Fantasy team.
Not screwing up a great team does not greatness make.
This is not even mentioning the ridiculous parity that infects the NFL such that barring two terrible plays by a certain Mr. Williams, and the Giants are an afterthought this year.
Lastly, while we are digressing, I will open up this can of worms...if either the Ravens or Niners or both make that SuperBowl, I am vastly more interested in it, and I wishfully delude myself into thinking it's a vastly superior game than what we had. The average non-affiliated fan would probably agree that the out-and-out bullcrap luck (and likely, some officiating bias) of the Giants and Pats making it there undermined the emotional interest of the real football fan. But that's not who the NFL cares about, is it now?