That being said, this season has brought every emotion possible. There have been rousing regular season wins (Patriots), horrible losses (Redskins...twice) and blueprints for later success (Packers). The playoffs are a whole other emotion. What a wild ride it has been leading up to another Super Bowl appearance for the New York Football Giants.
But my favorite story of this season is one that is largely forgotten...
Chase Blackburn's return to the NFL.
|Math Teacher, Hard Hitting Linebacker|
Blackburn had spent the first 12 weeks of the season watching his former team struggle, through the ups and downs. He wisely stayed in shape so when the Giants called, he answered physically and metaphorically. A couple of hours after the phone call Blackburn was on a plane to NJ, practicing the next day and starting in the week 13 match up against the then undefeated Packers. You couldn't script it better...a week prior Blackburn was picking equations to put on math tests for his middle schoolers, the next week he was picking off Aaron Rodgers to help the Giants give the Packers their first real test of the season and eventually knocking them off in the playoffs...a win that was largely sealed by a 40 yard fumble return by none other...Chase Blackburn.
|Blackburn's 40 yard fumble recovery|
|Welcome back Mr. Blackburn|
|New number, same toughness|
Eli is Elite.
|5 for the road...aka an NFL Record|