The Superbowl is on this weekend. For someone hoping a hero will win, it’s an interesting proposition. We have a team that was caught cheating at the start of the season and a team with a quarterback who showed no character when he was drafted.
The New England Patriots were caught cheating by recording play calls, at certain downs and times of the game at the beginning of the season. The cheating was announced by the New York Jets’ coach who has a history of disliking the Patriots’ coach. According to the expert coaches on Fox’s pregame show, it is a common “cheat” in professional and college football. It has never been brought out in the open before.
The New York Giants have a quarterback named Eli Manning. The year he was in the draft he refused to be picked by San Diego. He said he would sit out if he couldn’t play with a team in a big market. He was booed soundly on draft day when San Diego picked him anyway. He frowned through the whole thing.
The Patriots case is an interesting one. It is unknown how many members of the team knew what was happening. Should we begrudge them the win?
Manning has shown himself on draft day to be purely self-interested.
That is, of course, ignoring everyone else involved in the two teams.
So, which team is more deserving of winning based on heroic personality? What do you think?