The New England Patriots have just completed the first undefeated 16-game regular season in NFL history. The Giants gave ‘em a game for the first half, but the Patriots pulled away and really won it in the way that they do it — aggressive, always attacking, never relenting. Unbelievable. The Patriots won by forcing mistakes, like they have all year.
Unbelievable. Time will tell if they make it through the playoffs, but Brady is unflappable…it will take a titanic effort to topple the Patriots in the playoffs. But the AFC is an unbelievable conference — you never know. Any given Sunday (or Saturday), anything can happen.
But tonight is historic. I recorded it — glad I did. Amazing.
P.S. A note about the Giants: they came out and played a very aggressive first half, pressuring Brady and not making it easy for him. Eli Manning played some of his best football of the year. But where did it go wrong in the second half? What is it about the Patriots that brings about ridiculously bad clock management in NFC East teams? How do you burn almost a minute trying to get your guys to the line in the two minute drill? Those little things separate the wheat from the chaff. They won’t go far at all with a disaster like that when it counts. Expect Tom Coughlin to really ram the two-minute drill down his players’ throats as they prepare for their wild card game next weekend.
The Giants are sure bringing it, aren’t they? Their defense, in particular, is doing a great job repelling the Patriot offense. And at the end of that first half, Eli Manning put together a gorgeous drive. There’s a lot of football left to play, though…
I just threw WordPress 2.3.2 on the server. It fixes a few potentially nasty security bugs, so it’d be smart if you run your own WordPress installation to upgrade to this new one. It’s a quicker upgrade than most WordPress upgrades, particularly if you were using 2.3.1 — no database changes appear to be needed.
I don’t think MySpace likes posts with images in them. For instance, my rainy days post didn’t make it over. The MySpace crossposting plugin gives the option to post a generic message to tell people to click and read my blog here, or posts the text of the blog over to MySpace. I prefer the posting of the full text option — I used to force people to come over here from LiveJournal and that never happened. I modified my copy of the plugin to post a link to each post so those who would want to come here could. Apparently it didn’t like some of my formatting…no fun. Further testing is required.
It’s nice to finally get some rain around here for a change. We need whatever we can get. The green and orange blobs — if they hold together (which doesn’t always happen) — will definitely soak us for a bit. And that’s OK — it’s more of an excuse to stay in and code and do stuff. :) Continue reading →