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Well, now. We've witnessed one of the most amazing Super Bowls — in fact, one of the incredible sporting events in U.S. history. The only thing that could have made the New York Giants' 17-14 upset of the New England Patriots more phenomenal is if it had gone into overtime. And it almost did.

And just a 17-14 score. I certainly hope you took the "under" on the game, which had an over/under line of 55 points total. Not many people expected a defensive struggle, especially after that 38-35 game in Week 17.

To have Eli Manning win the MVP just a year after brother Peyton did the same thing is one of the all-time unique accomplishments in pro sports. We'll likely never see anything like that again in any sport.

From my point of view, as the guy who covers TV-Radio, it'll be very interesting to see the ratings and viewership numbers for this game. I have no doubt it'll be the most watched television program of any kind and the ratings — which measure how many sets were tuned to it — could very well be through the roof too, even though TV is a much more fragmented thing now with so many channels to choose from.

And what do you suppose Arlen Spector thinks now? Does that interview with commissioner Roger Goodell matter quite so much now?


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Jim Carlisle writes Tuesday sports columns and Friday TV-Radio columns for The Star. He has been on the sports staff of the Star (and its Thousand Oaks predecessor, the News Chronicle) since 1983. Jim pledges in his blog not to take sports — or himself — too seriously.

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