This was a exciting game yesterday! About 800 Million people saw the New York Giants winning against the New England Patriots, nearly 70,000 were in the Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis (Indiana). Kelly Clarkson had the honor to sing the National anthem. In my opinion she made a great job! Then the game was really exciting, in the first quarter Brady was flagged for intentional grounding in the end zone, giving New York a 2-0 lead and the first safety in a championship game since Super Bowl XLII and then the Giants increased their lead to 9-0 on Manning's 2-yard touchdown pass to Victor Cruz. In the second quarter Brady showed he was up to the challenge, completing 8 consecutive passes for 71 yards and scoring with a 4-yard touchdown pass to running back Danny Woodhead, giving the Patriots a 10-9 halftime lead. After the second quarter Madoona had her halftime performance, but I'll write about this later. So after the halftime the Patriots started out really strong! First, Brady completed a 21-yard pass to Chad Ochocinco, then two rushes gained 25 yards to the New York 33-yard line. Eventually, Brady finished with a scoring pass to tight end Aaron Hernandez, increasing New England's lead to 17-9. Later on a sack by Anderson and Rob Ninkovich forced the Giants to settle for another field goal from Tynes, making the score 17-15 with 35 seconds left in the third quarter. The fourth quarter was really nervous exciting. Especially the last 3:46 minutes! After passing across the whole field, and several chances for NE and NY to get to the goal line, both Giants and Patriots played around the 20 yard line up until the 10 yard line, but the Giants couldn't go further and the Patriots couldn't risk the game on a short field goal attempt from Tynes, so New England allowed Bradshaw to run into the end zone. Finally, 58 seconds left to play, Bradshaw attempted to pull up and stop on the 1 yard line, but this aused him to fall across the goal line, so he gave New York a 21-17 lead! The last 58 seconds were very long, but the Patriots couldn't make another touchdown! So the New York Giants won the 46th Super Bowl, Congratulations!
The half-time entertainement was based on Madonna's new single "Give Me All Your Lovin'" (she performed with Nicki Minaj and M.I.A.). But first Madonna sang a medley with several of her greatest hits. Then LMFAO performed their single "Sexy And I Know It" featured with Madonna and her song "Music", and later on also Cee-Lo Green and Madonna performed her single "Like A Prayer"! It was a nice show, but it somehow looked like Madonna used lip synching.
All in all I enjoyed the game and it was worth watching it until 3:30 A.M. :)
Here are some pictures of the Super Bowl and Madonna's half-time performance: (also go to THIS POST for more pictures):