Giants Upset Patriots In Super Game

New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning, left, and his coach Tom Coughlin look at the Vince Lombardi Trophy as they celebrate after the Giants beat the New England Patriots 17-14 in the Super Bowl XLII football game on Sunday, Feb. 3, 2008, in Glendale, Ariz.(AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) AP Photo/Charlie Riedel

This column was written by CBS News Early Show co-anchor Harry Smith.

I have to say, last night was really fun. We got together with a group of friends; adults and kids to watch the Super Bowl.

The question I was asking all weekend was: Can the Giants win? No one said yes. Absolutely not. I kept thinking, 'Jeez, they looked so good against New England the last game of the regular season. Why wouldn't they have a shot?'

I think most of us hoped that the Giants would at least be able to stay on the field with the so called "greatest team in history." Did they really try to trademark 19-0?

Well from the first series the Giants showed they were not intimidated, and showed they would not be humiliated. Arrogance is unbecoming to me on a football field, and I was sensing some arrogance from the Pats last night.

Well the Giants defense was brilliant, and Eli was amazing. The guy's mantra, 'why not us?' won the game.

Heading home on the bust there was a lone Pats fan. I made no attempt to comfort her in her time of sorrow.

Harry's daily commentary can be heard on many CBS Radio News affiliates across the country.
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