Giants in super win

What a game. The underdog NY Giants, led by a swarming and pressuring defense, and by the determined efforts of MVP Eli Manning, upset the heavily favored New England Patriots.

eli.jpgIn one of the biggest upsets in Super Bowl history, New York shattered New England‘s unbeaten season 17-14 Sunday night as Manning hit Plaxico Burress on a 13-yard fade with 35 seconds left. It was the Giants’ 11th straight victory on the road and the first time the Patriots tasted defeat in more than a year.

It was the most bitter of losses, too, because New England (18-1) was one play from winning and getting the ultimate revenge for being penalized for illegally taping opponents’ defensive signals in the season-opener against the New York Jets.

But its defense couldn’t stop a final, frantic 12-play, 83-yard drive that featured a spectacular leaping catch by David Tyree, who had scored New York’s first touchdown on the opening drive of the fourth quarter.

“It’s the greatest feeling in professional sports,” Burress said before bursting into tears.

As someone said, “That’s why they play the game.”

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Sunday headlines, courtesy of Associated Press…

Ties Between White House, Sept 11 Chief

Gunman Sought in Deadly Store Shooting

Clintons Address Black Voters’ Concerns

Md. Boy, 15, Charged With Killing Family

Parolee Charged in Mo. Editor’s Killing

Sunday’s Sports Scoreboard

Colombian Rebels Vow to Release 3

Egypt-Gaza Border Resealed

Project to Save Crash Victims Memorial

‘Hannah’ Holds Box-Office Sway With $29M

Bill Clinton Woos Gov. Richardson

Bill Clinton Courts Black Churchgoers

Writers Guild, 4 NY Filmmakers Settle

1 Dead, 1 Hurt on Israel-Lebanon Border

Serbia’s Western Path at Stake in Vote

Kobe Nets 30, Lakers Top Wizards 103-91

Katharine McPhee Weds Producer Boyfriend

Bhutto Autobiography Details Threats

Gordon, Indiana Top Northwestern 75-63

Keillor Endorses Obama

Death Photo of War Reporter Pyle Found

Bush Seeks Money for 1,076 New Diplomats

Film Recreates Guantanamo Tribunal

Poll: McCain, Clinton Lead Nationally

Eyes to the Skies Getting Bigger

Carnival Float Driver Runs Over Brother

Tiger Makes It 2-For-2

Chad Rebels Say They Seized Eastern Town

Will More Jobless Benefits Aid Economy?

Pakistan Opposition to Step Up Campaign

Investigators Question Bank Executives

Kenya Opposition Wants AU Peacekeepers

New Law Allows Baathists to Reclaim Jobs

How McCain’s Resuscitated His Campaign

Kenya’s Divisions Aren’t Only Tribal

Chinese Bank Gets Nod for SAfrican Stake

Spain Takes Big Changes in Stride

Arrests for Selling Forged Super Tix

Man Says Exorcism Led to Wife’s Death


Sunday cool site

I’ve been trying to figure out the internet video thingy for a couple of years now.  Every time I think I have it figured out, I will realize that it’s going to take too much time and money to do what I want to do.

And, frankly, that’s part of the problem, I really don’t know what I want to do with video, except that it makes an individual blog a more powerful medium than words and pictures alone.  That was one of the reasons that I was willing to migrate away from WordPress to Conservablogs and more recently to Red Nation.  WordPress has severe video limitations which the other sites don’t have.

Here is a cool site that I ran across recently when surfing around for video resources.

It’s called KeepVid.

The idea behind KeepVid is to actually be able to download videos from other websites, rather than just save the embed from another hosted site.  With KeepVid, you can keep the video in your library, independent of any web-hosting service.  Cool, huh.

Plus, for a mere 40 Bucks, you can download software that will allow you to record virtually any video livestream and convert it to a format that will allow you to post it, email it, or do whatever you want.  The software is called Replay , and it’s not only inexpensive, it looks to be pretty flexible as well.  I haven’t bought it yet, but I have it bookmarked for future use, when I figure out what I want to do with it.

“Yes” to garnishing paychecks to pay for HillaryCare

This morning on “This Week” on ABC, she was pressed about garnishing wages (to pay for her Health Insurance program) and dodged it a few times before saying,

“George, there will be an enforcement mechanism, whether it is that or something else.”

So she is open to the idea of garnishing wages. Her words.

Go ahead Conservatives, stay home or vote 3rd party.

As bad as McCain is, he’s better than this shiite.

also at AP

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