Sonic Youth wrote:It was a stupid play call because it backfired. Had it worked out, Chris Collinworth would've called it a "gutsy call".
Regardless, in this era of classic Super Bowl matchups ('14's Seahawks/Broncos excepted), it was great to see the Big Game live up to its hype yet again. Congratulations to New England fans.
To be fair to Collinsworth, he didn't second-guess the play-call, he first-guessed it -- as soon as the Seahawks got within range, he said, You just give it to Lynch over and over.
Though, to your point, The Seahawks (presumably the offensive coordinator) had also made an unconventional call when they went for the touchdown rather than the field goal just before the half, and that one paid off (it would have been the difference in the game, had the Seahawks made that final TD).
I never congratulate New England fans; they always do more than enough of that themselves.
Best comment on the game -- someone on Twitter posted the kid from the Nationwide ad, saying "I'd have given the ball to Lynch...but I'm dead".