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    Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    [size=13pt]Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning[/size]

    BY RALPH VACCHIANO
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    Thursday, February 7th 2008, 4:00 AM



    The referee stood just few feet from Eli Manning when he pulled off The Great Escape and ignited the play that changed Super Bowl XLII still can't believe that the Giants quarterback got out of the Patriots' grasp.....

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    Re: Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    42 Super Bowls and only 1 black referee. That is crazy! What a play this was. My hat is off to Eli.

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    Re: Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    It was quite amazing...I don't like the Giants or Eli for that matter....but I will give him credit. He's no quitter! That played showed a lot of heart/drive and guts in my humble opinion. Some QBs would have just gone down in that situation and ate the ball/took the sack.

    For all of us that like to be critical of Eli (like Me) he showed me a lot in the game....and especially on that play.

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    Re: Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    I wonder if this is the same referee......

    [youtube=425,350]hzJOlpSwweM[/youtube]

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    Re: Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    I have to say...that is one of the best efforts, and coolest plays i've ever seen, great job to Eli Manning and David Tyree...that was sweet!

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    Re: Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    Here's the link to Eli's play.........

    http://www.nfl.com/videos?videoId=09000d5d8067d05e

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    Re: Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    So the play is being coined "The Great Escape" huh?
    Cool.
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    Re: Referee: I almost sacked Eli Manning

    Its pretty cool how Tyree did nothing all year for the Giants but came out big in this game

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