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Filling The Void

Filling the Void: Spoiling Perfection

After a high scoring affair in the regular-season finale, the Patriots and Giants square off in Super Bowl XLII with a title (and history) on the line.

2008 NFL Super Bowl XLII by Michael Tipton is licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0

Filling the Void: Spoiling Perfection


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Having a hard time with this whole “social distancing” thing? Yeah – us too. Especially when it comes to the lack of sports. So, we here at The Turf thought we’d offer a way to help ease the pain and suffering. While we may not have any of the current sports leagues to watch live, there is PLENTY of archive footage available at our fingertips. We’ve scoured the internet and assembled some of the most iconic, noteworthy and remarkable sporting events we could find. We also found some mundane, run of the mill matches and contests, that seemed banal at first watch. However, at this point, we’ll take anything that resembles sports, right? Each day, we’ll feature one of the contests and provide you a link where you can relive the glory, exhilaration, and thrill from the comfort of your couch.

Let The Bubbly Flow

For those who may not know – there’s only been one team in NFL history to complete a “perfect season” – the 1972 Miami Dolphins. They managed to go through the entire 1972 schedule (regular season and postseason) without losing or tying a single game. Since then, it’s been rumored that the members of that team would gather together and drink champagne whenever the last remaining undefeated team would lose each season. Some also say that they would send a case of champagne to the team that defeated the “last unbeaten”. Whatever the truth – that celebration has come to be symbolic of how impressive that 1972 season was.

Of course – I mention all of this because it’s one of the storylines people were talking about going into today’s Filling The Void offering:



Full disclosure – I am a NY Giants fan. When our staff added this game to our lineup, I jumped on the chance to write about it. I crawled onto my couch with my laptop, excited to re-live all the moments from the game that caused me so much stress and exhilaration way back when. Knowing the outcome allowed me to watch it with a different mindset. In fact, I noticed so many things on my trip down memory lane that I’ll be writing an entirely separate article about it – so stay tuned for that!

In the meantime – sit back, relax and enjoy. I know I did.

See You Tomorrow. Stay Safe. Stay Smart. Wash Your Hands.

Joe is an actor who grew up eating, living and breathing sports. He spent many an afternoon on the soccer or baseball field in his youth (and even gave several other sports a shot) before a series of events put him on the path to pursuing a performing career. Subsequently, he's worked almost every other type of job you could imagine while trying to support that endeavor. Whenever he's not working any of those jobs, he can often be found watching, playing or discussing sports in some way. Most of that banter revolves around the Mets, Giants, Rangers or Manchester United. His short term goal is to fully convert his fiance into a rabid sports fan, not someone who leaves the room whenever he turns a game on.

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