And I'm sitting in JFK airport, so I'm sure you can guess the allegiance of most of the people around me.
I'm rooting for the Giants, mostly because that's who I rooted for in 2008. I'm what you would call a "day of" fan; I make my decision of who I'm supporting the day of the game. So in 2008, newly settled in Florida, bored out of my mind, and wanting to be able to keep up with the inevitable discussion at work the next day, I watched the Super Bowl.
I had absolutely no facts on either team. I didn't know that the Patriots were coming into the Superbowl undefeated and were looking to set a record. I didn't know that Plaxico Burress would later shoot his own dumb self in the leg and earn some prison time. All I knew was that it was Eli Manning vs. Tom Brady. Eli, the newly drafted little brother of one of the few names in football I recognized vs. the supermodel (who was married or engaged to the supermodel and had a child with another gorgeous woman in relationship circumstances that were as murky as Brangelina). Since I adored Peyton, I decided to give Eli a chance.
How time flies. Now Tom is still a brilliant, dominant player, Peyton is seriously injured and Eli has come into his own. This game is killing me.
UPDATE: the Giants won! Woo Hoo!!!