Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Why you need to watch the NFC Championship Game

For my Public Speaking class, I had to write a one minute speech to convince people to feel or do something. It was an open topic, so I chose to talk about the upcoming NFC Championship game after watching this. Enjoy. (And yes, I think I'm going to have to talk very quickly to keep all of this under one minute...)
            If there is one thing you do this weekend, make sure it is watching the NFC Championship game on Sunday between the Giants and 49ers. It is going to be exciting. It is going to be dramatic. You might even cry by the end of it.
These are two of the best franchises in football history, and they have met in the playoffs seven times, including some dramatic finishes in Candlestick. For example, in the 2002 playoffs, Jeff Garcia and Terrell Owens led a furious comeback of 25 straight points. It came down to a botched field goal attempt by the Giants when the holder had to scramble and heaved it downfield to a lineman that actually drew pass interference, but the Giants were called for an illegal man downfield and the game ended.
            Furthermore, in the 1990 NFC Championship game, the two time defending Super Bowl champion 49ers held onto a slim lead at home until Joe Montana, the greatest quarterback of all time, got knocked out of the game just like in ‘86. With an inexperienced Steve Young in, the Niners got conservative trying to run out the clock, and Roger Craig fumbled to set up a Giants game winning field goal. 15-13. Giants go on to the Super Bowl.
            When the Giants visited San Francisco in the regular season this year, the game came down to a final defensive stop by the Niners on fourth down. This is going to be a good game. Trust me, you want to see it.

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