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February 01, 2008


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Now I'm the first to admit that my Yijing knowledge is limited, but a couple of points.

To win by yielding, could that not also be a reference to the free-flowing, spread the field, finesse style of the Patriots' offense, as opposed to the bruising, downhill running, grind-down-the-clock style of the Giants? Or perhaps it is a sign that when the Giants have the ball, the Patriots' complex schemes in their yield but never fold ("bend don't break") defense will come out on top?

Second, this passage:

"The superior man is firmly resolved.
He walks alone and is caught in the rain.
He is bespattered,
And people murmur against him.
No blame."

Is that not the perfect description of Bill Belichick? "And the people murmur against him, No blame." All the authors needed was a "gray hoodie" reference.

Finally, the alternate interpretation of hexagram 48 is "usurpation" couldn't this also be a positive omen for the team named after...well...historical usurpers?

It is so on.

And the giants did win.


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