As the day of all days, the holy grail of all football games approaches us there are many storyline to look at. The Giants and Patriots are both storied franchises and are very proud of their pasts, and neither team is afraid of taking on the big stage.
Most fans argue that a teams superiority is all about Championships, and the Giants and Patriots combine for 6 with 3 each. Patriots have gone to the playoffs 12 out of the last 13 years and that lone blemish has a disclaimer next to it due to the fact that Brady had a season ending knee injury. The New York Giants on the other hand have won the NFC 5 times. With each of these team’s impressive pedigrees you almost always know that this will be a heavyweight fight that will go 12 rounds.
If 5 years ago someone would’ve told me that Eli Manning and Tom Brady would start to be mentioned in the same breath, I would’ve laughed in their face and been positive that it was April 1st. Well it is almost Super Bowl 46 and there are more similarities between these two than ever. Eli has quietly become a great leader, and that’s the kicker…he usually doesn’t say a word! Eli has proven that he can take hits in the pocket and get back up before anyone has a chance to worry. He might look fragile but after his performance in the NFC Championship game in which he was sacked 6 times, his attitude and confidence never once wavered. With the 49ers ferocious top 10 defense continually bearing down on Eli it would of almost been semi-excusable for him to have a sub par game, but Eli would have nothing short of greatness. Eli ended up with 316 yards passing and threw 2 TDs in a 20-17 OT win over the 49ers. Manning no longer has big names veterans on the offense such as Tiki Barber, Plaxico Buress, or Amani Toomer. This is Eli’s team and he has emerged as the guy everyone looks at when things are getting rough, and what they see is a quarterback who will not give up and has consistently wins big games.
I have been trying to think of 3 topics for a multimedia project in Journalism 2150. To start out I hit a huge wall, I could not for the life of me think of anything that had to do with community. What brings people together in Columbia? What are we passionate about? Where to people go to make a difference? Then it dawned on me that everything and everybody I’m surrounded by is affected by The University of Missouri. Mizzou brings a sense of pride and community to everyone involved.
After doing some research I came up with 3 great topics that can be related to our community through Mizzou.
1) Field experience for education, Idolene Mazza
2) Service Learning, Dr. Foley
3) DECA at Mizzou,
There is one constant that connects all 3 of these topics, and that is that they are centered on learning and bettering the community because of it. Education is extremely important no matter what and it is an extremely important issue to people everywhere including here at Mizzou.
This article above is interesting because it highlights what we talked about in our first lecture and first couple labs. It is about how all types of social media are permanently changing journalism as we know it. Print journalism is no longer the main source of information and an increasing amount of people are getting their getting information from Twitter, and Facebook. Also the emergence of journalism in social media gives everybody with an @ or Facebook account the power of being a journalist. With millions of journalists circulating now on the web, the amount and variety of stories available to the public are as far as the eye can see. Now that we are all “on the clock” it is time to change the world as we know it.