I made a topic for JPP but later learned Osi's father while not blind has never seen osi play in his life. Osi is very excited about it.
This is Umenyiora’s first postseason experience since the team’s
championship drive four years ago – he missed the entire ’08 campaign
with a torn ACL, and New York didn’t make the playoffs in either of the
two following seasons – and he plans to cherish the Super Bowl
experience. His father, John is among the family members flying in from
Umenyiora’s native Nigeria to attend the game in person.
“My dad’s never actually seen me play,” Umenyiora says. “It’s gonna
be pretty cool. He’ll know if we win, but that’s pretty much it. He
knows soccer – he was a goalkeeper – but he doesn’t know football.”
If Umenyiora and his fellow linemen are as disruptive as they were
four years ago, even his father will probably be able to figure out
what’s happening. With a skilled group that included Umenyiora, Tuck and
future Hall of Fame defensive end Michael Strahan, the Giants
continually put hits on Brady and pulled off a shocking, 17-14 upset.
“The very first play, Barry [Cofield] and I hit him,” Umenyiora
recalls. “That’s when I knew it was gonna be a long day for him. Walking
back to the huddle, I said, ‘Barry, these guys are in trouble.’ ”