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Watch Skip Bayless Say the New England Patriots ‘Actually’ Won Super Bowl XLII (They Didn’t)

It is widely considered one of the greatest Super Bowl games ever. The New York Giants turned back the 18-0 New England Patriots in Super Bowl XLII 17-14, behind David Tyree‘s iconic “helmet catch,” keeping the Pats from an undefeated season and keeping quarterback Tom Brady from a fourth championship (which he’s since won)

But Skip Bayless has some news for us: The Giants didn’t actually win that game. The Patriots did.

On Undisputed Wednesday, Bayless and his fellow panelists discussed the classic game as part of a segment inspired by the comments of Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz — who told the New York Daily News that the Patriots don’t want to see the Giants in the Super Bowl for what would be the third time in the past 10 seasons, given that the Giants won the first two matchups.

Bayless disagreed — on account of the fact that they actually didn’t lose that first one.

“I can tell you right now that what Tom Brady’s dream Super Bowl matchup would be? It would be Victor Cruz’s New York football Giants,” Bayless said. “Because Tom Brady is thinking, ‘this is the year of the retribution.’ Third time would be the charm. He would finally get the revenge over [Giants quarterback] Eli Manning that he should have beaten — did beat the first time.”

“He did not beat him!” Panelist Rob Parker shot back.

“He did. He beat him the first time,” Bayless said under his breath.

Ah, good to know. Thanks for the info, Skip.

Watch above, via Fox Sports 1.

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