The Tyree catch was in a far more important game. Most Super Bowls lately haven't been that memorable.
The last two SB's have been really close games until the very end, especially the steelers-cards game. Thinkin maybe it just wasnt much to you because your team wasnt there that year (not being a dick, just sayin maybe thats why they didnt seem like great games to you).
But i do agree with what some said above, Holmes' catch isnt particularly rare, it happens occassionally (still very impressive), but Tyree's catch was one of those 'that shouldnt have happened, this didnt just happen' catches and plays.
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The thing with Holmes' catch was that it was also a perfect throw. It was simply a great combination of skill on behalf of both players.
With Tyree, it was Manning separating from the defender and Tyree managing to keep the ball off the ground. Definitely took some skill, but that was some unorthodox skill. And a bit of luck too.
So Holmes' catch was a perfect corner-of-the-endzone catch. Tyree's catch was completely unpredictable, but amazing nonetheless.
And I don't think it's legitimately possible to say one is more important than the other. Holmes' catch was for the win with less than a minute left with Pittsburgh trailing on 2nd down. Tyree's catch was for a first down with a bit over a minute left on 3rd down. There's no reason to legitimately say one was more important than the other. Both led to the same results, which was a victory for their respective teams.
I think it's funny that it was Tyree that made the Catch. On America's Game they said during the whole week of practice he was dropping everything thrown to him but in the biggest game he make a catch like that.
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