The New England Patriots dynasty rolls on. Last night, the team and its fans went through the ultimate ride of emotions. For most of the night, the team looked to be outgunned and outmanned. The star quarterback was frazzled; the Falcons defense was relentless with the hits that they kept delivering to Brady.
For nearly three quarters of football, the team performed as bad as we have ever seen in a Brady Super Bowl. But something happened out there and just like that, the Patriots came back to life. Tom Terrific rallied the team and allowed the offense to slowly work their way back into the game. With time now the biggest threat that was looming over the team in the fourth quarter, the Patriots never gave up and managed to pull off the biggest and most sensational comeback in the history of pro football’s grand showpiece.
For Atlanta, going into overtime, the game was effectively over. The momentum was with the Patriots and they were rolling like a freight train that had no chance of being stopped. They scored 31 consecutive points to end the game with a 34-28 overtime win against the Falcons. History has been written, the largest comeback in Super Bowl history.
The presentation of the Lombardi trophy by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell was just as rewarding as the game. He was booed mercilessly by New England fans while he attempted to congratulate Patriots owner Robert Kraft on the victory. You could barely hear Goodell through the chorus of boos.
And Robert Kraft didn't let bygones be bygones. He made sure to let the commissioner know he's still pissed about Deflategate. He barely looked at the commissioner as they shook hands. He talked about this trophy being “unequivocally the sweetest,” Then he delivered a not-so-veiled shots at his friend-turned-nemesis. "A lot has transpired over the last two years," he said with Goodell in the background, "and that needs no explanation."
During the year, Tom Brady had also flaunted his four Super Bowl rings in a commercial for Shields Health Care Group. After the Patriots won the Super Bowl, the company aired an updated version of the commercial, this time with a fifth ring. The commercial ends with another subtle diss aimed at Goodell. When the woman tells Brady he’s going to need a bigger locker, Brady responds with a smile and says. “Roger that,”
It’s no secret that most fans in the country were also rooting for the Falcons. The Patriot haters have made their voices heard for a long time now. But after last night’s epic performance by Brady and company, there is no longer any credible debate on who is the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL. The legend was made, Just accept it.