“Patriots won?” were the first two words I heard this morning. Those two words from my wife forming one question sum up pretty well the Super Bowl game last night.
My wife stopped watching when the underdog Atlanta Falcons had a 28-3 lead. She woke up not knowing the final score and saw on her phone that the New England Patriots won 34-28. It was a game full of drama. The Patriots spent almost three quarters doing everything they could to lose and one quarter fighting to tie the score before time ran out. Then one drive in overtime to become Super Bowl champs—again.
So yeah, the Patriots won. Even if you were pulling for the Falcons to win their first Super Bowl, or what seemed more common, for the Patriots not to win there fifth Super Bowl—you have to at least appreciate excellence at the highest level.
P.S. I’ve only been to one NFL game in the last decade or so and it was earlier this NFL season in Tampa when the Buccaneers played the Falcons. Got to see Mike Evans make this one-handed catch that was voted the NFL Performance Play of the Year. It’s nice when things line-up so you can see excellence in person.