Tom Brady hailed his team's mental toughness after leading the New England Patriots to a miraculous Super Bowl victory over the Atlanta Falcons on Sunday.
Back in Atlanta, the city was all ready to bust loose in a celebration like no other, seemingly assured of finally putting to rest its history of sports flops. "Shields MRI has been a great partner for me over the years because they provide exceptional service".
With 10 points being the previous biggest comeback to win a Super Bowl, the Falcons and their fans could be excused if they were getting ready to party after Tevin Coleman put Atlanta ahead 28-3 around the midway mark of the third quarter.
At that point, it was a mere formality.
Former President Bush, 92, tossed the coin in his adopted hometown of Houston, just days after being released from the hospital where he was treated for complications from pneumonia. Yes, at one point the Patriots had just a.4 percent chance of winning. But there's a case to be made that both the Panthers' John Fox and the Eagles' Andy Reid were at least Belichick's equal until Brady turned things New England's way. Troy Aikman of the Dallas Cowboys won three.
But, really, nothing comes close to this level of sporting disappointment.
It was an emotional Sunday night for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Using the no-huddle attack to perfection, he threw for 51 yards on a 52-yard drive, hitting Hooper with a pinpoint pass in the left side of the end zone.
Ryan dropped back again for no apparent reason and got sacked. Atlanta gained 9 on first down to set up a 2nd and 1, already inside field goal range at the New England 32.
Ryan followed with an incomplete pass, and the Falcons were forced to punt it back to Brady and a Patriots team that was suddenly brimming with bravado.
America was Atlanta Sunday, rooting like hell for the Falcons to shut up the Patriots, and low-key stick it to the man in White House and his pals.
In between the game of two halves was a halftime show from Lady Gag that featured the singer beginning her performance on top of NRG Stadium before being brought down to the stage on cables.
Offensively, the Falcons failed to get the football to their star players.
Antaya wouldn't disclose how much money the company paid, but sources said a local 30-second commercial in the Boston market during the game - a 34-28 overtime victory for the Patriots - would cost about $200,000.