‘You're not supposed to go zip, zip, zip’:
But the Pats did go zip, zip, zip
for the second time in two Superbowls, ending two championship games on clutch Brady drives and clutch Adam kicks. This team is for real. ... Doesn’t appear to be any whining in Charlotte
, based on the headlines (sign-in required). They deserve respect in return. That was one tough team. ... ‘The Monday after the Super Bowl should be a holiday.’
... Over at Adam Gaffin
, there’s a lot of funny posts: “At the house party I was attending in Somerville about fifteen of us huddled around the television and nervously held hands in a circle as Adam Vinatieri ...” ... I didn’t see the Janet Jackson boobies. Guess I was one of those guys chasing down the potato skins instead. ... FootballOutsiders have a quickie post-game analysis
of their pre-game analysis
. They’re rightly patting themselves on the back for predicting a better-than-expected Pats running game. The pre-game concerns about Adam’s kicking game were also on target, though not in the final analysis.
... Now we know these near-riot celebrations
can turn deadly in Boston. Colleges can do more. Expulsions seemed to have worked last time around.
-- From Reader No. 1:
"Holy mackarel! Random Super Bowl thoughts:
"1. So much for the game following the expected pattern. At least I don't look as silly as Kevin (46-10) Mannix.
"2. Forgive me for entering the Cliche Zone, but it is great to root for professional athletes with mental toughness like Brady, Vinatieri, Vrabel et al.
"3. Not to rain on the parade but... while this Super Bowl is a wonderful win, nothing can compare to the 2001-2002 Cinderella story coming as it did after years of embarassment and frustration.
"4. Did the Panthers and the Colts switch uniforms in the last two games? Methinks Ty Law's price shot up during the near-calamitous 4th quarter (no way you go into next year with Asante Samuel and the Otis Smith-esque Tyrone Pooleat the corners). I'm sure Belicheck will be exhaustively analyzing next year's decision on the plane home from Houston..."
-- We have full riot/boob discussion
going on across Boston.