Sharon and I went to her brother Tom's house to watch the Super Bowl. It ended up being a pretty large group, including Tom, Kevin, Leah, Lydia, Tim, Kathy, Erin, Leah's dad Steve, Jim, Sharon and I. Tom made a great dinner of cioppino.
It was a wild game. Trailing 28 to 3 in the third quarter, the New England Patriots rallied to beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime by the score of 34 to 28. No team had ever made up more than a 10-point deficit to win a Super Bowl. It was the first Super Bowl overtime game.
The Patriots ran 93 offense plays, compared to 46 for the Falcons. The Patriots time of possession was 40:31, compared to 23:27 for the Falcons. I think that the Falcon's defense just ran out of gas at the end of the game; it was physically and emotionally spent!