BRADY AND PATRIOTS TRANSCENDANT

 

 

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The Boston Globe’s Dan Shaughnessy – author of The Curse of the Bambino, no less, a book about the Boston Red Sox – suggested in his Super Bowl lead today that the New England Patriots’ improbable, cataclysmic, can-you-effing-believe-it! 25 point comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51 may be the greatest moment in Boston sports history.

So much emotional weight was freighted onto this Deflategate Revenge Tour finale in Houston, along with the possibility of Pat’s quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichich winning their unprecedented fifth Super Bowl title, that the game rose above any of the previous 50 Super Bowls, which on its own has become the national sporting event of the year. But the best moment in Boston sports history? Let’s consider the rivals in the three other major professional sports and our own minor one of running. Continue reading

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TERROR, THE NEW JOBS CREATOR

Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

Credit: Reuters/Brendan McDermid

The sporting question to be answered Sunday in Super Bowl XLVIII is whether the best defensive in the league can stop the best offense. But what is becoming increasingly clear is that the best defense in the Meadowlands this Sunday won’t come from the Seattle Seahawks sidelines, but from the federal government.   SUPER SECURITY TAKES OVER SUPER BOWL...Hidden snipers deployed in stadium...Black Hawk Helicopters On Alert...F-16s prepared to scramble...

Yes, security at the Super Bowl has been ramped up to super-sized levels, and we know where it is headed next. With the bombings at last year’s Boston Marathon, and the government’s recent decision to seek the death penalty against surviving bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, one can only imagine the security force that will encircle the 26.2 mile route come April 21. Continue reading