WE’RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!!!!
Ironically, Tom had his worst game of the year (even with a flying leap over the Ravens’ D to score the winning touchdown, heh heh) but the much-maligned defense came up HUGE, and I don’t mean just Big Vince Wilfork! ;)
Stephen Tyler of Aerosmith sang the National Anthem and a fighter plane buzzed over the stadium. Hmm, Tyler's still got pipes.
The day was around 29 degrees and crisp and cold: Patriots weather! :)
This was a nail-biter all the way, and after Brandon Spikes picked off a Joe Flacco pass in the fourth quarter with seven minutes left, Tom gave it right back to the Ravens with a dumb decision and throw. But we love you anyway, Tommy. ;)
He said himself on the podium when the trophy was presented that he sucked. He’s going to be a man possessed even MORE the next two weeks! He played like one with that crazy touchdown but he needs to be a LOT better in the Super Bowl!
Drew Bledsoe, the man whom Tom replaced at QB ten years ago, presented the Lamar Hunt Trophy for winning the AFC.
This is Tom's fifth Super Bowl, tying him for all-time appearances. He and Head Coach Bill Belichick are a Coach/Quarterback tandem with the most Super Bowl appearances now.
And we’re back! Guys stepped up and while the game was a dogfight, they prevailed in the end. The Ravens were shocked when their kicker missed a 32-yard field goal to tie the game and send it into overtime. Wide left! Wide left! Wide left! ;)