That was then: Celebrating what was

simplyeric

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I can't imagine how much money that little video made UnderArmor. I am part of a Japanese exchange so I have a lot of contacts in Japan, and almost all the people under age 40 have that video on their facebook page. Masterfully done by TB and UA. American football star realises he is no match for strong sumo wrestler, but makes extreme effort despite great odds. Lots of "heart of champion" and "respectful gentleman" comments.
I know he's selling the product, but he should have been wearing the sumo diaper thing.
 

JohnnyK

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https://www.patspulpit.com/2017/6/24/15860378/super-bowl-li-stadium-footage-of-patriots-game-winning-overtime-drive-is-worth-your-next-6-minutes
Whoever is holding the camera is sitting at the 40-yard line and records every second of the New England Patriots overtime drive to secure the victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
It’s 6 minutes and 33 seconds long and it’s worth every last moment of your time because the stadium is electric and you can feel it through the video.
 

joe dokes

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I think whoever is holding the camera is in a pressbox of some sort.

really good view of how hard Hogan had to play to get that pass.

and the thoroughly fatalistic Atl bench, knowing the reaper was in fulll backswing.
 

nattysez

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No idea how long it'll last, but I highly recommend this YouTube channel if you like remembering great Pats performances.

I watched this game last night, which I had somehow completely forgotten.

Edit: channel's been taken down...
 
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InstaFace

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I watched this game last night, which I had somehow completely forgotten.
Yeah, you need a trigger warning on that or something. I started twitching uncontrollably after that hit. But great channel.

Most impressive plays of that game, non-Gronk division, were by Josh Boyce. Man, whatever happened to him...

And on the critical play of the game, I'm still not sure Boyce was interfered with. Brady may yet have marched it in with 0:35 to play even without the DPI, but that one really didn't look like one I would have expected to get.
 

Salva135

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That spiral at 1:52 is something else.

That was my first thought after watching that. Perfect form and strength. If he can keep that up we'll be in good shape. All that talk about his offseason work with pitching experts isn't hot air at all.

Guy still looks like he's 27, but I'd argue he looks even better now.
 

Hoodie Sleeves

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If Ghost makes that early PAT, and the Pats are down 7 (instead of 8) when White scores with a minute left in the 4th quarter, do we think the Pats go for two? Or settle for the one and take it to overtime?
Kick and go to overtime.

There's no reason to bet the game on one play when you've been having your way with the other team for 20 minutes straight.
 

Mystic Merlin

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I would've literally bet everything I have, have ever had, ever will have and even those things I don't have that he'd kick it for the reason Hoodie mentions.

I would probably spontaneously combust if he went for 2 down 1 in that spot.
 

TFP

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It wouldn't matter. They would have kicked after the first touchdown to bring them within 8, and would have had to go for 2 to tie it anyway.
 

Valek123

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That spiral at 1:52 is something else.
That was the first time he resembled Pedro to me, that little step back after the throw when his foot landed. Looked like he brought his best fast ball and just absolutely sailed it right into the sweet spot. I'm at a point where I truly appreciate every moment watching him as QB, he is now beyond what every Pedro start was for me when I was at UNH and could easily shoot down to Fenway.

I'm so happy that my kids have been able to witness much of this last run, as a Kid I watched failure with my Grandfather and he passed the year before Brady arrived. They have no idea what they are watching, but I'm glad they get to watch the pinnacle of absolute greatness.

Quite a few years that man has been through, and to hear even those vocal about the BS calling him the greatest is just surreal.
 

loshjott

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I'm so happy that my kids have been able to witness much of this last run, as a Kid I watched failure with my Grandfather and he passed the year before Brady arrived. They have no idea what they are watching, but I'm glad they get to watch the pinnacle of absolute greatness.
Crazy, isn't it? My youngest son is 14 and he's never been alive in a year the Pats have won fewer than 11 games, or a year when Brady failed to win the AFC East. 6 out of his 14 years with the Pats in the SB with 4 wins. Ridiculous.

Every year I tell him this isn't normal and he'll never see the likes of this again (unless he becomes a UConn women's fan).
 

Reverend

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NO WAY. Thank you Mr. Poutine for delivering a truth no sentient human being could ever have figured out on their own.
I love it when he doubles down.

I'm trying to learn to just embrace the madness.
 

InstaFace

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Youtube's autoplay eventually brought me to this, which a cursory search didn't show as having been posted already (it was from the run-up to the super bowl):


Coach K, Doc Rivers and Joe Torre talk about Bill Belichick's greatness.
 

Ale Xander

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Re-airing on NFLN right now, until 11 ET

ATL just went up 28-3

time to get the massage oil
 

dbn

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Major fail by dbn tonight at pub trivia. Question was: "how many Super Bowls has Bill Belichick coached in?"

I said nine: the 5 wins as NE head coach, the 2 losses as NE head coach, and the two wins as NYG assistant coach.

I somehow didn't think of the loss in SB XXXI as NE's DB coach.

Correct answer was 10.
 

loshjott

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Major fail by dbn tonight at pub trivia. Question was: "how many Super Bowls has Bill Belichick coached in?"

I said nine: the 5 wins as NE head coach, the 2 losses as NE head coach, and the two wins as NYG assistant coach.

I somehow didn't think of the loss in SB XXXI as NE's DB coach.

Correct answer was 10.
The correct answer is none with the Jets.