One of the greatest games in Super Bowl history is in the books, Tom Brady has his fifth ring, and the Patriots are champions once again. A set of Sports Talk Florida writers joins The Pickup Game with Tim Williams this week to break it all down and put everything in its proper historical place.
We talk about the Patriots' comeback. When did you realize what was going on? Is it a case of Atlanta blowing it or New England winning it? Allison Leslie offers a perspective on exactly where the Falcons let the Patriots back in it. How did Julio Jones catch that fourth quarter pass? How did Julian Edelman even imagine making his great catch? There is a lot to process and we try to take it piece by piece.
What does this do to Tom Brady's role in history? We try and compare Brady to some of the more transcendant figures in other sports, where Gabi Reina has a historical comparison that might be a little more apt than the Michael Jordan comparison I invoked. Jim Williams inspires a more Boston-centric perspective, bringing up a New England legend to compare to the Super Bowl MVP.
This plus a little bit of talk about the ads played during the big game. Where has the humor gone? How does the tone of the ads reflect the attitude around us these days?
The panel wraps up by sharing their other big sports moments of a busy weekend, including Gabi Reina's quick Phoenix Open thoughts, a clash of Super Bowl Halftime titans, and my favorite cure for the post-Big-Game blues.
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(Tim's latest column: The Next Jordan)