08 February, 2017
"So if it shows up on eBay somewhere, someone let me know".
When told of Brady's remark, Edelman laughed: "I think that's because of our bromance".
I'm not sure I believed them. The call on the field was that it was complete.
Friday before the Super Bowl, Will Leitch wrote a piece for The New York Times entitled "In Defense of the Blowout." Many will say you didn't earn it; that you were just lucky, you were in the right place at the right time, that you are related to someone in power, or sleeping with the boss. "That was a insane catch by Edelman".
"He just proved to you guys that he is the greatest, period", Patriots safety Patrick Chung said. "It kind of rolled our way today". If he doesn't make the play, he feels worse about it than you do.
"Oh man, we were going insane (on the sideline)", Patriots safety Duron Harmon said of Edelman's grab on Sunday night. Because if you were at all familiar with how Bill Belichick and Brady get down, you had to know that the game was far from over. We're bringing this sucker home! But I want to say to our fans, our brilliant coaching staff, our incredible players who were so spectacular: "This is unequivocally the sweetest". And a good percentage of them may have started tuning out because the game looked like a blowout.
"Too bad, babe, I'm having too much fun right now", the athlete said during an interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio's Movin' the Chains.
But that means nothing the day after the big game, once the opportunity of a lifetime has been squandered like a winning lottery ticket that was inadvertently thrown away.
"They're all sweet", Brady said when asked to compare the Super Bowl victories. "I'm just glad it went our way this time".
All season - including this game - Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones has had a mortgage on breathtaking catches. I wanted him to be the best quarterback the National Football League has ever seen, but I was certainly in what appeared to be the minority. And as he always does, he made an obscure teammate emerge from the shadows to play a pivotal role in their championship victory. He looked into a messy locker, and then he stood, turning to his face to the locker to his left, where fellow wide receiver Danny Amedola Saturday. It was an awesome catch. In the 16 years since, they have racked up a 183-52 record which is good for a.778 win percentage. "All I did was pray, the whole game, just pray".
Trailing 28-3 midway through the third quarter, Brady remained poised, and guided the greatest comeback ever in a Super Bowl.
Linebacker Rob Ninkovich: "Wow, that was an wonderful catch. He did a great job to get his hands underneath it, and it was an unbelievable play".
We'll leave the final verdict up to you, but one thing is undeniable.
Two years ago, Brady gave the auto to Malcolm Butler for his game-sealing interception on the goal line in the final minute against the Seahawks. Lady Gaga's halftime performance was surprisingly impressive (and surprisingly apolitical, given some hints in the media otherwise), but we thought the fireworks were over.
"It is what it is", defensive end Dwight Freeney said. Julian is such a great player, that's where hard work and focus meets luck. As a fan of the game and watching as a football player, that magic kind of reversed. "We deserved that luck".