First of all, I don't hate. But I along with many others had reached 'burn-out'. Burnt out on the Patriots.
Variety is the spice of life & in this life the Patriots have become 'ol spice. btw...wtf is shave butter? Butter belongs on biscuits & baked potatos, not your d*mn body...
Butter on my balls?...No thank you...
But I digress.
This was the first SB in almost fifty years of watching the SB that I had zero interest in at all. But the more I kept digging, the more indications were that this game was going to go 'under', with alot of defense. So I started to get interested because I love good defense.
And we got great defense, from both teams. A SB tied 3-3 going into the 4th-Qtr? Wow. I know alot of people did not like that, but I thought it was awesome.
And 9 times out of 10, if a team holds the Patriots to under 14pts., that team will win. Heck, the Patriots were 0-3 s/u this year when held to less than 14pts.
So I have to admit, that was special.
Both teams were in a physical, hard-fought defensive battle where points were at an extreme premium.
There was only one time when either team was in the red-zone. That's stout. That's bad-*ss.
Both teams can hold their heads up high for their defensive performance.