UPDATE 6:07 a.m. Feb. 6: President Trump was amazed by the Patriots' win.
As the 41st president, George H.W. Bush did the coin toss at Super Bowl LI, I was still trying to convince my wife that if she did not allow me to eat wings on the couch the Falcons would definitely lose. Well, the wings were denied which probably led to the Patriots winning 34-28.
After a scoreless first quarter, the most exciting part of the game was when I had to remove my belt after putting down roughly twenty wings (I told my wife it was only twelve.) Fortunately the second quarter proved more exciting on two fronts. The first was that the Falcons scored three touchdowns including one on an interception by Robert Alford. The second was I started into the Oreos. I believe it was Julia Child who said "Oreos, the ultimate palette cleanser, especially after wings." I could be wrong, but whoever said it was definitely right.
Chris, you see that interception Brady threw in the second quarter?
The Patriots do manage to get on the board at the end of the second quarter with a field goal. The half time score is 21-3 and I'm convinced the Falcons are ahead because I was splitting my Oreos instead of eating them whole. I put on my meat dress and settled into a Lady Gaga halftime extravaganza.
The two teams traded touchdowns in the third quarter, although the Patriots missed the kick for the extra point. As Boston fans cursed kicker Stephen Gostkowski, I was into a kettle cooked bag of salt and vinegar chips. And by into I mean finished. I start to wonder what that weird noise is coming from the TV but realize that's just me wheezing hard.
Dude, we just met and there are 100 million people watching us.
It seems the Patriots finally woke up in the fourth quarter. After putting up a field goal to make it 28-12, they recovered a fumble after sacking Matt Ryan and Tom Brady went to work. The Patriots scored a touchdown and then added two extra points making it 28-20. I meanwhile spent three whole minutes staring at the leftover wings in the fridge and wondering if there was any room at all left in my body where I could put them.
The last two minutes were a nail biter as the Patriots scored a touchdown with 57 seconds left on the clock to make it 28-26. As they attempted the extra 2 points a flag was thrown against Atlanta and the score was tied 28-28.
With this much excitement I dove back into the Oreos and began splitting them again hoping that will help the sagging Falcons.
After taking a knee on the kick off in overtime the Patriots began their march down the field culminating in James White running into the end zone for a touchdown to win Super Bowl LI 34-28.
Brady sets a QB record with 5 Super Bowl wins. And I am already thinking about tomorrow's leftovers.