Super Bowl LI was the first for many things, for some it was the ultimate disappointment and for others a justification for their G.O.A.T. argument. The Atlanta Falcons were primed and the New England Patriots, were eager to prove to the rest of the league that they not only deserved their presence at LI, but their place in history as one of the most successful organizations in the NFL.
Matt Ryan and the Atlanta Falcons came out the gate and punched the Patriots right in the mouth. New England had no answer for the Falcons’ explosive offense and could only watch as Atlanta ran up the score 21-3 by the half. Both the Falcons and the Patriots traded touchdowns in the third quarter, however the Patriots missed an extra point likely causing an uproar in Las Vegas. Trailing by 18 points heading into the fourth a New England defeat almost seemed inevitable. That is until Atlanta offered up some assistance to New England with a fumble that led to 3 additional points for the Patriots who now trailed 12 - 28. A comeback became the trend for New England heading into the fourth.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was the spark that led New England to a fourth quarter tie thrusting Super Bowl LI into uncharted territory. . . overtime. Brady-led Patriots accomplished several things no other team in history have ever been able to do, come back from a 21-3 deficit in the very first Super Bowl overtime game. The Patriots won Super Bowl LI with determination and hushed critics and astonished fans across the country with one of the greatest comebacks in NFL history. The Atlanta Falcons could only wonder what went wrong.
Terrell Davis was selected for induction into The NFL Hall of Fame. Davis played for the Denver Broncos for six seasons and won two Super Bowls. He was MVP of Super Bowl XXXII and recorded 157 yards rushing and caught two passes for 8 yards in Denver’s win over the Green Bay Packers.
In other sports Ted Trujillo of Taos New Mex. was inducted into the Martial Arts Magazine Hall of Fame (The Ultimate Destination for Martial Arts) for Excellent Contributions to Martial Arts last Saturday, January 28th at the Tropicana Resort in Atlantic City. Eight hundred people attended; as well known martial arts warriors graced the convention such as Cynthia Rothrock, Don “The Dragon” Wilson,” Jason Chun, Benny The Jet, Ray Mercer and more.