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40th Birthday Countdown: T O M B R A D Y

B ⇨ Bromances

“I’m walking with my big old playbook, and he walks through the door and he goes, ‘Hey, I’m Tom!’  I drop my playbook and I’m like, ‘Oh… Nice to meet you, Tom.  Ju- Ju- Julian.’  You know, all nervous.  We sat next to each other in the locker room.  I kinda did anything for him, if he needed something I’d go get it… I heard that him and some of the receivers would go out to LA and they would throw.  So I moved to LA.  In the offseason.  To be near him, just in case he needed me.”

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Seven years ago today (February 3, 2008), the New York Giants shocked the sports world when they defeated the previously undefeated New England Patriots in the biggest upset in Super Bowl history.

what she says: i’m fine

what she means: The Helmet Trap was an American football play involving New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning and wide receiver David Tyree in the final two minutes of Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008. It featured Manning escaping from the grasp of three New England Patriots defensive players and throwing a forward pass, followed by Tyree making a leaping catch by pressing the ball against his helmet. The play, a 32-yard gain during a drive on which the Giants scored the game-winning touchdown, was instrumental in the Giants’ 17–14 upset victory over the Patriots, who were on the verge of becoming the first National Football League (NFL) team to finish a season undefeated and untied since the 1972 Miami Dolphins, and the first since the NFL adopted a 16-game schedule in 1978. NFL Films’ Steve Sabol called it “the greatest play the Super Bowl has ever produced”. The play was also named by NFL Films as “The Play of the Decade (2000s)”.

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Halftime show from my favorite Super Bowl.