I don’t know about you, but my mind is still blown from last night’s game.
It was an insane Super Bowl. The type of Super Bowl that will be discussed for years to come. That catch. That call. That ending.
In a stunner the New England Patriots became the Super Bowl Champions with a 28-24 win over the Seahawks.
Suddenly, the second half that had looked comfortable was a nail biter.
Russel Wilson aired out a throw to Jermaine Kearse with 1:06 left to go.
The ball bounced out of Kearse’s hands, smacked right in the Patriots defender, bounced again and Kearse grabbed it bringing it in. He lept up at the five and ran to the one before getting knocked out of bounds.
It was THE CATCH. It didn’t even look like he had it. It took a minute and replay in slow motion to believe it.
Sadly, the catch that could have won the game means nothing now and Kearse knows that.
“The ultimate goal is to win the game,” Kearse said. “Right now, that catch doesn’t mean anything to me.”
The game was 28-24 for the Pats. The ball was on the 1 yard line. The catch of the damn game had just been made. Wilson, ball in hand, cocked back his arm and .. threw it. Right into Butler’s open arms.
When Victory is ripped from your arms tempers flare.
Sports fans everywhere were breaking their TVs and yelling profanities from the top of their lungs. Now, imagine that you just spent your entire freaking season working your balls off to get to the Super Bowl to get to the 1 freaking yard line and for your OC to say “throw the ball.” Throw the ball. Great.
The Hawks got called on encroachment. Brady took a knee anndd BOOM.
Bennet took a punch and Bruce Irvin exploded and got into with Gronkowski. Pat’s Wendell then shoved Irvin from behind. Irvin threw Hoomanawanui and that was that. Irvin was rejected and Brady took a knee to end the game.
“I was protecting a teammate, emotions flew,” Irvin said after the game.
“I saw somebody hit Mike Bennett, so I went and backed up my brother. I went about it wrong. Emotions were flying high, and I apologize.
“But if it happened again, I would go protect my teammate. That’s just how it is.”