Blessed To Be A Patriots Fan by Kevin McGurn

I have two favorite Patriots memories. My first one is when Malcom Butler intercepted Seattle quarterback Russell Wilson on the 1-yard line in Super Bowl XLIX because that was insane. My second favorite memory is when the Patriots beat the Falcons in overtime in Super Bowl LI. If I had to choose between one, I’d pick Super Bowl 51 because of how doubtful everyone was and how big the comeback was. I was on the couch with my family in our living room and I remember we were all so disappointed and sad at how things were going in the game. I think we really lost hope when the Falcons got a pick six and practically walked into the end zone. This memory was so special to me because nobody thought that the Patriots were going to win. The Falcons were up 28-3 at some point and all they had to do was run out the time and they would win. This was so special because of how clutch the comeback was. Plus, it was the first time a Super Bowl game went into overtime, and we won. I also found it funny how the Falcons owner came down to the field preparing to celebrate, but they lost so he was just there watching us celebrate. Poor Falcons fans. When I think back to this memory, I feel blessed to be a Patriots fan. I feel so happy thinking back to how we came back from a 25-point deficit. This memory is probably No. 1 in terms of all my sports memories. I mean, really, nobody thought that the Patriots could win, but we did.

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