Historic Victory for Tom Brady, Patriots & Super Bowl Return to Sadler’s Ordinary
Posted on February 6, 2017
Commentary by Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb.com
“The G.O.A.T.” took New England Patriots fans on a wild ride last night. Ultimately, quarterback Tom Brady and his teammates delivered a 34-28 comeback victory against the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl 51.
It was historic on so many levels, from the historic seventh appearance in a Super Bowl of a head coach-quarterback combination, to their historic fifth win, to Brady’s fourth MVP trophy to the five Super Bowl rings our New England ‘Lord of the Rings’ can now wear, to the first overtime win in a Super Bowl. Last but far from least, the Patriots victory delivered some sweet justice in the aftermath of the NFL commissioner whom -in connection to allegations without evidence- wrongfully punished our QB.
As former Patriots player Vince Wilfork put it, “That should shut up all the doubters about who the greatest QB of all time is!! Congrats to patriot nation #tommieboy!”
A Return to Sadler’s Ordinary On Super Bowl Sunday – February 5, 2017
Sadler’s Ordinary in Marlborough, Connecticut was lovely as ever on Sunday, February 5. Its quintessential New England setting and decor made it an ideal spot to kick off the day in anticipation of the New England Patriots in a Super Bowl match-up, as we had done in 2015.
Our 9:30 a.m. breakfast reservation for five began beautifully, a pleasant harbinger of what was ahead. We were greeted by a “Go Pats” sign on the specials board along with a smiling hostess and immediate seating.
Decked out in our Patriots team gear, plenty of Patriots love surrounded us at a table by the window which was across from a lit fireplace. On the bakery counter sat a large basket of homemade breads, a teaser for the taste buds. My personal favorite is Sadler’s Raisin Bread. Meanwhile, tables and chairs stacked together on the outdoor patio amidst patches of snow seemed to beckon springtime visitors.
As is typical of Sadler’s, the food was delicious – Cinnamon Raisin French toast, scrambled and over easy eggs, home-fried red potatoes, sausage, bacon and a gluten free roll option, all got good reviews.
From Marlborough we drove in a two SUV caravan to Windham and picked up our “Remy’s Grinders.” Seasoned with nostalgia, they are sold to benefit a good cause – Bigg Play’s youth baseball program.
All in all, a very good day. Hooray Pats!