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Tough Loss for Tom Brady & the New England Patriots

Posted on February 6, 2012

By: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb From the first ball possession things did not go well for the New England Patriots yesterday in a 21-17 Super Bowl XLVI loss to the New York Giants in Indianapolis. Sunday’s game was a Super Bowl rematch between the Patriots and Giants and quarterbacks Tom Brady and Eli Manning. An apparent mistake by Brady who grounded the ball while under pressure from the Giants defense in their end zone put the Giants on the score board first with a two point safety. Soon after, in what television commentators described as another “un New England Patriots like” error, the Pats were penalized for having twelve men on the field. Though Brady had good moments, his concentration appeared to be off –…

Go Pats! New England Patriots Head to Super Bowl with Connecticut Presence

Posted on February 4, 2012

by: Jacqueline Bennett newsandviewsjb It does the heart of a University of Connecticut alumna and New England Patriots fan good to scroll the the Patriots roster and under college read “Connecticut.” As the Patriots head for Super Bowl XLVI Sunday, February 5 to take on the New York Giants in Indianapolis, they do so with former UConn football standout Donald Thomas primed to play in the position of offensive guard. Thomas represents a significant Connecticut presence with the Pats that includes two other players plus the wizard himself – Coach Bill Belichick. Quite an accomplishment for a small New England state, especially one – with the exception of UConn basketball- better known for its prominence in the defense industry, “insurance city” as its capital…