A Super Bowl, a super New England day

Last Sunday was a huge night for Norwich students, featuring not only recognition of the rook class but a sports day to remember for the Boston-area-sports-fan laden student body.

The New England Patriots capped off their run to a historic fourth Super Bowl victory in eight tries by defeating the Seattle Seahawks 28-24.

The game was a back-and-forth contest, but finally an interception by undrafted rookie free-agent Malcolm Butler clinched New England’s fourth Superbowl in 14 years.

A questionable call on the two yard-line by the Seahawks had quarterback Russell Wilson dropping back and pass for a touchdown that would have effectively won the Seattle the game, had it not been for the miraculous play by Butler.

That was the determining moment in the game, which was set up by an incredible 33-yard juggling catch by Jermaine Kearse, which in the mind of many had won the game for the Seahawks.

The real star of the game was Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady. He was 37 for 50 for 328 yards with two interceptions and four touchdown passes against the NFL’s top-ranked defense.

Brady has equaled Hall of Fame quarterback Joe Montana with four Lombardi trophies and three Super Bowl MVPs. He now holds the record with a whopping 13 Super Bowl touchdown passes.

Julian Edelman led the Pats in receiving with 9 grabs for 109 yards. The Norwich community, for the most part, woke up Monday morning elated.

The Patriots’ victory parade was celebrated on Wednesday, after a one-day delay due to inclement weather. The parade started at the Prudential Tower and ended at City Hall.

 

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