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Tom Brady was the last player to speak to an estimated 25,000 fans who turned out to Gillette Stadium on Sunday for the Patriots send-off rally. The quarterback expressed disappointment that every fan in attendance at the rally could not accompany the Patriots to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. "I wish we could take all of you to Indy with us," Brady said, according to the team website. Introduced by radio play-by-play announcer Gil Santos, Brady, head coach Bill Belichick, Wes Welker, Vince Wilfork, Jerod Mayo, Kevin Faulk and Deion Branch addressed the fans. Faulk noted that he has been...

Brady on Super Bowl loss to Giants four years ago: "I don't think anyone thought we'd lose that game"

By Brian MacPhersonINDIANAPOLIS -- Tom Brady knows he can't escape the shadow of the Patriots' loss to the New York Giants in the Super Bowl four years ago. As much as some Patriots want to live in the present rather than the past -- "That was four years ago. Next question," offensive guard Logan Mankins said late last week -- the previous meeting between the Giants...

Super Bowl: Giants' defense is eager to bother Tom Brady again

New York's defense has labeled Tom Brady as New England's "head dog." As for the bite, the Giants say they have one for him.

This Super Bowl rematch anything but trashy

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) - Hear what Patriots quarterback Tom Brady told the pep rally before leaving New England for the Super Bowl? He got `em riled up by saying he hoped to come back as a winner, greeted by an even larger crowd.Wait, don't yawn! Sure, it's not the most controversial ...

Robert Kraft And John Mara Saved The Super Bowl; Now They Try To Win It

Could there be any more poetic justice than that teams owned by Bob Kraft and John Mara should face off in the Super Bowl? Kraft and Mara were the two coolest heads in the owners' camp to save the 2011 season. This marvelous season was worth the stress to fans who fretted last summer that America's passion would be un-indulged after the owners locked the players out of...

Super Bowl XLVI Patriots vs. Giants: Trivia, Facts, Numbers, Records

Super Bowl XLVI is the first Super Bowl in which both starting quarterbacks have won a Super Bowl MVP award. Giants quarterback ELI MANNING passed for 255 yards and two touchdowns – including the game-winning 13-yarder to PLAXICO BURRESS with 35 seconds remaining – in Super Bowl XLII and was named the game’s MVP. Patriots quarterback TOM BRADY has been named Super Bowl MVP...

Cleaning out the tape recorder with more goodies from Patriots WR Chad Ochocinco

There were a few items left on the cutting room floor from my lengthy interview with Chad Ochocinco Friday, that appeared in yesterday’s paper. Even with a full page spread, some goodies got left out. But that’s why blogs come in handy. You don’t miss a beat, so here’s a few more from the Ocho file. Naturally, I asked him about Tom Brady, and if his impressions of him had...

More than 25,000 fans send the Patriots off to Indy for Super Bowl XLVI

Before the Patriots headed out to Indianapolis to begin the festivities leading up to Super Bowl XLVI, they went to Gillette Stadium for a send-off rally. I was flying when it happened but when I landed, I can’t deny that I was surprised. Turns out, 25,000 of you flocked to Gillette to send the team off, and this is a solid summation right here. Players and coaches took turns stepping...

Meet One Of The Biggest Losers Of Super Bowl XLVI

Super Bowl XLVI remains just under two weeks away but it is rather clear that one man will be a resounding loser in the court of public opinion in the days, weeks, and months to follow the festivities in Indianapolis. Once upon a time in a galaxy not so far away, some people considered Peyton Manning to be the greatest quarterback of all-time. However, once the confetti settles...
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