Sunday, February 5, 2017

Super Bowl Sunday

Normally we spend the afternoon at the Knight's Super Bowl party before watching the big game.  This year was different, however, as Cam had basketball and Meg had tennis.  Thus, we weren't able to attend the festivities.  Even without the party we did have a great day.  Cam's team played the best that they ever have leading the first round of the tournament game in the second half.  The final score was 27-20, but Doug said the game was a lot closer than that.  Cameron was proud of all of the rebounds he had.  It was a great way to end the AAU season.

At first Meg thought that she might skip tennis today because of the Super Bowl, but decided in the end that she would rather play.  They didn't have as many athletes as normal, but still had more than enough to play.  I was able to catch up on my grading while she was there and got to watch her play some awesome tennis.  She has really improved in the offseason.  

When we got home from tennis Doug had queso dip, quesadillas and guacamole ready for the game. Meg and I had missed part of it and walked in to find the Falcons were up by two touchdowns.  Doug was nervous as he is a huge Tom Brady fan and really wanted the Patriots to win.  By halftime it looked pretty bleak as New England was trailing 21-3.  Lady Gaga was the halftime show.  It wasn't my favorite halftime show, but from the posts on Twitter most viewers didn't agree with me.  The second half of the game started much the same as the first.  Within minutes the Falcons had scored again and were leading 28-3.  Cam decided shortly after that to call it a night.  Meg had already given up watching.  Doug stayed hopeful, however, almost willing a Patriots come back.  He got his wish as Brady took over and with just seconds left in the game, New England tied it at 28.  It was to be the first overtime in Super Bowl history.  After the coin toss the Patriots kept right on marching and with only one possession were able to score giving them the victory and the biggest comeback in Super Bowl history.  Doug was elated and Brett instantly let us know how disappointed he was.  He had never forgiven New England for beating the Panthers in a Super Bowl game over a decade ago.  Cal said the best part was that he won $5.  All in all it was a great night.  

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