Lady Gaga’s halftime performance at the Super Bowl last night was all the rage, in part because it looked at that point like that might be the most entertaining part of a looming blowout. I’ll admit that I was enjoying the fact that a team of Birds was helping Brady & Belichick and their Pay-tree-oats fans eat crow – something my Iggles were unable to do in SuperBowl XXXIX 12 years ago which Dan & Dan & I painfully witnessed live.
But then the second half happened, and one can only admire B & B & Co. for their Krafty Comeback and never-say-die attitude. Dozing in and out of consciousness by then, as was Brady who admitted as much in his post-game conference after “being hit hard” (will be every fully address the cumulative effects of concussion and be willing to trade off the excitement that the game brings its fans for the long-term safety of its combatants?), I rallied to stay alert long enough to witness the thrilling overtime victory. Although it is hard to believe, a post-game locker room clip shows that Tom Brady is human after all.