It was epic, a Super Bowl for the ages and the sages.
We shall not see its likes again.
The magnificence of Tom Brady, the Greatest of All Time, in leading an astonishingly surreal comeback from 25 points down in the third period to an absolutely stunning 34-28 overtime win over the shell-shocked Atlanta Falcons should be preserved in watercolor for future generations to savor and perhaps even genuflect.
The Patriots were dead. The coroner was about to put toe tags on their corpses.
Their offense was going nowhere. Their defense was a sieve.
Brady took more hard hits than a busy parking lot speed bump.
They should have been drenched with despair.
They didn’t quit. Not one ounce.
Out of stillness comes swiftness.
Out of patience comes energy.
With Brady’s unstoppable, supernova rhythm of poised perfection, pristine accuracy and riverboat-gambler nerve incredibly steering the wheel in a game that defied adjectives, the Patriots found the gates out of hell.
Terrific Tom is the ultimate lifeline.
As it unfolded before eyes that couldn’t believe what they were seeing, the magic floating in the air was palatable.
The whole world witnessed a colossal miracle.
A resurrection that will be etched in eternity.
It was one of those galactic explosions of white light that simply consumes everything else.
Genius fascinates and watching Brady Sunday night in Houston must have been what it was like to watch Vincent van Gogh paint or Wolfgang Mozart compose.
Roger that, Goodell, and all your Deflategate nonsense.
Brady doesn’t have deflated balls. Just the opposite.
A hard blue vein runs through his character
Brady led the Patriots back from deficits of 21-0 and 28-3 with a throw-early, throw-late approach as the Patriots roared back. Entering Sunday, no team had won the Super Bowl after trailing by more than 10 points.
Brady was named the game’s MVP. It was the fourth time — an NFL record — he had earned MVP honors, having won the award in 2001, 2003 and 2014.
It was the fifth Super Bowl win of Brady’s career, the most for a quarterback. He is the first to play in seven Super Bowls and the victory ties him with defensive end Charles Haley for most Super Bowl rings.
Brady, ancient for a quarterback, finished 43-for-62, the most attempts in Super Bowl history, for 466 yards and two touchdowns. His 466 yards passing are also a Super Bowl record, surpassing the 414 yards Kurt Warner had 17 years ago.
I missed David vs. Goliath, but I did see Clay vs. Liston, Ali vs. Foreman, Douglas vs. Tyson, Armstrong vs. Moon.
But I never saw anything like Brady vs. Impossible.
Except, perhaps, for Brady vs. Time.