Joe V’s trip to Super Bowl LI
This was a weekend I will never forget as long as I live. I had the privilege to attend Super Bowl LI in Houston, TX. While simply attending the biggest sporting event of the year would have been adequate, I wound up witnessing the best Super Bowl in NFL history. The enormity of what I was about to witness, however, didn't come until George H.W. Bush came out for the coin toss. This was my first time ever seeing a president in person. It was an overwhelming feeling.
In my opinion, Tom Brady cemented his legacy as the greatest quarterback of all time. Bill Belichick also became the most successful NFL coach ever. This is a level of greatness that even the biggest Patriots hater can't argue with. It's now a fact.
Lady Gaga's halftime performance was incredible to witness in person, as was watching the stage be assembled in under four minutes. There's something to be said for being able to have such strong stage presence, having a plethora of twists and turns in a twelve minute span, and sing live throughout all of it.
After the game concluded, I had the opportunity to spend an hour and a half on the field; catching the tail end of the trophy ceremony and getting to enjoy the moment with players on the Patriots. It was truly a once in a lifetime experience.
While Deminski and I were rooting for different teams, both of us agree that we will never see anything like that again. As a Giants fan, I'm relieved. They remain the only team able to beat the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick led Patriots when it matters most.