One for the history books

Millions of people across the country – and many right here in Greater Nashua – tuned in Sunday night to watch the New England Patriots claim their sixth Super Bowl crown.

In typical Pats fashion, Tom Brady and Co. dominated the Los Angeles Rams, posting a 13-3 win, the lowest total score of any of the 53 Super Bowl contests.

While many critics – and fans alike – noted, the game itself was not overly exciting, anytime the “home” team can win on the biggest stage their sport has to offer, its a good day.

What makes it even better is that the Patriots won the game with class, in almost a business-like manner.

“We’ve been this far and lost, which is really tough,” Brady said. “We had a lot of resolve the last couple of weeks. I can’t believe it. Super Bowl champs.”

“I’m so happy for my teammates,” Brady added. “This is a dream come true for all of us.”

A dream come true, yes, but a lot of the credit has to go to New England’s defense.

They did a stellar job in shutting down the Rams, only giving up 62 rushing yards and 198 passing yard (260 yards total) during the entire game. The Pats also held the Rams to just 14 first downs.

“Everybody counted us out from the beginning of the season, to mid season,” said veteran Patriots coach Bill Belichick during the Lombardi trophy ceremony, “but we’re still here.”

They certainly are, and likely will be for at least one more season.

Many Pats fans remember the lean years, years where there seemed like there was no hope. Now, though, we all should cherish the good times from a team with a legendary coach and quarterback – all class acts.