DAILY LINKS: Brady, Belichick cement themselves as the best ever

ACEE: Patriots win wild, historic Super Bowl – San Diego Union-Tribune
The New England Patriots came back from 25 points down with less than 24 minutes remaining, scoring 19 points in the fourth quarter and scoring a touchdown on the first drive of overtime to win their fifth Super Bowl of this millennium, 34-28 over the Atlanta Falcons.

VIDEO: LaDainian Tomlinson Voted Into The Pro Football Hall Of Fame
Watch the highlights from the Pro Football Hall of Fame conference announcing LaDainian Tomlinson to the 2017 Hall of Fame Class.

Tom Brady saved his most ruthless performance for the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl – SB Nation
The Patriots QB ripped the hearts out of the beautiful, joyful Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI and he did it without remorse.

VIDEO: John Clayton: “We Want Don Coryell In The Hall”
John Clayton joined Scott and BR on Radio Row to talk about the four NFL Hall of Fame finalists with San Diego ties, and their chances of getting in.


The Breitbard Hall of Fame, established in 1953 by Robert Breitbard, honors athletes who have excelled athletically in San Diego or who are native San Diegans and have achieved athletic fame elsewhere. Make sure you get your tickets to this year’s Salute to the Champions dinner!

How the Falcons Threw Away the Super Bowl – The Ringer
With a 25-point lead in the second half, Matt Ryan and Kyle Shanahan stuck to their guns — and it cost them a title

VIDEO: LT: “San Diego, It’s About To Go Down”
LaDainian Tomlinson on being voted into the Hall of Fame, his San Diego legacy, impact of teammates and Marty Schottenheimer and why he’s planning a celebration in San Diego.

Patriots come up with critical plays just in time to help a historic comeback end in elation – Sports Illustrated
The comeback will be dissected for years to come, but on a Super Bowl Sunday when both teams traded haymakers, the Patriots were merely happy to be left standing under the confetti.

3 thoughts: SDSU 70, Fresno State 67 – San Diego Union-Tribune
The 6-10 Pope brings several different dimensions to the Aztecs with his unique combination of size and agility, but perhaps the most important is being able to run their offense inside-out. They did two years ago with JJ O’Brien, last year with Winston Shepard.

They did earlier this season when Pope was healthy, then morphed into a more perimeter-oriented team when he got hurt. With Pope in the starting lineup again, they are starting to morph back.

Tom Brady suspects Super Bowl jersey was stolen after game – USA Today
Tom Brady suspected that his Super Bowl game-winning jersey was stolen from the New England Patriots locker room in the aftermath of the team’s remarkable victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI on Sunday.

Brady looked flustered as he searched his locker area at NRG Stadium but was unable to locate the game-worn jersey that he donned in leading the Patriots to a 34-28 overtime victory.

Keep on Rollin’ – SanDiegoGulls.com
The San Diego Gulls (23-12-2-2, 50 pts.) won their fifth game in a row and extended their unbeaten run to 11 games, the longest streak in the AHL this season, in a 2-0 shutout win over the Ontario Reign (23-9-8-0; 54 pts.) in front 12,275 fans at Valley View Casino Center on Saturday night. Antoine Laganiere scored both of San Diego’s goals and goaltender Jhonas Enroth (9-1-0-0) stopped 25 shots to earn his second shutout in his last three starts.


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