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Monday Quickies: Greatest Super Bowl Ever(?) Edition

The Patriots pull off an epic Super Bowl victory and more in today's quickies!

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Is it bold to say that a game that we're just hours removed from is the greatest Super Bowl of all-time, despite there having been 50 other Super Bowls? Maybe, but that doesn't make it any less true. The New England Patriots' 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons featured a 28-3 deficit, including allowing the Falcons to open the game with 21 unanswered points. The Patriots' 31 unanswered points, headlined by Tom Brady's 466 passing yards, was something that seemed unimaginable. No way could a team that's good enough to make the Super Bowl blow a 28-3 lead, right?. The Patriots' comeback was perhaps the greatest we've seen, and it has to make this the best Super Bowl ever.

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Kentucky turns back Vanderbilt to stop two-game skid | Lexington Herald-Leader
Coming off back-to-back losses against Missouri and No. 5 South Carolina, Kentucky fought hard for a much-needed 71-63 win against Southeastern Conference opponent Vanderbilt.

No. 15 Kentucky Picks Up Pair of Wins Over Lipscomb and NKU | UK Wildcats News
The Kentucky men’s tennis team collected two wins on Sunday inside the Boone Tennis Center over Lipscomb and Northern Kentucky to move to 7-2 this season.

By The Numbers: Diagnosing Kentucky's problems - 247 diagnoses Kentucky's recent rough stretch by the numbers.

Kentucky basketball John Calipari has a team that needs fixing | Lexington Herald-Leader
Losses bring critics and Kentucky is in a skid. Are John Calipari’s podcasts, book tour and extracurriculars taking away from his coaching? No, but we’re approaching the time of the year when he earns his real money.

List of Kentucky Wildcats who have played on Super Bowl teams - SEC Country
With the end of Super Bowl 51, here's a look at all the Wildcats, like Jacob Tamme, who have been in Super Bowls before.

Kentucky football had a Super Bowl commercial - KSR
It was a pretty sweet ad. I'm sure the spot cost a pretty penny.

Historic comeback carries Patriots to Super Bowl victory - ESPN
The Patriots' overtime victory in Super Bowl LI was vindication for a team that managed to prevail after a season filled with obstacles.

Patriots QB Tom Brady named Super Bowl LI MVP -
Tom Brady remains a legend. The Patriots quarterback led New England all the way back from a second-half 25-point deficit to win his fifth Super Bowl and his fourth Super Bowl MVP.

Robert Kraft zings Roger Goodell in trophy ceremony | NFL | Sporting News
After Patriots owner Rober Kraft received the Vince Lombardi Trophy from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell after New England's classic 34-28 overtime victory, he shook hands with the commissioner. Then he delivered not-so-veiled shots at his friend-turned-nemesis.

LA Clippers' Paul Pierce hits three-pointer in Boston farewell - ESPN
Paul Pierce hits a 3-pointer over Isaiah Thomas in closing seconds of the Clippers' loss to the Celtics on Sunday, Pierce's last game at TD Garden.

Ravens were set to trade draft class to pick Matt Ryan in 2008 -
It's well-known that the Ravens talked with the Rams about trading up so they could draft Matt Ryan in 2008. Sources explained this week how close the two teams got toward making the deal.

Dion Lewis injured himself on a fake kneel - SB Nation
What was lost in the insanity of this game was the fact that Lewis got hurt on a useless trick play.

Why certain noises really drive people nuts - CBS News