Super Bowl XXXVI: A Moment That Inspired a Nation

Posted: 27th October 2009 by Ryan Pickard in NFL
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Super Bowl XXXVI was one of the most exciting Super Bowls of all time and also had one of the greatest endings. It had one of the biggest upsets of all time as the New England Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams even though they were 14-point underdogs. While winning the Super Bowl meant a lot to the Patriots, their players, and their fans it meant even more to a country who was looking for some glimmer of hope. Just five months before the game was played, terrorists hijacked four airplanes and crashed two of them into the twin towers of the World Trade Center, completely destroying them and killing just under 3,000 people. All of a sudden Americans felt vulnerable and were always worried when the next attack might happen. All sports were suspended for more than a week as people waited to ...

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