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It’s 3.28 Day for Patriots Nation

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Happy 3.28 Day, everyone!

NFL: Super Bowl LI-New England Patriots vs Atlanta Falcons Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

The New England Patriots have given us fans several days out of the calendar year that we consider unofficial holidays (unofficial for now, at least; they can’t ignore me forever). We’ll always remember September 23rd as Mo Lewis Day, as it’s the day the Tom Brady Era began in New England. February 3rd is the day the Patriots won their first - and their sixth - Super Bowl. April 16th is not only Bill Belichick’s birthday, but it’s also they day they picked up the greatest quarterback of all time with the 199th pick in the 2000 NFL Draft. And how August 3rd, Tommy B’s birthday, isn’t a mandatory day off work is nothing short of a travesty as far as I’m concerned.

More recently added to the Pats fan’s holiday calendar is today, the 28th of March. On 3/28 Day, let’s all take a moment to think back on the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. Let’s all think about how it felt to be down 28-3, wallowing in the depths of despair, only to see the Patriots battle back and secure their fifth ring in overtime. And let’s all give thanks that we’re Patriots fans, blessed beyond any of our wildest dreams to root for a team that has won six championships this century. We have the greatest coach in league history, the greatest quarterback in league history, and what this team has been able to do over the past two decades is more than likely never going to be duplicated again. And it happened during our lifetime. What a gift.

Speaking of gifts...here’s my 3/28 Day present to all of you: in case a few days has passed since you watched them, here are some Super Bowl 51 highlights for you all.

Let’s all leave work early.