Historical Events In NFL History

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One historical event that has influenced my life is Super Bowl 42 (XLII). The New York Giants played the undefeated 18-0 New England Patriots for the Vince Lombardi Trophy and the NFL (National Football League) Championship. If New England won, they would have finished 19-0 and would become the only team in NFL history to win 19 games in a season and the second NFL team to go undefeated since the Super Bowl Era starting in 1966-67. The 1972 Miami Dolphins went 17-0 with a shorter season and are still the only undefeated team to win the super bowl in NFL history. There have been other teams to go undefeated, but the Dolphins are the only to do it in the Super Bowl Era. New England was under controversy for spying on opponents signals and plays using cameras and scouts known as Spygate. This at the time was going to be the biggest punishment in NFL history until 2014 when they cheated again deflating footballs below the allowed air pressure known as Deflategate. The Patriots played the Giants in week 17 of the 2007 regular season and won 38-35 during which Quarterback Tom Brady threw his…show more content…
This was my first time playing tackle football and I learned a lot about myself and the game of football. The first day was a sign to me of how much harder tackle is compared to flag. I knew tackle would be harder but I didn’t think it would be this hard. I thought about quitting after the first day but said I would go the rest of the week then decide. I persevered through it and made it to the first scrimmage vs Broadneck. I played WR and CB and worked hard to try and play as much as a I could. During the scrimmage I got 1 play to block but made it count. After the scrimmage I had a stress fracture in my foot which led to me being in a boot for 2 weeks and being cut. This experience overall was memorable and taught me about determination, perseverance, hard work, and dedication with many other traits I will use in my
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