Past matchup won't fade away

Patriots told to forget Super Bowl loss to Giants, but that won't be easy

Updated: January 24, 2012, 1:32 AM ET
By Jackie MacMullan | ESPNBoston.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- On Monday morning, the New England Patriots' franchise quarterback confessed during his weekly radio appearance that memories from his last tango with the New York Giants in the Super Bowl were so painful, he's never watched the highlights.

By the afternoon, the Patriots' hoodied head coach clamped the lid on any additional references to Super Bowl XLII by instructing his players during a team meeting to eradicate the past from their memory bank. Tom Brady told ...

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