Unworthy end to Super Bowl XLVI
Ahmad Bradshaw's uncontested touchdown shouldn't make either team proud.
And so the pivotal, deciding play in America's biggest sports showcase, the pinnacle moment in the most bloated spectacle in our culture, came when the defense gave up and the offense didn't want to score. The great, grand NFL decided its champion on a play in which the running back tried to stop himself from scoring but couldn't.
Cue the bugles.
When the Patriots' defense simply gave up (metaphor alert!) and allowed (forced?) Ahmad Bradshaw to score a 6-yard touchdown ...
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SUPER BOWL XLVI