09. November 2006 · Comments Off on Wolverines Shine in Super Bowl 2002 · Categories: Archive 2002, Bowls, Pro Sports

MVP Brady is a cool fella, Law scores then sells it.
ANN ARBOR, MI FEBRUARY 4, 2002 Tom Brady, Super Bowl MVP? It is hard to believe, but he did it and he deserved it. Brady made history on Sunday becoming the youngest QB to lead his team to a ring. His last minute drive to set up the winning kick was epic. I am not sure how a kick can kill 7 seconds, but it wouldn’t have mattered (I guess). When Brady started the drive I thought it was going to end in disaster. He was aided by a Patriot defense that made big plays, namely Ty Law’s 47 yard interception return.

Not everyone appreciated Law’s touchdown. In the middle of his dash for the endzone, Law raised up one arm in a celebratory fashion, which some might consider taunting. “He better watch it!”, warned one experienced but anonymous fan.

Brady and Law, who will head to Hawaii for the All-Pro game next week, played for the Michigan Wolverines in the 90’s. They join several former players who made a big impact this year including All-Pro’s Ian Gold & Charles Woodson, Rookie of the year Anthony Thomas and standout Jon Runyan (robbed). Brady became the second Wolverine to take the Super Bowl MVP honors, following Desmond Howard.

Brady never got much respect at Michigan. As a senior many M fans were lobbying to see superboy Drew Henson play. Despite this pressure, in 1999 Brady led M to a solid season and a late night overtime Orange Bowl win over Alabama. I wonder if TB has any hard feelings over his treatment by M fans?

Here’s some YouTube video highlights from the 2002 Super Bowl, featuring some of Michigan’s finest:

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