Stop the presses! Boston paper declares Patriots losers; Brady rewrites ending

Football fans in Florida who were rooting hard against the Patriots in the Super Bowl received a strange surprise of sorts Monday morning.

A BITTER END

That was the banner headline on the early edition of The Boston Globe distributed to areas including Florida — the product of early deadlines for a big game that sure seemed like it was going the Atlanta Falcons’ way.

The Globe even plastered a large picture of a downtrodden Tom Brady.

Before you could scream STOP THE PRESSES! Brady and the New England Patriots were  engineering a remarkable comeback for the ages with 31 unanswered points for a 34-28 overtime victory in Houston.

After the game, Brady was chagrined to discover someone had swiped his game jersey. It’s small consolation, but at least now he has this Dewey-defeats-Truman boo-boo to make him grin.

For later editions, of course, The Globe’s front page is a bit different.

WIN FOR THE AGES was the banner headline, accompanied by a large photo of a joyous Brady holding the Vince Lombardi trophy.

As for the first edition, it’s probably just a matter of time before someone has a little Photoshop fun. All that’s required is adding an ‘E’ at the very end of the red label headline that accompanies A BITTER END.

How’s that label read in its original form?

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