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?
SUPER BOWL LI