Its astonishing to me to think 25 years have passed to the very day the Patriots vaulted past 3 road game wins into their first Super Bowl Appearance...One that I was so happy out of my mind to be a fan only to have the happiness ripped out from under just minutes into the 2nd quarter with Eason out of commision and where you could see it was not going to be our day even though Grogan was a true warrior against the fiercest pass rush of a stacked Bears team that I have ever seen and may ever see again. Thankfully after 2 consecutive defeats in the big game and thinking we may just be one of those teams to never win it and end up bridesmaids forever like the Bills of the 90s and the Vikings of the 70s,along comes Bill Belichick who later teamed up with a guy named Tom Brady and here we now sit with 3 up and 3 down...still not bad after that rocky start. Happy 25th Anniversary Mr.Grogan,Mr Raymond Berry and Mr. Andre Tippett and Co,you deserved all the accolades even in defeat,you made up proud to be Pats fans .... It was a fun time and it feels today like I am reliving the death of the Orange Bowl curse and the excitement that would follow back then regardless of the outcome that was almost considered inevitable against ...it was great then and 25 years later its still a time to relish! For those of you in here that was not alive yet and lucky enough to relive the moments leading up to the Pats first Super Bowl,you do not know what you missed....I wouldn't trade it again for anything in the world...even though we lost,I will never forget. In fact I still have a SB 20 Hat and the SI Magazine from the game.