My initial reaction after the final gun Sunday was just like everybody else's. It was like a swift kick the the stomach, I felt empty, almost felt like throwing up. 6 months of giving our hearts and souls rooting with every ounce of our beings for the Pats. I couldn't sleep that night, have not watched ESPN since Sunday morning. Unfortunately I live in NYC, so the Giant jubilation has been jammed down my throat. I walked through NYC on Monday like a ghost, like a zombie, in a daze. I went throught the same emotions, thinking about specific plays, and what could have happened, who to blame, etc. But then, Monday night, an epiphany hit me. If someone told me back in the dog days of the 70's, 80's and early 90's that the Pats would be in 6 AFC Championship Games in 11 years, win 5 of them, and then win 3 Super Bowls, AND, also have one of the GREATEST Quarterbacks and Coaches of ALLTIME, I would have had them committed. This Patriot organization is one of the best orginizations in sports !! I realized the greatness of this orginization has spoiled me rotten !! Can you imagine being a fan of a team like the Saints (no offense Saints fans), who have been to the playoffs the same amount of times we've actually WON Super Bowls ! Or the Jets (no offense again), who haven't won a Super Bowl in almost 40 years ! Or the Falcons, Seahawks, etc. There have been several teams that have NEVER been to the Super Bowl, and we have been 4 times in the last 7 years, and 5 in the last 11 !! I'm not saying that we shouldn't feel bad/sad/disappointed, but, we really are lucky to be Pats fans, they brought us some amazing times the last 11 years, especially if you have been a long time fan (I started getting into the Pats in 1975, became a full time fan in 1976). Hopefully this helps everybody put this into some sort of perspective. I know thinking about this has helped me somewhat get over this loss. BTW-Congrats to the Giants and their fans, They are the best team in football, enjoy it to the fullest, buy all the hats and t-shirts and videos, winning a Super Bowl truly is something to cherish, I know I did when the Pats won theirs !!