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    Maybe some of you wont agree with me but that moment will live with me till the day i die. The moment i prayed and prayed and knew was crucial for the PATRIOTS. Not the kick that won our first Super Bowl in New Orleans, but that 45 yard in the snow storm against the Raiders to tie the game and take it to OT. Had Adam missed,, it was all over. I broke down once it just and God was it just over !!! I prayed those few seconds like my life depended on the kick. But once he made it ,,,,,i promise you my friends i knew there and than that destiny was ours. That kick was the beginning of a Dynasty. Still never know how it got over in the worst possible conditions and may i add against the wind !!! The Almighty God was on our side that moment and helped blow the ball just over. I still watch that kick. I still remember the prayers i said before that kick. I still remember the tears even though the game wasnt over. Because i knew at that moment what was going to unfold.
    Peace and blessings for your Holidays coming soon. Abdul
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    Ok, I won't even go into the if god exists thing and just skip over to the part I go ahead and assume he does.. Do you really think he cares about football? Do you think he sits up there and does the math... "well, more NE fans were at church today so I guess I'll help the kick go through"? Seriously?

    And whats with the occasional player doing an interview "I just thank jesus for giving me the skills and strength to run that ball in for a score". Why do I *never* see one on TV saying "Well, sadly, jesus tripped me up before the line and I took a loss on the play"?

    The kick had nothing to do with praying/karma/or if you did your superstitious pregame ritual
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    Every Pats fan can tell you exactly where they were, and what was going through their head when that kick took place.
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    That was an incredible kick. It's a good thing he line drived it or it probably would not have been good. I think I was personally thinking maybe 10% chance to be good before the play. As for that play being the key to starting the dynasty, I think the tuck rule play had as much to do with it. I'll take it, I'll take both plays, thank you. Every time someone wakes up Al Davis, he still mentions that (tuck rule) play.
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    Yup, I was over my buddy's house and after the game was over we went outside to play some football in the snow because we were all so amped. I've said it before and I still believe that the kick to send it into OT was the clutchest kick I've ever seen and maybe all time. Just the situation down by 3 in the playoffs at home, 45 yards, the snow, it was surreal. The end of that game was just a rollercoaster with the "fumble" and then it being overturned.
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    I think (know) I'm a lot older than you and have watched probably more than a thousand football games and you are right, most clutch kick of all time.
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    So God didn't like anyone on the Raiders? I can only assume God would rather let his children decide the outcome than choose who he preferred.

    I can't. I vividly remember the superbowl winning kick though.
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    Please it wasn't god that made that go through. Remember Sebastian Janikowski hit a field goal from the exact same place the quarter before that made it with 10 yards to spare. I thought he would make it based of that anyway. I had more a memory about Brady driving the team any time it was needed most. It was a great kick but it was more how they go there for me.
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    Make no mistake, that kick was the result of good exexution by Lonnie Paxton, the holder (Ken Walter?), and Adam Vinatieri. Neither you nor God had anything to do with it.
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    Please i am not saying i had anything to do with it like apricissimus is suggesting !!! lol, all i am saying is that i cant forget that kick at all and that for me it was a defining moment. As for God, well sorry i prayed and got what i asked for coz in that snow storm i didnt think Adam had a chance. I also dont believe i was the only one praying that moment. Again my point is that THE kick meant a lot and for me it still sticks in my mind all the time.
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    Abdul, please don't let these self-satisfied elites tell you how you should or should not have felt. Thank you for your post. You're a good fan.
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    I can relate to the feeling, although I am an atheist. That win over the Raiders was a defining moment in Patriots history for me, it was the greatest game in Patriots history for me.

    I feel so strongly about that game because it really felt like divine retribution over our demons, and the Raiders, who stole one from us the same way in 1976.

    Without that game, who knows how things turn out. Maybe pretty much the same, maybe not. But I felt like we deserved that moment because up until then everything always blew up in our face.

    It felt like the start of our dynasty. And it was. :rocker:
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    God hates the Raiders just like almost everyone else outside of Oakland.
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    After we got the call overturned on the "tuck," i knew we were going to win. By the time we lined up for that field goal, I was wasted and didn't realize the enormity of that kick. That Super Bowl was llike 10 New Year's Eves, 10 Birthdays and 10 Christmases rolled into one day.
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    There is no god and if there was I can't imagine he'd give a sh*t whether or not someone made a field goal, jeesh what an ignorant statement and an even more ignorant post.

    Why humans persist in believing in the supernatural is beyond me.
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    What an arrogent statement and even more arrogent post.

    Just cause the guy mentioned god a few times doesn't mean you have to attack him for his beliefs. The uknown is the uknown, you know no more then anyone else. This is not even the forum for this discussion anyway.

    As for the kick, It is IMO the greatest kick in Football History. I am not sure when, But I will probably be dead and gone before another one is made that will rival it in sheer improbability. Deffinitly one of my fondest Sports memories.
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    I was so ticked at Brady's apparent fumble I popped out the tape I had been recording and had the notion of devising some cathartic-but-safe means of destroying the thing. After several minutes futile searching, I gave up and decided to turn on the TV one last time to bid farewell to the season. Just then I saw the ref announcing the call reversal and slammed that tape back in to resume recording. God or not, I thought that was a fairly remarkable bit of fortune/coincidence...
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    Wether or not God helped you/us/them doesn't matter. what matters is that it meant allot to you, and you shared it with us. Thank you for that......:rocker:
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