I was driving around town today, and Tom Petty’s “Running Down a Dream” came on the radio.

Nostalgia slapped me in the face.

February 3, 2008 — the day the New England Patriots fell 17-14 to the New York Giants. Tom Petty performed “Running Down a Dream” and “Free Fallin” during the halftime show, and both songs seemed to have set the tone for the game.

That Super Bowl is one of my favorites of all-time. It occurred six years to the day the Patriots defeated the St. Louis Rams 20-17 in Super Bowl XXXVI. Super Bowl XLII had everything you could want in a Super Bowl: defense, a little bit of offense, incredible drama and some solid hits. That Super Bowl also happened in 2008, possibly the best year (along with 2009) of my life up to this point.

Here’s the post I wrote IMMEDIATELY after the game: Click here.

I wish I had a time machine. I can’t believe it has nearly been four years since that day. Wow.

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One thought on “Running Down a Dream

  1. ABC used “Running” for its NBA Playoffs coverage as its go-to song one year and I thought it was perfect. Love it anytime it is used in that type of capacity. That Super Bowl was one of my favs as well. I’m looking for a time machine for Christmas…

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