MNF: Panther vs Patriots, Nov 2013
I was with my buddy in some sick Club level seats. I was surrounded by Pats fans and a bunch wine and cheese old a-holes (that kept yelling at me to sit down). The game was back and fourth and ultimately came down to Brady throwing a interception, followed by throwing a temper tantrum after the game. We went to All American Pub afterwords and I danced with a bunch of chicks and got so hot that I peeled off my black DeAngelo Williams jersey that someone immediately stole when I placed it in a chair. (Thanks for that).
Anyway, it was an epic night and it was so sweet watching all those sad Pats fans who paid big money to buy tickets in my section.
Carolina took an early 7-0 lead thanks to a nine-yard touchdown catch by Brandon LaFell and led 10-3 at halftime. The Patriots tied the game not five minutes into the third quarter on a touchdown by Rob Gronkowski, but Greg Olsen responded with one of his own. Carolina led 17-10 going into the final stanza, and it seemed like they had a legit chance to pull off an upset.
It didn’t take long for New England to tie the game again, though. Stevan Ridley’s one-yard run made it 17-17, then the Patriots took the lead thanks to a field goal by Stephen Gostkowski.
Starting from their own 17 yard line with less than six and a half minutes to go, the Panthers needed a game-winning drive from their franchise quarterback. Cam Newton responded, completing a 15-play drive with a 25-yard TD to Ted Ginn.
Brady rallied and got the Patriots within striking distance, but on the critical last play he threw an end-zone interception. Some folks will tell you that Gronkowski was clearly held by Luke Kuechly on the play and pass interference should have been called, nevermind the ball being completely uncatchable anyway. A flag was thrown but after a discussion the officials picked it up and declared the game over with the Panthers winners.
Naturally, Brady was livid. He got into one of the officials’ faces and screamed some obscenities on live TV.