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A Super Bowl for the ages - the greatest of all time vs the potential heir

Eamonn Sweeney


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‘There has never been a quarterback match-up like this in the biggest game of all.’ Photo: Getty Images

‘There has never been a quarterback match-up like this in the biggest game of all.’ Photo: Getty Images

‘There has never been a quarterback match-up like this in the biggest game of all.’ Photo: Getty Images

Tonight's Super Bowl sees the greatest player in American Football history take on his possible heir. Tom Brady is not just unrivalled in his own field, he's one of the finest performers the sporting world has ever seen. Patrick Mahomes is currently performing at a level rarely witnessed in any game. These are extraordinary men.

Brady's achievement this season has no real equivalent in sporting history. It's not just that he's returned to the Super Bowl at the age of 43, it's that he's done so after starting again from scratch. Scott Fitzgerald's famous observation that "there are no second acts in American lives," doesn't apply to his fellow Irish-American.


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