I can no longer stay silent.

I was personally responsible for the incredible Superbowl win last night.

We were watching here in Florida with another couple, all of us from New England, all of us growing increasingly despondent as the score widened.

In the third quarter, wiht the score 28-3 in favor of Atlanta, Howard looked at me and said:"You forgot to put on your Patriots shirt!"

And he was right. I was wearing a blue-and-white checked LL Bean shirt. So I scurried into the bedroom and changed. I put on my Patriots shirt (the back side of it says BRADY):

And that was all it took, folks. New England: you have me to thank.