Here is the opening to my column from the 49ers-Patriots game:


Credit is due, credit as high as Mount Everest.

That game between the 49ers and Patriots was epic, historic, momentous. Choose your superlative. And choose it with joy. It was one of the best and certainly among the most interesting football games you ever will see.

Even at the end with the outcome finally clarified, the Patriots scored a field goal and were not giving an inch. There was such pride and dignity on both sides. So, give credit to both teams and give special credit to the 49ers for winning. Or was it surviving?

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