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02/06/2017 08:17 am ET

Monday's Morning Email: Tom Brady Delivers Super Bowl Comeback For The Ages

And the first Super Bowl overtime.
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THE NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS PULLED OFF THE MOST INCREDIBLE COMEBACK IN SUPER BOWL HISTORY After trailing the Atlanta Falcons by 25 in the third quarter, the New England Patriots returned with a vengeance, forcing the first Super Bowl overtime and then winning it all, 34-28, in Super Bowl LI. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady not only has five Super Bowl rings (the most of any quarterback in history) and four Super Bowl MVP awards (the most of any NFL player in history), he also had the most passing yards ― 466 ― for the Super Bowl, ever. Gisele, understandably, lost it as the Patriots won. And the owner of the Patriots, Robert Kraft? He just wants his Super Bowl ring back that Russian President Vladimir Putin pocketed in 2005. [HuffPost]

AS FOR THE COMMERCIALS AND LADY GAGA’S HALFTIME SHOW... The internet loved Lady Gaga’s show, which included both her jumping off the roof of the stadium and a nod to the LBGTQ community. Quite a few ads trolled President Donald Trump, from Airbnb’s to 84 Lumber’s, which crashed its website. Budweiser’s “immigration” ad triggered calls for a boycott, while Audi tackled gender equality. But everyone loved George H.W. Bush’s coin toss. The former president left the intensive care unit of Houston Methodist Hospital just six days ago. [HuffPost]

HERE’S WHAT YOU MISSED OVER THE WEEKEND FOR TRUMP’S TRAVEL BAN On Friday, Washington U.S. District Judge James Robart, who was appointed by President George W. Bush, temporarily blocked Trump’s executive order, which bars Syrian refugees and travelers from seven majority-Muslim countries. While the Justice Department requested to immediately restore the travel ban late on Saturday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit rejected that. AndPresident Trump tweeted that the judge who stopped the order is putting “our country in peril.” [HuffPost]

97 COMPANIES FILE AMICUS BRIEF AGAINST THE IMMIGRATION BAN Apple, Facebook, Google, Netflix, Twitter, Microsoft and 91 other companies signed onto the brief. [HuffPost]

THE PENTAGON REPORTEDLY FAILED TO DISCLOSE UP TO THOUSANDS OF AIRSTRIKES According to the Military Times, thousands of airstrikes by U.S. Army helicopters and drones in Iraq, Syria and Afghanistan have gone uncounted since 2001. [Reuters]

TRUMP: ‘WONDERFUL’ OBAMACARE REPLACEMENT COULD TAKE UNTIL 2018 TO PRODUCE “The statement, which Trump made in an interview with Bill O’Reilly of Fox News, could signal a significant setback in the effort to repeal and replace the 2010 law, which has helped 20 million people obtain health insurance ― and which is suddenly showing some political resiliency.” [HuffPost]

‘UNFROZEN IN TIME’ HuffPost investigates how Antarctica is changing by the minute ― now. [HuffPost]

WHAT’S BREWING

POSSIBLY THE BIGGEST FAN OF LADY GAGA’S HALFTIME PERFORMANCE? Hillary Clinton. What she probably didn’t love is how many people compared the Falcons’ loss to November 9. [HuffPost]

PEOPLE ARE TAKING SELFIES WITH THEIR FEET NOW That’s it. We’re calling it. Humanity had a nice run. [Mashable]

SORRY T-SWIFT FANS The pop star essentially announced she’s not doing another live show for the rest of 2017. At least this one included an acoustic performance of “I Don’t Wanna Live Forever”? [HuffPost]

IF YOU MISSED ‘SNL’ THIS WEEKEND... You missed out. From Kristen Stewart’s opening where she called herself “so gay” to Melissa McCarthy’s too-funny impersonation of Sean Spicer, it’s one for the ages. [HuffPost]

MEET ‘INSTAMOM’ “Since launching Barefoot Blonde in 2010, Fillerup Clark has adhered to a deceptively simple formula: beautiful pictures of herself—she has the golden locks, lithe frame, and wholesome femininity associated with prom queens who date quarterbacks—paired with breezy diary entries that read like texts from a best friend.” [The Atlantic

BEFORE YOU GO

~ Patton Oswalt revealed his wife, Michelle McNamara’s, cause of death.

~ A suspect is being questioned in the death of 30-year-old Karina Vetrano, a New York City jogger killed this past August.

~ Jamie Lynn Spears’ 8-year-old daughter is in critical condition after an ATV accident.

~ Did you know the food you feed your fish is basically crushed-up fish? Yeah, we’re struggling with the cannibalistic inception level of this too.

~ Here’s how the royal family spent Super Bowl Sunday.

~ And if you haven’t seen the photo of Shaq and Simone Biles, you’re doing your Monday wrong.

~ No one is mad about the “Star Wars”-Beyonce-pregnant-with-twins theory floating around. No one. 

~ We finally know now what those black dots are for on the edges of your car windows.

~ Meet one of the first African-American couples to appear in The New York Times’ wedding announcements over 60 years ago.

~ In case you couldn’t love Tom Brady more after last night ― he dedicated that game to his mom, who has been battling an undisclosed illness for the last 18 months.

~ And speaking of, somebody give Brady his jersey back, which went missing after that incredible, unbelievable, heck of a Super Bowl.

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