There can be only one grump

TERRY JONES -- Sun Media

, Last Updated: 8:55 AM ET

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- During the week, they were portrayed as 'Grumpy Old Men.'

But in the end, there was only one grump.

Bill Belichick, with a win in this Super Bowl, would have ranked right up there in history with Vince Lombardi.

When asked if losing to the New York Giants was the toughest loss of his career, he said: "I don't rank them. It's disappointing. Congratulation to the Giants. They made some plays there at the end and we didn't.

"In the end they made a couple more than we did," he added.

NORMALLY A SOUR PUSS

Giants coach Tom Coughlin, who normally comes across as a real sour puss, had a different expression on his face after his team recorded arguably the greatest upset win in Super Bowl history since Joe Namath and the New York Jets in Super Bowl III.

"The best part of it for me is the idea that this group of young men who came together and believed in themselves, bought the team concept completely, took the names off the back of the jerseys, checked the egos at the door," he said.

"The reinforcement for team is the greatest source of satisfaction for me."

STORY OF RESILIENCE

The Giants' story this season has been of resilience.

"That was the best example of all because our defence played so well. I mean so well. And the Patriots are a great football team. They really are. Any time you have a team that's 18-0 ... stop and think about that ... That's just an incredible accomplishment.

"It was a tremendous team effort all the way around, all the way through the playoffs and just a wonderful way to end this thing.

"Everybody is beatable. You never know. The right moment. The right time. Every team is beatable."


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