2/1/2015: Super Bowl Sunday, TV room, American Academy, Rome

Rome is six hours ahead, which means the game will start in the middle of the night. We’re waiting for the pregame show to finish while enjoying handfuls of the American-themed snacks made for the occasion by friends and fellow travelers. Tom Brady, the Patriots’ star quarterback, has been in the news a lot recently in what seems an unusually self-aware PR push, and a battered New York Times Magazine currently serving as a trivet for a pot of chili reminds me to ask the academic assembly of sports fans for their reaction to Mark Leibovich’s profile “Tom Brady Cannot Stop.”
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