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MONDAY, FEB. 2, 2015

Patriots strong safety Malcolm Butler, left, intercepts the ball at the goal line in front of intended wide receiver Ricardo Lockette to clinch the victory for New England. (Associated Press)

Why Pete, why? 

A GRIP ON SPORTS • It's almost 12 hours later and I am still at a loss for words. Well, there is one word I can utter, and have been uttering over and over since the end of Super Bowl XLIX. You probably have been as well. It's "why?" Read on.

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