While viewers may be convinced that Penn State football coach Joe Paterno overlooked -or at least suppressed - any knowledge of Jerry Sandusky's sex crimes to save Nittany Lions football, questions about what, when and how much he knew go unresolved.
How much the Eagles defenders were to blame for maybe their worst performance in a championship season and, yardage-wise at least, the worst in Super Bowl history, is difficult to assess. Brady is like the Minnesota cold. Teams can brace themselves for him, layer on extra protection. But there's virtually no way to stop the icy sting.
Frank Fitzpatrick has been an editor and writer at the Inquirer since 1980. A onetime beat writer for the Phillies, Eagles, and Penn State football, he also has covered nine Olympics. A 2000 Pulitzer Prize finalist, he now focuses on sports projects for the Inquirer and Daily News and writes a Sunday column.