February 4, 2012

Maine fan's Super Bowl streak alive

Yes, Don Crisman of Kennebunk has made it to the game, and no, he's never missed one.

By Mike Lowe mlowe@pressherald.com
Staff Writer

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Don Crisman, who has never missed a Super Bowl game, says having the Patriots in the Super Bowl makes him nervous. He can't completely enjoy the week because he's afraid his favorite team will lose.

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A victory would be great, and sharing it would be even greater for New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, whose parents – Tom and Galynn – will be at the Super Bowl tonight at Indianapolis.

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"I accepted immediately," said Barajas, who is staying at the team hotel. "This means a lot to me. I can remember when I was 7 or 8 years old, watching the Super Bowl and telling my family that I was going to go to a Super Bowl.

"This is like a dream come true for me. The fact that I am sharing it with family makes it even sweeter."

Barajas isn't the only Auburn school member at the game.

Edward Little Principal Jim Miller was one of the 10 New Englanders chosen by the Patriots to receive transportation, accommodations and tickets as part of their Super Bowl for Super People program.

The team selected the 10 for their community service and involvement.

WE KNOW Madonna is the halftime entertainment, but there will be plenty of big-name talent on hand for the big game.

Lenny Kravitz and The Fray will perform for the NFL's tailgate party.

Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert will sing "America the Beautiful" before the game, and Kelly Clarkson will sing the national anthem.

NBC is planning six hours of pregame coverage. Among the hundreds of clips, you'll be sure to see David Tyree's miraculous helmet catch that set up the Giants' winning touchdown in the 17-14 upset of the Patriots in 2008.

Why? Well, Bob Costas is going to interview both Tyree and former Patriot safety/current NBC analyst Rodney Harrison live, together. Harrison is the one who tried to break Tyree in half on the play.

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