- Pearlman: It's as if, with this one spectacular matchup, the nastiness of living in the US right now has drifted into the background
- The game drew people together, and they could forget about politics for a few hours
Jeff Pearlman is the author of "Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre." He blogs at www.jeffpearlman.com. The opinions in this article are those of the author.
(CNN)As I write this, there are four seconds remaining in Super Bowl LI. The score is tied at 28. My Patriot-loathing son, sitting atop a pile of pillows, is in near tears.