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A Kick Back in Super Bowl History

In 2002, after 42 years of waiting, Patriots fans finally saw their beloved team raise the Vince Lombardi trophy.

Although New England was led by its young and promising quarterback, Tom Brady, the last play that would break the tie with the St. Louis Rams and send New Englad into football history was up to the right foot of Adam Vinatieri.

With 7 seconds remaining on the clock and the game tied at 17, the Italian American kicker kicked the football into history.

About Stefano Salimbeni

Stefano is a Boston-based freelance reporter, correspondent and producer for Italy’s national TV network RAI. Over the past 15 years he has produced more than 800 “Italian-angled” news stories and features from New England and from around the United States for RAI’s international channel, RAI Italia, broadcast to over 60 million viewers of Italian origins or of Italian descent living outside of Italy. He also assisted, and occasionally still does, RAI’s main correspondents in producing news stories and special reports during major news events. For the past three years, Stefano has also been the US correspondent for Famiglia Cristiana, one of Italy’s most widely circulated national magazines. He came to Boston in 1996 to earn a master’s degree and fulfill a lifelong dream of being a journalist. Stefano’s work can be viewed on his personal website, www.stefanosalimbeni.com.

One comment

  1. Great piece Stefano! I don’t recall seeing this back in the day, happy to see it now!