Daily Feed: The Super Bowl XLVI Edition

Are These Super Bowl XLVI Photos Hard to Swallow? A Boston Daily contributor shares photos of the scene from Indianapolis during happier times for Pats fans — before the game. [Boston Daily]

Shaughnessy: Super Bowl Loss Was ‘Excruciating.’ A little bit of doom and gloom to consider: “After a decade of dominance, New England seems to be shifting back toward the Big Middle. The Bruins have been in a midseason slump. The Celtics are calcifying before our eyes. The Red Sox are pinching pennies, falling further behind their rivals in the American League. And the Patriots have lost two straight Super Bowls in the final minute against the New York Football Giants.” [Boston.com]

Wilbur: Blame Tom Brady for Super Bowl Loss. “Sorry, Tommy Boy, this one’s on you. Your hideous performance led to the Giants’ 21-17 Super Bowl title win. How embarrassing for your coach, your teammates, and your fans.” [Boston.com]

Gisele Gives Tom Brady a Consolation Hug After Loss. Presumably, this was the only time post-game that this stunned expression was cleared away from Brady’s face. [WCVB]

Why You Can’t Call The Pats Pre-XLVI Diet ‘Strict.’ Contrary to a TMZ report, Eric Bowman points out that the Pats weren’t required to consume crazy protein shakes or other juice last week, just regular stuff you find on the food pyramid. Whew. Now we know that’s not to blame. [Bleacher Report]

The Boston/New York Rivalry and the Money Set. In case you haven’t already heard it a million times, there’s quite a rivalry between Boston and New York sports teams, with Connecticut or New Haven being the epicenter of the great divide. The only people who aren’t talking about it? People whose job is to make money. [Reuters]