TOFN "5 Games'' podcast: A day Ty Law lost much more than SB XXXI


Ty Law won many rings but the first of his “5 Games’’ podcasts this week is his story of the one that got away. That included both a Super Bowl ring and a head coach.

The latest installment of our “5 Games’’ podcast series, in which Talk of Fame Network hosts Ron Borges, Rick Gosselin and Clark Judge talk to prominent players and coaches about five significant games in their careers, Ty Law will revisit the first three of his Super Bowl games, his remarkable 2003 AFC Championship Game against Peyton Manning and the Colts and the game when he reminded old friend Tom Brady that he could lay down the law even to the GOAT.

In today’s podcast, Ty recalls both the bitter disappointment of losing Super Bowl XXXI to the Green Bay Packers courtesy of old Michigan friend Desmond Howard’s 99-yard kickoff return late in the game and the beauty of blind youth’s optimism.

“We were young and dumb,’’ Law recalled. “We thought we’d be right back there next year. Coming off that loss I didn’t know what the future held for myself.’’

One thing it held was the disappearance of his first NFL coach and a towering figure in New England. All week rumors swirled that Bill Parcells would quit after the game to coach the Patriots’ bitterest rivals, the New York Jets. When Parcells didn’t get on the plane after the 35-21 defeat in New Orleans, Law began to realize he’d lost more than a game.

Many have felt Parcells did a disservice to his team and his players that week but Law provides an insider look at what went on and whether or not he felt it affected Parcells and the Patriots that day. To hear it all and to subscribe to Talk of Fame podcasts just click on the VolKalNow & iTunes links below. You can also reach our podcasts by going to our website,