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WATCH: Giants try not to score Superbowl winning touchdown

Ahmad Bradshaw just couldn’t bring himself to not complete the score he’s always dreamed of.

Bradshaw clumsily falls over for the winning score
Bradshaw clumsily falls over for the winning score
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EVEN THOUGH HE is wearing a Superbowl ring this morning, you’ve got to feel sorry for Ahmad Bradshaw.

Imagine; your whole life you’ve dreamt of playing football. The crescendo of that dream is scoring a touchdown to become ‘world champions’ – the crowd goes wild.

It’s a funny old game, though. When that moment finally arrived for the running back with a only a minute on the clock, he couldn’t enjoy it in the slightest. The New England Patriots had allowed him through on purpose.

It is the most counter-intuitive thing in the sport, to let the opponent score. But the Patriots needed the ball back and quick. The Giants wanted to ground the ball at the one-yard line to squeeze a little extra time off the clock and hope there would be no hitches on a late straightforward field goal.

The defence parted and Bradshaw later told Sports Illustrated; “I thought I heard Eli (Manning) yelling at me to fall down … I tried.”

Man he tried, but the internal struggle was won by the overwhelming urge to score rather than cyncially run the clock down.

A glance from his knee joint onto the turf would have made him look ice-cool under pressure.

But he just couldn’t force it down and he instead fell across the line in what must go down as the most awkward game-winning touchdown in the Superbowl’s 46 year history.

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