WHILE this year’s Super Bowl was very one sided, The Super Bowl back in February 2004 was a different story. The Patriots defeated the Panthers by the score of 32-29, making it a much more exciting game to watch. The win made it their second Super Bowl in three years. The game was played at Reliant Stadium in Houston, Texas on February 1, 2004. At the time this was the most watched Super Bowl ever with 144.4 million viewers. The Panthers were making their first ever Super Bowl appearance after posting an 115 regular season record. The Patriots were seeking their second Super Bowl title in three years after posting a 142 record. NFL fans and sports writers widely consider this game one of the most well-played and thrilling Super Bowls. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named Super Bowl MVP for the second time in three years. Although neither team could score in the first and third quarters, they both ended up with a combined total of 868 yards and 61 points. The game was scoreless for a Super Bowl record 26:55 before the two teams combined for 24 points prior to halftime. The clubs then combined for a Super Bowl record 37 points in the fourth quarter. The contest was finally decided on New England kicker Adam Vinatieri’s 41-yard field goal with four seconds left. He set a Super Bowl record for the most pass completions (32), completing 66.7 per cent of his passes and accumulating 354 passing yards, 3 touchdowns, and 12 rushing yards. The game is also known for its controversial halftime show in which Janet Jackson’s breast, adorned with a nipple shield, was exposed by Justin Timberlake for about half a second, in what was later referred to as a ‘wardrobe malfunction’’. Along with the rest of the halftime show, it led to an immediate crackdown by the Federal Communications Commission, and widespread debate on perceived indecency in broadcasting. But Janet and Justin were not the only excitement for the game – just before the start of the second half, a British streaker, Mark Roberts, ran onto the field disguised as a referee, undressed, and performed a dance wearing only a thong. He was tackled by Patriots linebacker Matt Chatham and arrested. It is customary for American television to avoid broadcasting such events, but it was later shown on Letterman.