‘Mom, I’m Getting A Super Bowl Ring’

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Dan DePalma with Verona cousin David Karpinski at the Timex Performance Center where the Giants practice.

The world looks very different when seen from the field after your son’s team wins the Super Bowl. Just ask Diane DePalma.

We reached her on the field at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis just after she and her husband had caught up with their son,  Dan DePalma, a member of the practice squad for the team that just won the biggest game in football. After Ahmad Bradshaw scored what would turn out to be the winning touchdown in the 21-17 game, family members started to make their way to the field. Diane DePalma says she didn’t even see the Patriots’ final effort but she did hear the noise. “We heard the cheers and we knew things were going our way,” she said.

And somehow, in all the chaos on the field, the DePalmas found their son and gave him a big hug. “He said, ‘Mom, I’m getting a Super Bowl ring’,” Diane DePalma said.

Indeed.

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Virginia Citrano
Virginia Citranohttps://myveronanj.com
Virginia Citrano grew up in Verona. She moved away to write and edit for The Wall Street Journal’s European edition, Institutional Investor, Crain’s New York Business and Forbes.com. Since returning to Verona, she has volunteered for school, civic and religious groups, served nine years on the Verona Environmental Commission and is now part of Sustainable Verona. She co-founded MyVeronaNJ in 2009. You can reach Virginia at [email protected].

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