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Even if you weren't a sports fan at the start of 2004, you might have become one after this awe-inspiring season of two New England championships. Feb. 1: The New England Patriots started the year by winning the Super Bowl. Here, Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel knocked the ball out of the hand of Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme, causing a second-quarter fumble that was recovered by the Patriots.
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Even if you weren't a sports fan at the start of 2004, you might have become one after this awe-inspiring season of two New England championships.

Feb. 1: The New England Patriots started the year by winning the Super Bowl. Here, Patriots linebacker Mike Vrabel knocked the ball out of the hand of Carolina Panthers quarterback Jake Delhomme, causing a second-quarter fumble that was recovered by the Patriots.
(Globe Staff Photo / Jim Davis)