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Oops! Boston Globe early edition makes wrong call on Super Bowl

BOSTON - It wasn’t exactly ‘Dewey Defeats Truman,’ but some Florida readers of The Boston Globe learned a different Super Bowl outcome than most.

Early editions of New England’s largest newspaper ran a front page Monday suggesting the Patriots lost to the Atlanta Falcons.

The headline read “A Bitter End” over an image of a fallen Tom Brady. The Patriots ended up mounting a furious rally and won 34-28 in overtime.

ESPN NFL reporter Field Yates shared a photo of an early edition of The Globe received by someone in Naples, Florida Monday morning. The headline blared “A BITTER END” and shows Patriots quarterback Tom Brady despairing as the Falcons return his interception for a touchdown to take a 21-0 lead.  

Part time Florida resident M. Charles Bakst says he received the edition at his residence in Fort Myers and it reminded him of the infamous headline the Chicago Daily Tribune ran following President Harry Truman’s 1948 re-election victory over challenger Thomas Dewey.

It’s not immediately clear how many editions were affected. Globe officials did not immediately return a message seeking comment.

Boston-area editions ran the headline “Win For The Ages” and showed a triumphant Brady holding up the championship trophy as confetti fell.

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President Harry S. Truman holds up an election day edition of the Chicago Daily Tribune, which, based on early results, mistakenly announced “Dewey Defeats Truman,” Nov. 4, 1948. Byron Rollins/AP
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