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James White doesn’t know what happened to the ball he used to score the game-winning TD in Super Bowl LI 02.07.17 at 10:48 pm ET
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James White doesn't know what happened to the game-winning football. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

James White doesn’t know what happened to the game-winning football. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

In the wake of Sunday’s Super Bowl win, Tom Brady’s jersey isn’t the only piece of Patriots’ memorabilia no one can find.

James White doesn’t know where the ball he used to score the game-winning touchdown is located.

The running back joked Tuesday on “The Dan Patrick Show” that he doesn’t know what happened to the ball he used for one of the most memorable scores in NFL history.

“I actually don’t know what I did with [the football],” he laughed when asked what happened after he scored the game-winning touchdown in overtime. “I left it on the ground and started running.”

He added: “I wasn’t thinking in that moment. I was too busy sprinting down the field.”

White did say that he was able to keep the football from the first of his three touchdowns.

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An estimated million fans turn out for Patriots rolling rally, Patriots players soak up the love at 9:47 pm ET
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An estimated one million fans came out to Boston Tuesday for the rolling rally to celebrate the Patriots’ SB LI win. (Mike Petraglia/WEEI.com)

An estimated one million people turned out on the streets of Boston on a cold, wet and dreary day to celebrate arguably the greatest championship win in the region’s long and storied legacy of sports.

The traditional duck boat rally started a little after 11 o’clock Tuesday morning, with the first player’s boat carrying the three quarterbacks. Tom Brady was the first to hoist the Vince Lombardi trophy as back-ups Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo took turns holding up blue “Roger That” t-shirts.

Brissett and Garoppolo then took turns with the prized trophy captured on Sunday night in overtime in Houston.

The rally took approximately 90 minutes to roll from the Hynes Convention down Boylston Street, onto Boston Common, where it turned left on Tremont Street. The rally then proceed briefly through the financial district before crossing over to Government Center, before ending at Boston City Hall.

On several portions of the rally, fans were lined up 10-to-15 lines deep. The crowd estimated by Boston Police was over a million, challenging the number from the 2004 Red Sox rolling rally and the 2002 Patriots rally that kicked off Boston’s 16-year run of 10 championships.

The music was at heart-pounding levels throughout, helping the fans ignore the cold rain and snow while dancing in the streets. There were numerous signs and t-shirts in the crowd throughout the four-mile route that took jabs and threw insults at NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, including multiple “Roger That” references.

Bill Belichick and Brady addressed the crowd at the end at City Hall.

“These players, they’ve worked harder than any team I’ve ever coached,” Belichick told the crowd at City Hall. “They came to work every day and there were no days off.”

The coach then led the crowd in a chant of “NO DAYS OFF.”

“I told you we were going to bring this sucker home, and we brought it home,” Brady said, clutching the Lombardi he showed off during the rally. “Thank you, guys. We do it for you, we do it for us.”

Brady’s 7-year-old son Benjamin stole the show by getting on the deck of the boat the quarterbacks were on and dancing to the music and doing the “The Dab.”

“We’re going to remember this one for the rest of our lives and we know you guys will, too,” Brady said to the fans, who responded with chants of “We want six, we want six.”

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James White hasn’t decided yet if he’s going to go to the White House at 8:52 pm ET
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James White scored the game-winning touchdown in Sunday's Super Bowl win. (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

James White scored the game-winning touchdown in Sunday’s Super Bowl win. (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Running back James White, who scored three touchdowns in Sunday’s Super Bowl win, told SiriusXM NFL Radio on Tuesday that he hasn’t made a decision on whether or not he’ll go to the White House.

“I’ll just wait [until] the time comes around and decide then,” said White, two days after he played a sizable role in New England 34-28 overtime victory over the Falcons to give the Patriots their fifth Super Brown title.

White’s teammates Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty have both said they won’t go to the White House.

White added that despite Tom Brady saying that the running back was worthy of being named Super Bowl MVP, he has no problem with Brady taking home that honor.

“I’m really appreciative, but he’s well deserving of that MVP trophy,” White said. “We wouldn’t have been in that position without him. I wouldn’t have caught the pass that I did without him. He’s definitely more deserving than me. He led our team to victory.”

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Patriots to have rally at Dunkin Donuts Center in Providence Tuesday afternoon at 12:13 am ET
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Rhode Island will host the Patriots for a celebration on Tuesday.(Mark  J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Rhode Island will host the Patriots for a celebration on Tuesday.(Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — The rolling rally in Boston isn’t the only Patriots celebration on Tuesday.

It was announced Monday night Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the state of Rhode Island will host the Patriots and the Vince Lombardi Trophy for a celebration on Tuesday at the Dunkin Donuts Center in downtown Providence at 4 p.m. Doors will open at 3 p.m.

“New Englanders are gritty, determined people and we don’t quit. When Tom Brady, Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman and the entire Patriots squad marched back from a 25-point deficit last night, they showed the entire nation what New Englanders are made of,” Raimondo said. “Rhode Island is the heart of Patriots Nation, and I’m thrilled to host members of our favorite team to celebrate the latest and sweetest Super Bowl victory in franchise history.”

Governor Raimondo will officially proclaim Tuesday to be “New England Patriots Day” during the celebration and present the team with the official proclamation.

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Tom Brady wants Tuesday to be ‘city-wide’ holiday in honor of Patriots parade 02.06.17 at 7:42 pm ET
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HOUSTON — The Patriots will hold their Super Bowl parade through the City of Boston on Tuesday and Tom Brady is urging managers in Boston to make it a “city-wide” holiday, via Facebook Monday night.

The quarterback wrote: Attention managers of Boston: I hereby declare tomorrow a city-wide holiday. TOMORROW, WE DANCE IN THE STREETS #LETSGOOOOOOOOO with a clip of him on stage Sunday night after beating the Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

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Matt Patricia wears Roger Goodell clown shirt walking off Patriots plane following Super Bowl LI at 5:34 pm ET
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The Patriots arrived back in Boston Monday afternoon following winning Super Bowl LI Sunday night against the Falcons.

Perhaps the biggest sight was seeing defensive coordinator Matt Patricia walk off the plane in a Barstool Sports Roger Goodell clown t-shirt.

Barstool Sports was banned from Radio Row at this year’s Super Bowl and at his state of the league address, Goodell said he had no idea why they would be.

“I’m not familiar with this,” Goodell said last week. “I really don’t have any information about who is credentialed and who is not credentialed. I’ll take you at your word for it. I assume there is a reason why that particular organization may not be credentialed to be here. I think you can see by looking around we have pretty open arms about who attends the end of the Super Bowl as a media outlet.

“I have never heard that in the context of the ‘No Fun League.’ We hear it obviously as it relates to celebrations on the field. That’s something we will look at in the offseason. It’s also something that we have been dealing with for well over 35 years that I have been in the league. In the same context, balancing sportsmanship, taunting and trying to allow the players the ability to express themselves in an exuberant way and celebrate. We think that is great. We want to see more of that. We want to see the players do that, but respectfully to their teammates and opponents.”

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Chris Long says he signed with Patriots to win Super Bowl, not to get paid at 4:14 pm ET
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Chris Long had a great first season in New England. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

Chris Long had a great first season in New England. (John David Mercer/USA Today Sports)

HOUSTON — Chris Long had been in the NFL for eight seasons, but the Rams didn’t make the playoffs in any of those seasons.

With Long being 31 years old and accomplished a great deal as an individual, he was still lacking playoff experience, which was one of the reasons why he signed with the Patriots on a one-year deal last March.

“Absolutely,” he said. “I didn’t sign to get paid, I didn’t really sign to resurrect my career, I just wanted to win. When I was coming off the last year, I just hoped I could sneak on to a team, I didn’t know where my body was going to be. Well, I turned out to feel pretty good and I feel like I played a role. So I’m very happy to be here.”

It was special for Long because he had his Hall of Fame dad Howie, as well as much of his extended family in attendance.

“We talked, he had me up on the set,” he said. “I talked to my whole family, it wasn’t just about my pops. It was about my wife, my son, Waylon, my brothers were here, my in-laws, I’ve got friends here, my mother is here. They’ve all been with me and stuck by me through a lot of lows and I love them all for it.”

As for the game, Long knew once the game went to overtime the Patriots would come out on top.

“We just said to each other on defense, ‘We’re not going to back out there.’” Long said. “Tom [Brady], he’s an assassin, man and he tears people’s hearts out. He just did it tonight.”

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