Drew and Brittany Brees
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Drew and his wife, Brittany, were college sweethearts and have been married for seven years, so game day was pretty stressful for her as well. Luckily, she had a distraction in Baylen. "He's so active; he's just like his dad. So he wants to walk, he wants to eat, he wants to watch the game," she says. "So that helps me calm down a lot because you're like: 'Oh gosh, I hope everything's okay, don't get hurt, don't throw an interception. ... Okay, [Baylen's] hungry, I'll be right back.' So it kind of puts things into perspective."

Brittany said Drew was amazing at handling the pressure of the big game. "I think that's probably when he succeeds and does his best is when he can compartmentalize and really focus," she says. "He just throws himself into studying film or game planning and doing what he needs to do."

Drew and Brittany say they didn't get to bed till about 3:30 a.m. on the night of the Super Bowl. When he was finally able to lie down, Drew says the first thing he said to Brittany was, "Did that really happen?"

Brittany says it was surreal for her too. "Standing there, you see it and see the confetti and you see everything happening, but you just don't think it's real,'" she says.
FROM: Fridays Live: Super Bowl MVP Drew Brees, Matt Lauer, Lionel Richie
Published on February 12, 2010

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