We were delighted to read up on a recent “mystery” involving the New England Patriots who have now advanced to this Sunday’s Super Bowl to square off against the Philadelphia Eagles. This “mystery” involves an exceptional product that was carefully developed and tested with the assistance of our texture analyzers.

Recently, Patriots’ star quarterback Tom Brady, was the unfortunate recipient of an untimely gash that required 12 stitches on, of all places, his passing hand. Despite his injury, Brady completed 26 of 38 passes for 290 yards and two touchdowns in a victory that will take him and the Patriots to the Super Bowl this weekend. How did he do it? And what was that mysterious hunk of black tape was clearly visible on his injured hand?

That hunk of black tape is KT Tape, a kinesiology tape that is specially designed to relieve pain and support muscles, tendons and ligaments. Earlier that week KT Tape’s marketing brand manager was talking to a doctor at the Professional Baseball Athletic Trainer Society who knew of a New England Patriots player who needed tape to cover his thumb while allowing him to flex his hand. Turns out that man was Neal ElAttrache, an orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who repaired Brady’s left knee in 2008. Dr. ElAttrache advised Brady to give KT Tape a try.

KT Tape’s remarkable products are developed and tested to deliver just the right amount of adhesion to make them game savers in every situation—not just for the Super Bowl.

Congratulations to both the New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles for making it to the Super Bowl and a special congratulations to a behind the scenes hero of the game, KT Tape!

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