Alright, New England Patriots fans, this is the only game of the season that counts. Super Bowl 53. The enemy is locked in: it should've been the New Orleans Saints, but thanks to a missed call, it's now the Los Angeles Rams. Whatever. The goal is still the same.
The Patriots have a real opportunity to make history here. Would it make Tom Brady the best quarterback of all-time if he wins this game? No. He already is, but it would make this ongoing dynasty look even better, so that's something...
The good thing is regardless, Brady is pretty much committed to another term in the NFL. He's 41 now. He says he wants to play until he is 45, and that's awesome. It's Rob Gronkowski you have to worry about.
He has taken a lot of damage in his career as one of the top tight ends in NFL history. When asked about retirement after this season, he danced around the topic to reporters Wednesday night, so who knows what will end up happening there? Obviously, Patriots fans would like to see him keep playing but odds are, he will not be a stranger if he retires either.
So what else is there? A Pittsburgh TV producer called Tom Brady a "known cheater" in a caption on the news and got fired. That was pretty wild. The McCourty twins are going to play in a Super Bowl together. That's pretty special.
And.... most of the country is rooting against the Patriots. That's not a shock.
Keep in mind, the Patriots played the Rams in the Super Bowl too, and they won that one. What does that have to do with this game? Absolutely nothing, but I just felt like reminding the readers.
Oh, and the Patriots aren't underdogs anymore, so I guess that's pretty good too...