Five Superbowl LIII thoughts. Brady vs Russell & Berra, Defense rules, Gostkowski comes through, Angry Liberals and Two Boston Titles this season (so far!)

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Five Superbowl LIII thoughts. Brady vs Russell & Berra, Defense rules, Gostkowski comes through, Angry Liberals and Two Boston Titles this season (so far!)

It might be odd to put it this way but with his 6th title. As of today Tom Brady only needs to play in 3 more super­bowls to appear in as many Cham­pi­onship games a Bill Rus­sell and just five wins away from hav­ing as many rings as him, and if he makes it to those five more Super­bowls then he’ll tie Yogi Berra 14 title series appeareneces.

This is not to min­i­mize Brady who is the rea­son why I watch the Patri­ots, but I just think that Berra’s accom­plish­ments have been for­got­ten and any­one who says that Jor­dan or James are bet­ter than Rus­sell, lets see them win a title as a player coach at the end of their career.


Admit it if any­one told you on Sat­ur­day that the NE Patri­ots would be held to 13 points in Super­bowl LIII you would have assumed they had lost. The Rams defense was spec­tac­u­lar and deserved a bet­ter result. But the Patri­ots defense was out­stand­ing and while Julian Edel­man is a wor­thy MVP I would have thought some­one on the defense might have been a bet­ter choice.


Is it just me or was Stephen Gostkowski kick with 1:16 left first time he’s really made a clutch kick in the Super­bowl since he got here? Patri­ots play­off his­tory is more about Brady over­com­ing the kicks he missed. This kick was the dif­fer­ence between Goff hav­ing a chance to tie the game and it being prac­ti­cally impossible.


The Patri­ots win­ning tends to piss off most of the coun­try, under­stand­ably so as other cities might want to win but it pisses off lib­er­als the most because they asso­ciate Brady with Trump. The stu­pid­est take of all of these was the click­bait arti­cle at the Daily Beast claim­ing that the Pats are team MAGA. In one sense they are. Like Trump they work hard, keep their promises and are all about results. That’s why the left will always hate them.


Finally Both the Patri­ots and the Red Sox have won titles for Boston this year. As of today the Boston Celtics are the 3rd seed in the NBA East and the Bru­ins are as of this moment the 1st wild card in the NHL. While I wouldn’t bet on the Bru­ins to take the Stan­ley Cup or even make the Finals the Celtics are a real threat to go to the NBA finals and have more than enough tal­ent to win. That would be three titles for one city in one year.


Bonus, Best super­bowl ad ever, period!



Absolutely per­fect! UPDATE: It just hit me I won­der if they filmed a ver­sion with Brady tak­ing off a sixth ring? Update 2: Went to morn­ing Mass today, my pas­tor watched a replay of the game and said the Brady bit had been cut in the replay, are they already insert­ing the 6th ring or did they plan to re-​film so as not to prej­u­dice it? Or did he just remem­ber it wrong?


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It might be odd to put it this way but with his 6th title. As of today Tom Brady only needs to play in 3 more superbowls to appear in as many Championship games a Bill Russell and just five wins away from having as many rings as him, and if he makes it to those five more Superbowls then he’ll tie Yogi Berra 14 title series appeareneces.

This is not to minimize Brady who is the reason why I watch the Patriots, but I just think that Berra’s accomplishments have been forgotten and anyone who says that Jordan or James are better than Russell, lets see them win a title as a player coach at the end of their career.


Admit it if anyone told you on Saturday that the NE Patriots would be held to 13 points in Superbowl LIII you would have assumed they had lost. The Rams defense was spectacular and deserved a better result. But the Patriots defense was outstanding and while Julian Edelman is a worthy MVP I would have thought someone on the defense might have been a better choice.


Is it just me or was Stephen Gostkowski kick with 1:16 left first time he’s really made a clutch kick in the Superbowl since he got here? Patriots playoff history is more about Brady overcoming the kicks he missed. This kick was the difference between Goff having a chance to tie the game and it being practically impossible.


The Patriots winning tends to piss off most of the country, understandably so as other cities might want to win but it pisses off liberals the most because they associate Brady with Trump. The stupidest take of all of these was the clickbait article at the Daily Beast claiming that the Pats are team MAGA. In one sense they are. Like Trump they work hard, keep their promises and are all about results. That’s why the left will always hate them.


Finally Both the Patriots and the Red Sox have won titles for Boston this year. As of today the Boston Celtics are the 3rd seed in the NBA East and the Bruins are as of this moment the 1st wild card in the NHL. While I wouldn’t bet on the Bruins to take the Stanley Cup or even make the Finals the Celtics are a real threat to go to the NBA finals and have more than enough talent to win. That would be three titles for one city in one year.


Bonus, Best superbowl ad ever, period!

Absolutely perfect! UPDATE: It just hit me I wonder if they filmed a version with Brady taking off a sixth ring? Update 2:  Went to morning Mass today, my pastor watched a replay of the game and said the Brady bit had been cut in the replay, are they already inserting the 6th ring or did they plan to re-film so as not to prejudice it? Or did he just remember it wrong?

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