Deputy Sheriff of Nottingham: I order you to lose
Robin Hood: My Lord Sheriff you seem to think I can win and lose as I please, that’s a very difficult shot, a person could not be blamed for missing that target entirely.
Adventures of Robin Hood the Truce 1960
For the last week I’ve been listening to sports radio where the primary topic of interest here in New England still remains how the Patriots apparently gave the superbowl away.
Oh there’s been some talk of the Spectacular Season resurgence that the Bruins are having or the Celtics prospects of making it to the finals or the upcoming Red Sox seasons, but the primary topic is still how Bill Belichick gave away Superbowl 52 by sitting Malcolm Butler.
Now the decision to sit Butler is a controversial move and worthy of debate but given the fact that it has been two weeks AND the fact that this team won 2 superbowls in the previous 3 years and have made it to the big game on avg every other year since the start of the 21st century the obsession on this defeat seems odd…but it’s not.
It’s basically the Hillary Clinton Democrat: “I’m Entitled” mentality.
As soon as Donald Trump was confirmed as the GOP nominee in 2016 Democrats decided that election 2016 was over and everyone from low level operative, to media folks to lobbyists were making plans based on that “fact” and were already counting the money from the gravy train they would be riding. Lobbying firms were already signing people based on their Clinton Connections and I suspect MSM members were preparing their resumes in anticipation of getting positions in the revolving door of government and media.
One the election was over all these plans were gone replaced by sheer outrage the likes we have never seen before. It’s wasn’t over actually losing an election. Elections have been won and lost before in America without people dedicated their entire lives to overturning them, so why now?
Well part of it is all the nasty stuff that was done that is now being exposed but the real problem is this. They didn’t consider this an election, they considered this a coronation. This was something that was already theirs and election day was just a formality.
In other words this wasn’t a contest that they lost, it was something that belonged to them that was taken away from them.
And nothing upsets a person like being deprived of something they were “entitled” to by right.
While Tom Brady has put this behind him and is apparently focusing on what actually matters in life, Patriots fans are still looking at this as if they’ve been robbed. They aren’t noting the excellent play of the Eagles, or the fine clock management (in contrast to the 2004 defeat) or the fact that at no time during the game did the Patriots defense come up big when it was needed. None of those facts mean a thing. In their minds that 6th ring was theirs and Bill Belichick took it away from them.
That’s how spoiled Brady and Belichick have made NE fans. A Superbowl titles isn’t something to be won, it’s an entitlement to be had that can only be legitimately lost if a miracle catch or play happens to take it from them.
No wonder the rest of the country can’t stand us.