Congratulations to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. As a Packer fan, I know a thing or two about great quarterbacks and our big three — Bart Starr, Brett Favre and Aaron Rodgers — own their special place in history.
But, Tom Brady has won six Super Bowls and lost three. Nine Super Bowl appearances? Come on! He’s the GOAT now and most likely forever. How can you argue that? At 41, he’s the oldest starting quarterback in NFL history and he has said he has no plans to retire. I like athletes that make me feel young (at least too young to be their mothers 😉 )
What were you doing when you were 41? I was jogging slowly on a treadmill and nursing a sore knee. Tom Brady won the Super Bowl and he did it when he was eight years older than the opposing coach and 17-years older than the opposing quarterback.
At first, I thought the game was a little bit of a yawner. The Rams punted eight straight times and the Patriots didn’t even make their way into the red zone until the fourth quarter. But it turns out the final score, 13-3, was the largest margin in all of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl victories. In retrospect, maybe these defensive battles are better. At least they keep you watching until the end.
I’m not sure what Julian Edelman was thinking as he sat out his three-game suspension to start the season, but whatever motivation he used, it worked. I like a good comeback story and Edelman earned his MVP. (Sidenote brought to my attention by my stat-loving husband — Edelman played quarterback at Kent State, where he twice faced Miami of Ohio and its wide-receiver, young Sean McVay, who grew up to be the youngest head coach in Super Bowl history.
Bill Belichick joined an elite list of NFL coaches by winning his sixth title, including George Halas and Curly Lambeau. Vince Lombardi won five.
Enjoy that Lombardi Trophy, New England.
We’ll see you next year.