Congratulations to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

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.

I don’t have any pictures from the Super Bowl, but here is a shot from this year’s Pro Bowl, which was pretty rainy and only included one Packer…
…Davante Adams.
My Packer hat and I caught a little grief from a Patriot’s fan in the parking ramp at the Pro Bowl. I said, “Ok, Buddy, but look where you just parked? It’s Brett Favre and you’re always going to remember that.” He looked up at his parking section — Green 4 — and said, “You got me there.” We take our victories where we can #GoPackGo

3 thoughts on “Congratulations to Tom Brady and the New England Patriots

  1. The Rams quarterback went to Kent State!! This university, my Alma Mater by the way, has not ever been known to be a big football power house!!

  2. Thank you about the positive article on New England’s Super Bowl win. It saddened me that so many of my friends were so hateful about the Patriots going again. Sure there were years I wasn’t crazy about the participants, but I was happy for my friends when their teams in the big prom. It’s quite and honor and accomplishment as you know from personal experience. I just hope our replacement for Tom (and the time will come) is as good as yours’ was for Farve. 😉 CS

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