Can one tiring of winning? Can ‘once in a lifetime’ moments happen to you so often that they become almost the norm? As a winner can a point be reached where you start feeling bad for everyone else? Do you almost wish you could share the wealth with those less fortunate?
Nope. We win, you lose, basically always. Sorry?
Sure, throwing up the graphic that the city of Atlanta has a grand total of one championship across all the major sports while Boston has 33 (now 34) was a little mean. And yes, having a parade down our streets basically every year has become a little routine, but it’s a small price to pay. Is it a little unfair that in recent years, the city of Boston has been on the positive side of the biggest comebacks in both baseball and now football history? Sure, but life’s not fair, and god just likes Boston more than your city by a mile and a half.
We recently had the greatest, most clutch DH in the history of baseball retire, only for the greatest player in NFL history to further cement his legacy this year. There will most likely never be another Tom Brady in the NFL. Many of his record will never be broken, and going forward the conversation will be heated about who is the second-best of all time, because the top spot is now undisputed and beyond reach. The conversation around greatest QB+Coach combo is even more out of reach for everyone else. It really is all a bit silly.
And the greatest thing about it? Next year the Patriots will be favored to win the Superbowl again. They will basically be a lock to make, at least, the AFC championship game. It’s an embarrassment of riches, one that will likely never happen again, to any city.
Feels good man, feels good.
PS: Can the Pats win the SB next year in less dramatic fashion though? All 7 of their games have been nail biters, and it can’t be healthy to be on edge for 4 hours straight. Just give me a nice blowout by halftime, so I can spend the second half of the game in ‘feel good’ mode, rather than having it come at literally the last play in overtime. Thanks god, I know you won’t disappoint.