“The Patriots are cheaters!”
”The Patriots play in the worst division in football!”
“The Patriots get all the calls!”
Just shut up.
The Patriots, with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady at the helm, are the greatest dynasty in the history of football. I hate it, but I can’t deny their greatness.
Tom Brady, when healthy, has made a conference title game in 13 out of 17 years. Tom Brady, when healthy, has gone to the Super Bowl in 9 out of 17 years.
He’s the greatest winner in professional sports history.
Sure, Michael Jordan never lost in the championship, but he also didn’t qualify as often as Brady has.
The Patriots have defeated hall of fame players like Peyton Manning, Ben Roethlisberger, Kurt Warner, and Phillip Rivers en route to Super Bowls. They beat the “Legion of Boom.” This year, they beat the next great thing, Patrick Mahomes.
In 2001, they beat the “Greatest Show on Turf.” In 2004, they beat the 15-1 Pittsburgh Steelers. The Pats have been challenged, and more times than not, they’ve overcome that challenge.
To top it all off, the franchise has done it with a rotating cast of characters. Only Brady and Belichick remain from that 2001 team. The Patriots have done all of this in the salary cap era.
New England has the greatest dynasty in the history of football. Anybody who says otherwise is in denial.
–My wife and I closed on a new house in late December. Earlier this month, we agreed in principle to sell our old house. I’ve got boxes in two different places. I don’t know where any of my shit is. On top of it all, every time we showed the old house, we had to move our two cats and our dog to the new house. I have scratches all over my body. We’ll be done with everything on February 22nd. Not a moment sooner. I’m drained.
–Barry Bonds was, once again, not elected into the Major League Baseball Hall of Fame.
There has been OUTRAGE!
To an extent, I get the outrage. Barry Bonds is the greatest baseball player to have ever lived. If he’s not in the hall of fame, the hall of fame doesn’t have any credibility.
My question is this: Why do you put credibility in a bunch of crusty old men, anyhow?
I know Pete Rose was good, whether or not he’s in. I know Dave Parker was good, whether or not he’s in. I saw Sammy Sosa and Mark McGwire save baseball in the 1990’s. Hall of Fame voters can’t take that from me. I’m sure it means a lot to players to get inducted, but fans know who is deserving and who is not.
I don’t need a group of old men with an agenda to tell me who was good at baseball.
—I’ve been working out vigorously in 2019. The holiday’s weren’t especially kind to me this year. I needed to make a change. There have only been a handful of days this month that I haven’t worked out. I feel like I’m getting back to where I need to be.
–You know what was better for weight loss, though? I had the stomach flu this weekend. Rumor has it that Matt Gajtka is dealing with it right now. I’ve never been more sick in my life. I had to throw out pants (TMI). I lost around 5 pounds during the ordeal, though. I ain’tcomplaining. Actually, that’s false. I’ve complained a lot. It sucked.
(Editor’s Note: We’ll address germs, illness, & how to avoid getting sick in an upcoming episode of The Do-Goodery Podcast)
–The Saints/Rams NFC Championship game was mired in controversy. New Orleans was screwed out of a spot in the Super Bowl. Now, the conversation has centered around more rule changes in the NFL.
54 million people watched on Sunday night. The NFL acts reflexively all the time. The league allows the winds of public perception to sway policy ALL THE TIME. Enough is enough.
Fans will still watch the Super Bowl. Fans will still watch next year. Let some time pass by before changing rules AGAIN. Think on it.