And the Patriots! Probably the most disliked team in America due to their reputation as cheaters plus the fact that fans are just plain tired of them, their dominance.
I couldn't help but compare the game and it's out come to our current political situation. Yet it is very different. Let's equate the Falcons with the Democrats for a moment. So sure of that win yet the ensuing loss.
Then the Patriots as Republicans. Nobody really wanted them to win. The difference here between sport and politics is that many expected they would win even if they didn't want them to. Yet they did.
The huge difference between sport and politics was in the aftermath. There was no violence. No protests. No looking for safe places to cry their eyes out. Just the morose acceptance of a game not so well played in the end and a wait for another year, another season and hopefully a job better done.
The media too was far different. Around here the sports columnists were mostly for Atlanta yet you would never have known it from the coverage this morning. It was high praise for Tom Brady, coach Belichick and the entire Patriots team. As Tom Brady was Tom Terrific you could say the Patriots were Team Terrific. No one was trying to take that away from them or boycott anything New England or Boston!
I saw a few nasty comments on Facebook this morning from those who truly hate the Patriots, but not much, at least among my circle. They were more excited about the snow that fell in the mountains. The game is over. The Patriots won. Next year. End of story.
I guess the moral of the story is the so called American patriots who won't except the election nor any of the new Presidents appointees should look to football fans. Games over. Move on.