Tom Brady is taking the New England Patriots to the Super Bowl for the ninth time


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I’ve been absorbed in the Australian Open for the last week, so I wasn’t really paying attention to football drama. Yesterday was “Championship Sunday,” where the teams are determined for the Super Bowl. We’ve got our Super Bowl matchup: New England Patriots versus the LA Rams. The Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs and the Rams defeated the New Orleans Saints yesterday. So you know what that means… Tom Brady is going back to the Super Bowl. It will be the NINTH appearance by Brady and Bill Belichick. Brady is now the oldest quarterback to ever start at a Super Bowl – he’s 41 years old!!

Tom Brady, already the oldest quarterback to ever start a Super Bowl, will be back for his ninth trip to America’s greatest sporting spectacle, as his New England Patriots defeated the Kansas City Chiefs, 37-31, in a thrilling overtime AFC Championship Game at Arrowhead Stadium. Jared Goff, 24, became the youngest quarterback to win an NFC title game; he led the Los Angeles Rams to a controversial 26-23 overtime road victory over the New Orleans Saints. Once again, New England and Los Angeles will face off for a title: just a few months ago, the Boston Red Sox beat the Los Angeles Dodgers in the World Series. The Celtics and Lakers have met a dozen times in the NBA Finals.

[From Time]

East Coast versus West Coast, Boston versus LA, age and experience versus new blood and the future of the sport. I actually forgot that the Patriots did NOT win the Super Bowl last year – the Eagles beat the Pats. But Tom Brady has won five Super Bowls. So will this be his sixth? Or will the Rams take it? I’ll literally only watch for the messy AF halftime show, so whatever. Deflate them balls, do whatever it takes.

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  1. IE says:

    I think you’re wrong. He has won at least five Super Bowls

    • Miles says:

      Yes he has 5 rings.

    • Mac says:

      I know nothing about football except that Tom Brady is Trump;’s favorite player that makes me not like him.

      • Svea says:

        He used to be friendly with Trump, but since the election has distanced himself. I think his position has been to appear outwardlly neutral. I very much doubt he likes him. Gisele is very liberal. Also Brady has a number of biracial nieces he adores.

  2. Jenns says:

    I’m an Eagles fans, so I will never forget them beating the Patriots. And how Tom Brady ran away after the game without speaking to Nick Foles.

    No one cares about The Patriots outside of Boston. And judging by what I saw(or didn’t see) on social media yesterday, it appears no one cares about the Rams in LA.

    So I’m only in this for the possible GoT trailer. Or a Star Wars teaser.

    • Miles says:

      He stood out the Eagles locker room and shook hands with all the players. But anyways. I didn’t see Mahomes congratulate Brady last night. Nor did I see Brees congratulate Goff last night. I’ve seen it countless times when the winning QB of a championship game doesn’t get thanked by the losing team’s QB. Countless players have said that in recent years during championship games security escorts the losing team’s players directly off the field in order to reduce the mayhem on the field. There’s a reason why it’s happened to several QBs. But oddly only Brady got heat for it. Interesting.

      • Lightpurple says:

        Brady asked security if they could bring him to Mahomes. He met with him privately inside the Chiefs locker room.

    • isabelle says:

      Commercials are the best part when it is sucky teams.

    • Another Anne says:

      If people don’t care about the Patriots outside of New England, why are the games they play in consistently among the top rated? I’m sure there are other fans who watch hoping to see them lose. But my goodness, the comment sections sure do light up with comments from people who “don’t care” about them.

      • LA says:

        Sooooo much salt. That’s why they log comments.

      • GreenTurtle says:

        Lol, indeed. Lots of people hate watch, but don’t admit it, I’m sure! I’m not a Pats fan, but Brady will go down as one of the great QBs in history, so I do enjoy watching his skill.

    • lucy2 says:

      Eagles fan here too! I was depressed that the birds were going to have to play the Patriots in the Superbowl, but then it ended up making the win even sweeter!

      I’m sick of the Patriots winning so much, it’s boring. The 4th quarter of the Chiefs game was crazy though, with all the turnovers, so at least that was exciting.

      A fellow Eagles fan friend posted this morning “And now we have all become Rams fans.” So true!

      • girl_ninja says:

        Oh well, stay bored.

      • JRock says:

        I just want to say I’m in KC, and last year I had a shirt made that said “Eagles Fan For The Day: Anybody But The Patriots” and I wore it to a friend’s Patriots Superbowl party (there are a*lot* of Patriots fans in KC), and everyone was like “Whatevs, Patriots got this”, so I went all in, cheered *hard* for the Eagles the whole game, and then BLAMMO! It was great. Also made some really small bets against people watching and ended up winning about $200.

        I’m not watching the Patriots play again in the Superbowl. Blah. It’s boring. I’ll go to the party with my Patriots friends, though, and wear a Rams jersey. I have a STL Rams jersey still-I’ll just wear that. Hot tip-we played a game last year about what types of companies would have the longest ad during each commercial break. The company types came out of a hat before the game, you only got two, and you paid $1 for each one you wanted to be active before every break, and you know, $20 a commercial break, it adds up! I got “Household Cleaners” and “Car Companies”, so I made another good chunk of change. Thanks Tide and “real people, not actors”! If you decide to watch the game with friends, is really fun, and it keeps everyone engaged during the fun commercials, which are constant!

      • LL says:

        JRock: I feel sorry for you. You are a loser.

    • Alexis says:

      It’s just tedious to watch the media glorify some team that has a cupcake division AND every single call go their way as if they’re actually excellent still. Am I supposed to be impressed that the Pats are always in the Superbowl? Any number of decently run teams in that position would be in the Superbowl just as often as the Pats have been given the kind of head start they have. (For a non-controversial example, imagine the Steelers in this position for the last ten years. Same results, or maybe better. The Steelers aren’t always in the Superbowl because they have competition in their division and they don’t get EVERY call.) I get that BB and TB are all time greats but at this point I just want them to retire and remember them at their best, rather than seeking their decaying husk being continually propped up by the NFL — to prove what? We get it, they are GOATs. But the Pats don’t even play above-average football anymore. Brady threw five or six picks in the AFC game, all but two of which were called back. BB made some bizarre ass calls. They’re the heart of the team and they just look old and mediocre now. KC laid an egg but somehow stayed in it, and it was because the Pats just weren’t good. I didn’t really give a shit about the Pats’ easy schedule and the ref calls when the Pats were the best team in the league or close to it anyway (because since they only can play the schedule they have, and it’s not the team’s fault the refs favor them), but now it’s just gross and embarrassing to the sport.

      (Disclaimer: I’m a Giants fan. We beat them twice so I’m not hating. My franchise is “storied,” too. And I like my franchise’s story better.)

      • girl_ninja says:

        You ARE hating, but that is to be expected.

      • Alexis says:

        LMAO I’m not hating. My team was never going to win the SB this year, so I have no reason to care who wins it all now. I don’t have any love for the Rams — and I was actually rooting for y’all to win last year because I didn’t want the Eagles to get a ring. But even if I was a hater, the real questions are these: Your team is in the Superbowl, so why are you so mad? Everyone knows that your coach and QB are the GOATs, so why are you so mad? Because you sound mad as hell to be a fan of such a successful team.

      • LORENA says:

        We are not mad, we super happy out here :) we are used to the hate, gives us more fuel ;)

      • Holly Golightly says:

        The Pats has an easy schedule? If you say so. Seems to me they lost quite a few games this year and scrapped for the games won and still made the Super Bowl. Call it what you want, but Tom Brady is a great QB.

  3. CatWomen says:

    TB HAS FIVE Wins please update your story, thnxs

  4. Lightpurple says:

    Tom Brady has won five Super Bowls. This may be the end for Gronk. And I haven’t recovered from how stressful yesterday’s game was. In gratitude for helping me clear ice yesterday, I invited my neighbors over to watch. They’re from China and had never watched a football game before. I think the grandfather was bordering on stroking out in the final minutes.

    • Beth says:

      I absolutely love Gronk, but it really might be time for him to retire before he has more injuries than can be fixed. I’ll forever wear my Gronk shirts with pride. It was only in the 40′s in Florida last night and I was freezing, but I’ll never forget what real cold is from living in Massachusetts most of my life. Warm up!!

      • megs283 says:

        Gronk needs to take his money and RUN. I’ve read that he hasn’t spent ANY of his NFL money, he’s been living off his endorsements. I’m not sure if he can string a coherent sentence together, but I bet he could work as an announcer/commentator. He seems universally well-liked (vs TB12) and it would keep him in the game without getting injured.

    • StellainNH says:

      I was so happy to see that Vince Wilfork was honorary captain. I love that’s guy.

    • isabelle says:

      How did Grandpa even understand what was happening, rules and such?

    • Another Anne says:

      Seriously, I thought I was having a heart attack during the game. My heart was pounding rapid fire in my chest.

      Beat LA!

  5. HelloSunshine says:

    After they won last night, my husband and I were both kind of like “kay?” It’s getting boring seeing the same team in the super bowl almost every year is my point. Obviously it’s great for them and they’re a great team (ew, I need to go wash my mouth out) but man.. would’ve loved a KC LA match up just to shake things up lol

    • Kk2 says:

      Agree. I don’t hate the Pats exactly, but I am so bored of them. It is amazing how they can be so good and yet so boring to watch. And the super bowl- Tom Brady and maroon 5, what a snoozefest! And I’m a big football fan! The only saving grace is that the Rams haven’t been in the SB for a while.

      • HelloSunshine says:

        Omg I forgot about the Maroon 5 part. This is going to be a very bland Super Bowl hahah I’ve found my excitement for football waning the last few years and I used to be a huge fan. I’ll still watch the super bowl because we always watch with friends but it’s mostly for commercials and judging halftime show quality.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      This is exactly how I feel about them. Yeah yeah, great team, great QB, great coaching YADDA YADDA YADDA BLAH BLAH BLAH….it’s boring. I’m sure the Pats fans are thrilled, but for the rest of the football fans it’s like “AGAIN?!”. I’ll bet the viewing numbers will be WAY down this year (continuing the trend from previous years) due to it being the Pats again and the absolute snoozefest of a halftime show.

    • QueenLanie says:

      As we say here in NE “Hate us cuz they ain’t us” Sorry, but we’re not going away !!

      • whatWHAT? says:

        I don’t hate the Pats. as a Giants fan, I kinda like them. they did us right. (or, rather, we did them right.)

        Twice.

        what people don’t like is the same team going to a championship year after year, regardless of the sport. it’s boring for everyone other than fans of that one team. it’s like how the Yankees dominated for so many years in the 90s (and beyond). BORING.

      • HelloSunshine says:

        Yeah I don’t hate them I guess? I’m a Steelers fan and wish we could achieve that kind of consistency lol but for anyone that’s not a Pats fan (most of the people watching), it gets old watching them in the super bowl every year. I’d feel that way with any sport and any team basically, watching the same thing every year with the same result isn’t fun lol

  6. Miss M says:

    Yes! Let’s go, Pats!!!
    He has won FIVE… remember the famous Christine O photo wearing 4 of his rings in 2015?! After that, Pats won again in 2017. Epic game.
    If Pats win, I hope Brady retires.

  7. Lindy says:

    Gross. I loathe them. Also, my poor husband was born and raised in New Orleans, so after last night he’s miserable. Justifiably so. That call (or lack thereof) was ridiculous.

    • Franklin says:

      Same here. He’s so upset and it was horrible to be fair.

    • Psu doh nihm says:

      It was stolen from us!!! STOLEN.
      I hope that officiant loses his job over that. If nothing else I hope lasting changes come from it.

      I guess our qb and coach could always sell their souls to the devil like the Tom and Bill Show then we could have 5 rings too..but I can’t see our “saintly” Drew doing that and I don’t think we would want him to either.

      • Miles says:

        But didn’t your coach have his defensive coordinator pay out bounties in order to hurt opposing team’s players?

      • Psu doh nihm says:

        Miles,

        I would put that in a pergatory level offense because they payed their price and made their pentence for it with countless heartbreaks, losses, and financial penalties.

        We are talking about the here and now.

        And I’m sorry but when every single thing a certain person’s hand touches, turns to gold, every single time…

      • Miles says:

        I love Brees and the Saints. I’m not a fan but I root for them when my team is out. They were 100% robbed last night. People were robbed of a Brees vs Brady Super Bowl. But I’m just commenting on the fact that you claimed your QB and coach wouldn’t sell their soul but like your coach paid to get people hurt. Which imo is far far far worse than anything the Patriots have done. And if not mistaken, the Patriots have also faced consequences so what’s your point?

      • StellainNH says:

        It really sucks when the officials suck. It is emotionally draining and just isn’t fair.

      • QueenLanie says:

        Your coach was involved in BOUNTYGATE, oh maybe you forgot about that ! Paying players to injure other players so ……

      • Psu doh nihm says:

        I didn’t forget. I said they paid their price.
        I didn’t say it was right.

        Am I a sore loser right now? Hell yes!
        I’m the WORST kind of loser right now.
        I’m jaded, bitter, let-down, short sighted and seem to have a short memory.

        But while I know it’s said in jest about people selling their soul for success, you can’t help but half heartedly wonder who might’ve done just that.

        And frankly, blaming the devil and anyone who might’ve conspired with him feels a lot better than anything else at this point.

    • Scal says:

      The saints were robbed. ROBBED. I really wanted Drew brees to make it to be Super Bowl again before retirement

    • whatWHAT? says:

      that was possibly the worst uncalled penalty in a season of TERRIBLE officiating.

      and that “roughing the passer” call on Brady was BS, too.

    • Layday says:

      Yes the Saints should be in the Super Bowl. The Rams player who committed the pass interference/helmet to helmet acknowledges he should have been flagged. Even the NFL knows that missed call changed the outcome of the game. It’s indisputable. There will probably be a rule change because of it honestly. You don’t have to be a Saints fan to know that changed the outcome of this game. You should however want your team or any team to not have a game decided by referee incompetence. I don’t care who wins the Super Bowl because it honestly comes off like the fix is in. A team who everybody is tired of seeing (outside of New England) is playing a team who isn’t even suppose to be there. Oh goody, yep that’s the stuff of endless Super Bowl excitement for the rest of America.

      • Psu doh nihm says:

        At this point it really does feel fixed doesn’t it?

        That’s all I can think.

        How they can blatantly miss a call like that on ALL LEVELS is nothing short of purposeful. As soon as it happened we all groaned “game over” We KNEW.

        In fact my husband got mad because I tried to turn the TV off right then.

        If you WILLFULLY ignore a call like that along with a string of other poorly called games a clear and evident pattern starts to form.

      • Riemc526 says:

        Oh yes, that roughing the passer call was ridiculous and that call that wasn’t made against the rams was painful. Eagles fan here (Philly born & raised) but if not us, I was hoping for NO vs KC. I wanted to see Andy Reid finally win a title.

  8. Beth says:

    Tom Brady has won 3 league MVP awards, but won 5 Super Bowls. FIVE! In a couple weeks, he’ll have 6 Super Bowl rings. That was an awesome game last night, and even when we were behind with less than 1 minute left, I knew we’d come back and win. If the refs had paid attention during the Rams and Saints game, the Saints might have been going to the Super Bowl

  9. Jerusha says:

    Will the visually impaired refs from the Saints/Rams game be officiating? Since the best commercials will make it onto social media I won’t have to bother watching the game.

  10. Tzu says:

    Don’t remind me. I’m the biggest temporary Rams fan from today until Feb 3. Also, NFL OT rules suck. It’s BS that a game like that is decided on a coin flip.

    • Olenna says:

      Temporary Chiefs fan here and I agree, the OT rules are just bad. You got 2 dudes standing there, calling heads or tails, then banking on a lucky flip to get your team first on the field. First team scores to take the lead and it’s over, done. Losing QB sitting on the sidelines, going “WTF”. It’s a shit rule.

      • Tzu says:

        Yes. Especially in games like last night where both offenses were on fire. I knew as soon as the Pats won the toss, they won the game. And it would have been the same for the Chiefs. Neither defense was going to get a stop last night. It’s just unfair the way it’s set up right now. College OT isn’t perfect either, but I much prefer it over NFL.

    • MissyLynne says:

      I was just saying that last night. It’s such a high stands game to hinge on the flip of a coin.

  11. Steff says:

    For the past 5 years I’ve been a “anyone but the pats” fan. I wish there was real competition for them in the AFC east.

  12. Miles says:

    Tom Brady has solidified himself as the GOAT. From second to last pick in the draft to being the face of one of the greatest sports dynasties. 5 Super Bowl rings, 3 league MVPs, 8 straight AFC championship games….the list goes on. The dude is a legend. I’m not even a Pats fan but we won’t be seeing someone do what he did for a very very long time if ever.

    • Jegede says:

      👍👍👍👊👊

    • LORENA says:

      YASSSS

    • Beth says:

      Awesome when people who aren’t even Pats fans will say this. It is what it is, and Brady is an unexpected GOAT legend. Who would ever have thought that the 6th round draft pick would end up achieving what Brady has?

    • lucy2 says:

      I agree – and yet I still don’t like him and root against the Pats.

      • Kk2 says:

        Brady is obviously great. You can think that and still be bored AF by the Patriots. Like I would love to see Brady (or Belichek) go finish their career somewhere else- like the Browns! Brady leading the Browns to a championship? I’d be all in for that, and i even cheer for a division rival of the Browns. Football, at the end of the day, is for entertainment. And outside of NE, the pats dominance is just not entertaining anymore. On top of being repetitive, even their actually game plan is repetitive. Not that they should change what works, but why would any other fans want to watch basically the same team play the same game every year?

        I mean I would hate to be the reporter stuck with coming up with pregame analysis or storylines about Brady and the Pats. They can just reuse last year’s script. There is nothing new or interesting to say.

      • lucy2 says:

        I kind of like the idea of someone having a great career with one team and getting to retire with that same team, it rarely happens anymore. But I like to root for the underdog, or have a team really surprise everyone and do great, and with them dominating the AFC over and over, it doesn’t happen.

    • Svea says:

      My position too. Don’t care about Belichek or the rest of the team. I enjoy watching Brady bring it.

  13. Sayrah says:

    The refs handed the Rams their game.

  14. Jegede says:

    The more important question is this –

    Where is Kitten?🤔🤔 Is she hung over?? 🤢🥃😄😜

  15. LORENA says:

    SO PROUD OF MY HOME TEAM!! Did anyone see the video of Jason McCourty saying he is finally going to the super bowl with his own ticket not just his twin brother’s, so cute! I love the McCourty twins. The pats will be playing in the superbowl on Feb 3rd, exactly 17 years after their first win with rookie QB, Tom Brady, so exciting. Win or lose we new englanders love these guys!!

    • Lightpurple says:

      The McCourty twins are awesome. So happy for Jason that he finally gets this moment. And Devin has long been my favorite Pats player. Two wonderful men, on and off the football field.

  16. M says:

    My Chiefs 💔

    • Larelyn says:

      Yes. One more time… “maybe next year”. 😥

    • Amanda says:

      Yes! If we’d just shown up in the 1st half (and/or postseason OT rules weren’t STUPID), maybe today would be different for us in Chiefs Kingdom! There’s no place like Mahomes!

  17. Tania says:

    Here I am, still boycotting the NFL while Kaepernick is unemployed. That league is racist, misogynistic and overrated. In my final email at work on Friday I told them for all that is good in the world, please start watching a real sport – any sport – that isn’t the nfl.

  18. AnnaKist says:

    Meh. He’s still a twat.

    • Castle Toz says:

      A MAGA card carrying Princess Nagini dating twat. Or have we forgotten all that?

      • Lightpurple says:

        What? Brady never dated Nagini. He also has never endorsed anyone politically. He blew off the White House visit to Trump. The hats were in the locker room because Trump sent them to the entire team. None of them were ever seen wearing one.

      • whatWHAT? says:

        yeah, he never dated Nagini…I think 45 would have loved it as he Kraft are bros and he sees Brady as a “winner”, but he didn’t date her.

        however (as noted), Kraft and 45 are buds, Belicheck made a written endorsement of 45, and Brady said during an interview that 45 is a “good friend” of his and that it would be “great” if he won the election. he further clarified that he “wasn’t sure who he’d vote for”.

        Though 45 claims Brady voted for him, there’s no way to know. Frankly, as Brady has said, “I don’t even know what the issues are. I haven’t paid attention to politics in a long time,” Brady said. “It’s actually not something that I really even enjoy. It’s way off my radar.” I’m betting he didn’t vote in 2016.

        privileged white boy is privileged.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yeah, either he’s full of it and just saying that to cover his tracks, or he’s extremely privileged and never thinks about anyone beyond himself. Neither is good.

      • Svea says:

        Am sick of Brady incorrectly being called MAGA. Do some research, check out what his wife, his family is about. Research what Brady has actually said. Brady played golf with Trump back in the day. And Trump clearly has a hard-on for the guy. Brady’s values are that he is not going to crap on someone he used to be friends with. Meanwhile he has distanced himself. And supported players’ right to protest the anthem.
        https://www-m.cnn.com/2017/09/25/politics/tom-brady-nfl-protests-donald-trump-national-anthem/index.html?r=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F

  19. FHMom says:

    Anyone else think Jared Goff looks like a young Ryan Gosling? They could be brothers.

  20. OSTONE says:

    Didn’t watch the game but as an Atlanta girl thank you Rams for not letting the Saints play the SB in Atlanta! We have enough to be embarrassed about with a horrendous season from the Falcons, Pepsi ads everywhere in the city, and the Patriots possibly winning here. Also, Tom Brady is unreal and the GOAT.

  21. Tallia says:

    It’s almost like the NFL wanted a coast to coast match. Nah.

    I love how the old Rams players came out recently to reiterate their thoughts that the Pats cheated during the 2002 Super Bowl. No build up there. Nope.

    Another Super Bowl I will not be watching.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      this might be the first year I don’t watch.

      Pats there again? boring.

      Rams over Saints because of a TERRIBLE blown non-call? maddening.

      terrible half time show by a piece of wonder bread with mayo? HARD PASS.

      This year the ONLY reason for me to watch would be the ads, and as someone up-thread mentioned, most of them are on social media before the game anyway.

  22. CatWomen says:

    Kaiser,the real story here is that Tom Brady is trying and succeeding in breaking ground as he continues to excel in his forties which is what you said, so good job.

  23. Reef says:

    Like I get it Tom Brady is the GOAT but like why is football so much easier for the Pats then the rest of the NFL. I just don’t understand what kind of voodoo Belichick has on the rest of the league. Is it a Faustian thing? It’s gross. And now these jokers are gonna be in my city for 2 weeks after humiliating us 2 years ago.

    • QueenLanie says:

      It’s not voodoo, it’s intelligence and hard work, dedication to the game year round. Other coaches should try an emulate that. Our players work out together in the off season, Brady brings his receivers to Montana to practice for weeks, so…. we play as a TEAM not for individual stats or glory, it’s about TEAM

      • Lightpurple says:

        Many teams are quick to hire former Patriots players and assistant coaches to coach their teams.

      • Nikitabby says:

        If by “intelligence and hard work” you mean a privileged, brain dead QB and scumbag cheating tactics (deflategate, etc.) plus an easier ride than many other divisions, then yeah, ok. The Patriots are disgusting. And no, I don’t have other team loyalties: I just call it as I see it.

    • Lightpurple says:

      The Patriots were not expected to be where they are today. They were heavy underdogs going into yesterday’s game. They are old. There was friction between Kraft, Belichick, and Brady in the off season. Lots of speculation about Gronkowski’s future. Injuries. The Josh Gordon situation. They are where they are because of mental toughness, the ability to handle the pressure, experience, and hard work. They don’t give up and they work as a team.

  24. Kath says:

    I don’t know anything about american footbal and what a quarterback does (the physical demands and all), but to still be a highly performing athlete in his 40s is pretty impressive

  25. Renee says:

    I’m SO sad my home team KC couldn’t pull it off last night. I hope Bob Kraft has released the ref’s kids tied up in the basement to ensure a Pat’s win. I kid, I kid……I’m just sad we were so close. However, our QB Mahomes is young and already getting ready for next year!!!

  26. Veronica S. says:

    I mean, there’s no getting around the fact that he’s possibly one of the greatest quarterbacks of all time. I just wish Tom Brady wasn’t so…Tom Brady.

    • girl_ninja says:

      He is really weird. I chalk it up to being a weathy out of touch, supremly talented white guy.

      • Veronica S. says:

        He’s “stupid rich” to me. He’s extremely talented at something that just happens to be extremely lucrative, but he’s incredibly uneducated in everything else because there’s no repercussions to his lack of knowledge. He’s basically the Gwenyth Paltrow of sports.

  27. HeyThere! says:

    I haven’t watched 2 minutes of any sport event this year?! My husband doesn’t watch sports, and I’m normally the one with a game on randomly. I have been trying to not have the tv on the last few years. As someone who loves to watch tv, I felt it was mentally draining and keeping me from being my best self. Also, with two little babies in the home now, the last thing I want are tv zombies! I watch a few things on my iPad when I get a chance but I went dark on sports this year! I will watch the super bowl because WHY NOT?! Lol I don’t have a horse in this race but it’s fun to eat and watch the game!

    ***runs off to YouTube the butt fumble***

  28. HeyThere! says:

    I can’t find anything from 2019 on a butt fumble? Lol Maybe I should be more specific?

  29. HeyThere! says:

    Thank you, LIGHTPURPLE! I do remember that play!! LOL!

  30. LA says:

    “I’m not a hater” ….tries mightily to discount 17 years of excellence…

    Sure, Jan.

    If any well run team could do it, then, like, do it.

  31. Angie Fenton says:

    You So-called none haters SHOULD cheer for the Patriots to win… maybe then Brady will retire ( gulp 😭)

    • whatWHAT? says:

      eh, not sure he’d ever retire willingly. I think he’s going to be like Favre…trying to make a go of it after his “expiration date”. don’t get me wrong, I think he’s got a couple more good years in him, but I think his ego won’t let him retire when he’s on top. I think he’ll have to be pushed out.

      either that or his wife will make him quit. J/K on that one…kindasorta. ;)

  32. meh says:

    He always looks like such a complete doofus in every photo I’ve ever seen of him. He’s basically Lloyd Christmas at this point.

    • atlantic says:

      I’ve never watched a football game and am not American. I mainly know who Tom Brady is through this site and doofus fits my impression of him too… It must be different to see him in action though, given the number of fans he has. Because despite his impressive accomplishments he just seems so boring and a bit cringe worthy to me.

    • whatWHAT? says:

      “Lloyd Christmas” – DEAD.

      I see him as LURCH, although in a “Seinfeld-two-face” way.

      some angles/pics make him look very handsome, and some make him look like…well…LURCH.

  33. Svea says:

    I certainly don’t want the Rams to win on the heels of that terrible call against the Saints. That would suck.

  34. A says:

    I don’t watch football, but I’m keeping my fingers crossed for another repeat of last year’s “Tom Brady Lost The Super Bowl” fiesta on Twitter. That was a riot.

    It’s great that the Patriots are so good and on such a hot streak this decade and all, but the whole thing where Tom Brady is essentially seen as carrying the team on his shoulders is setting all of us up for a good few decades of Patriots fans being absolutely insufferable once he retires and bemoaning a return to the glory days of when he was still on the team.