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Double G Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 7:39 a.m. PST

Thanks to the Patriots, the 98 day drought is over, every fourth month old in Boston will suffer no more from not witnessing a championship in this city.

So much for the boy genius in LA, Belichick, the mad scientist, cooked a brilliant defensive game plan and the Rams had no answers.

And for anyone whining about how the game was boring; that was old school football on display, great defense by both teams, none of this Madden/arcade game offensive shows that the NFL has been reduced to thanks to the league legislating defense out of the sport.

That's six for Brady, the Patriots are tied with the Steelers for the most SB wins.

Best QB/coach combo in football history…………and for anyone whining about the Patriots dominance, your salty tears taste wonderful, keep on hating, they'll keep on winning.

And no, I'm not a bandwagon fan, been a fan of the Patriots since 1968, had season tickets for 8 years, been to two AFCCG's, they were a tire fire until Belichick began coaching them, the last 18 years have been a dream come true ever since I saw my first game as an 8 year old at Fenway Park vs the Houston Oilers, they lost 14-0, but I was hooked.

First team in 28 years to get back to the SB after losing (Bills), first team in 46 years to win one after losing one (Dolphins)……………….WE'RE STILL HERE……………..

irishserb06 Feb 2019 10:52 a.m. PST

Hey Double G, Didn't realize you went that far back with the Patriots, that's really cool. I've been a Rams fan for almost as long, you've got me buy about a year.

Watching the Ram's offense was terrifically painful on my end, and I can't help but appreciate the brilliance of the Patriots game plan and their execution. The Pats were just masterful in shutting them down so completely.

Both defenses played the game, the way it is supposed to be played. Even in my misery, I enjoyed the dominance of the defenses. Anyone obsessed with the obscene score-fests that we so often see, may be a fan of their team, but not really of the game

In the end, Brad, Gronk, and Edelman are just fantastic, doing what they must, when they must. I can only wish them long and happy retirements, hopefully starting soon, so that my Rams might have a chance next year.

Congrats on your teams win. Probably the best coaching effort in the history of the NFL.

Double G Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 1:06 p.m. PST

Thanks, I appreciate it.

Yup, sat through some miserable seasons, 2-14 under Erhert, 1-15 under Rust, 1-15 under MacPherson, but that lead to Bledsoe being drafted and Parcells coming here, so I'm ok with that.

Also some nut punch losses, like the Dreth roughing the passer call in the 1976 playoffs vs the Raiders, so I don't want to here any Raider fans whining about the Tuck Rule, that call was by the letter of the rule, the Dreth roughing the passer call was a total ref bag job as he was Davis' buddy, or the 1979 loss to the Doofins on MNF the night Lennon was assassinated just to name two.

It was all well worth it (well not the Lennon part) as they've won 6 Super Bowls.

Nice to see the Rams back in LA where they belong, but then need to go back to the classic dark blue jersey with the white pants.

And that was two defensive geniuses at work in the SB, just a question of who blinked first and it was Wade, he had the wrong personnel on the field on that game winning TD drive.

I've seen several talking heads predictions for the 2020 Super Bowl, so far it's Rams/Chiefs, Saints/Colts and Rams/Chargers as the leaders in the clubhouse.

Great, keep picking against New England, some people never learn…………….

Schogun06 Feb 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

And Detroit wept…

Double G Supporting Member of TMP06 Feb 2019 3:13 p.m. PST

Being someone who appreciates the history of the sport, how the lions have not gone to the Super Bowl once in their history is a complete mystery, especially considering they had one of the greatest RB's in the history of the game on their team……………hopefully someday, Detroit fans deserve it.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 5:15 a.m. PST

Detroit seems as cursed in football as Boston once seemed
to be in baseball.

Were the Rams to go 'home,' it'd be to Cleveland, where
the franchise was first established. After winning the
NFL Championship in 1945, the franchise was moved to
Los Angeles (first such move).

One of my earliest childhood memories is of listening to
that (1945) game on the radio. Bob Waterfield was the
Rams QB.

DoubleG, all those 2020 SB pairing predictions prove one
thing – folks ain't yet learned NOT to count the Pats

Who asked this joker07 Feb 2019 6:49 a.m. PST

I'll start the predictions for 2020. The Pats and who?

Take aways from the game.

Both defenses played well enough to win.
Both offenses played poorly enough to lose.

Patriots seemed to move the ball better than the Rams early. It was really a matter of time before the Rams D wore down.

Living in the DC area I can tell you something about Sean McVey. His offensive scheme seems to sputter and die against aggressive defenses. Saw it time and again when he was the coordinator of the Redskins. In that sense it's like the old run and shoot offense. Works great against 75% of the teams out there. Works abysmally against the other 25%.

Double G Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 8:17 a.m. PST

The Patriots have needs at WR, TE, DT, DE, LB and safety.

Gronkowski, Hightower and the McCourty twins might all retire (and what better way for the twins to go out, being on the field as part of the FG team and watching that kick from Legatron/big leg Greg/tripod/whatever his nickname is sail wide left to end it).

Plus Brady will be another year older; the Chiefs, Chargers, Ravens, Browns (yes, the Browns) will all be improved too, so we'll see.

It's way to early in the game with the draft and free agency still to come.

This game was the typical "the moment is too big for the QB/coach" scenario, something I thought would happen last year with Folsie and that Harry High School rookie Iggles coach, but it did not happen.

This year it clearly did.

mjkerner07 Feb 2019 8:53 a.m. PST

Cheaters don't actually win, though.

Who asked this joker07 Feb 2019 10:06 a.m. PST

Cheaters don't actually win, though.

Look. I'm a hater like many others. Give credit where credit is due. Patriots did not cheat to get the win. It was a hard fought game.

Who asked this joker07 Feb 2019 10:09 a.m. PST

It's way to early in the game with the draft and free agency still to come.

It will be interesting to see who lands where next season. Who stays. Who goes. All that.

Double G Supporting Member of TMP07 Feb 2019 1:22 p.m. PST

"Cheaters don't actually win, though."

Comments like this used to up my backside sideways, now they amuse me, whatever helps you sleep at night.

The comical thing about the "they cheated" comments is if you ask the average fan what Spygate and Deflategate were all about, they have no clue, they just reply "they cheated."

Yeah, sure they did.


jefritrout13 Feb 2019 10:03 a.m. PST

Interesting story about the Patriot's backup quarterback being the real MVP of the game. Hoyer played for McVey in San Francisco and by watching film recognized exactly how the offense was being run and the terminology the Rams used. By working with the defense, he helped prepare them for everything that the Rams were going to try to throw at them.

Tyler32617 Feb 2019 11:16 a.m. PST

Cant' wait for the PATs to win SB this year and get Brady his 7th ring!

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