I still cannot comprehend what happened last night. I'm gonna do my best to go over the game but first let's bang out an easy one.
One of the biggest story lines going into the Super Bowl was the relationship between Roger Goodell and the Patriots. But it was really Roger Goodell vs. Tom Brady. It seemed pretty clear that Goodell had a personal vendetta against Brady after all he put him through. For nearly two years Goodell tried to destroy Tom Brady over a crime that was equivalent to jay walking even if there had been proof it occurred. (There wasn't any proof) Despite no concrete evidence he suspended Tom Brady for four games just because he could, there had been no precedent for a violation like this. Took away a 1st and 4th round draft pick from the team, and fined them a million bucks too just to rub a little salt in the wound.
After Brady got the suspension overturned. Goodell found a way to get that overturned. The only way Brady and the Patriots could really get "pay-back" now was to win. They tried in courts but failed. All that was left was to be the best. They had to win the Super Bowl and crash the party at the biggest day of Roger Goodell's year. Anything less would be a failure. The best satisfaction would be to have Roger Goodell hand over the trophy to the team he hates most and the face of that team, Tom Brady.
Patriot fans and Goodell haters across this great nation wanted to see how Tom would react to the commissioner. We all pictured what we'd do in Brady's shoes (at least I did). At many times last night it seemed like that opportunity wouldn't happen. Things were looking bleak. But as we've all seen for over 15 years, you can never count out Tom Brady.
Other than the rain of boos from the crowd the trophy presentation was tame IMO. Brady and the Patriots handled it with class when they didn't have to. If I were them I'd be rubbing it in Goodell's face. Real great time for Brady to pull a "too slow" on Roger with the handshake. Unfortunately that awesome moment didn't happen. Instead Brady took the high road. By handling it with class and dignity, they won again by showing Goodell it isn't even about him. It's about being the best team of all time, who just pulled off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history. They weren't going to let that dictator steal their glory.
However Tommy did have a little stab at Roger ready in a pre-taped commercial (all commercials are pre-taped technically, Doz) for Shields MRI that was released after the Pats won. There was a very similar commercial released in October. Originally Brady was putting his four Super Bowl Rings away in a locker before it got his MRI. Obviously Tom Brady carries around all four rings before going to get a medical procedure, like we all do. After he put them in the locker, he asked if that was all? Tom said "for now"
Let's what that one first.
Well that all changed after the greatest comeback in the history of the Super Bowl. In a commercial that was filmed way back in October Brady called his shot. He had a 5th ring to put away that he forgot about because it was new. When the lady told Brady he's gonna need a bigger locker to put all those rings in he had one thing to say.
Simply put by another Tommy:
I honestly still can't believe the game last night, but I'll get into that in other posts today. For this let's just enjoy this moment, ROGER THAT.