It’s almost like when religious people see something miraculous happen, they think it had to have been an act of God. They won’t accept any other explanation. When the world sees Tom Brady and the Patriots overcome a 25-point deficit halfway through the third quarter, when no other team had ever overcome a lead larger than 10 points in a Super Bowl, and the Patriots had a 0.4% chance of winning the game with nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, it must be rigged. That’s the only way that these simpleminded idiots can cope with what happened to their team.
There’s no way it was just the greatest quarterback and the greatest coach in NFL history combining their greatness to produce one of the greatest comebacks in the history of professional sports. That’s what it was, but that’s not something that Falcons fans will be able to accept. And trust me, I don’t blame them. I’m still having a hard time believing what I saw, too. The only difference is, I’ve been watching the greatness of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick for long enough to know that I’m an idiot for thinking that they weren’t capable of something like this. Of course they were. That’s why they’re considered the greatest of all-time at what they do. It’s just still mind-blowing to have seen it actually happen on a stage that big, under circumstances so great.
Also, it takes a special kind of stupidity to think that Roger Goodell and the NFL would rig a Super Bowl so that the end result would be a giant fist up their ass courtesy of the New England Patriots, the team that they tried to drag through the mud for a year and a half. That makes about as much sense as being the commissioner of the NFL and suspending the face of your league for maybe, possibly knowing about a couple of pounds of air pressure.