How To Brag

You've got your hat. Look at your hat. And your shirt. Look at your shirt. And you've got your memories but still there are idiots festering about the nation spewing garbage about what they call the flukiest of football seasons. But ever since that magical moment last February when Adam Vinatieri leaped into the air one millisecond before you did, it didn't matter what anyone said.

HOW TO BRAG
By Brian Tarcy

You've got your hat. Look at your hat.

And your shirt. Look at your shirt. And you've got your memories but still there are idiots festering about the nation spewing garbage about what they call the flukiest of football seasons. But ever since that magical moment last February when Adam Vinatieri leaped into the air one millisecond before you did, it didn't matter what anyone said.

You won. We won. They won. The New England Patriots are the champions of the National Football League - holders of the Lombardi Trophy.

And so.

Garbage. You've been listening to garbage since February of last year and some of you brainwashed skeptical New Englanders believe it. But stop! Stop a second and just look at your hat. What does it say? What year is it? This is so simple.

You are the champions right now. Look around. No fans of other teams are the champions. Just you. This is so damn simple.

A fluke win, they say. They are simply out of their mind. Super Bowl XXXVI was a seesaw bone-crushing strategic win. Until the very end.

That's where the garbage is heaped the highest, at the right arm of your quarterback, the Super Bowl MVP. Tom Brady is Scott Mitchell, so it is said. He is a mere flash in the pan, the fools say.

Take a breath, Patriots fans, because it's time to brag.

"Listen chump," you shall say. "The next time your quarterback is in a Super Bowl and he has the ball on his own 17 yard line with 1:21 on the clock and no time-outs and then completes five passes on a winning drive, you can enter this conversation. No one has done what Tom Brady has done."

No one currently in the NFL has done what Tom Brady has done. Some of have come close, but not quite. Sure, he was tested the most. He passed.

So brag and then after bragging you can reasonably predict that Tom Brady will win AT LEAST two more Super Bowls. Quarterbacking is about talent, scheme and instinct. And Brady has the best quarterback instincts under pressure since a guy with the last name of a western state - Joe something. Look again. It's time to brag.

"Listen chump," you shall say. "The next time your quarterback is in a Super Bowl and he has the ball on his own 17 yard line with 1:21 on the clock and no time-outs and then he completes five passes on a winning drive, you can enter this conversation. No one has done what Tom Brady has done."


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