Re: Tom Brady = Greatness! Will show it this weekend!
posted at 1/19/2013 12:10 PM EST
Well . . . what can you say?
I know what I can say.
I can say two (2) things:
1 -- TFB12 (whom I will always think of as BradyMossfan) does good work around here . . . and (on a sadder note) . . .
2 -- Brady's "intensity" or "relaxity" isn't really going to matter. Brady knows what he's doing and I expect him to execute the way he almost always does. The truth is that Brady can't really win, no matter what he does. I remember well enough the stories about how "ice" Brady was before his initial Super Bowl appearance. All and sundry were amazed that this relative kid could be taking a nap mere moments before what would turn out to be his coming-out party (if the story is true). Now, we worry that Brady may be too "intense" . . . or not "intense" enough or . . . well . . . we don't really know.
The simple fact of the matter is that Tom Brady isn't going to win or lose this game (or the next one) . . . unless he does something really stupid (this is the place where all you guys who think last year's Super Bowl was lost on the first series should chime in). Brady is a known commodity, and all those people who are saying that the defense preventing teams from keeping up with him is the key to victory are correct.
Look . . . I'll just tell you, so we'll both know:
The Ravens have no business even being in this game. If you prefer to believe in magic and think that everything -- and I mean absolutely everything -- that broke in Baltimore's favor last weekend is going to go ahead and break in Balimore's favor again . . . well, y'all just go ahead and belive that. Living out of market, I can tell you that there is no shortage of people who want the Pats to lose, and therefore think that somehow means the Ravens can win.
But it doesn't.
And they can't.
Let me put it to you this way:
I just heard a guy on local radio bemoan the pathetic defensive effort of the Denver Broncos (because -- as we all know -- it couldn't possibly be Peyton Manning's fault) in letting a very ordinary Joe Flacco and an even more ordinary Ravens team hang into a game in which they did not belong and then -- THEN -- after a brief commercial pause, say: "I think it may be Flacco's time."
The funny thing is that the growing multitude of folk who seem to want to display some kind of "contrarian" behavior in picking against the Pats are walking into their own trap. Not only are they going to be wrong . . . but they're going to be wrong among a wide and varied group of other people who are going to be wrong.
Hear me now and believe me later:
New England: 38