The Super Bowl’s Super Villains

Alex Myers discusses what makes the Patriots’ latest title run extra tough to watch for non-New Englanders.

Released on 1/22/2019

Transcript

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So the New England Patriots are back in the Super Bowl,
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again.
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It's enough to make you sick isn't it?
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Seriously, if there's anything more tiresome
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than seeing the same team win year after year,
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it's having that team claim underdog status.
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Yes, New England was a three point underdog
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at Kansas City in the AFC Championship game.
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I know because I bet against the Pats like an idiot.
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But that was the first time in 68 games
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that Brady and Belichick's bunch weren't favored.
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And they're the favorite to win the Super Bowl
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at the start of literally every season.
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So enough with the, no one believed in us act.
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To be clear I believe the Patriots are a great team,
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obviously, they've just been involved in some, let's say,
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shenanigans through the years.
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And they've benefited from more good breaks
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than Keanu Reeves' acting career.
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There's gonna be a third John Wick, really?
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Okay, so my Giants got just a tad lucky
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with the David Tyree helmet catch in Super Bowl 42,
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but the Pats have had the tuck rule,
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the offsides at Kansas City that had no effect on the play,
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always winning the coin toss in overtime.
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You can go on and on.
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And as great as the Pats are,
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they could easily be on a five game Super Bowl losing streak
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if Atlanta hadn't blown a 25 point lead,
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and if Seattle had just given the ball to Marshawn Lynch
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on the one yard line!
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Thanks a lot, Pete Carroll.
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There'd be a lot less genius and GOAT talk
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going around these days.
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I shouldn't care this much about rooting against a team,
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but I do,
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and it's torture,
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and it doesn't help that the guy filming this right now,
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Michael Steeden, is a Pats fan.
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And my other Grind collaborator, Mason Leverington,
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is a Cowboys fan, which might be even worse.
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Talk about hostile work conditions.
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Anyway, maybe a combo of a young coach
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and QB with model girlfriends can beat
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an old coach and a QB with the supermodel girlfriend.
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Maybe CBS is hiring John Malkovich
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to make another hype video to fire up the underdog.
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Maybe the Pats will get a bad whistle.
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Yeah, okay.
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Good one, right?
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No, no, I've learned my lesson too many times.
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My money will be on those plucky Patriots
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winning Super Bowl number six.
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That is, if I can stomach watching.
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