Why the Patriots are the luckiest team in sports history

Alex Myers discusses the Patriots' latest Super Bowl run -- and their annoying history of getting good breaks.

Released on 1/22/2018

Transcript

00:00
So, the New England Patriots
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are going back to the Super Bowl.
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Again.
00:04
Whee!
00:05
Thanks a lot, John Malkovich, for making me believe
00:07
the Jags actually had a chance.
00:09
Bill Belichick cares less about his appearance
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of anyone in history,
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but he's a brilliant coach.
00:14
And Tom Brady is an ageless wonder
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who thrives under pressure
00:17
and is dashingly handsome.
00:19
OK, enough with the compliments before I get sick.
00:21
These two also lead
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the luckiest franchise in sports history.
00:26
I'm not even going to bring up
00:26
the penalty situation in the Jags game.
00:28
Although, the Pats got called for one penalty?
00:32
For the entire game?
00:33
Really?
00:35
LOL as the kids say.
00:37
No, I'm focusing on that incredible fumble
00:39
caused and recovered by Jags linebacker, Myles Jack.
00:43
Why?
00:44
Because it should have been a back-breaking touchdown
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to give the Jags a 27-10 lead in the 4th quarter.
00:48
But the refs incorrectly blew the play dead.
00:52
Well done, refs.
00:53
But that's just the latest good break for the Breakriots.
00:57
Stuff like this happens every year!
01:00
Well, except those two times
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my Giants beat them in the big game.
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Good times.
01:05
However, the evil empire usually comes out on top.
01:08
Last year, the Pats got lucky
01:10
when the Falcons forgot how to play football
01:12
after taking a 28-3 lead.
01:14
And two years before that,
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they got lucky when the Seahawks
01:16
forgot they could hand the ball off to Marshawn Lynch
01:19
on the one yard line.
01:20
In Super Bowl 38,
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Janet Jackson had the infamous wardrobe malfunction,
01:25
but that was far less offensive
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than the inexplicable out of bounds kick-off
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by Carolina's John Kasay
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that helped New England avoid overtime.
01:33
And in Tom Brady's first Super Bowl run,
01:35
the Breakriots benefited from the ridiculous tuck rule.
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Although, they didn't need much luck
01:41
in that upset of the Rams in the Super Bowl.
01:43
Then again, you don't really need luck
01:45
when you've spied on the other team
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and you know all the plays they're running.
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Anyway, a premature congrats to the Pats
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on their sixth Super Bowl title,
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because Eli Manning's not walking through those doors
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of U.S. Bank Stadium.
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Nick Foles is, and that's yet another big break
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this squad won't squander.
02:01
(upbeat hip hop music) (loud beep)
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And in Tom Brady's first Super Bowl run,
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the Breakriots benefated.
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Benefated?
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Benefated.
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I'm gonna rip through this.
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(person sneezes off-camera) Bless you.
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We'll start there. (loud beep)
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