A few weeks ago, I made a Super Bowl prediction that failed to materialize. (See http://glenoterica.blogspot.com/2010/01/there-will-be-blood-superbowl.html) Given the nature of this particular prognostication, I'm not disappointed. I had predicted that win, lose, or draw, there was going to be a riot in the city of New Orleans after the Super Bowl. While this did not happen, apparently someone thought it might be a good idea to fire shots into a crowd of revellers. That can't be counted as a riot, regardless of how horrific and stupid it was.
What is more intriguing to me than the lack of a riot in New Orleans is the complete and total lack of anything in Indianapolis. After watching the Colts offense deflate itself into impotence, apparently the city of Indianapolis did likewise. A pall of silence descended on the city leaving most people with little to say at all. This video at YouTube casts the city in a surprising aura of lethargy. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2LpTaQmR2RE
As a Boston sports fan, I find this behavior bizarre and, franky, unacceptable. One fan said of their Super Bowl loss, "Very big bummer."
"Very big bummer?" Are you kidding me? Your team just lost the Super Bowl and all you can say is that it was a "very big bummer"? That's not a football fan, that's what someone in a nursing home might say when they find out that there aren't any hard boiled eggs for today's breakfast.
Another jackasstic, pseudo-fan actually said (he said this, I kid you not), "After hurricane Katrina, the Saints deserved their Super Bowl."
When my New England Patriots lost the Super Bowl to the Giants -- excuse me, I have to spit -- if someone had so much implied such a thing to me, I'd have punched them in the throat. "Our opponents deserved to win? I'll see you in hell."
I've been saying all along that the reason I was rooting for Not-the-Colts is that I did not want their to be any confusion over whom is the greatest quartback and the greatest team of our time. Tom Brady is absolutely a better quarterback than that whinebag Peyton Manning. Great QBs win big games. Peyton Manning does not. Moreover, anyone who watched that game knows that it was Manning's mistakes that cost the Colts that game. His Pick-6 was all that was needed to permanently put the game into the Saints hands.
So Super Bowl LXIV did two things: It gave the city of New Orleans back a measure of pride and it absolutely solidified Tom Brady as the best quarterback of our time. But it also did one more thing, something I did not expect. It clearly demonstrated that New England sports fans are far superior to anything that Indianapolis can field.
Your opponents "deserved" to win? Holy crap. Go watch golf or something, dude. You're pathetic.