Apply the Recent Super Bowl Win to Life

I’m about to say something that no one would ever thought I would say: I’m glad that Patriots won the Super Bowl. If you know me, even the tiniest bit well, you’ll know how hard it was for me to type that last sentence. I’ll get one thing out of the way, I don’t like the New England Patriots and I am certainly not alone. Seeing the same team go to the big game, nearly every year, made it less fun to watch football. Before any fans of the Patriots start blowing up the contact section with all kinds of terrible words for me, let me explain. Be warned, if you are one of the twenty people that haven’t seen the Super Bowl yet, I’m about to spoil it for you, read cautiously!

When I had heard that the Super Bowl was going to be all about the Falcons vs the Patriots, I immediately was rooting for Atlanta. After the 1st quarter, my eyes met with delight at the score of 21-3, with the Falcons firmly in the lead. Well into the 3rd quarter, there wasn’t much else to report. To put things simply, the Falcons were destroying the Patriots in a game where everyone was quite sure of the outcome. The score of the Super Bowl, most of the time, had the Patriots way behind, so much so that I actually started to feel bad for Patriot fans, for the first time ever. My hope for a new team claiming the throne of Super Bowl champions started to switch over to nerves as the Patriots put a touchdown on the scoreboard. I told myself that, although the score was closer, there was no way that the Patriots could create a comeback, not this late in the game. As I watched Tom Brady and his team march down the field, determined to make another touchdown, it would happen. What became a one-sided game was now nearly tied and I couldn’t believe it. Thinking about the once in a lifetime comeback that I was watching, I had to celebrate the Patriots pushing the game into overtime, unbelievable! It would take a monster of a man to not root for the Patriots to win in overtime, in regards to how hard they worked to get ahead.

The Patriots would go on to win the Super Bowl this year, in what many are saying is the greatest football comeback of all time, a bold statement that I fully agree with. Even if you hate the Patriots, go back and watch that game when life gets you down. The millions watching the Super Bowl on Sunday weren’t just witnesses to a great game of football, they were watching a man fight for his life, against every odd imaginable. Too often, we see the underdog coming up against unbeatable odds and losing, it was nice to have the movie ending version of real life, something I hardly see anymore. We’ve all felt like Tom Brady in our own life situations, you have no time and the other team is miles ahead of you. When you feel that life is overwhelming, picture that legendary drive of Tom Brady. Sure, he could have accepted that his team is probably going to lose (it’s not like he hasn’t won before) but that wasn’t enough to stop him from winning. The limitations that we place in our life aren’t as real as you feel they are, anything can be won, look back to Super Bowl 51 if you think I am crazy.

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