Yesterday’s Patriots game took a few days off of my journey to 40. Luckily, they’re Superbowl bound after their tight win against the Baltimore Ravens.
Since when does the undecorated Joe Flacco play better than the multi-ringed Tom Brady? Since when do both the Patriots’ offense and defense break down? When does Brady score the last touchdown of the game by leaping, mind you, over a pile of players and into the end zone? And since when does an NFL kicker miss a 32-yard field goal (poor Billy Cundiff!)?
All that and more happened during the AFC Championship game last night, a game that the Patriots were lucky to win.
From whence all this luck? Bostonians might say it’s the luck of the Irish. I say perhaps it’s Wyatt’s luck.
You see, 2004, the year Logan was born, the Red Sox won their first World Series in over 80 years. You could say she broke the curse. Then, in 2007, when Lucas was born, the Red Sox won another World Series. We joked that every year we have kids, the Red Sox win. So we decided to give them a third pennant. Unfortunately, a World Series didn’t come to Boston in 2011 when Wyatt was born. But he did get a Stanley Cup when the Bruins won last year.
After the Patriots win yesterday, Logan and Lucas were jumping up and down,yelling, “We’re going to the Superbowl” over and over again. Hopefully, they’ll be able to celebrate a Superbowl win in this rematch against the NY Giants. How could it be any better?
(And as much as we’d love for the Red Sox to win another World Series, they’re gonna have to get the next one on their own).