Here we go again.
The New England Patriots are playing in their eighth consecutive game for the AFC championship and, well, there is no one, but nobody thinks the Pats have a chance to win a snowball, except for those unfortunate Pats. This is particularly true of third-worldist Tom Brady, who took on the role of "winning" in his interview on the viral post-virus with CBS's Tracy Wolfson on Sunday. "Everyone thinks we suck and, you know, we can not win any games," he said (to a small laugh from Wolfson), "so we'll see.
Maybe he was just punching the color of victory, but the Kansas City Chiefs are the three-point favorites for the Sunday night game in Missouri. Just as the Patriots like it, it does not matter how it was when the experts chose against them in the game with the Chargers, or said that the dynasty was over during the season, or wondered if Brady had left something in his tank 41 year old. Given the possibility of going back to his post-game observation, everything went on Monday.
"I just think it's just a general – what's generally said on our team," he said during his weekly appearance on WEEI. "It's just a question you're asked, I mean, we have TV on it from time to time, I do not think you're completely involved in anything, I just know that many people did not think we could win yesterday and I'm sure many people do not think we can win in Kansas City. "
I'm a three point underdog, so Brady – who never seems to forget how the 199 number selector was in the NFL draft – must be happy.
"They can choose who they want," said Brady of the Chiefs, who the Patriots beat, 43-40, at Gillette Stadium on October 14th. "Kansas City is a great football team, I really am, we played them at home, they are having an incredible season, even the games they lost were right in them until the end, any less of our best will not make it. This week is a difficult place to play and we just have to be mentally and physically prepared, mentally and physically strong, come in and try and beat a great football team. "
Brady seems to have this same mindset since he entered the league as a draw for the sixth round.
"I'm trying to do what I've always done," he said. "I do not think it was different now at this age when I was in my sophomore year and in the playoffs against Raiders, Steelers and Rams, it's a different team – they're different challenges – once again, I like to play. that was for me and that was a real blessing in my life – loving something as much as I do, working hard, trying to be the best I can be for my teammates and for myself and my family every time that I go to the field.
"That's what motivates me every day, that love is there, I do not see it go away and it will be a sad day for me when it does, but I'm glad I have not arrived yet."
There is a little more, if possible. As he said of his opponents in the Facebook series "Tom vs. Time", "it's better that you're willing to give up your life because I'm giving up on mine." Easy to forget that he has those five Super Bowl rings (in eight trips) or that ESPN gives New England only 15% chance of winning the championship, right?
"Tom got it all wrong," said ESPN's Rex Ryan, who trained against him many times with the Bills and Jets in Afc East. "We do not think they stink desire they stinked. . . . We are tired of seeing them there, but we recognize their greatness. . . . Hell, no, it should never be a loser. "
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