"It's the best offense I've ever seen," Madden said. "Tom Brady is playing the position of quarterback right now better than I've ever seen anyone ever play it in my history. Where they go as the best team, I think offensively they're right there."
My daughter babysits in the same gated community in Boca that Randy Moss has called home since his buddy Cris Carter persuaded him to avoid the nasty Minnesota winters by living near him in Boca. Cris lives in the same gated community. So does famous life-coach Wayne Dyer, who also lives in Hawaii part of the time. Randy & Cris work out at the Boca Athletic Club just down the road. Cris is nice, Randy is, well, Randy.... Fact is, I'd watch Randy if he lived in Timbuktu or whereever. Just as Miami has traded away the best Dolphins [mimicking the Marlins, apparently] Kraft and Belichick have fashioned a terrific team & unbeatable offense that makes the Pats the best bargain in sports.
And Brady is a very smart young fellow. He's widely admired even though he doesn't mince words or do the dipsy-doodle circumlocuting that even Brett Favre indulges in from time to time:
"We're not trying to win 42-28," the quarterback said recently on Boston radio station WEEI. "We're trying to kill teams. We're trying to blow them out if we can. You want to build momentum for each week. You don't want to be up 42-7 or 35-7, and all of a sudden you look up and it's 35-21. We don't want to be part of that. You don't want to go into next week realizing that for the last 18 minutes of the game your team didn't play well or didn't play up to its capabilities. You gave other teams momentum for the next time they play you, or you gave another team a reason not to be intimidated."
Parenthetically, Tim Tebow got the Heisman his stats and leadership skills made him richly deserve. RunDMC still has a chance next year & came in second again. Barring injuries he may get it if Tebow stumbles or gets injured in '08.
I was unaware of the incredible stroke of luck Tim had by even being born, as his mom had caught amoebic dysentery in the Philippines and was advised to abort for health reasons, as carrying Tim to term might endanger her own life. She made the right choice. And Tim has become an inspiration to a lot of kids, besides his awesome prowess on the field. I am a member of the Gator Nation and the Red Sox Nation as well.
If the Pats keep their incredible run going, there might rise a "Patriot Nation," with all the overtones and undertones implied.
As Lombardi famously once said, "Winning isn't everything, it's the only thing."