Patriots are no doubt easy to hate. Unprecedented success, mixed with a few scandals, is a recipe for the perfect NFL villain. And then, when bad guys finally got into the season, they find a way back to Super Bowl. Perhaps it's just as fun to hate the Empire of Evil as to eradicate your own team. But this week I urge you to take some time and appreciate the incredible likelihood of that. Eight consecutive AFC championship games. Nine performances of the Super Bowl. Five rings. The 41-year-old defender does not show any signs of delay. Bill Belichik and Tom Brady will retire ("near ish" because Brady has already said that there is "zero chance" he will retire after SB LIII), and when that day comes you will wake up feeling a little empty inside. You will realize that you are actually omitting the era of the NFL patriots. So before it was too late I thought I'd use this edition of The Morning Huddle to remind you why Patriots deserve your assessment.
The nine Super Bowl performances of Brady and Belichick are for 17% of all Super Bowles ever played. To match this pace, the Major League Baseball player should appear in 19 World Series, a hockey player in 17 Stanley Cup finals and a basketball player in 12 NBA finals. Celtic Legendary Center Bill Russell actually set this standard for victory, with 12 appearances for NBA finals and 11 titles in 13 seasons – but outside of Russell, the success of the patriots is incomparable.
These nine Super Bowl appearances are the most from each player, and most of each coach, and is more than twice as many as any other Coach-QB duo in the NFL Super Bowl era.  Terry Bradshaw Going 4-0, Tom Landry and  Roger Staubach and  Jim Kelly went 0-4, Bill Walsh and Joe Montana went 3-0.  Vince Lombardi and Bart Old won five NFL championships (the last two were the first two Super Bowls) in six title appearances.
The NFL has never seen a run It can never see it again. Even Brady knows how absurd this is, deviating from his typical media personality as a New England robotic leader. Brady's joy after winning the AFC title in extra time was so real, and his excitement was so pure that he felt like a new look at the Quartet. "I never imagined anything of this, believe me," he told Peter King. "This is beyond, I mean, who could have imagined this? Nine Super Cups?"
And if you can not think of ring No. 6 for Belichic and Brady, consider the 10-year veteran Jason the twin brother of the nine-year patriotic safety Devin McCurti Jason plays for the Titans and Browns before New England to acquire it in March. While Devin never missed the playoffs, Jason watched Devin play in four Super Bowls, winning two rounds, and eventually got a chance to play for a ring and was so excited that he was tedious .
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