Curses are no laughing matter, just ask the Boston Red Sox.
Beginning with the '98-'99 Atlanta Falcons, the majority of teams that have gone to the "big game" have failed to live up to the hype the following season.
Here is the list of losers and their following season records.
Atlanta Falcons Super Bowl XXXIII 1988-99 14-2 following year 5-11
New York Giants Super Bowl XXXV 2000-01 12-4 following year 7-9
Saint Louis Rams Super Bowl XXXVI 2001-02 14-2 following year 7-9
Oakland Raiders Super Bowl XXXVII 2002-03 11-5 following year 14-5
Carolina Panthers Super Bowl XXXVIII 2003-04 11-5 following year 7-9
Philadelphia Eagles Super Bowl XXXIX 2004-05 13-3 following year 6-10
Chicago Bears Super Bowl XLI 2006-07 13-3 following year 7-9
The only exceptions to the curse have been the 2000-01 Tennessee Titans who followed up their Super Bowl appearance with a 13-3 record, and the 2006-07 Seattle Seahawks who went 10-7 after losing to the Pittsburgh Steelers in Super Bowl XL.
So as we approach the 2008-09 NFL season, I have to ask, will Tom Brady and company fall victim to the curse? After all it was a New England team that fell victim to the worst curse in major sports history. Will the Pats post a losing record this season? 7-9? maybe 6-10?
Get real! anyone who thinks the Pats are going to post a losing record this year is out of their mind. I am the furthest thing from a Pats fan, but you don't have to be a genius to see that curse or no curse, the Pats have talent with a capital T. Add in the combo of Brady to Moss, which is resembling of another famous combo from not too long ago, remember Montana to Rice? I am no fan of Randy Moss, in fact I can't stand him, but the man is almost unstoppable.
As much as I'd like to see the Patriots fall victim to the Super Bowl curse, it just isn't going to happen. And if it does happen, please feel free to message me and rub it in my face, because I will be too happy to care.
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