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Monday open thread: Are you sick of the New England Patriots?

Will this dynasty ever die?

NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams Christopher Hanewinckel-USA TODAY Sports

Super Bowl 53 is in the books, and for the third time in five years, the New England Patriots are the last team standing.

For the majority of the night, the Patriots looked far superior than the Los Angeles Rams, who could only muster a mere three points all night despite having the second-highest scoring offense during the regular season.

The game resulted in the sixth ring for both Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick (eighth if you include his two years as Giants defensive coordinator).

If that wasn’t redundant enough, the Patriots have also appeared in three other Super bowl since 2008 that didn’t result in wins. New England is the definition of a dynasty, and the likes of one we’ve never really seen in the NFL. So today’s Question of the Day is:

Are you sick of the Patriots?

My answer: Of course I am.

Let me be clear, I respect the hell out of the Patriots. And on some level, there is a little joy you can get out of watching consistent greatness.

But that well has run dry for me. I know Bill Belichick is the greatest coach of all time. I know Tom Brady is likely the greatest quarterback of all time. I don’t need people constantly reminding me of that, and Brady’s style of play just isn’t all that exciting to watch anymore.

Belichick, however, is still fun to watch if you want to see someone take mediocre talent and use it to out-gameplan literally every single coach in the league, even the NFL’s newest golden child.

But it’s time for something new. It’s time for another story to begin and another franchise to give us something novel and exciting. I wish the dark cloud of the Patriots dynasty would finally clear just so we’d have something else to talk about on Monday morning.

Your turn.


Are you sick of the Patriots?

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