2 February 2017
“Good morning, Ted. How are you feeling? Better than the last time I saw you?”
“Yeah, I had a good weekend. The mayor’s pancake breakfast for the homeless was this morning. I ate until I was stuffed. I think the breakfast has to do with the fact that he’s planning to close one of the shelters.”
“Did you have a chance to see a doctor about your medications?”
“No, but my worker is coming by today with some vouchers. I’ll ask if she can take me to the hospital to get a new prescription. I really need those meds.
“Did you watch the Superbowl? I just caught the last quarter. Here’s what they said about it in the newspaper:”
“The Falcons got the ball back but couldn’t move the ball down the field, and for the first time in history, the Super Bowl went to overtime. The Patriots won the toss, elected to receive and the Patriots offense—suddenly unstoppable—was a touchdown away from securing a fifth Super Bowl title.
Brady was on fire. He painted a 14-yard throw to Amendola and an 18-yard throw to Chris Hogan. He found Edelman for 15 yards. A well-designed screen to White got 10 more. A pass interference call put the Patriots at the 2-yard line.
From there, White ended the game, ended any debate about Brady’s legacy as the greatest quarterback in NFL history and ended the contentious and controversial Deflategate season:
What more can you say about Brady? Five titles. Orchestrating the largest comeback in Super Bowl history, and one of the most astonishing comebacks in NFL history. Doing it all at age 39, and in a season highlighted by a four-game suspension he fought, tooth and nail.
In the end, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell had to hand the Vince Lombardi Trophy over to the Patriots.
It’s not enough to just win for Brady and these Patriots. They have to win in style and earn a bit of vengeance in the process. Tip your cap, America: You just witnessed greatness.
“I’ve got a couple of cards for Starbucks. I hate to go there. People spending $5.00 for a coffee; that’s just wrong. Sometimes I go in just to pretend that I’m a big shot who doesn’t have to worry about how much money he spends.
“I haven’t had a drink since the weekend. I have to quit. I’m serious, my liver is in bad condition. Maybe I will once I get my medication. Right now I just don’t give a shit.
“I’ve had a couple of good drops today, so I’m going to get out of the cold and have a bagel with cream cheese.”
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