When Tom Brady was a New England Patriot, I would have been hard pressed to find a Bronco fan that would have praised him as the GOAT, mostly because of, well, John Elway. Elwayĺs GOAT status was solidified in his last two seasons as the Broncos went back-to-back Super Bowl wins (1997 and 1998). Brady as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer is a different story and Iĺm not sure if itĺs because Brady plus Belichick felt more like Vader and Palpatine or that his one season away from ole Palpatine (Bill), was just proof that Brady was in fact, the GOAT!
Itĺs really hard for some to actually let those words roll off their tongue and Iĺm certain it leaves a stale aftertaste. Granted Bruce Arians the Bucs front office made sure that Brady would have only the best arsenal at his disposal, with Gronk, Antonio Brown, and Leonard Fournette, an absolute all-star cast. Brady did what many, including Vegas thought he could not, beat the defending Champs, the Kansas City Chiefs.
The truth is, Brady and the Buccaneers beat the Chiefs, and beat them in every possible way. The game started in what many thought might be a defensive battle after both teams failed to move the chains. However, the Chiefsĺ scored on the ensuing possession on a 49-yard field goal. Tampaĺs third possession is when things started looking good, as Brady connected with his pal Rob Gronkowski for an 8-yard touchdown (TD).
By the half, the Buccaneers were up 21-6 and running away from the Chiefs. Kansas City came out and moved the ball into Tamp Bay territory, however the drive stalled resulting in the Chiefsĺ third and final field goal of the game. The Buccaneers went on to score another TD and a field goal, beating the Kansas City Chiefs 31-9.
Sundayĺs win, marked Bradyĺs seventh Super Bowl win making him the only player to hold seven Super Bowl titles more than any other franchise in history. What makes Bradyĺs win even more spectacular is, that he made it abundantly clear, that he will be returning next season. Whether you like the guy or not, you have to give him credit for doing what no one has ever done before, and is still planning on doing it again.
In other sports the Colorado Avalanche have shut down the organization due to new COVID-19 guidelines set forth by the NHL and a number of players testing positive. Last week it was announced that all games would be postponed until February 11. Coloradoĺs training facilities have been closed since then. The Avalancheĺs schedule has them on the road in Las Vegas, Sunday, February 14 at 5 p.m.
The Denver Nuggets have lost four of their last six after losing to the Milwaukee Bucks (125-112) Monday evening at Pepsi Center. The Nuggets lost to the Sacramento Kings on Saturday night in California, 114-119. This week the Nuggets are at home to host the Cleveland Cavaliers (Wednesday, February 10th at 7 p.m.), the Oklahoma City Thunder (Friday, February 12th at 7 p.m.) and the L.A. Lakers (Sunday, February 14th at 8 p.m.)