So what is there I can say?
Virtually everyone in the country without a horse in this race was rooting for my team to lose. And in at least some cases, for if not good reasons, for reasons I've embraced in the past as a Red Sox fan.
The Colts are celebrating on the field, and you know, abstractly, I can understand what they are feeling. We, too, were the underdog once. And my baseball team was too. I know what they're feeling and I can't begrudge them (well, aside from Peyton Manning--I concede nothing about him).
What can I say? That I was really, really hoping my team could get their fourth Super Bowl championship in six years this year, because then the Joe Montana / Tom Brady comparisons could really be solidified?
That gee, it would've been nice if he'd set some more postseason records? If he got his third Super Bowl MVP?
I could, and I'd be telling the truth...but who would really sympathize? Certainly not the Colts fans who've just been hoping to see their team go to the Super Bowl once, hoping to see their quarterback just get a chance.
Frankly, this Patriots squad was a team of overachievers all year. Just being in this game this season with this team was an accomplishment. And the Colts won, fair and square. They really, truly beat us and have a lot to be proud of. Loser lines, I know. But like I already mentioned, what else can I really say?