On speaking about the Super Bowl….
"Tonight doesn’t take away from anything we have done over the course of the season. We had a great year. It’s just unfortunate that tonight turned out the way it did."
-New England quarterback Tom Brady
Sorry, Brady. If the loss had been ANY TIME but *NOW*, your statement would be correct. It was well documented that a perfect regular season means NOTHING if you were to lose the Super Bowl. No asterisks by "Undefeated"…(If SI or ESPN does this….grrr) The "undefeated" season INCLUDES postseason. The 1972 Dolphins were UNBLEMISHED. UNTOUCHED. SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONS.
You are effectively one step BELOW the Chicago Bears of 1986, who also had ONE loss but WON the Super Bowl (oh yeah spanking the Pats 42-10).
It’s all about the finish. You have to get the ring to get respect.