Monday, November 30, 2009

New England, the Patriots, and We

Ah, the 80's were a simpler time, when dorks were free to run about doing dorky things. Oh, and everyone was apparently a dork, so it was a free for all for goofy behavior. If you think of a musical video from Super Bowl XX between the Bears and the Patriots, surely the first thing that pops to mind is the Super Bowl shuffle that the Bears put together BEFORE the playoffs even started. That would be the height of hubris, if not for the simple fact that the Bears won the Super Bowl easily...It's not bragging if you can back it up.

However, despite the fact that we have hindsight which helps us to see 20-20 about the outcome of that particular Super Bowl. (A Bears victory by a blowout 46-10 score.) Back in January 1986, some people in the Boston area put together this little ditty with thoughts that they would actually beat the Bears instead of getting waxed like a new convertible sports car recently purchased by a man in mid-life crisis mode. In a way, it's kind of refreshing to see these hopeful fans mere days before their dreams are shattered into a million tiny pieces. I wonder if they actually believed they would beat the steamroller from Chicago?

Ah well, this goofy video is too silly not to share. I almost feel like I'm piling on the Patriots fans who just this evening suffered an embarrassing thumping by the Saints on Monday Night Football, but I don't really like the Patriots much, so just call this a little extra dose of schadenfreude. Without further ado...New England, the Patriots, and We!

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