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  1. BradyManny

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    Super Bowl - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    2013 – Mercedes-Benz Superdome, New Orleans, Louisiana (10)
    2014 – MetLife Stadium, East Rutherford, New Jersey (1)
    2015 – University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, Arizona (2)

    Each of these places provides a unique opportunity to add even extra meaning to a Super Bowl victory. Allow me a moment in the dullest part of the offseason to dream a little:

    Winning NOLA where the journey began - who wouldn't want to relive that?

    Winning in New York/New Jersey - well, that would do some good in easing the pain of the last two SB losses.

    And finally, winning in Glendale - the place where history escaped us...I don't want to envision Brady's career ever ending, and I think he has 5 or 6 years left in him. But let's just say if it ended in the desert in February 2015 with a win, it would be an awfully poetic way to go out top.

    Three seasons - three interesting Super Bowl host sites from a Patriots perspective. Three chances to get ring #4 and put to bed some of the troubling last minute losses of the last half decade. I look forward to this unique opportunity and feel confident the Patriots will be involved in one of these games.
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    lets just get rings 4 5 and 6 there.
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    Very nice thought. Heck, I'd take a Super Bowl win in Siberia, but wins in those places would certainly be meaningful. (Winning in Indy would have been so sweet, but just seeing the Pats there was a worthwhile consolation). The team is loaded up for a nice run (after going 14-2 and 13-3 while rebuilding) and the primary AFC contenders seem to be in various states of decline/rebuilding. Won't be easy, but doable.

    As a side note: I believe three of the past four SBs in the Superdome have featured the Patriots. Nice tradition there.
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    Well put.

    I think a decade from now we'll look back and see the loss in Indy was the beginning of a new stretch of excellence - not the end. This team is clearly on the rise and has another stretch of AFC dominance in it as long as Brady as healthy.

    The NFC is the stronger conference by a huge margin, but the Patriots control their own destiny in the AFC as long as #12 is healthy and performing at an All-Pro level.
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    Winning a Super Bowl in NY would be possibly the greatest Boston sports event of all time. I know that's some serious hyperbole, but for the majority of our sporting history, NY has been the hammer, Boston the nail.

    I'd love to end the journey in Phoenix as well. N.O. would be poetic, although I think none of us want the ride to end so soon.
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    As I like to tell my friends who are fans of other teams, "Well...the Patriots rebuilding process is over."
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    I don't care if they win the next ones on the moon.:D
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    You're SO 1960s.

    It's the asteroids this century.
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    Obviously I'd love to see the Pats win next year because I would get to really experience the whole thing now much better than last time it was in NO when I was a broke 18 year old that couldnt afford to get into the game. That said I would trade it to win in New York the year after, that would be epic. The thread on Jets Insider during and after the game would be the greatest thing in the history of the internet.
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    The best thing about the Super Bowl being held in 2014 in NY/NJ is that the home team has never made it to the Super Bowl (0-46) so the Jets and Giants might as well take the year off and forget the season :)
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    I still count SB XIX as a home game for SF since they played 30 miles away in Stanford.........
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    kind of tough to play one on an asteroid though. i can imagine the announcer: brady back to pass, throws to a wide open gronkowski who immediately falls off the asteroid into outer space...
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    Book hotels with Priceline.
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    It would be sweet to win it there..against anybody, but especially against a warm weather or dome team, out in the elements in February....It would be the LAST outdoor northern Super Bowl....
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    No disrespect intended (and I mean that), but I'm guessing your "sporting history" has been relatively short if you believe that would be the greatest Boston sports event of all time. Not sure about the hammer and nail claim, either.
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    The Patriots are by FAR FAR FAR my favorite team. I don't even like baseball, but I would find it tough for anything to beat the Sox winning Game 7 in NY against the Yanks to complete the 0-3 comeback.
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    I know about that streak, but I still have a nightmare of the Saints somehow going on some crazy, bitter, suspension-fueled run and making it all the way. Having to play the Saints with that offense, in that dome, in the SB...

    Well, I guess some people would relish the challenge.
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    Sometimes you need to step back and have a little perspective.

    When Belichick decided the First generation Super bowl team needed to be replaced due to age, he still managed to win 11 games while rebuilding. But seriously, those first couple of years didn't really produce genuine Super bowl contenders, merely Playoff entrants.:(

    By the end of 2010 the Pats were rebuilt enough to have HFA, and were a serious Super bowl contender. But they didn't know how to win, and still had some flaws. Last season they advanced to the Super bowl despite an enormous amount of injuries to the Defense, and defensive secondary, along with some youthful immaturity. To Belichick his was a sign that the serious Super bowl contender he wanted, had been constructed.:cool:

    This off season BB has been somewhat unorthodox for his usual M.O. He has gone all out, signing lots of vet FAs, even using all his draft picks for a change. He is loading up because he believes he has a club that could/should win two or three in a row, once again. Just like 2004, 2005 and 2007. :eek::eek:
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    I agree. Good post.

    A victory in SB46 would've been a freebie had we pulled it off, one in which we stole a title from the league before the team was truly ready - which either provides some consolation or increases the pain, depending upon your POV. This team is on the rise, and SB46 was only the beginning.

    With good health, this team has really solidified itself and created some separation from the pack in the AFC.

    Now, all that goes out the window when we talk about the clearly superior NFC at the moment. But for now, I feel we should be the clear favorites in the AFC as long as Brady is elite, and there's no reason to think we won't have a shot to avenge some of these recent losses in the big game.

    Belichick has built another ridiculously sound roster from top to bottom, and IMO, the work he has done this offseason is as good as he's ever done. In an offseason in which most contenders fought hard just to stay where they were, he has bolted this team forward on defense and has the groundwork for something special on BOTH sides of the ball for the first time in a long time.
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    It's not accurate to call home teams "0-46" since several Super Bowls have been played in stadiums that didn't have an NFL home team. I'm not going to look it up but I'd say about 6-8 such Super Bowls have been played, so NFL teams with a Super Bowl being played in their stadiums are about 0-40.
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