The good news is that the Patriots will be the team of the decade AND believe me, that is something to be proud of. The bad news is that this team of the decade will not be rated any better than the Packers, Steelers, 49ers, or Cowboys. I for one am not in anyway a Patriot fan however, I was just as shocked as anyone of the outcome of the game. It just goes to show how terribly hard a perfect season is, and why it has only been done once. As not only a fan of my hometown Steelers but, as a huge fan of the NFL, I thought this was a great year for the Patriots and their drive for perfection brought alot of attention to the league from viewers that do not normally watch football. I was just surprised at how the large majority of all fans outside New England area wanted the Patriots to lose... I guess by their accomplishments, they became the team that people love to hate. Losing the Super Bowl, as bad as it is was not the worst part. There are 42 other Super Bowl losers on record however, there is now only one team in NFL history that ever lost going after their 19th victory of the season. That is a stat that everyone whether they are a football fan or not, will remember...OUCH! But putting everything into prospective....It is a game and form of entertainment that ranks way below the more important issues our country has.