Proof of history in the making

So, in just a few days, we will have, we hope, absolute proof that:

1. Tom Brady is the greatest NFL quarterback of all time.

2. Bill Belichick is the greatest NFL coach of all time.

By 9:30 Sunday night, they will, we hope, have led the New England Patriots to what would be Brady’s fifth Super Bowl title. They already hold the record for a coach-quarterback combination of total Super Bowls – seven. That’s pretty impressive in and of itself. But we want that fifth victory, and given that Eli Manning is not playing for the other team, the Atlanta Falcons, there is great hope.

Manning, you might recall, is the evil New Yorker (transplanted from Mississippi or Louisiana or one of those other states that, not being part of New England, is of little import) who defeated the Patriots in two Super Bowls. He’ll be watching the game from his condo in Hoboken, N.J.

It’s possible that we, or you, already believe that Brady and Belichick are the greatest of all time, but let’s face it, with an unprecedented fifth Super Bowl win, where’s the argument against it?

Even if the Patriots lose, just getting to seven is nothing short of incredible.

So, Sunday night, it would be best if all New England televisions were tuned to whatever network is showing the game because history could/should/will be made.

And who can resist watching Roger Goodell, who turned the loss of air in footballs into the NFL’s version of the crime of the century, handing the Lombardi Trophy to, we hope, Tom Brady?

We sure can’t.