Taylor McCloud — Pats Militia
(via Pro Football Talk)
The Patriots will display their fifth Super Bowl championship banner at Gillette Stadium this year, but they don’t have space for it. As the four Super Bowl banners they’ve already hung are currently placed, there’s no room for any more.
Every time Tom Brady steps onto the field at Gillette Stadium, Jay-Z’s Public Service Announcement can be heard blaring throughout the stadium. However, today’s Patriots news brought to mind another Brooklyn hip-hop artist’s track: The Notorious B.I.G. — Mo Money Mo Problems. On the track, Kelly Price sings, “It’s like the more money we come across, the more problems we see,” and I’d say that’s a perfect comparison for what the Patriots are going through right now.
This team, the one that just won their fifth Super Bowl (mo’ money) can’t find the space to hang a banner commemorating their accomplishment because there are already too many Super Bowl banners hanging (mo’ problems).
I’ve heard the phrase ‘bad things happen to good people’ however, I’d never seen it in action. Now that I have, though, I’m horrified.
The Patriots have gone about their business the way a football team should. They’ve scouted well, coached well, and played well. As a result, they’ve won Super Bowls. Normally that’d be a good thing, but in this case, it’s not.
This country has always been about winning. George Washington won first, Michael Jordan won second, Charlie Sheen won third. Each of them were rewarded handsomely. That’s how it should be for the Patriots, too. But, no. Because they had already won so many Super Bowls, there’s no space to hang a banner commemorating this year’s Super Bowl victory and that’s the type of punishment no person, or organization should ever have to go through.