For the sake of the moment and the topic, we'll skip over the fact that the internet seems to have moved very swiftly from asterisking Brady's entire career to wanting to see him in what would be his seventh Super Bowl for a GOAT showdown with Rodgers.
I've been saying it all year and I'll say it again: this is why you should never have wanted to see a four-game suspension for Brady. No matter how much people hate him and/or the Patriots, the NFL is more interesting, exciting and dynamic when he's playing. There is no substitute for watching greatness, and that is why this conversation is unfolding.
It's still very early in the season, but the numbers are speaking for themselves so far. It's hard to blame anyone for letting their minds wander there though after assessing just how incredibly the two superstar QBs have performed over the first three weeks of the season. Here's how they stack up:
Yeah I think we're all with you on that one, Jeremy. Now just remember that Roger Goodell tried his absolute best to sabotage his own league by robbing you of the ability to see this happen.
The fact of the matter is it's hard to imagine that the game wouldn't go down as one of the classics. Especially since people have been pointing out that SB 50 will be played at Levi's Stadium in Santa Clara, California which is just 200 miles from Rodgers' hometown of Chico, CA and just 30 minutes up US-101 from Brady's hometown of San Mateo. Most people know that Brady grew up a 49ers fan, attending Candlestick Park with his dad and watching Joe Montana in his prime.
If that's not a story just waiting to be written, then I don't know what is. Even media and former players are getting in on the conversation.
It's pretty obvious after one quick skim through the timeline search for "Rodgers Brady Super Bowl" that the NFL could stand to make an obscene amount of money and rake in exceptional ratings were a Patriots vs. Packers Super Bowl to actually coalesce.
I guess the league should be thanking Goodell for his incompetence because right now, Brady is Rodgers' only worthy adversary.
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