As a Redskins fan raised in Massachusetts, I have a lot of mixed feelings about the Patriots. I both hate them (mostly for being good) and love them (for reminding me of home). I don’t want them to be good, even though they are, and if a miracle happened and the ‘Skins made it to the Super Bowl this year, I’d 100% pull for them and not the Patriots, who are definitely going to the Super Bowl this year.
All that being said, it’s a real bummer that Edelman is still hurt. He’s my favorite player on the Patriots. I don’t know why but I have a huge soft spot for the guy. Whereas Gronk is kinda a Blue Mountain State character, and Brady is the Second Coming of Christ wearing pads and cleats, Edelman is such a relatively normal guy. He does funny things, like make jokes about being left out when TB12 hangs out with Justin Timberlake:
and celebrating Super Bowl wins by sleeping with random groupies:
Just the sort of stuff you’d expect an average dude to do if he was really good at sports.
I hope he gets better soon.