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. And he's even not insisting upon it. ... During the Belichick era, I've grown to expect big things each season. But this season ... Check out these Superbowl odds.
Has there even been a Boston sports team heading into a season with such high expectations? The Sox have always had hopes and dreams. But I can't remember such a widespread assumption of championship glories to come. Not even for the Bruins, during the Orr era, or the Celts, during the Bird era. There were always the Habs and Lakers to face. ... Maybe during the Russell era. ... The best part: The assumption about the Pats isn't irrational. They are good. ... But the key is: On paper. Luck will rear its head. Injuries will take their inevitable toll. Opponents will be pumped for every Pats game. ... Those realities aside, I can't wait till Sept. 9.