'You jinxed it!'
The Globe is already writing about a victory parade
and promoting a book
about the perfect 19-0 Pats before the Superbowl is even played -- and Scott
is not happy about the latter. Andre Tippett Superhero: 'The Globe Tempts Fate and Karma.'
... Normally, I'd consider all this just pre-game fun. But we also know Tom Coughlin will be using it as deadly serious bulletin-board fodder by the end of today. The New York Post will be all over it tomorrow. Belichick is probably preparing counter-psychological measures as we speak. ...Update
-- Et tu, Herald
? From the report:
City officials are mindful of cursing the perfect-season Patriots with a Super Bowl jinx, but they say they have no choice but to start planning a rolling-rally victory parade before players even hit the field in Arizona.Mindful?
The homefront isn't making it easier for the Pats, who thrive on this stuff when other teams and cities do it. ...Update II
-- Adam has more on '19-0.'
... It's not about a jinx. It's about motivating the other team. A friend reminded me a few minutes ago how Belichick once took the city of Philadelphia's pre-Superbowl plans for a victory parade, pasted it on a wall and carefully pointed out to players the specifics of the parade route. ...