By Michael Donovan
There is a fine line between total objectivity and being in the tank when it comes to hometown media outlets.
And the Boston Globe is no exception when it comes to tonight’s Pats-Rams Super Bowl game.
Here’s what Chad Finn of the Globe thinks:
When a football team has been to the Super Bowl nine times in a generation, there’s a sense that you’ve seen it all, even if that is never truly the case in sports.
But this game, which will be played on the 17th anniversary of the Patriots’ first Super Bowl win, will be filled with elements of the familiar.
The Patriots will take an early lead, as they did against the Rams way back when, with the defense capitalizing on a mistake by Goff, just as Ty Law did against Kurt Warner then.
The Rams will unveil the unexpected from their bag of tricks, just as the Eagles did last year, and make a tight and tense game of it through the middle quarters.
The Patriots will take a lead in the fourth quarter, just as they did against the Eagles 14 years ago, but the Rams will fight back, just as the Eagles did then.
Then, the ultimate flashback:
Stephen Gostkowski finally has his Vinatieri moment, drilling a 48-yard field goal to win it in the final seconds. Will all of this really happen? Let’s just call it a sixth sense. Patriots 34, Rams 31.