I just watched New England become the first team in NFL history go 16-0 in the regular season, joining the 1972 Miami Dolphins as the only teams to finish the regular season undefeated in NFL history. Is there any sports fan in America who wouldn’t want someone like Bob Kraft to own their favorite team? He’s been a Patriots season ticket holder for 35 years and bought the team to save it from being relocated to St. Louis. Since he took over, they have been the most successful franchise in professional sports. This off season the Patriots added enough talent to become the best team anyone can remember watching.

I’m not a fan of the Patriots, but it’s impossible not to respect what they’ve achieved.

In the meantime, my favorite football team just lost its eighth bowl game in a row, a streak going back to 1980. Such is life.