And maybe even a little contemplation from Brady himself, who fought off questions Sunday night about another black curtain that is naturally and methodically drawing nearer.
The celebrations are far from over: Fans will get to revel once more when the Eagles carry the Lombardi trophy down the Philadelphia streets in an official parade, to be held Thursday at 11:00 a.m. ET. "I'm not really anxious about my future right now", he said.
Really? Was he not watching the same game.
Like Long, running back LeGarrette Blount also declined the White House invitation when he played for the Patriots past year. Pederson, a third-string quarterback at the start of the 1993 season, helped Don Shula become the winningest coach in National Football League history with (now coincidentally) a win over the Philadelphia Eagles.
The Eagles beat back the Patriots because they didn't back down.
You can't play timid. Not, we're going to try not to lose the game, but, you know what? He completed 28 of 43 throws, and his ability to make decisions on the "run-pass option" play calls was huge.
You can't wait for the breaks.
With the Patriots trailing 38-33, they got the ball back with 2:21 remaining at their 25.
Yeah, this was one of those moments that Brady and the Patriots thrive in.
After an 8-yard pass to Rob Gronkowski on first down, Brady dropped back.
The Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in Minneapolis.
"We're world champs! We did it!" He knew that great teams aren't only about who's on your team, but about how the team works together.
Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is heading to the Indianapolis Colts to coach Andrew Luck. But they weren't able to forestall all the festivities: After the Eagles' victory, Philadelphia police responded to numerous reports of public and private property destruction, as well as at least one fire.
Wide receiver Torrey Smith preemptively ruled out a White House visit at last week's press conference at Mall of America.
Defensive end Chris Long, who skipped the White House visit last year as a member of the Patriots, had already said he would not go this year, either. That's what inspires others to follow because they want to, not because they have to.
There's a lot to think about.