This one goes out to all you Marvel fans out there, as Tom Brady is officially inevitable. Time for some background information.
As you may or may not have heard by now, Tom Brady officially has 6 Super Bowl rings, which completes the infinity gauntlet from Marvel's The Avengers franchise. In the film, this large purple dude named Thanos used the 6 infinity stones to wipe out half the universe. Therefore, half of the NFL is essentially now doomed to turn to dust, because Tom Brady posted this bad boy yesterday:
Condolences to the 16 teams that will vanish this off season, but hey that's just how the cookie crumbles. Seeing Brady's post got me thinking as well. In the movies there are 6 total infinity stones: the Mind, Power, Reality, Soul, Space, and Time stones. Since TB12 has the full set, I took the liberty of matching which Super Bowl goes with each stone and this is what I came up with.
Super Bowl LI: The Mind Stone. This was the infamous 28-3 comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons, so I figured that orchestrating that game really took a lot of strong mind power to keep calm and make the comeback happen.
Super Bowl XLIX: The Soul Stone. Ah yes, the 2014 match-up with Seattle. This one came to me very easily, because Malcolm Butler straight up ripped out the soul of the Seattle franchise that day, never to be the same team again.
Super Bowl XXXVI: The Reality Stone: This is where it all began, the Greatest Show on Turf vs. this rag-tag group that many believed shouldn't have been there in the first place. But no, this was reality hitting in the NFL square in the you-know-whats. The dynasty was born in 2001 and has been going strong since.
Super Bowl XXXVIII: The Power Stone. At first I wanted to give this to the 2004 team which is often regarded as the best Patriot team ever, but this game was just too good. Both the offense and defense were powerhouses in this game in this drama that set up Adam Vinatieri to ice another win over the Panthers.
Super Bowl XXXIX: The Time Stone: We all remember back-to-back don't we? Often held as the best Patriot team ever, the Pats soared to a 24-21 dynasty creating win over the Eagles. I chose the Time Stone, because this was the classic mishap of the Andy Reid time management fiasco where it seemed Philly was just unaware of how much time was left, which ended with a game-winning interception by Rodney Harrison.
Super Bowl LIII: The Space Stone. You'll have to forgive me for this one ladies and gentlemen. I could make an argument for every stone so far, but Space is just too damn hard to relate to football so here we go. The Space Stone is blue and the Rams wore their throwback blue uniforms that game, so boom there you have it, my personal ranking of the Super Bowls and Infinity Stones.
Feel free to give your own rankings and have a joyful afternoon.