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Any Given Sunday

Cosmic Variance
By Sean Carroll
Feb 4, 2008 9:18 AMNov 5, 2019 8:15 AM


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As a native Philadelphian who spent many years in Boston, I can sincerely attest that New England has the most insufferable sports fans in the entire country. So I was kind of not looking forward to today's Super Bowl coronation of the New England Patriots as the Best Football Team in All the Galaxy and Throughout Eternity. And then, against all the various odds I saw in Vegas last week, they lost! And I was happy. Then it occurred to me that the winners were the New York Giants. Well, the happiness was brief.

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