From earlier this week,
Ignoring the upcoming Giants-Patriots rerun, as we don't know the winner just yet, there have been five repeat Super Bowls. The team which was originally victorious won three of those five: the Steelers beat the Cowboys in Super Bowls X and XIII before losing 17 years later in Super Bowl XXX, the 49ers beat the Bengals twice in seven years, and the Cowboys beat the Bills in back-to-back Super Bowls during its mid-1990s dynasty.
Of those four different match-ups, only the Redskins beat the Dolphins at the second time of asking after losing in the first contest. And if the repeat contests take place less than 10 years after the first – as in the first two Steelers-Cowboys meetings, the 49ers-Bengals, and the Cowboys-Bills – the team that won the first also won the second. Coming four years after the Giants beat the Patriots in Super Bowl XLII, historical precedent bodes poorly for Brady, Belichick, and hordes of New Englanders on Sunday.
Math wins again. Just like the Giants.
And this rounds out The Inclusive's editorially-enforced victory parade. We shall resume with regular programing tomorrow. Until then, remember that Eli Manning has two Super Bowl rings to go along with his two Super Bowl MVPs and that he is, in fact, still Eli Manning. Carry on.