While the number in Los Angeles is lower than typical for a market with a team in the Super Bowl, it was the highest rating for Los Angeles in a Super Bowl since 1996. "If you hold New England to 10 points, you're supposed to be the Super Bowl champ", he said.
"President Trump has disinvited the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from their planned visit Tuesday to the White House".
"They didn't come with the attitude", he said, but he praised the team's defense. "So, I would say they would win".
The sight of the players, head coach Bill Belichick, the architect behind each of the Patriots' Super Bowl wins, and the sterling silver Vince Lombardi Trophy delighted those who had waited hours for their arrival.
According to an Associated Press analysis of the game, "Pro football never looked flatter, older, and more stuck in the days of the VCR than it did Sunday". "I haven't thought about it, but I highly doubt it", he said.
With the Patriots victory over the Los Angeles Rams, the Browns official draft order is now complete.
If recent history is any indication, the three New England players will be joined by at least a few more teammates in declining the trip, although not all necessarily for stated reasons related to Trump.
The score was just 3-0 until late in the third quarter through Stephen Gostkowski's 42-yard field goal from the first possession of the second quarter.