The Patriots have taken the field to Ozzy Osbourne’s “Crazy Train”, the team’s unofficial theme song, at home games and at the Super Bowl for years. Here’s New England’s entrance at Super Bowl XLIX two years ago. Here’s Tom Brady and friends emerging from the tunnel to the same tune at Super Bowl XLVI in 2012. It was no surprise, then, that Osbourne’s familiar “All aboard!” cry preceded the Patriots’ entrance at Houston’s NRG Stadium on Sunday.
The best part was what happened next, when the Falcons came out to Trick Daddy’s “Let’s Go”. Trick Daddy doesn’t have any real Atlanta connection, but “Let’s Go” heavily samples “Crazy Train.”
If it was a calculated bit of gamesmanship by the Falcons, they backed it up by taking a 21-3 lead into halftime. Brady, who threw an interception that was returned for a touchdown, and his teammates were in danger of going off the rails. Some people could’ve told you this game was over before it began.
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