We Just Saw Something That We Will Never, Ever See Again…

In the chaotic aftermath of New England’s 13-3 win over the Rams on Sunday, Tom Brady was clearly the center of attention.  Even though he had definitely not played his best game, and even though his teammate Julian Edelman was voted MVP of the Super Bowl, it seemed like virtually everyone was striving to get to Brady in the middle of the field at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta once the game had ended.  He was greeted with hugs and kisses by his teammates, by his opponents, by Coach Belichick and even by Patriots owner Bob Kraft.  No quarterback had ever won a Super Bowl at age 41, and everyone understands that the clock is ticking on Tom Brady’s football career.  This could be Brady’s last turn on the Super Bowl stage, and the gravity of the moment seemed to weigh very heavily on the Patriots and their fans throughout the game.  If Brady lost, he would be remembered as a Hall of Fame quarterback that lost his final two Super Bowls, but if he won he would forever be remembered as the quarterback with six Super Bowl rings.

Overall, Tom Brady has reached the Super Bowl nine times as the quarterback of the Patriots.  That is a number that no quarterback will ever equal.

And the NFL is set up in such a way that it is extremely difficult for one team to stay on top.  Losing teams get higher picks in the college draft, and the salary cap ensures that all teams have roughly the same amount of money to spend on players.

In addition, winning teams always play more difficult schedules the next year, and so it is just very, very hard to maintain a high level of success for an extended period of time.

But the Patriots have found a way to do it for nearly two decades, and the two constants have been quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick.

In reality, this Super Bowl belonged to Bill Belichick far more than it did to Tom Brady.  During the regular season the Rams were one of the highest scoring offenses in the league, but on Sunday evening they did not score a single touchdown.  The only other Super Bowl team not to score a touchdown was the 1971 Dolphins.

So the truth is that the defense was the major reason why New England won the game, but now Tom Brady has his sixth Super Bowl ring, and nobody will ever be able to take that away from him.

Yes, it was kind of a boring game, but in the end that won’t be what we remember.

What we will remember is that this was the final Super Bowl victory for the greatest quarterback of all time.

According to Elias Sports Bureau, here are some of the new records that were established on Sunday…

Most games, winning team – 6, Tom Brady

Oldest starting QB, winning team – 41, Tom Brady

Most games, winning team, head coach – 6, Bill Belichick

Oldest head coach, winning team – 66, Bill Belichick

Fewest points, game, winning team – 13, New England

Fewest touchdowns, game, both teams – 1, New England (1) vs. L.A.Rams (0)

Fewest PATs, game, both teams – 1, New England (1) vs. L.A.Rams (0)

Most consecutive drives ending with a punt, game, team – 8, L.A.Rams

The Rams played really poorly on offense on Sunday, and a big reason for that was the fact that New England had far more fans at the game than L.A. did.

During the game deciding drive in the fourth quarter, chants of “Brady, Brady, Brady” reverberated throughout Mercedes-Benz Stadium…

United chants of “Brady, Brady, Brady” showered the field from the majority of the 70,000 fans at Mercedes-Benz Stadium during the defining drive of Super Bowl LIII on Sunday in Atlanta.

And the future Hall of Famer came through once again, guiding the New England Patriots to a 13-3 win against the Los Angeles Rams and snatching his record sixth Vince Lombardi trophy.

Of course things were very different across the rest of the country.  After such an extended period of success, the Patriots have a lot of NFL fans that hate them, and this was reflected in public opinion polls that were taken before the game

A recent Scott Rasmussen poll found that 61 percent of Americans will be cheering on the Rams on Sunday. Of that number, 51 percent said they did not care about Los Angeles but were just keen to see the Patriots lose.

“In Boston, we win a lot,” Dave Maccarone, a Patriots fan who attends three or four games a season, told Reuters. “The typical New England fan is spoiled and it’s easy to hate a fan like that.”

But whether you love them or you hate them, hopefully you can respect what Tom Brady has been able to accomplish.  Going to nine Super Bowls and winning six of them is an incredible achievement, and there will never be another quarterback like him.

I have to admit that I have always liked the Rams, and I was a big fan of the “Greatest Show Of Turf” team that Tom Brady beat to win his first Super Bowl.  At the time, I thought that Brady and the Patriots were a fluke.  But this time around I was rooting for the Patriots, and I was very pleased that they won.

However, during the aftermath of the game my wife asked me why I didn’t seem happy.  After all, my team had just won the Super Bowl and Tom Brady had just secured his place in football history forever.

Was it just because the “Patriots era” is ending that I was feeling quite melancholy, or was it something deeper than that?

As I sit here, to me it feels like this is the beginning of the end for an entire era in American history.  Just like we will never see another quarterback like Tom Brady, many believe that we will never see another era of peace, prosperity and partying like the one that we have all been enjoying.

And just like the Patriots, America feels like it is on top of the world right now, but our clock is ticking too.

Get Prepared NowAbout the author: Michael Snyder is a nationally-syndicated writer, media personality and political activist. He is the author of four books including Get Prepared Now, The Beginning Of The End and Living A Life That Really Matters.  His articles are originally published on The Economic Collapse Blog, End Of The American Dream and The Most Important News.  From there, his articles are republished on dozens of other prominent websites all over the nation.  If you would like to republish his articles, please feel free to do so.  The more people that see this information the better, and we need to wake more people up while there is still time.

Thousands Flee Chicago For Safer Areas Of The Country As America’s Third Largest City Becomes A Gang-Infested Wasteland

Did you know that the number of murders increased by almost 60 percent in the city of Chicago last year?  And as you will see below, this year gang violence in the Windy City has risen to a new level of viciousness.  A staggering 9.5 million people live in the Chicago metropolitan area, and it was once known primarily for great pizza, bitter cold and some of the best sports fans on the entire planet.  But now the number one thing that comes to mind for many when they think about the city of Chicago is gang violence.  As it becomes clear that things are not going to turn around any time soon, thousands of residents are leaving the city for safer areas of the nation.  In fact, Cook County lost more people than any other county in America last year by a very wide margin.

When your murder rate goes up by double digits in a single year, you have got a problem.

But when it goes up by close to 60 percent, you have got a catastrophe on your hands

In 2016, the number of murders in the city jumped nearly 60 percent to over 760, more than New York and Los Angeles combined. There were more than 4,300 shooting victims in the city last year, according to police.

Of course we aren’t supposed to talk about the fact that this is quietly happening in communities all over America.  This is one of the reasons why there is such a disparity in real estate prices these days.  The wealthy are willing to pay a substantial premium to live with other wealthy people in areas that are far away from all the violence.

And the gang violence in Chicago continues to escalate.  For example, check out what happened just yesterday

Two people were killed and eight others were wounded in an attack at the site of a memorial for a man who was slain earlier Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.

Chicago police First Deputy Superintendent Kevin Navarro told reporters at the Southwest Side scene in the 2600 block of West 46th Place that the attack was “another brazen act of gang violence.”

Navarro said the victims, a mix of men and women, were taking part in a memorial for a man, identified by the Cook County medical examiner’s office as Daniel Cardova, who had been killed at that location earlier in the day when two people fired rifles from a nearby alleyway.

Would you want to raise your children in an area where this was going on?

Thanks to decades of open borders and unrestrained illegal immigration, gang membership has been absolutely soaring in major cities such as Chicago.  Five years ago the Chicago Crime Commission estimated that there were 150,000 gang members living in the metropolitan area, and by this point that number is certainly far higher.

According to Wikipedia, there are currently only 12,244 police officers in Chicago.  That means that the police are outnumbered by at least a 12 to 1 margin.

And according to an article published by the Chicago Sun-Times, some of these gangs have agreed to start using automatic weapons against the police…

The meeting took place Thursday between higher-ups from the Vice Lords, Black Disciples and Four Corner Hustlers, according to an alert issued to department members the day after the meeting.

The Four Corner Hustlers “provided guns” and have “a sniper in place” though authorities do not know where, according to the alert. The Four Corner Hustlers also are supplying the other two gangs with automatic weapons, which all three factions also have agreed to use against police, the alert states.

No wonder the police suicide rate in Chicago is 60 percent higher than the national average.

If I was living in the Chicago metropolitan area, I would be making every effort to relocate, and apparently there are lots and lots of people that see things the same way that I do.

In fact, net domestic migration for the Chicago metropolitan area was a staggering -89,000 during 2016…

One particularly stunning figure: net domestic migration, with an estimated 89,000 more people moving from the Chicago area to other portions of the country in the past year than those who moved in.

Liz Schuh, principal policy analyst for the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning, said the figures are “of concern for the region’s continued economic success.”

“Residents often choose to stay in or migrate to a region because of economic opportunity and quality of life,” she added.

In particular, wealthy people are living the city in droves.  It has been reported that 3,000 millionaires left the city of Chicago in 2015 alone.  Certainly the ridiculously high taxes are one factor why so many wealthy people are leaving, but of course gang violence is also a major reason for the mass exodus.

If violence in our major cities is starting to spiral out of control while the economy is still relatively stable, what are things going to look like when a complete economic meltdown happens?

It is only a matter of time before widespread rioting, looting and civil unrest becomes commonplace in major cities all over the country.  With Donald Trump in the White House, the deep frustration that has been simmering in our inner cities is now reaching a boiling point.  It certainly isn’t going to take much of a spark to set off a tremendous explosion.

In anticipation of what is coming, large numbers of Americans have already been relocating to less populated portions of the country.  And the good news is that there are lots of areas to pick from.  According to Survival Dan, about half of the U.S. population lives in just 146 counties…

Recent U.S. census data indicates that out of the 3000 counties in the United States, fully 50% of the population lives in just 146. If you want to have any chance of surviving a widespread catastrophic event by avoiding the hordes that will be searching for critical resources in its aftermath, then check out the following map to get a visual reference of the areas you want to stay away from.

Of course it can be quite difficult to find a good job in an area that is not heavily populated, and there are a lot of expenses involved in relocating to a totally different part of the country.

And there is certainly a lot to consider when picking out a new place to live, and so you would want to do a lot of research before making such a move.

But my wife and I did step out in faith and made a decision to relocate to a new area nearly six years ago, and it was one of the best decisions that we have ever made.

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