"They've never made a Super Bowl when they had to go on the road at any point" -Bart Scott on the Patriots
He forgot about the...
- 2001 AFCCG @ PIT
- 2004 AFCCG @ PIT
- And just last year, AFCCG @ KC
— I'M SEEING GHOSTS (@FTBeard11) December 2, 2019
By Matt Dolloff, 985TheSportsHub.com
If you think too much about the idea that millions of viewers would accept anything and everything analysts like Bart Scott say, you'll go insane. It's pure Idiocracy material with so many of these talkers that the best thing to do is just laugh at the most outrageous takes. And it's especially easy to laugh at someone just being egregiously incorrect with their facts, like Scott on Monday's episode of "First Thing's First" on FS1.
"Their path to the Super Bowl, especially — we know what it is if they don’t host throughout. They’ve never made a Super Bowl when they had to go on the road at any point," Scott said. You can watch him in the clip above via @FTBeard11 on Twitter.
This is just not a factual statement. It is incorrect. Scott has said an extremely untrue thing to a frightening amount of people.
Not only did the Patriots beat the Steelers in Pittsburgh twice in the AFC Championship Game, in 2001 and 2004, they did it just last year in Kansas City against the Chiefs. Just an outstandingly poor mis-speak by Scott - at best. But the likelihood is a negative amount of research was done for that take.
As always, the worst part isn't Scott himself. It's the notion that even one viewer across the United States would accept that as their reality. And if you don't care about my opinion, all I ask is that you care about the facts. The fact to know is that the Patriots have won three AFC title games on the road. Not zero. Three.
The intention here was to present this take as a form of absurdist comedy. That's what content like this has mostly become. If you disregard the idea that Scott is serious or did any work on his take, he simply becomes a parody of himself. So please, just try to laugh these takes off because there are a lot of them already. Otherwise you'll go off the deep end trying to cut through all the nonsense.
Matt Dolloff is a digital producer for 985TheSportsHub.com. Any opinions expressed do not necessarily reflect those of 98.5 The Sports Hub, Beasley Media Group, or any subsidiaries. Have a news tip, question, or comment for Matt? Follow him on Twitter @mattdolloff or email him at [email protected].