BOSTON, MA -- Fans of the world champion New England Patriots were disappointed to learn that their team's victory parade would be postponed for at least two more weeks after the NFL announced that there was still one more game to play before they could officially award the trophy.
"Look, we all know that the Patriots are the world champs," said commissioner Roger Goodell, "but we have a strict policy of not awarding the Super Bowl trophy until after the Super Bowl."
Patriots players and coaches have expressed their frustration with the ruling, but Goodell says he doesn't plan to change his mind any time soon. "They said the same thing last week, and the week before," said Tom Brady, who was named the MVP of Super Bowl XLII back in October. "How long are they going to keep this up? I've got better things to do than to keep coming out and throwing six touchdown passes every weekend."
Roger Goodell is known for his strict policies. Last year he awarded the trophy to the Colts after the Patriots decided to leave at halftime of the AFC Championship game.
"We weren't happy with that ruling either," said coach Belichick, "but I guess we're just going to have to show up and play a real game if that's what they want. At least it'll give us a chance to critique some of our younger players."
When asked for his thoughts on the ruling, Giants coach Tom Coughlin blamed the unseasonably warm weather and the three-hour time difference in Arizona, and the fact that they're playing the, uh...Patriots for the Giants upcoming loss.
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