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Author George R.R. Martin in agony after Patriots win

Author George R.R. Martin.
Author George R.R. Martin.(AP Photo/Charles Sykes, File)

Stephen Gostkowski’s last-second field goal gave Patriots fans great pleasure. It also gave Giants fans great agony. None more than George R.R. Martin, the novelist and short story writer whose fantasy series “A Song of Ice and Fire” is the basis for HBO’s “Game of Thrones.” Martin has an intense and longstanding hatred for Bill Belichick and the Pats, so it was difficult for him to watch Tom Brady march the team down the field in the waning moments of Sunday’s game. Writing on his blog, Martin said a loss by one of his favorite teams — the Mets, Jets, and Giants — can send him into a tailspin. “Truth be told, a really bad loss by one of my teams has been known to depress me far more than some of the times I’ve lost a Hugo, a Nebula, or an Emmy,” he wrote, referring to literary and TV awards. “I’ve learned to shrug off my own defeats in life . . . but when Big Blue or the Amazin’s or Gang Green [go] down, well. . .” Martin, who sometimes refers to Belichick as “Evil Little Bill,” took particular issue with the play-calling at the end of the game. “Giants settled for a FG and a lead but left too much time for Tom Brady,” he wrote. “I guess they couldn’t hear me screaming at my TV set. Life is miserable and full of pain.”

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