Was Sunday's game between the Patriots and the Jets actually fantasy? New England fans might wish that was true after the Patriots lost to the Jets in overtime.
But author George R.R. Martin has made his elation over the reality of the Pats' loss very clear, even though he describes the team in fantasy terms.
The author — an avid blogger — throws in some allusions to the popular HBO series "Game of Thrones" (based on his series of novels "A Song of Ice and Fire") in his recent blog post, titled "Evil Foiled! Good Triumphant! Jets Win, Jets Win, Jets Win!!!."
In it, he writes, "Hey, the Jets won! Life is magical and full of joy! Okay, okay, it was not the SuperBowl or anything, just a regular season game. But it was against the New England Patriots, the Horror Out of Boston, the Blue-and-White Walkers from Beyond the Wall, led by Evil Little Bill himself. The Jets always lose to the Patriots, usually in an especially painful fashion. Like they did earlier this season, in Foxboro. But this time they WON!"
And what about Bill Belichick's decision to kick off instead of receive after winning the overtime coin flip? Martin has this to say:
"Only then the Pats chose to kick off. Instead of receiving, and putting the hands of Tom Brady, the most dangerous mutha in football, Evil Little Bill decided that Fitz and the Jets should have it. Hee hee. Hoo ha. Oh, sweet. Thanks, Bill. What a lovely Christmas present."
Perhaps the next time Martin writes about a Pats loss, it will indeed be fantasy.