Every team in sports has injuries. You’ll never hear a coach say injuries was a reason for a loss no matter how true the statement might be. Think about it: you never heard former Cincinnati Bearcats coach Bob Huggins say that Kenyon Martin‘s blown knee cost him a National Championship. The excuse is made for fans of a certain team and star movie actor Matt Damon proves it.
Damon is a New England Patriots fan, as his team lost the AFC Championship game to the Baltimore Ravens. To me, the Ravens picked them off a year late, but no one on Baltimore blamed Lee Evans for dropping a surefire touchdown pass. But Damon has a reason why the Ravens went to the Super Bowl and not the Patriots: injuries.
Damon says that if the Patriots were completely healthy, the Patriots would be the team going to the Super Bowl.
“Lotta injuries,” Damon said, according to the New York Post. “They couldn’t beat us full strength.”
Sounds like he’s using the Rob Gronkowski injury as a crutch for the loss. While it’s true that cornerback Aqib Talib and Stevan Ridley were hurt, their injuries happened during game action, so that won’t fly with Ravens fans.
When asked for his rooting interest in the Super Bowl, Damon replied, “I’m going for a healthy New England team, that’s the best team in the country, [Baltimore and San Francisco] are both pretty good. They’re like the same team, real similar.”