This Wonder Years-Style Hype Video is So Good it Might Actually Get You to Root For the Patriots


A new poll by Public Policy Polling shows that Americans have an overwhelming preference on who they’d rather see win Sunday’s Super Bowl. By just shy of a 2-to-1 margin (53-27 percent), America is pulling for the NFC Champion Atlanta Falcons to upend the AFC Champion New England Patriots and deny Bill Belichick and Tom Brady a fifth Super Bowl ring as coach and quarterback of the Pats respectively.

But if there were anything, anything at all, that might get at least a portion of the 53 percent to change their minds, it would be a new video on the social media accounts of Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman — which somehow manages to humanize the NFL juggernaut, at least a little.

Edelman released a hype video featuring random clips of the Pats presented in the style of the opening credits of the classic late 80s coming-of-age dramedy The Wonder Years. Everything about the video is pitch perfect — from the quarterback being introduced as “Thomas Brady” to the use of Joe Cocker‘s classic theme song “With a Little Help From My Friends.”

Also, there’s footage of Belichick on a fishing boat, which is all kinds of great.

Perhaps the one thing that’s missing from the video is Thomas Brady’s Winnie Cooper — wife Gisele Bundschen. But we’ll let Edelman slide on that one. This is a strong piece of work.

Watch above, via Twitter.

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