|02-04-2008, 02:46 PM||#1|
Join Date: Oct 2004
good day for football
yesterday was a great day for football. I feel as though order has been somewhat restored.
I rooted for the patriots in their first superbowl appearance – big underdogs, with a wide-eyed young tom brady making all the right plays. squeaking out wins to be the eventual champs. a great cinderella story that seemed apropos post 911. with the “patriots” winning.
now many years later things are a bit different. the character of a coach revealed
- we have a patriots team caught breaking the rules trying to gain a competitive advantage
- a coach that avoided any question revolving spygate – and justifying his actions on “interpretation”
- running up the score in unsportsman-like fashion on games well out of hand – when most teams would rest their starters
- breaking the single season scoring record to remind us of how they ran up scores
- the nutsack punch
- going a full season undefeated – and the first to go for 19-0
- the now larger than life qb laughing at the notion of only scoring 17pts.
- further allegations about the spygate and games that may have been impacted
yes, this is a great day for football. had the patriots won, we’d have to hear over and over of how great they are. how awesome bilichick is. how great brady is.
how unstoppable this team is. the best team ever etc. etc. – we’d hear this for years, and for many this would have been one of the darkest days in football. we’d constantly be reminded of the spygate scandal (maybe not by reporters, but by our own memories). we’d hear of the scoring record and would remember the classless coach running up the score. we’d hear about how great the character this team was, yet remember the scandal, the nutsack punch and on and on.
instead, justice was somewhat served. thank you to the NY Giants – you did your part in preserving football. many of us were pulling for the Giants, not because we love them – but more because we dislike what the patriots stand for. we all like an underdog – but this year football truly needed one. football history has been somewhat preserved. the patriots didn’t deserve 19-0.
|02-04-2008, 02:56 PM||#2|
Lace em' up and lets go!!
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: South Dakota
REP..Couldn't agree more. Karma is a biatch.