12-14-2006, 05:53 PM
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Join Date: Mar 2006
On the record
Okay, there's a thread about the Pats saying "Well, we're 9-4." Reminds me of the Coors Light ad with Walsh saying "Well 12 and 4 is pretty good."
Look people, there is a point here. The Pats are at this point close to a lock to win the division. And this is one of those down years where we "just" win the division. Point is -- we're spoiled. DUH!
Now to the other point... yeah we want to be Super Bowl contenders. No, we're not out of it. Far from it. But the play is inconsistent, no argument. The Miami loss was our low point so far. And now, we're banged up (again.)
So what's it look like, to be realistic, today? It looks like a 2-and-done playoffs, maybe 1-and-done.
Yeah, from a guy that thinks Super Bowl every year (me), I have to say "yuck." But from the point of view of the 75% of fans that watch their teams not win a division? Pretty nice.
News flash: the Niners didn't win every super bowl in the '80s, or the Cowboys in the 90s, or the Steelers in the 70s.
I still want to win this one. But come on guys. This "My GOD!!!! What are they THINKING????" stuff makes very little sense. Other teams prepare (see the dolphins studies of our audibles, etc.,) other teams practice, and other teams have NFL-level talent.
By the way that includes Houston, Jax, and Tennessee... so don't think it's over yet.
I will not be shocked if Indy loses this week, or Chicago, or San Diego. I wasn't shocked when Dallas (the hot NFC team) lost last week. LOSSES HAPPEN, even in Super Bowl years.
I was in the Patsfans.com bulletin board for a while at the end of last week's game and had to leave in disgust. There's this guy in there saying "we got OWNED! No way we win another game! Did you even SEE that?!??!" What kind of piss-ant fans are we? I can not believe the same people that watched and prayed for playoff berths in the 70s and sometimes the 80s and 90s, and suffered through the 2-14 years hoping for that last play that turns something around, can come out with this drivel.
We're still in it people, and nobody in the league this year is so en fuego I can not imagine beating them (Lord willin an the crick dont rise.)
Okay, soap boxing over. Back to who to fire, why the record's this bad, how we'll never beat Team X, and so on and so on and so on.