12-16-2007, 09:43 PM
Join Date: Sep 2004
Give the Ravens Credit...
They actually did ruin a team's perfect record this year!
Look, I don't believe I've ever started a thread here before on PatsFans... but I can't help but think that if you are an NFL team, you've got to have some pretty insane talent on your team. The Ravens went 13-3 last year and this year, they packed it up and mailed it in. They're quitters. How good can they be? Well, they showed that a few weeks ago when the only game they cared about came up.
They could have won the game - maybe even should have - but in New England, we are blessed with a team who truly cares about winning each and every week.
Was I upset the Pats didn't win by 100 today? Yes. But only because that would have been a boat-load of fun. What I appreciate most about this team is that, they may not always give an "A" game, but they'll always give an "A" effort.
Just the fact that there have been so many on this board today that have b#tched and moaned about a 14-0 team speaks to the fact that fans can be fickle. I'm not pointing fingers, and I'm not even absolving myself because I'll be the first to admit that I am 100% irrational about my desire to see this team go 19-0.
What I do know is this team has an unquenchable will to win. I love watching them play and I am awed to think, that in this day in age, a team could actually pull something like this off.
5 games left. Only 1 away game (yeah... the AFC is considered HOME team in the SB).
What we're seeing, in a salary cap era, may never happen again.
"Bill Belichick cuts the sleeves off his sweatshirts because he doesn't want to get blood on his sleeves when he rips out an opponent's heart."
Last edited by MrTumnus; 12-16-2007 at 09:47 PM..