Originally Posted by PATSNUTme
Thought that the Patriots would get killed in SB 36 (always prayed for the miracle). Didn't want us to lose our third and be on the path of the Buffalo Bills or the Vikings.
That's exactly what I was thinking in the week leading up to the AFCCG that year. On the one hand, I didn't want to see us break our streak of being undefeated in the conference game (2-0 up to that point, didn't lose one until the debacle in Indy), but I thought if we made it to the SB, no way we were going to beat the Rams, and 0-3 was getting too close to Bills/Vikes territory.
Once we won in Pittsburgh, however, from that point on I was confident we would beat the Rams. (Relatively confident, anyway.)
As for my other "wrong" moments:
1) I got anxious in early 2000 when Tuna was being a dink about letting Belichick leave NYJ to take the NE job. I was afraid that the longer we went without an HC, the harder it would get for whomever it was to start the rebuilding process. In fact I actually wanted Kraft to quit screwing around with waiting for Belichick to become available and go with his second choice... whom I believe was Dom Capers.
Likewise, I still thought at the time that BB was Parcells' "disciple" and would turn out to be as much of a jackhole as Parcells, so I didn't want him to come back to NE anyway.
2) Not only did I want Bledsoe to get his job back during the '01 season, I was angry that BB named Brady the starter for the SB. During the game I even hoped that Brady would get pulled in favor of Bledsoe. (In fairness, IIRC Tom wasn't as good with the long ball that first season.) Here in WI there are actually some dopes who are still mad about the whole Favre debacle and have decided not to root for the Packers until both Rodgers and GM Ted Thompson are gone, so at least I'm not the only one who's been stupid in a situation like this.
3) After the humiliating 31-0 loss in Buffalo to open the '03 season, I actually believed Tom Jackson when he declared that the Pats players "hated their coach." At the time I still thought all those people telling me not to listen to BSPN were just homers (and fans of a lot of different teams were saying it, not just Pats fans!) So I thought, "Well, it was fun while it lasted, but I guess we'll just turn out to be like the Ravens or the Rams, win one Super Bowl and that's it." Hours later, however, the Pats destroyed the Eagles and I thought, "This sure doesn't look like a team that hates their coach..."
4) When I heard we had traded for Randy Moss during the '07 draft weekend, I thought it was a waste of a draft pick, and he would mainly sit on the bench and maybe see some time in multi-WR sets. Then in that opener against the Jets he looked un-freakin'-believable. Granted the next few seasons left a little to be desired, but boy that first season was a wild ride.