Originally Posted by Greaser
Oh c'mon, are you serious with this *****?!
Whats classy about pointing at the opposing team's bench after running up the score?...or mocking the 'flying Jet' celebration?...or Welker's interview?...or Brady's comments about Hard Knocks?...or recording your opponent's practices sessions (something Mcdaniels learned from his days in NE apparently)?..or the Dancing in SD in midfield?
Get off your horse. The rest of the league, the media and the others on the Pats bandwagon may be fooled by the good guy act but you know the Pats talk the talk as much as anyone else.
What you failed to mention was that all of those acts were in response to what somebody had done or said previously. There's a big difference between being the instigator and being the one who responds.
You seriously think that nobody in the NFL does or says something (such as pointing, for example) after a score or a big play? It's the opposite; it's extremely rare when an NFL player doesn't
do something like that.
How is it that things like the flying jet celebration or the lights out celebration are totally sportsmanlike - but responses to them are unsportsmanlike? Those celebrations are F-U's to the opposing team; why is it okay for teams to do something like that but not okay for opponents to respond? That's just plain hypocritical.
As for running up the score in the second meeting, that was a response for what the Jets had been saying all week and all year. Again, if you have a problem with one you have to have a problem with both - and if anything you should have a bigger problem with the instigator.
Personally I'm not a fan of smack talk and showboating either. But come on, to compare what those responses to what the Jets have been doing and saying for two years is a bit of a reach.
But hey, congrats to the Jets; they backed up all that talk and walked the walk. Outperformed the Pats; didn't make mistakes; and capitalized on the mistakes the Pats did make.