08-13-2012, 12:08 PM
Join Date: Nov 2006
Re: Spygate Book
I did a little quick research on this "wonderful" book and here is what found out:
- The book is written by Bryan O'Leary
- The book is "published" by KLR Publishing LLC
- The principle officer of KLR Publishing is Bryan O'Leary
- Bryan O'Leary appears to have no prior professional writing experience whatsoever.
I found this article about the book which clearly shows the book is just another crackpot conspiracy theory book:
Spygate: The Untold Story - Behind the Steel Curtain
-If Bill Belichick innocently "misinterpreted" the video policy (after all teams received a written warning less than a year earlier), why did the "innocent" videographers (including Matt Walsh) lie to sideline security about what they were doing?
- Wasn’t it strange that the NFL decided to minimize the escapade before talking to Walsh, the star witness? Why is Walsh under a gag order now? Why was the evidence destroyed quickly, an act that defies all logic of investigative process?
- Who is Ernie Adams and why is he the most powerful football mind that no one has ever heard of? Belichick brought Adams to Cleveland in 1991 and after a few years, Browns owner Art Modell offered $10,000 to anyone who could tell him what Adams did! Players still to this day chuckle at the shroud of secrecy that surrounds that man.
Belichick claimed that he didn’t use the taped signals during the games in question, his "misunderstanding" loophole. Why then did he tape games of teams he wouldn’t see again that year, including our 2004 AFC Championship Game, which Senator Arlen Spector stated on the Senate floor that Steelers players thought the Patriots knew everything that Pittsburgh was going to do?
- Why does Belichick continue to hire cardboard cutouts for coordinators – young people with no experience or older failures – or hire no coordinators at all? Is it interesting that one such young failure, Josh McDaniels, was caught video cheating soon after he moved to Denver?
-In addition to the above intriguing discussion points, O’Leary’s book goes into some very interesting statistical phenomena which defies explanation. Why does New England always win at home? Yes, they’re good, but five seasons with perfect 8-0 records? A 31-game home winning streak? An unbelievable record of beating the point spread? The book gives some eye-popping data that will make you think, or perhaps re-think.
One thing that I though was funny is talking about the home winning streak. Do they realize that the Pats had a 20 game home win streak end just last year? Do they realize if you win 12-14 games a year, you are likely to amass a long home winning streak?
This book looks to be nothing more than yet another conspiracy theory book where a crackpot author just takes their interpretations of the facts to create a larger conspiracy. If you look at some of the 9/11 truthers publications (see the Small Change movie on the internet) and they make a compelling argument the government was behind 9/11. Unfortunately for them is plenty of of experts can shoot Grande Canyon sized holes in their "proof". I am sure that you can do the same with this book.
I might read a book on Spygate by a legitimate journalist, but not a peissed off fan who is floating conspiracy theories.