Because I am. Somewhere between 2007 and now, I went from rooting for this team to obsessing over them. I felt like - and feel like - we have to win a Super Bowl in the post-Spygate era to shut everyone up. Until then, we'll continue to feel like we have unfinished business. No matter how great those 3 rings are - we need one more. Logically, I know perfectly well that it's "just a game". But somehow, it never feels like that anymore. And you can add to that the fact that following a sports team in this day and age - and especially a team as hated as the New England Patriots - is an entirely different exercise as it once was. And so, I think I am growing tired of how prevalent this sport and this team is in my life - always counting down to the next big date; draft, camp, regular season, playoffs. Because losing now feels much worse than it once did. And what should be a fun hobby, a diversion from life, actually delivers as much stress and frustration from whatever it was supposedly diverting me from in the first place. Where once we could watch our team lose and sulk in a miserable - but now seemingly blissful - solitude, we now live in the internet age - we can't avoid the sports media anymore. We don't go to it, it comes to us. And so, we'll have to endure questions over BB and TB for the rest of the year, until next year. And I'm getting pretty sick of it. Why should I care so much? Why should any of us really care THAT much what people think of Belichick or Brady or this team? I think it's time - at least for me - to take a break from completely engrossing oneself in this awesome - albeit addictive - sport of football, and more specifically, the New England Patriots. I'm going to do my best to avoid both patriots forums, ESPN, PFT, WEEI, 98.5, etc., etc. for as long as I possibly can. I'm sure I'll fail and be back sooner than I hope. But I'm mainly also curious to see if anyone else feels the same.