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Are you proud of ashmamed of 18-1

  1. Proud of 16-0. Are you kidding ?

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  2. Ashamed that we dared to lose one game.

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  3. Who cares, it's the next season now.

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  1. BelichickFan

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    It's a weird phenomenon.

    Yesterday I was giving a friend a hard time about Auburn-Alabama (he's a huge Auburn fan, I root for Saban) and he said if I keep it up he's going to buy an 18-1 shirt to irritate me.

    I was on a Browns' board and a Pats fan (not me) posted something and a Browns' fan replied : 18-1.

    Now, don't get me wrong, I would have killed for 19-0 or 18-1 with the 1 not being the last game. But like I told my Auburn friend, there's a lot worse that you can go through as an NFL fan (on the field, forget the stupid camera) than what we saw last year. The first 16-0 regular season ever. A Super Bowl appearance. It still grinds at me that we lost but last year was still a badge of honor for the Patriots and their fans, not a black mark of embarrassment.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    Ashamed? No. Disappointed? Yes.

    I think the Patriots accomplished more than any other team last year other than the Giants. I never got the whole 18-1 thing that Patriots haters try to spin it as if we went 1-15 like the Dolphins. And I have seen Dolphin fans use the 18-1 thing against the Patriots on other boards.

    What the Pats did last year was impressive eventhough they did choke it at the end. Pats fans shouldn't be ashamed of it. Pats haters who use it as a negative are just morons.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    It was weird for me to see a Browns fan say that - his team has never even been to the SB - and hasn't won an NFL championship since 1964 - he would kill to go to the SB and lose - never mind going 18-1.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    It is weird, but the Super Bowl loser almost every year gets made fun by fans of teams that don't even make the playoffs. As if losing (or choking) in the Super Bowl is worse than going 7-9 and finishing third in their division.

    Look at the 90s Buffalo Bills, they were a national joke for years. Yet, most of the fans of other teams in the league would have killed for their team to go to 4 straight Super Bowls even if they lost them all.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    First 16-0 regular season in NFL history.

    Less than 3 minutes from the first 19-0 record in NFL history, losing only because of one of the all-time 'fluke' plays.


    What's there to be ashamed of?
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    Anyone who would be "ashamed" of 18-1 needs to have their head examined. It suggests that they'd otherwise feel better about 17-2, or 14-5. It's all about winning, baby -- anytime, anywhere.
     
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    I totally agree. Winning 18 straight games in a season and having a perfect regular season is incredible. I don't get the 18-1 thing either. People think they're being really clever and stickin it to Pats fans. IMO, people generally use it when they don't have a legit argument or know anything about football. I think its hilarious when 99% of the time its coming from fans of teams who either didn't make the playoffs or didn't get to the SB. I have a semi-friend who is a Jets fan and he gave me this for about a week straight after the SB. I found this amazing considering the Jets haven't won 18 games in the last 2 seasons combined.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    Agreed - also with Deus Irae - but opposing fans seem to think we should be ashamed of it. It's REALLY weird.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    Disappointed that they couldn't step up for the BIGGEST game and win. As fans we have to live with all the BS of the choke and the cheat! It is more like a feeling of missed opportunity.IMO for the season to be legit they needed to win the Super Bowl. Now in my mind it will forever carry an asterick. Just like when the Sox beat the Yanks in 2004. If they didn't win the WS it just wouldn't have felt the same. The WS win legitimized the Yankee victory. Losing the SB IMO dampens the 16-0 as they couldn't finish the task.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?


    :ditto: everywhere i go i hear the "haha 18-1"....and that's bad, why? some, i mean alot, of football fans are just stupid.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    I think I have to go with disappointed, most people who have any clue about football and the NFL would have to admit that winning 18 out of 19 games is pretty impressive. It just really sucks that it was the last one that they lost, and not to take anything away from the Giants or there fans but if you were to ask who was the best team in the NFL last year it was the Patriots, not the Giants.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    Ashamed? Of course not! I am proud as hell of 18-1, and disappointed about the "1" part... but still, I have nothing but pride about that season.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    I won't be buying any "18-1" plaques for my wall if that's what you're asking ;)

    I am ashamed of the piss-poor offensive productivity in the Super Bowl. We were just stifled on key 3rd downs all day. Only a handful of teams in SB history have gone 57 minutes into the game with only 7 points. We're talking about the highest-scoring offense in league history here. It truly was a shame.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    As I have replied to non-Pats fans on numerous times.

    "What possesses the fans of 30 teams not named the Giants to claim their team had a better season than the Patriots?"
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?


    It is strange, but when you think about it, it's all these other fans have. When you want to poke fun at probably the greatest team in the history of the NFL, what do you have? Nothing.....other than 18-1.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    No, I'm not ashamed of 18-1 because I know that the people who bring it up are lumped into one of the following groups: Dolphin fans (1-15), Bills fans (7-9), Jets fans (4-12), Chargers fans (franchise history: 0 Super Bowl wins, 1 appearance which ended in the worst blow-out in SB history), and Colts fans (dominant for years, yet only one title to show for it). The rest of the fans that like to throw it in our faces are most likely fans of teams that have never even been to one Super Bowl. Face it, fans of other teams are jealous of the Pats' success over the last 8 years. Most of them would give their left nut to go 18-1. Jealousy is a powerful emotion.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    I might be alone in this thinking, but going 16-0 was just as exciting as winning the third SB (for me). Maybe more so actually.

    Losing the SB stung... but the season had so much drama. it was like we played in three SB's.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    "We're moving on."

    Honestly, I'm just a little bummed about the superbowl. As a Patriots fan, of course I was disapointed. As a football fan/player, I have to give credit where credit is due. The Giants flat out kicked the crap out of the Pats that day. They had the personel to execute the scheme to beat the Patriots.

    They came out and did work for 60 minutes. They deserved to win that game. There's no reason to be ashamed of a team earning a great upset win. If it had been officiating (cough cough Colts), poor play on the Pats or a host of other factors then yeah, I would have been upset. But another team just playing out of their skulls and earning a W is nothing to be upset about.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    18-1 and the best Super Bowl game I've ever seen in my life. Yeah, we lost, but we still won 18 games in a row on the way to it, and that's not changing.

    Name me a team that has done that, and I'll listen to their fans talk **** for eternity.
     
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    Re: Are you ashamed of 18-1 ?

    We played in a ton of "Super Bowls" last year:

    Week 2 vs SD - we had to validate 6 years in 60 minutes in front of a national audience
    Week 6 at Dal - "Duel in Dallas" anyone?
    Week 9 at Indy- "Super Bowl 41.5" - need I say more?
    Week 17 at NYG- this game was carried by 4 channels in Boston, unreal
    SB42 - the "real" Super Bowl, but our 5th of the season
     
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