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  1. Rob0729

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    I know people hate this subject, but it is Patriots related. Stern asked him how his investigation of the New England Patriots was going and he replied "The Patriots didn't have use of videotaping of the opponents sidelines last year and they didn't win the Super Bowl". Then he went on to say his investigation successfully put an end to the Patriots cheating and implied that their play on the field suggested it.

    Since Stern doesn't know a touchdown from a touchback and the fact he ball washes Specter every time he comes on the show (he even made an on air committment to contribute to Specter's re-election campaign), he didn't ask whether the loss of Brady or the fact that the Pats were the first 11 win team in 20 years not to get into the playoffs might have had more to do with it than the Pats videotaping the sidelines.

    At least it seems that Specter is finally done with the issue even if he spins his total failure to get Congress involved in the matter into a big victory for him.
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    I am proud to have been among the first (not claiming to be the first or only person to do so) to blow the whistle on the link between Senator Specter's ties to Comcast and his position on this issue by outing contributions to Senator Specter's campaigns by Comcast and its Lobbying Firm (in posts on this Board and emails to several reporters, who ran with the story).

    However, I think we have to let this go. The Senator is a complete fool on this subject and nothing we can say will change that. Ignore him. If you live in Pennsylvania, vote against him; if you don't live in Pennsylvania, send campaign contributions to his opponents.

    Specter is obsessed with this. Let's not stoop to his level and become obsessed with everything he says or does on the subject. We have a Super Bowl to win!
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    I really don't care what he says anymore. I just know that people do care and can't get the Stern show because it is on Sirius. It is still relevant to the Patriots in a dead period between free agency (well, the active part of free agency) and the draft. It isn't being Specter obsessed, but providing information that is Patriots related that many others have no access to.

    The one think I do think it is funny how he is spinning how he pretty much accomplished nothing into a big victory for him though. I am still wondering what he did other than being a pain in the arse and making an idiot out of himself. Not one thing changed because of him. That did interest me about this issue.

    Otherwise, Specter has basically admitted he is not going to get anywhere with this and dropped the issue.
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    Do yourself a favor and just not care about what other people say or think. However, half the threads on this MB wouldn't be created then though ;)
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    If given his druthers, Specter would have continued the witchhunt, but quietly withdrew once fellow US Senator Edward Kennedy (D.,MA), who happens to be a Pats fan, fell ill. Considering Storrs, CT is out of Sen. Kennedy's district, UConn could be next on Specter's radar screen. After all, these issues are far more important than bringing new jobs to Pennsylvania.
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    Another reason: Sen. Leahy, D-VT, is also a Pats fan, and Specter would have needed Leahy's consent to have the Senate Judiciary Committee proceed any further.
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    I think it had to do more with Leahy. He publically said that unless Specter provided more evidence, the Senate would not get involved. Both Leahy and Specter are friends and I think Leahy told him to quitely let this one go away.
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    Holy guacamole!!! :eek:

    Did I just wake up in 2007???!! :confused:
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    yea i was thinking the same thing. Again i will say this. He should worry about how to help this country and not worry about getting involved with nfl issues. Spectar you are :banned:
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    The guy has some issues. His party hates him because he's liberal. The democrats hate him because he's a republican. He's going to have a tough time getting re-elected in 2010. We can all pop some champagne soon after.
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    Leahy and Specter must be great friends, as Leahy was essentially a mute through the whole process, allowing his good friend Specter to harpoon the New England organization for the many months that is was doing the most harm. The time-line though, not by coincidence, has Spector becoming mute on the subject just after Sen. Kennedy illness, almost eliminating that it could be as the result of anything coming very late by the ineffective Leahy.
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    "The Patriots didn't have use of videotaping of the opponents sidelines last year and they didn't win the Super Bowl". Then he went on to say his investigation successfully put an end to the Patriots cheating and implied that their play on the field suggested it.


    All the more reason to go out and completly decimate every team we play this season and do so in a very big way. I hope the coach releases the hounds and reigns down Patriot fire with no mercy.:D
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    I was watching the America's Game of the 2000 Ravens. Trent Dilfer left his playbook in the locker room during their regular season game against Tennesse, @Tennesse, and it was gone when he came back to the locker room after the game.

    When the two teams met in the playoffs, Tennesse knew everything Dilfer was going to do before he did it. Why is no one beating down Jeff Fisher's door about playbookgate?
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    Simply because they weren't the hated Patriots.

    There has been lots of allegations from various teams throughout the yrs, no one seemed to care back then, when it happened.

    We were a victim of bad timing, circumstance, and winning--that's exactly it.
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    Specter was paid a lot by Comcast... end of story.

    He is simply a paid shill for big companies (most government falls in this category in this land of fascism).
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    i totally agree w/ specter here...

    for example, after the 01 sb season, we didnt want anyone getting too suspicious, so we didnt use the recordings....

    also, after the 05 season, same thing happened, so we really didnt use the filming those seasons either all the way up to the pt where it was found out


    in actuality, the ONLY seasons we filmed were teh 01, 03, and 04 seasons....its not just coincidence we only won the sb those seasons...


    /sarcasm
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    Awesome. This is about the best bulletin board material I've ever seen. Talk a about an epic diss. Now Belichick's sole mission in life will be to make Specter look like an utter fool.
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    I love how Spector also leaves out the fact that 'spygate' happened the year before, so the last two years the pats have been under the microscope. The year before though they were one play away from another ring, so he better not bring that up or it might damage his 'they haven't won the superbowl since i got involved' argument.

    I didn't hear the interview, but stern has guys on the staff with knowledge of the game....i wonder why no-one called Spector on that? To blindly say that the pats haven't won the superbowl because of Spector is just foolishness!
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    Thinking about it, he might have meant the Pats didn't win the Super Bowl vs. the Giants from the season before which was actually played last year. Even then, how would Specter explain the 18 games before the Super Bowl? Does videotaping opponents only work in the Super Bowl? If so, why did the Pats get so much crap for videotaping the Jets when it would be impossible for the two teams to meet in the Super Bowl?
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    Democrats dont hate Spectre hes one of them. Spectre is James Bonds greatest enemy.
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