Welcome to PatsFans.com

bill simmons article: colts like 04 sox

Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by patsfan55, Jan 22, 2007.

  1. patsfan55

    patsfan55 Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2004
    Messages:
    2,673
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    #95 Jersey

  2. richpats

    richpats Banned

    Joined:
    Jun 29, 2005
    Messages:
    3,499
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    The Pats, like the Yanks, have been somewhat villified because they stood in the way of Peyton Manning reaching the Super Bowl. Now this is the feel-good story of the year, a long-time loser finally makes good.

    Also, the Pats are like the Yanks in that they are always in the hunt and the general public can't stand to see them AGAIN in the Super Bowl.

    Hopefully the Pats are NOT like the Yanks in that they've gone 6 years since their last title.
  3. PonyExpress

    PonyExpress Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    4,658
    Likes Received:
    15
    Ratings:
    +15 / 0 / -0

    Simmons has jumped the shark. Can't read him anymore. Boring.
  4. milwaukeebeers44

    milwaukeebeers44 Rookie

    Joined:
    Mar 22, 2006
    Messages:
    497
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    Amen.

    It especially drove me nuts that he would ignore the Pats all year, criticize them when he DID mention them, and stuff his nose up the NBA's butt.

    My tipping point came when he argued that McGwire should be in the baseball HOF. I gave up on him after that.
  5. JTO Smooth

    JTO Smooth Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2007
    Messages:
    26
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I never thought I 'd say this, but after reading that article, Bill Simmons comes off as a whiner. He's lost his touch.
  6. teamplay

    teamplay Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 14, 2004
    Messages:
    160
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    wow, I really enjoyed the article and the comparison. Well written.
  7. PF1996

    PF1996 Rookie

    Joined:
    Feb 25, 2006
    Messages:
    762
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    There are scary similarities between the Pats and Yankees that I hope do not persist. Both teams had historical chokejobs in the playoffs against their rivals. Both looked like they were going to be dominant teams for a long time and then suddenly fell off (i.e. stopped winning championships). Most worrisome is that BOTH fell off through their OWN unforced errors and by doing things out of character. Ex. Yankees decline began in 2001 with the awful, shocking error on a basic bunt and blown save by Mariano Rivera. Yankees then lost mainstay "Yankee type" players like O'Neill and Brosiuss and the newcomers didn't perform as well. Pats decline began with a ton of unPatriotlike errors, followed by an unPatriotlike chokejob. Pats have lost many mainstay guys and the new guys are not performing as well, (for the most part). Yankees, for the past few years have gotten away from their winning mold (i.e. less patient batters, terrible-average pitching, bad-average defense). Pats are getting away from their winning mold (i.e. physical football, sure tackling, patience, creativity and flexibility. Hopefully the Colts will be just like the Sox the year after their championship (first round loss)
  8. ColtsFan4Life

    ColtsFan4Life Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    How does it feel to lose to a loser?
  9. RayClay

    RayClay On the Roster

    Joined:
    Nov 14, 2005
    Messages:
    18,015
    Likes Received:
    179
    Ratings:
    +399 / 5 / -6

    #75 Jersey

    Now that's funny. Don't drink the champagne yet, still need to beat those teddy bears.

    One question. If the colts win the SB, will the winners share be enough so Peyton doesn't have to do every freakin' commercial on TV?

    Pleeeez!!:D
  10. ColtsFan4Life

    ColtsFan4Life Rookie

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2005
    Messages:
    68
    Likes Received:
    0
    Ratings:
    +0 / 0 / -0

    I hope not. The guy is funny, unlike tommy boy.
  11. PatsWorldChamps

    PatsWorldChamps Rookie

    Joined:
    Sep 22, 2004
    Messages:
    1,406
    Likes Received:
    1
    Ratings:
    +1 / 0 / -0

    bill simmons? LOL what a joke.. who cares about an overweight blowhard?
  12. BoTown

    BoTown Rookie

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Messages:
    3,586
    Likes Received:
    4
    Ratings:
    +4 / 0 / -0

    Unfortunately this is true. He's not even that funny any more.

Share This Page

unset ($sidebar_block_show); ?>