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  1. SVN

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    Robert Kraft just told a shocked Drew Bledsoe that if Pats win vs Balt, Drew will hand off Trophy to team

    I love our owner but all this post game planning and discussions of legacies of brady and bb make me very nervous. Remember when they patented that 19-0 thing ?
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    Re: Bledsoe to hand off trophy if pats win

    Yeah Mr. kraft...let's take it one game at a time

    Oh,Wait.......... :snob:
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    Re: Bledsoe to hand off trophy if pats win

    He'll hand the AFC Championship Trophy over. OP forgot to put that in. ;)
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    Let him. I'll be all the more happy if he does.

    The only people who need to avoid thinking about stuff like this are the players and coaches. There's no harm in fans discussing BB and Brady's legacy, or talking about Drew handing off the Lamar Hunt trophy, etc.

    If the guys actually playing in the game keep this sort of stuff out of their minds, then the impact of any and all "karma" is negligible. Because you make your own destiny, it's not made for you.
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    I'm always amazed at how this kind of stuff becomes bulletin board material. Kraft does sort of have to decide this beforehand, in case they do win. You have to plan for a win and a loss just the same, and the logistics of both, I'm sure carry their own complications.

    The only problem is when the stuff gets out. That's where they should be careful.
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    It reminds me of BB using the Eagles planned parade route for motivation before the Superbowl. I don't like this stuff....it feels presumptuous.
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    I understand the sentiment, reuniting the clan... That said, no need to announce it in advance. Just motivational fodder for an opponent who is sitting in a hotel room either watching it on air or on twitter. Remember, the Eagles didn't plan their parade and announce schools would be dismissed, the mayor did... I'm sure Bill winced. He'd use it as motivation if he thought they needed more. Harbaugh likely will too. It is what it is...
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    Perhaps making it public wasn't the greatest idea, but at the end of the day, there is a box of Ravens hats and a box of Patriots hats somewhere inside Gillette Stadium.

    Let's play already.
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    who hands the trophy can really be planned in 2 mins after the game. Anyways..it is what it is.
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    oooohh nnoooo we are doomed. hahaha "pats fans"
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    Bledsoe handing off the trophy, I would love to see that especially since that would mean the Patriots won.
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    This does not make me feel good about a Patriots victory tomorrow. You would think Kraft and the franchise would be smarter than that.
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    Well, if the unthinkable happens, hopefully Gronk has been instructed to spike the sumbeach :D
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    Agreed. Paradoxically, it feels twice as long as the bye.
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    ohhhh noooo .. im worried
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    Really? Didn't the 2 weeks before That Game feel longer? This week has been pleasant compared to that one.
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    Prior to saying that Kraft said: "If we're lucky enough to win the game". Then earlier in the interview when asked about the Ravens he said "They're a really good team".

    It wasn't done in a pompous or presumptuous way. It was more like Kraft wanted Bledsoe to know that he wants him to feel like he's still part of the team.

    Tonight was the 18th year to the day that Kraft bought the team. Bledsoe was the QB when he bought it.
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    if you need this as motivation then you aren't prepared to play the game.
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    You guys are a bunch of nuts, have you ever heard of the power of positive thinking?

    Like another poster said, regardless of outcome, there is still a box of hats that reads "Ravens - AFC Champs!" It's not presumptuous, in a game like this you have to make plans for both outcomes.

    In terms of positive thinking, you literally attract everything that you focus on. However this attraction is colorblind and doesn't depend on what you are hoping for but rather what you are dwelling on. Simply put, if you believe you can win you are infinitely more likely to. If you are instead focussed on NOT losing, the universe doesn't care about the "not" part, only the fact that you are dwelling on the thought of losing and ultimately attracts more thoughts and behaviors like this.

    As fans, the only bad karma you can give is by not having complete faith in your team.
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    Seems like a sloppy, uncharacteristic mistake. This organization hardly ever lets info slip.

    What good does it do to tell us this now? There aren't any more tickets to sell, it's not gonna effect TV ratings, any little blurb like this can be used as motivation and the surprise of Drew handing off the trophy if we do indeed win would have been much more cool had it not been announced...
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    If by some chance the Pats lose.....which I don't think happens.....there will be 100+ things that will be able to be pointed to as a reason for the loss....again....which I don't think will happen....but of that 100...this idea of Drew handing off the AFC championship trophy will be somewhere above that 100 items....
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    Bob Kraft “We’re happy he’s an honorary captain tomorrow. If we should be lucky enough to win, he’ll be the person handing the trophy off.

    Bledsoe responded simply: “Really? Wow.”

    That's not bulletin board material, period.

    EDIT: If they think it is and that it's a sign of over confidence, they'll only be fooling themselves.
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    What an absolutely foolish thing for Kraft to say. Does he not at all remember the presumptuous bluster of planning to copywrite the "19-0" trademark, and the extra motivation it gave the Jints? Now those sub-human gangbangers in the Bal'more lockerroom will be foaming at the mouth, and ready to accept any # of 15-yd penalties if those penalties result in injuries to Brady, Welker, et.al.

    Thanks a lot, Bob.
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    Yes, but you know very well that's not the way it is going to be presented and used by the Ravens as a motivational tool. The 'lucky enough to win' portion will be omitted, and the entire topic will be overblown as 'those arrogant pieces of crap', etc.

    In my opinion I have no problem whatsoever with the team making plans ahead of time in regards to a potential trophy presentation should they win.

    However, what I truly do not understand is why they would allow for that information to be made public ahead of time. There's really no upside, and there is a rather potentially big downside.

    Poor decision to talk about it publicly in my opinion.
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    John Harbaugh would be lying to his team if he presented this as a sign of over confidence. They shouldn't put to much stock in words like "if" and "lucky" from someone not coaching or playing in the game, IMO.

    This team and coach have been nothing but genuinely respectful and humble all week long. They know it's going to be a tough battle to be decided on the field. Fooling themselves into believing a mentality exists that clearly doesn't sounds like a recipe for disaster but that's just my perspective.
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