Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by SVN, Jan 12, 2008.
my thoughts exactly.iam glad someone else points this out.
Please, Boston Sports Media is one of the saddest excuses for a website I've ever seen. A bunch of wannabe media members bitter because they don't have press passes. They live their normal lives throwing stones at glass houses behind the computer screens. Pete Sheppard is right, they'll call you a turd on the phone or over the internet and yet these are the same nimrods that will tell him "I love you Pete" when they meet him in person.
That being said, Bruce Allen is a total fraud and yes, everyone has already awarded the Patriots the Super Bowl. Felger is absolutely right. This fraud team was playing its best football in October. Championship teams don't let A.J. Feeley and Kyle Boller take them up and down the field.
One thing they are correct about: There *are* a lot of brain-dead homers around NE. I don't consider that to be a NE-only phenomenon, but it's still true. It's not even an NFL-only phenomenon. Look at any other sport and you'll see the same moron with different face, same self-serving, circular, degenerate arguments inflicting himself on rational human beings like a plague of locusts.
IDK, do championship football teams hold Peyton Manning and Tony Romo to an average of 212 yards, 1.5 TDs and a pick? How about Derek Anderson, he had a pretty good year, didn't he? 22/43 for 287, 2 TDs and 3 INTs. Roethlisberger? 19/32 for 187 and one TD. Carson Palmer? 21/35 for 234, 1 TD and two INTs.
When they've set their jaw to stop the passing game they've done just that.
Who the frigging hell do you think you are to call us frauds? Is this the way you abuse the hospitality we give to you trolls??
Mods - can you remind this disrespectful poster that this is not a public forum and that it is a private website where he/she is free to voice his/her criticism of us but display some basic sense of decency to the host?? Thanks
Apparently you never watched the '72 Dolphins. The didn't dominate anyone in September through December playing a weak schedule. A number of fraud teams who went on to win superbowls were undefeated during the first 10, 12, 13 weeks of those seasons, only to be handed their first loss by a <gasp> sub .500 team. Go figure.
Holley briefly touched on a great point last night, then let it fizzle. Felger doesn't watch a lot of games beyond the Patriots except perhaps in highlights. Too busy being a multi mediot. (As proof I offer his comment/question to TB this week that the Jags play mostly zone, to which Tom - who has watched every tape of every game they have played in 12 years - replied, they mix it up and play some zone but tight zone that usually ends up in man...).
It's the inverse of most of the national pundits, who see copious highlights and scan volumes of locally subjective analysis on every team but seldom see entire games from any of them - let alone coaches tape. We often lack a rational perspective against which to compare our team because we focus so intently on every play they make or don't make and do not maintain anything resembling that focus for the weekly perfomances of the other 31. Other teams give up big plays, other players miss tackles, other corners allow completions, and defenses experience coverage breakdowns or lose focus. Bad teams inexplicable rise up, although it's generally a short lived rising.
It's just that in the case of THIS team they ALWAYS overcame their missteps and rose to the unexpected challenge, while others didn't always. THAT is the true mark of a champion. When you hear a critic state that the stats simply don't back what his eyes see, or better yet the score was deceiving, or they just didn't look balanced or dominant or focused or whatever, you would be well served to listen to what follows with a grain of salt. At the end of the day, for all teams, a win is a win. And all this team has done so far is win more consistently and consecutively in the regular season than any team in 35 years. That's all...
Teams are never perfect, just once in a long, long while team seasons are. Fans should be allowed to enjoy it. This team doesn't benefit from armchair criticism, as some teams sadly do. Belioli have forgotten more about football as a game and a business than any of the armchair critics, including message board warriors and mediots, will ever know. Fans, media, players, coaches - we all serve a role. I just think a couple of segments of us have failed to check our egos at the door and misinterpreted what our limited role in the process is. Felger is their poster boy. Enough said.
Wow, this really embodies the typical sports radio caller crowd, you troll. Make a whole bunch ad hominem attacks with no basis for them, then agree with the biggest douchebag going. The people on BSMW may be *******s (they certainly seem that way at times), but none of them are going to be shaking hands with mush-mouthed (and brained) Pete Sheppard any time soon. Maybe you can tell us how Pete was right about how easy it is to shut down Randy Moss back before the season opened against the Raiders two years ago. And if a group of guys that went 16-0 are frauds, I'd hate to see the teams that lost a couple games.
Wrong, nope, and welcome, guy-who's-obviously-a-member-of-the-MSM. Now leave.
Ahhh.... the comedic irony of this post.
Felger bashed the Patriots fans last night numerous times on his Foxsports special on the Pats. He thinks he is above us because he roots for the Packers, is the bottom line.
Yet, he is the beatwriter for 1 of the 2 major papers in the city.
WOW. Nothing like being a total and complete idiot yourself. Please go back to whatever hidey hole you crawled out of, learn the game, the differences in defenses, and the differences in game plans, then come back and you might actually be able to participate in a meaningful conversation and not sound like the bitter nimrod you claim BSM to be.
OH, and one last thing. Any sane fan will tell you the Pats still have a ways to go.
Coach Belichick likes to place his focus on peaking at the right time. After Thanksgiving. This team peaked in October. It has also seen its fatal flaw, lack of a good run defense, hit them in the mouth and only one good corner, exposed by the likes of Kyle Boller and A.J. Feeley. Heck, even Miami's defense shut them out in the second half and only Cleo Lemon's stupidy kept the 1-15 Dolphins from winning the half.
Let's put it this way. That Eagles game is basically the Chiefs game from 2002, except this team has the talent to show up, get out played and squeak out wins against a five win Jets team or a Ravens team on a franchise long losing streak.
This team can't afford to play like they've played the last six weeks. They won't survive tonight if that happens. That's where we have problems. People think that just because they've won means they can get away with playing like they've been playing. They CAN'T.
And he's right. They're underestimating Jacksonville and planning the parade already.
16-0. That's crap. 19-0 is all that counts. I'd rather go 0-16 than go 16-0 and lose in the Playoffs.
You should come back and post after you've actually watched a game.
no one is planning a parade already. you haven't been paying attention
It's so sad Patriots fans have become exactly like Yankee fans. What time does the parade start in Copley Square on Feb. 5th?
I've seen the entire season. We shouldn't be discussing this because we both know this team has been flat almost the entire month of December. They've gone from playing 60 minutes of good football to 8, when down double digits in the fourth quarter. Sure, it gets it done against the Giants. But it won't get it done against Jacksonville, San Diego or Indianapolis.
Its so sad that you have to talk out your arse on a message board about things you don't know a damn thing about.
This team hasn't been "flat" the entire month of December moron. They've gone with a vanilla defense and not a lot of variety on offense ON PURPOSE. But, far be it from you to understand that.
You clearly HAVE NOT seen the entire season nor do you understand football worth a damn. Go back to your silly putty and your basement drawings until you actually are competent to know who you are talking about.
Could it be that the month of December was meaningless for the Pats and so they didn't try as hard as they could have? Championship teams play their best games when they count. September, October, and November counted. December really didn't matter, yet they still won playing their worst football. We'll see tonight what January holds, but my bet is their play goes up a notch or two.
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