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    thunder509s Rookie

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    SIGNAL INTERCEPT After the Dolphins defeated the Patriots 21-0 in Miami last season, Dolphins linebacker Zach Thomas claimed he knew the Patriots' audibles. He wasn't kidding. Teams sometimes will place microphones on their defensive players to tape the opposing team's audibles. The team then matches the audibles with the play the offense runs. In the shutout loss to Miami, the Patriots played their worst game of the season, as Tom Brady was sacked four times. Coincidence?

    50.6% Gamesmanship
    49.4% Cheating
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    Wait a minute, SportsNation! Let's get this straight. Videotaping signals is bad, but audio is good? So if Peyton Manning walks up to the line and says "Blue 42, Red 38, Green 34", and you know exactly what that means from having taped it previously and frantically compared it to past plays, that's acceptable? How is that different from video?
     
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    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

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    That's known as a hypocrite poll. You then ask, did the Patriots cheat? You take the % from that question, say 85%, you subtract the 50.6% who said what the Phins did was OK, and that allows you to determine that 35% of football fans are hypocrites. Actually, the number would be even bigger than 35% because presumably there may be some fans who think what BB did was OK but what the Phins did was cheating.

    This also probably means that 40% of all players, coaches, media people are hypocrites.
     
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