Are you getting the feeling that the long-term effects of Spygate are going to have a similar effect on the Pats as the Michael Jackson tour? I don't mean Kraft will go broke or the NFl will take over the franchise or anything, but sometimes things take on a (nightmare) life of their own. I don't see spygate ending on Tuesday. I hope I'm worng, and I won't know until Friday because I'll be backpacking, but I think we fans are as naive as Chuck Sullivan to think this will end. We are working from logic, and there is no logic to this. Remember, there was never any evidence, not one single independent lab test, that showed cyclomates were any different than saccharin. Cyclomates had a bad image due to a single test. A combination of cyclomates and saccharin were shown to cause cancer. For no apparent reason, cyclomates were selected as the bad guy. Why single out cyclomates (Patriots) when logic told you saccharin (Colts, any other team) did the same thing? No reason, but cyclomates never beat the PR rap. And this was in an era when PR and perception wasn't one-millionth of what it is today. Just a (fearful) thought.