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    Nice column all around.

    http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/31/AR2007103102746.html

    Chris Cooley is one cool dude. No whining from guy:

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    Re: Great column from Washington Post

    Great, great column.
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    Re: Great column from Washington Post

    Maybe Patrick Crayton should learn from Cooley. Cooley is using this experience to make him and his team better by learning from it. Crayton is on a media campaign on the Tuesday before a big division game showing he is denial that the Pats out played him two weeks earlier.
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    As I've said in a different post, this whole thing is about nothing more than ESPN and others chasing ratings.

    Look, drama sells. We're addicted to it. There's a reason dramas are the highest grossing movies of all time (Titanic), there's a reason we have entire channels dedicated to it (TNT), there's a reason CNN and Fox News refuse to report on anything positive... drama catches the audiences' attention, it sells advertising...

    The whole "Spygate" drama was played out and milked for what it was worth. They needed something new, something fresh... I know! Let's attack them for scoring too much! Let's spin it in a way which shadows them in a bad light.. like say... "running up the score!"

    This is what's going on.

    By and large it seems pretty clear that other coaches, other players, other teams, and even many sports writers see what the team is doing as "business as usual" and as something they themselves would do if armed with the same talent and motivation.

    It's the fans of teams that have either lost to us, or have to yet face us and the ratings thirsty big media outlets that have and are blowing this out of proportion.

    Give it time. I guarantee you that once this has passed they'll find something new to focus their negative energy on, to create more drama.

    NE is arguably one of the least liked teams in the NFL - it makes the perfect target for an agenda driven financially biased media.
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    Re: Great column from Washington Post

    second article I've read from Sally Jenkins.
    I'm a fan.
    She's quite good.
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    I think Sally want to have babies with Tom Brady... who doesnt?:D
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    Great article.. She has gotten another fan.. Lets bring her to the Boston market..
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    Re: Great column from Washington Post

    Good article...

    The best quote was from Joe Theisman :

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    "There are those who don't appreciate the Patriots, who find their dominance cold and unappealing. This is merely weakness, a common complaint from those whimperers and whiners who don't understand what dark beauty lies in dominion and the exercise of total power.

    A football game is one of the few instances in which it's okay to guiltlessly enjoy oppression of the weak. Critics complain that there's no honor in the way the Patriots run up the score, but there's nevertheless something sort of magnificent in the way they crush opponents, in their hard quantitative search for total victory, while Coach Bill Belichick watches from the sideline with that expression on his face, part Lord Sauron and part Doctor No."
    :rocker:
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    It's funny you say that because I was thinking along those lines. Female fans I think admire football for the mere awesomeness of the fight, man vs. man, the "who's going to be left standing" aspect of it all. And I think we tend to appreciate football players going all out and leaving everything on the field for 60 minutes once a week 16-19x a season. The purity of the competition, the beauty of a fight, the implementation and completion of a (game)plan or strategy. It's something to be admired.
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    Wow, that's one talented writer. Very impressive work.
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    It's funny, it's ALL you read about in the papers and on the net (running up the score), but almost EVERYONE I talk to here in Western NY (mostly Bills fans), are grudgingly admiring what we are doing and have voiced no ill feeling about the final scores.

    Most still hate Us, but each week, I get more "Damn, what you guys are doing out there is special".

    Mediots, it's really what it boils down to.
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    The big fault with Gibbs II in Washington is that he SITS on 2nd half leads. In the Giants game last month, they spotted them 17-3 at halftime(and it sure looked like the G-Men's season was all but coming to an end), but the conservative, playing not the lose playcalling was REALLY horrendous. It was nothing more than run-run-dunk.

    Sounds like Cooley is starting to express his frustrations about the Skins' O.
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    Oh at LEAST take her to the Red Lobster... though I doubt you'll get anywhere with her unless you go all the way to a bona fide white tablecloth non-chain restaurant.
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    Damn, whomever is the man in her life, he's gotta be a lucky sum***** :rocker:
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    Wow! Awesome read! Hmmm, a sports writer that gets it. What's that all about?:)
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    despite all the criticisms and hatred from analysts, fans, and the whole nfl.... i gottta admit.. I LOVE THE DRAMA, THAT THIS YEAR HAVE BROUGHT TO US... very entertaintaining, a lot of subplots.... its like a mexican soap opera for men...
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    And maybe we begin to understand why he has an ongoing career in football despite his lack of command of, shall we say, some of the finer details.
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    Re: Great column from Washington Post

    Love this quote from Brady:
    Hope they feel good about themselves! Ha!

    Seriously, that's the first column of any kind (news or sports) that captured perfectly the way I feel in a long time.

    Too much good stuff to quote, go read the whole thing. I'm going to start reading her regularly
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