Read your board from time to time and find it to be a well moderated board. I'm a native WNYer who moved to Wyoming (via many other states in the west) 20 years ago. I once participated in another Patriots forum some years ago, but found it to be moderated capriciously, and with the exception of a couple of participants/moderator was not a very pleasant experience. I have been a moderator on the official Buffalo Bills Message Board for ten years, so I'm quite aware of how difficult it is to moderate message boards, particularly one for a team that hasn't sniffed the playoffs for more than a decade. Won't ever claim to be a fan of the Patriots, especially after the losing streak to your team that thankfully ended this season (the highlight of our season). However, I'm curious to participate here, especially puzzled by the mind boggling negative media coverage about a team that has been so successful over the years. The only words of comfort (which I realize are probably useless here) I can offer is that I doubt any of you can relate to losing four Super Bowls in a row, and the depths of despair of a franchise whose fans wake up every day wondering if the owner is still alive... and if the team is about to be moved to a more "affluent" area. As heart breaking as your SB loss was this past week, and despite how many Bills fans (including myself) are envious to the point of irrationality at times, any real football fan has respect for what your franchise has accomplished over the last decade plus. So, the only thing I can offer here is as bad as it feels to get to the dance and lose by such a close margin... "wide right" to the Giants will be scarred in my brain for life. LOL, as many Patriots fans have reminded me, it could always be worse for them, they could be Bills fans. You're team will be the class of the AFC East until proven otherwise, which I will not deny I hope is coming soon. No one knows the pain of losing more than a life long Buffalo Bills fan.