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  1. QuiGon

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    Shank Shaugnessey wrote an article today, the point of which seems to be that sports fans are hypocrites by supporting and liking players for their teams when they would not support and would hate the same player in different laundry.

    Then it typical Shank fashion, an article that starts out about football ends up with more baseball related references than football related references (Bonds, A-Rod, Clemens, Canseco).

    Gee, thanks Shank, for pointing out something I had never realized before :rolleyes:
     
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    The Globe must be having a knipsh*t with all of the press that the Pats are getting. The Red Sox beat the Yankees 2 out of 3 (my poor Yankees) in NY and all everyone is talking about is the Pats. Plus their top Pats hating columinst is sitting on the bench for plagarism.

    Remember it was the Globe that rallied everyone in Southie against a downtown Boston Stadium for the Pats. It would have made the waterfront in Southie a place to go and be. As it stands the waterfront looks like a ghost town on the weekend.
     
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    letekro In the Starting Line-Up

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    Better this insipid, irrelevant nonsense than yesterday's hateful rant, where he painted Kraft as a hypocrite and a media whore.
     
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    I'm shocked. No, not at the article which is precisely all too predictable but shocked that anyone still reads The Curly Haired Boy-Friend and the NY Times Boston edition fish wrapper.
     
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    What's not to love about Randy? Who hasn't had a moment of road rage? Who hasn't dogged it at work for a day now and then? Who hasn't mooned somebody once in their life? Who hasn't smoked a little weed?

    As I said in a previous post, there was an excellent article in SI about the guy a couple years back. It really changed my opinion of the man.

    Now TO on the other hand is a total scumbag, but the Pats did not sign TO.

    When does his jersey go on sale?
     
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    Just for the record, I have to say I don't love Randy Moss. He is undeniably talented but I don't know that I trust him. He has alot to prove. However, I do love the deal. It's low risk, high reward. And if the people in charge are willing to take a chance on him, so am I.

    If I should be ashamed of that, it's OK I can live with it.
     
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    Ditto!
    P.S. Shaugnessey sucks!
     
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    I did all that before I was 18! :eat1:
     
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    Shank is just pissed because while the sports media in this town never tries to drive agendas...it is teribbly frustrating for guys as bright as them to find they are unable to herd the sheep in what to them is the obviously correct direction.

    Problem is these dogged sheep herders almost never give up on an agenda, and eventually they get us to where they want us on 7 of 10 and feel vindicated over time. That is why BB drives them batty. They can't turn the sheep on him and his because he now posses an impenatrable Lombardi Media shield (the tri-level model) which blinds all but media shepards to the danger this guy exposes his sheep to as it reflects the sun.

    But they will continue to attempt to drive their agenda even at the added effort and expense of persuing him personally and via individual players, some of whom do not yet have the player version of the shield in their posession. This often requires their teamates with shields gather around them to deflect the curley haired sheep barbs that the agenda drivers will launch their way. Randy is a pretty tall target - I hope we have enough shields to maintain a safe distance between him and Lucchino's little curley haired shepherd until we can get him a shield of his own. Shouldn't be that hard to do in Foxboro given the security at that facility as opposed to the one on Yawkey Way where CHB can always find a way into a restricted nook or cranny from which to overhear information that isn't already deliberately leaked to him.

    Speaking of hypocrits...Didn't the CHB fairly hate the carpetbagger from So. Florida and the sleezey lawyer from DC via SD and the goofy Holllywood producer (not to mention the odd ball dentist) when they engineered the team sale away from wonderful local interests whose water the Globe was toting? Until they added the NYT to their ownership group and started dropping dimes on him and having him over for dinner dates? And he suddenly morphed into their pro bono media defense counsel. Even when they temporarily screwed the pooch with their boy genius and fairly covered every inch of CHB's beloved bandbox with crass ads. LOL
     
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    I actually felt the need to email him on this one. I mean, are we are embracing a mass murderer????? No, we are embracing a football player whose worst offense is admitting to smoking pot & getting into an altercation with a meter maid. A malcontent? Well yes, but in his situation I don't know too many people who would be content. How this guy thinks a fan base wouldn't be excited to land a premium player for basically chump change is out there, even for him.
     
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    Well said. I fully agree. At the end of the day, this is a game.
     
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    It's like the Globe cheering an agenda driven scumbag(Borges) and a total dimwit (see below) that they have on their roster.

    At least the do have one quality writer ( Reiss)
     
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    Pats sign Randy freakin Moss >>> The Red Sox win another boring game vs the Yankees. Baseball is like watching the freaking grass grow anyways.
     
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    Wow, sports fans support a player if he plays for their team, but would hate said player if he played for some other team?

    What a shocking exclusive. Read all about it in Duh! magazine.:rolleyes:
     
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    The Curse sleeps with the fish.
     
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    I don't read his Sox articles - so I'm definitly not reading his Pats article.

    I said this in another thread how can anyone find something to ***** about in a trade like that. The Pats essentially traded the 28th pick in the draft for the 49ers 2008 1st round pick (most likely much higher than 28th) and Randy Moss at half the cost of his original contract with no real financial commitment and about 1.5 mil less than what Branch would have cost!

    Only a true dip**** would complain.
     
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    A globe poll doesn't go his way so he takes a pot shot at the sports fans of Boston. Yep... sounds like your usual globe sports article.
     
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    CHB is just passing the time right now while the Sox are going good and there's nothing nasty to write about them. So now the negativity can be focused on the Pats.
     
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    Too bad the NYT refused Jack Welch's recent bid for the Globe. Had he with his business acumen bought the rag, there'd be hope. Instead, the Boston Globe just announced yet ANOTHER 3.8% drop in circulation last quarter, twice as bad as the national average (-2%) for print medier (as we say in Bostin).
     

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