Heartbroken in Massachusetts

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  1. downfall

    downfall Rookie

    I watch a great patriot win and go to sleep. I wake up the next day and i'm Goodfellas or Casino.

    The feds are onto us and guys are getting wacked left and right and Mangina gets away in the Witness relocation program.

    This whole thing feels so bad. If it's as true as it seems than BB might have to step down. I love BB but the orginazation is tarnished and Kraft cannot be happy.

    The only way out of this is if an assisant coach or something was doing this behind BBs back trying to get an edge to keep his job. I'm reaching for any straw i can grab here.
  2. dalero

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    Suicide Is Painless
  3. Kdo5

    Kdo5 Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    #26 Jersey

    I was thinking the same thing....will Bill step down or something? I absolutely don't want him to and I don't want Kraft to fire him....
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  5. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    You do realize that the so-called "cheating" of stealing signs isn't the issue. That's legal and all the teams do it... they just can't use a recording device.

    I'm not sure what the reason is (maybe its that "expressed written permission of the NFL" language before each game?) but recording it is apparently the only rule the Patriots violated.

    Odd that what you and I would consider "cheating" is not considered cheating by the NFL. So am I "heartbroken" that the Patriots would use a video camera rather than just have a guy with a cellphone and binoculars calling in their interpretations of the signs the way other teams do?

    No - I can live with that.
  6. downfall

    downfall Rookie

    The rule is no video recording equipment used for recording the other teams signals but not limted to just that.

    Can the pats try and steal signals YES, but do it using any other legal method. Why do you have to do it in a way that everyone was just recently warned against doing.
  7. PatriotsReign

    PatriotsReign Hall of Fame Poster

    #18 Jersey

    You can tell this guy or woman or both (in case they're from California!) is an imposter who just signed up and is trying to pretend to be a Pats fan. Well, a real Pats fan wouldn't say the crap you just wrote. Plus, we can smell the opposing stink on your breath!

    You are you an imposter from another team. We absolutely do NOT want BB to step down. I don't for a minute believe you're really a Patriots fan...probably just an envy filled fan of some team that just "WISHED" their team was as good as the Pats!
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  8. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    Your post that you were "heartbroken" suggested that you thought stealing signs was the crime.

    It's not. We're talking about another rule violation such as the case when the Dolphins were caught using audio recording devices.

    I really doubt many Fin fans hearts were broken over that rule violation.

    I'm not sure if you're a hocky fan, but would you be "heartbroken" if you learned that a member of the Bruins was bending his stick in excess of what the NHL allows? Holding the stick higher at the start of a slap shot?

    Those are all rule violations as well.

    They are certainly against the rules but I wouldn't necessarilly think that any fans are heartbroken over them.
  9. downfall

    downfall Rookie

    you guys are keeping the faith or are in denial. Good for you.

    Me, i can't sit still knowing what happened. You wanna play it down then go ahead but there is a good chance gooddell will not be playing it down.

    I believe the players do work very hard to be the team that they are and earned their superbowls. Now whoever is behind this video work just disrespected all those players hard work and accomplihments.

    It doesn't matter if sign stealing is done by everyone and it doesn't matter if we could have beat any team we played either way. What matters is that they did it and that does not sit well with me because i believe in patriot pride. So now whos the real PATS FAN?

    Now bring me proof of othe teams doing this and i'll feel better but until then the pats are standing alone.
  10. Vern

    Vern Practice Squad Player

    What exactly do you want?

    We got caught, we're going to lose picks. Harrison got caught, he's going to miss four games.

    Where is the problem? Why do we have to be different and superior to every other team? We're the same, as any of them, except with three rings.
  11. JoeSixPat

    JoeSixPat Pro Bowl Player

    I think the NFL is going to have a lot to answer for when people figure out that stealing signs is LEGAL. So yes, I do think they are going to over-react.

    But to be "heartbroken" over a rule violation? Seriously - you get hearbroken everytime a guy goes offsides and you are a football fan, let alone a Patriots fan who feels a need to tell us they are from Massachusetts and therefore not a troll?

    You can delude yourself that you're not a troll if you want, but you're not going to fool anyone around here.
  12. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    The worst part of this whole business is that the legacy of the

    Belichick years is tainted forever.
  13. PatsFanSince74

    PatsFanSince74 PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

    that's why i'm still waiting to hear what Bob Kraft has to say. I can't fathom that Belichick would risk his legacy and his HOF future by so blatant and stupid a violation of a known rule. something else has to be going on here and i'm waiting to hear what it is...
  14. Jimke

    Jimke In the Starting Line-Up

    Would you be shocked if BB does the unthinkable and resigns?
  15. patpatriot

    patpatriot Banned

    Trolls and Moles..pay no attention. They get to have their brief moment of revenge. Starting next Sunday the Pats will continue the Superbowl Express and all these clowns will have to explain how that win is "tainted".

    Jealousy is a truly terrible thing.
  16. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Taking drugs in Massachusetts

    BB might have to step down?? What kind of drugs are you on??
  17. mgteich

    mgteich PatsFans.com Veteran PatsFans.com Supporter

    We will see after Friday's hearing, but this is not about only this incident. Belichick has done much to infuriate the league. It is now time to pay up.

  18. BostonBullit

    BostonBullit On the Game Day Roster

    actually I know downfall personally, not that I'm a long standing member here myself, but he IS from MA, he IS a longtime Patriots (and Bruins) fan. He and I sat in 94deg heat a month back just to watch the Pats run around a practice field for an hour, and he burned a vacation day from work to do it.

    what he's trying to say is this: Someone's head is going to have to roll on this one. It doesn't matter if everyone steals signs, not everyone steals signs with a video camera....and not everyone steals signs with a video camera one flippin day after the new law and order commissioner sends out a memo saying "don't steal signs with a video camera". it doesn't matter if stealing signs is legal, no one will ever care about that fact. did you see that knob Schlereth on ESPN? he sat there spouting off like this was the worst thing ever and it needed to be stopped before it spread; even after schula and parcells laughed and basically said "yea everyone does that". the result? 50% of the online poll replies said forfeit the win. We're not dealing in reality we're dealing in perception, and the two are very different things. Goodall could come out tomorrow and say "there's nothing on the tape but gay midgit porn" and no one would listen, it would be a non-story, for every game as the season goes on they will talk about how the Patriots got caught cheating. what makes it worse is if they actually did it. the questions have already started: "did they do this during the SB runs? they sure did seem to know what the other team was about to do!". how do you think Bob Kraft is going to handle that?

    guilty or innocent the rep is not tarnished, it's got giant friggin holes blown through it. Kraft ain't gonna like it, and as a fan I don't like it neither.
  19. Pats726

    Pats726 Veteran Starter w/Big Long Term Deal

    Winning DOES infuriate others who are far behind...Maybe the Pats pushed the envelope a bit..but when the dirty laundry comes out, it will not be good.
  20. Phoenix111

    Phoenix111 Banned

    So you what are you saying you think is going to happen to BB? Suspension? Stepping Down? Fired?
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