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  1. wdkantro2

    wdkantro2 Rookie

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    Throughout the year, as the Pats continued to blowout decent teams, the fans more and more started to feel invincible. Everyone thought all the Pats had to do is show up. The entire country saw this, and have identified Pats fans as arrogant, ****y and obnoxious. A lot of the time it was justified; a lot of the time it wasn't. Well, not looking at things objectively finally caught up. Like this thread from last week:
    http://www.patsfans.com/new-england...read.php?t=76576&highlight=predicting blowout
    Now, don't get me wrong, I'm a die-hard Pats fan and I thought they were going to win. Now that they lost, I'm taking it as hard as anyone.
    In the above thread, all I was asking for is a little objectivity. People predicting blowouts basically for no reason? Come on. Threads called "What's it going to be like when Goodell hands Belichick the trophy?" We're better than that and we're smarter than that. Don't be the reason the rest of the country laughs at us and rubs the loss in our faces.
    I hope this is a lesson to Pats fans everywhere to never, EVER look ahead again.
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    #12 Jersey

    We were not the ones who planned a parade and wrote a book. I hope the team realizes that they should NEVER LOOK AHEAD.
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    That's true, but we can't control what the team does. We can control how we act though.
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    HUH? Who wrote a book?

    The same company was selling a book about the Giants upset SB win last week.

    And BTW, Boston has planned a parade every previous Super Bowl year.
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    I didn't feel invinsible. I felt more vulnerable as we kept winning. I also said if we went 16-0 in the regular season we wouldn't win the SB.
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    The arrogance of these fans is the very thing that will prevent them from changing. Look for more in-fighting and insults to be flung around when someone disagrees with their particular perspective. It's hard to look around to see what's happening when your head is stuck up your own backside.
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    Every successful team has to deal with ****ty fans.

    The sad part is that the ****ty fans probably don't even realize they're ****ty, because they're so stupid.

    It's our cross to bear, but it's better than rooting for the Chiefs, right? :rofl:

    It was sad to see our team get outplayed last night, but the trophy needs to go to the team that wants it more, not the team with the best record, and that's what happens.

    Hopefully we can do better next year. :)
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    #18 Jersey

    We don't play the games, though.
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    #50 Jersey

    Just a point of information, but all cities that have a team in the SB plan the parade route ahead of time. They have to. Its a logistical nightmare otherwise.

    As for the book, that was the Boston Globe, not the Patriots. What they shouldn't have done is allowed Amazon to post pre-orders on it.
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    #12 Jersey

    What the fans, media or anyone not directly associated with the team says means nothing. It's what the players think. And I can only hope they blocked all of those outside influences from affecting their mindset. They certainly say the write things, but it's hard to imagine they can shelter themselves completely for so long.
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    Not to let facts get in the way of a dis, but both participating cities plan their parades before the game. It is a common practice and makes sense logistically. And the Giants already had a book prepared,too.
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    Every year all this stuff is planned ahead of time.
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    Your plea will fall on deaf ears. Some people on here are the first to let you know how they predicted a win, a blowout, a SB win, 16-0 or whatever, but are absolutely the last to admit that they (like me and 99% of this board) got it wrong.
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    No Jersey Selected

    Quite correct except that the publicity giving to the Pats this year made every act by them/fans/the NE region come under the microscope and get blown up for the entire world to comment on.

    How about the 19-0 trademark filing?
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    nothing in sports is gauranted .people in the boston area should know this better than anyone from the winning and losing end of the stick .from the 86 sox to the 04 sox .from the 01 pats and now the 07 pats .we should know. i got sucked into it myself .lesson learned .
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    BUT with the Parade..there ARE ways to keep that quiet...why did some members of the Giants say that hearing about the parade get them upset? Maybe MORE perception here...of course preparations are done..but please keep them quiet....Mayor Mumbles was dumb in mentioing it at all...now the bozo doesn't HAVR to worry about Super Tuesday's voters....Actually the Globe did not do teh two books... NY Times did...they own the Globe..blame them...
    And I do not think it was ignorant or arrogant to predict a blow out..esp with all the spygate coming out and the Patriots offense in general..and other factors...I was leaning towards that at the end of the week...BUT even thinking that I never discounted the Giant's chances...in fact in what I said about what the Giants needed to do, the Giants did...
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