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    I think the Pats are the NFL team Hated most of all in the country if you took a poll of every football fan and got a consensus.

    I think the public was tired of us before because we have been a team with a consistent winning tradition this decade,but withstood a full out hatred because we usually did things with mostly quiet non trouble guys and won because the team played very hard and overachieved with mostly no name off the street into the lineup players.

    Now we are signing players with BIG names but with bad pasts with criminal convictions like Drugs,other arrests ect; and I think now the public will hate us even more because now we appear more of a combination of the Raiders and Bengals personalities than the patriots team from earlier in the decade.

    Don't get me wrong,I like the decisions and things we have done this year and could care less about what Tom Dick and Jane did in years past because it probably makes us an even better overall with an All-Star team now instead of a 'who the hell are those guys team' from 2000-2006,even though those guys won 3 super bowls.

    Get used to being a fan of America's Most Hated team - Personally I could care less,and in the immortal words of another owner whatever it takes,'Just Win Baby'.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    This post is RIGHT on the money.

    Listening to Sirius this morning and a Jets fan called bragging on his team's draft. However, he then adds 'I'm trying to enjoy what I feal was a successful draft and then those darned Patriots go out and get Moss. Every time I turn around the best franchise in the NFL keeps get better and it makes me sick'. I'm paraphrasing, but that was basically what he said, and the guys on Sirius just starting laughing.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    When I'm sitting in Gillette in January for the AFC Championship enjoying good drink, good food, and good football I'll worry about what other fans/media think about the team(sarcastic). For those of us who suffered through the Kiam/Zeke days these are still the best of days(and teams), no matter what the likes of Felger and the curly headed boyfriend say.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    AGREED !!!
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Jealousy will get you nowhere but home for the playoffs :)
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Another point I was thinking when I just saw Moss's jersey advertised on pats.com was: Wasn't Moss's jersey one of the top sellers when he was in Minnesota and then when he was traded to Oak? According to this article it was http://www.810whb.com/scripts/archives/getStory.asp?article=10208 The question is why was he so popular, just because he was good or becasue of the silver and black? Does he draw these fans to him in NE? Just food for thought.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    how many times must I say IT'S NOT JEALOUSY.. It's FEAR... I think you have a really good shot this year and we sat and f'd ourselves on many many levels. The Parity, Free agency, Age clock was ticking and our front office jsut sat back.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    If he behaves himself and gets another signing here for next year I can see him quickly becoming more of a fan favorite than Deion Branch and would sell far more jerseys once he if found to be a stable player
    .Thats saying something because Deion's was one of the top sellers as far as Jerseys went during the mid-decade.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    No doubt about it. I disagree about the level of hate before this offseason. I think the Patriots were hated by most fans of others teams, despite the Patriots attempts to build a high quality team.

    So if we are going to be hated we might as well do it with style.

    There isn't a single fan out there who wouldn't trade places with us in a second.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    I remember hating the Cowboys and the 49 ers when they had their runs,so I understand that.Its nice to be on the other side ,though! Bring it!
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Wonder what his number is gonna be. Stallworth is 18, Watson is #84 and his college number was #88(K. Brady?)
    DW Toys
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Two ways it can go...

    1) You sign who you want to sign (i.e., Dillon, for example,) and who gives a crap that you're "supposed" to get it done with "character guys," as long as they turn into character guys when they arrive. I don't give a crap if it's like that.

    2) These guys transform the Pats, not the other way around, which I think is what the original poster is saying... to me, that's bull****. In the long run it's a matter of "building a team, not collecting talent." I don't think BB stops understanding that just because of one huge offseason.

    Either way, yes, we are Americas Most Hated Team.

    Caveat - by the way, this amazingly talented team can go the way of the Rams in 2000, if we don't behave like a less talented team.

    It's not a matter of who these guys are, it's who this team is. I think this will be, in the sense of the word we're used to, a Patriots team. I'm pretty sure that's why we were winning without the big names, and living around DC, I'm pretty sure that's a way to lose even with the big names -- losing the team cohesion and team-first attitude.

    PFnV
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    I like being hated. It means you're doing something right. You don't hate bad teams.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    My sentiments exactly. I remember hating those teams, but now, I love being on the other side!
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Many in the NYC/NJ area are quite pissed off with us. They now compare us to a dying dynasty that is clutching at the few available straws before crumbling to dust and predict that it is now just a matter of time before we are humbled by others.

    I just smile and keep quite because I agree with Rodney Harrison's comments earlier that no one wins SBs based on paper strength; what matters is what we do on the field. So, though I am elated that we now have a legitimate deep threat receiver that Brady has never had, I want to celebrate after we post a solid performance on the field.

    Here's to welcoming Moss to the team and hoping that the team performs as a cohesive unit in the face of open scron shown by many.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    The word you are looking for is jealous
    That's why they all hate Duke in Basketball
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Just be glad you got one before it all came crumbling down.

    I mean, really, Indy won the battle, but compare their postseason successes and you realize why New England is still the better organization.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Amen brother
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now


    As an Indy fan I ask: WHAT POST SEASON SUCCESSES???? Do you mean post regular season ? please clue me in as I wan't to enjoy them. Since the SB their has been NO successes in my book!!! I am sick about the whole thing.....enjoy your trip to Indy this year as I feel you won't be back for another 5 years. It took so long to climb the mountain against you guys and I feel our front office doesn't give a ****.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Do I sense your jump on the bandwagon here? - Theres always room for Colts defectors to the REAL deal here. :rocker:
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    NEVER!!

    Would any of you EVER jump on the Yankees wagon??

    Now you know how I feel

    just being honest and giving props where due that's all...something many of you have a hard time doing as I still hear the flu/heat AFCC conspiracy theory on these boards.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Point taken.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    I'm not writing off your team just yet. Nothing is decided in the off season, and you have a solid team. We went through the same thing of losing FAs after SB successes. The Colts have proven they are good at drafting the players necessary to perform at the right positions. While the salary cap situation is making it tight right now, that doesn't always translate into failure on the field. I wish I could take solace in your comments, but your team will be in the mix for awhile.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    Awww this is making me nostalgic for LA Rams Fan
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    WARNING:
    Bump from half a year ago.




    Now, after HGH, after Cameragate, after pummeling the first four opponents (without Richard Seymour or Rodney Harrison).... how do you think we're rating on the hate scale now?
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    I've always hate Dallas,even more during the JJ days of the mid Nineties, because I got so sick of them winning all the time. So with that said. Enjoy the hate because its born of jealousy,and if you hooked another teams fan up with some sodium pentathol they'd tell you "yes I wish my team were like the Pats, deep down I respect what they've done." and how much they've won.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    As one (of many) who lived through the horrible years, I know I speak for many when I say:

    'tis better to be great and hated than suck and laughed at.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    The only thing that saves them from the "absolutely" most hated team IMO is the respect they give to their opponents, and the game. It's their greatest weapon against the media.
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    Re: I guess you could say the Patriots are America's Most Hated now

    1) I think the Patriot organization almost single handedly made Indy a better team. We HAD to rise to the competition or fold.

    2) When a team wins all the time doesn't it get old for those who are not fans? (USC Football, Duke Basketball....)

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