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  1. Lifer

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    I was fine after they lost to the Colts last year. I was excited about getting Moss, Welker, Thomas....etc. this year we'll do it! And we started winning......

    now, im so sick of greatest ever talk and undefeated and all that stuff that turned out to mean NOTHING.....its like i hope it becomes a regular old, enjoyable 12-4 year.

    I am grateful for what the Patriots gave us in 2007. But i sure liked 11-5 with a championship in 2001 a whole lot better. 2003 and 2004 too.

    once again, the lesson is...stats mean nothing. glossy means nothing. great offense with mediocre defense means nothing.

    there i feel better.....

    this draft, i want defense! defense! defense!
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    i know this is trendy to say because it makes sense in a really stupid way

    but the key word is stupid

    you don't root for your ******* team to lose
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    none of your points explain why you want them to lose the first game. If we are 12-4 next year and we lose the super bowl will you be happy or will you say we can't go 12-4 next year...We have to go either 11-5 like in 01 or we have to go 14-2 like in 03 or 04.

    I can't say it enough, the goal of every team every week is to win. Its that simple, you go into every week trying to win.
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    I'll NEVER root for a loss...in ANY situation. No way!
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    Nothing good comes from losing. Ever.
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    Giants vs Pats week 17?
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    They didn't gain anything by losing to us. If you want to argue that game gave them confidence it wasn't the loss it was the fact that they played good. if they had lost by more or had been blown out they would not have got the confidence (still may not have mattered).
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    no, no no...the point is. WINNING the Super Bowl is what counts, not going 16-0. Give me 12-4 and a SB win anyday....

    thats why i will ALWAYS call the 2004 Patriots the best Patriots team ever, not the 2007 team.

    ok, then let them win opening day, but if they go 7-0 and i have to hear Cris Collingworth and Bob Costas have the "can they go all the way undefeated discussion" i may lose my mind.........:)
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    Did I miss something ? Do we have any reason to believe we win the SB if we lose Week 17 ? Nope.
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    I'm talking about for the Giants that loss energized them and gave them the confidence they needed to do what they did in the playoffs. Good came from a loss for them.
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    There, fixed :)
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    If we play Buffalo in week 1 and lose it may cost more than a loss,The division would also be a problem.

    Like I said in earlier posts,If anyone in here thinks this team will walk over all 3 teams in this division you may be in for a rude awakening in the fall.

    I think it will be much more competitive than last year and don't see anywhere near an 8 game gap like in 2007 - more like 2 games gap,maybe

    All games ar eimportant and if its a division contest even more so - and it may very well be one of the 3 other division teams in week 1
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    This is stupid. We should track you down for the opening game and see if you are actively rooting against your favorite team.

    My guess is no.
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    OK folks, back to basics. Winning is good...Losing is bad
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    loosing on opening day wont gaurantee a superbowl win
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    i don't really care about opening games. I only want 19-0 record in 08 season. Hopefully, Pats will deliver the good this time. With a new secondary coach and players, i expect nothing less but a perfect season.

    if pats wins 19 games, it is INARGUEBLY THE GREATEST TEAM in NFL history. I want to see it in a WORLD RECORD book.
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    I can't believe you're crapping your pants in March.
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    A 7 - 0 start probably pretty much guarantees a playoff spot. 5 - 2, e.g., doesn't. Pats could finish 8 - 8 with that start, which some talking head I heard this week had for a worst case Pats 2008 season. Not that I believe for a minute that we'll see that kind of season, but give me wins for as long as possible.
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    I think Giants winning 3 on the road in the play-offs energised them more than
    a narrow defeat in week 17.
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    Why do some of us want Pats to win 8 or 9 games.? Our expectation is too low for a talented team.
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    So opponent unseen you think it is a good idea to lose? Even to say and Indy or SD which would mean a significantly greater chance of having to play on the road aginst them in the playoffs?

    Makes no sense at all.
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    ok, alright, whatever, never mind, just going a mourning period. forget it. sheeeesh :)
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    These kind of comments come from fans who think the team owes them something. I cannot stand those kind of fans that act like THEY are special because their teams wins. Those fans also always feel LET DOWN by their team.

    Personally, if we were going to lose the SB, the best case would have been to be 18-0 before it. There are 18 other games besides the SB, and I want to win all of those too.
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    We don't even know who we will be playing opening day and how that will effect the playoff picture down the road. Yet, someone is advocating that we lose the opening game?:eek:

    I don't think we will go 18-0 this year, but I can't think of any team or any game that I hope we lose.
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    I'll accept 18-0 record again if it is the case but I personally want to see pats win all 19 games in this season.

    Just because we didn't accomplish it in the last 3 mins, it doesn't mean that we can't do it again. I don't care what other say about running up the score.

    If pats didn't run up the score last season, we would not see all new NFL records.

    I'm a Pats fan and I expect NOTHING but the BEST from Pats.
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    If your hoping your team loses then you really aren't a fan at all, any fan wants their team to win all the games they play.

    I just can't fathom anything else like "I love the pats but I hope they lose." If that sounds dumb because it is.
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    Just like guys like you are not only putting an incomplete team as of now,especially on defense in NE and saying they are going 16-0 or 19-0 Bull Sh!t or the Pats are going to win the SB when you don't even have a clue of the other starting Cornerback besides Hobbs or the other Linebackers yet besides Thomas,Bruschi and Vrabel

    Thats no better than what I said...
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    thank you, that is my exact view...

    i hope next year we go 19-0...i doubt it...

    waht i see for the Pats in next year is either 1,2,3 or at most 4 losses, and a SB win
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    I disagree with you there, although I'll never root for the Pats to lose. (Well, I wanted them to lose years ago to get the top pick in the draft, but that turned out to be Ken Simms, so that shows how karma will get you anyway.)

    I will root for the Pats to win every game, and only 19-0 will ever fully erase the sting of this season. But if you have to lose the Super Bowl, going 18-0 before it makes the loss worse. It just does. So in that sense, I at least understand the impulse of the OP, even though I reject his conclusion.
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