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  1. Ian

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    Now I know not everyone is happy with the loss and we're all clearly frustrated, but before a new thread is started, if you're going to criticize something or question it, please do so in a manner where you outline what you feel is wrong, and what you think they should do to fix it. Having 10 miserable threads isn't productive or fun, so try and stick to these guidelines before a new topic is started. Otherwise there won't be anything good to talk about - and next Sunday will seem that much farther away.

    Take a look at the number of active threads and you'll notice that there's not much good to talk about right now - let's try and change that today.
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  2. PaulThePat

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    Re: New Thread Topics

    Well said.

    Jeesh, we lost a tough road trip in OT to a 5-0 team. The team and coaches will learn the lessons and move on. You'd think we'd lost Superbowl 42 again instead of one regular season game :eek:
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    Well we already lost the SB in Week 2 vs. the Jets. But yeah, agreed.
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    Bwahahahaha!!! :rofl:

    I'm not worried... yet. Heck, we've lost games every year that we won a Superbowl. The first one we went 11-5.

    Stuff happens. learn and move on...

    Respects,
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    Re: New Thread Guidelines

    Thank you Ian.

    There is a fundamental difference between substantive criticism based on actual facts and observations and unsupported reaction. The former is welcomed, whether directed to Brady, the coaching or anyone else in the organization, as you can discuss criticism with a foundation in fact. The latter is pointless venting which need not be posted for all to read. If you need for insane rants to be heard, feel free to verbalize with family and friends rather than posting. If nobody wants to listen to you at home, take that as a sign strangers do not want to listen to you here either.

    The pity party whining of "Brady sucks," "Bellichick sucks" unsupported by facts and ignorant of statistics and the big picture does not foster intelligent debate and reflects poorly on Patriots fans as a whole. If you do not believe other fans sites are linking to and reveling in that nonsense, guess again.
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    Just got back in from being outside today - kids are off due to the holiday so I'll be in and out today but wanted to give this a quick bump.

    As I said I'm not trying to be difficult - I just don't want to see this place full of doom and gloom for the week. It's only the fifth game of the season, and obviously there's still plenty of football left to be played so I'm sure we'll with plenty of improvement along the way.
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    Yup... too nice a day for doom and gloom.. :)

    I just came back in from taking the young'n for a walk. Not too many sunny days like this left before the snow comes.
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    Word, calm down everyone...14-2 isnt a bad record at all.
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    Ian, why do you hate our thread-creating freedomz? :(
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    Because 10-20 threads of misery is too much for anyone to have to look at. Makes for a long week and you'll see a lot of people lose interest in a hurry here if there's nothing interesting or insightful to discuss.
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    Never thought I'd see this day. Interesting.
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    I agree. It is a sad day.

    We can discuss pictures of Marmaduke but need to take care in the backup for our game discussions.

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    I said "interesting", not sad. Don't go getting me in trouble. :eek:
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    I recall all the censorship fights. Any trouble is on me. In any case, we will play by Ian's rules. I have always maintained that he has absolute authority to set whatever rules he wants on his board.

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    Hold on - I wouldn't exactly call it censorship - that's not the idea and if you feel that way you may have missed what my intention is. You can talk about whatever you want - All I'm asking is that if you're going to go on a rant of why someone sucks, or why someone should go - all I'm asking for is more than a sentence and a half of a rant with no reason or logic behind it.

    As I said, "if you're going to criticize something or question it, please do so in a manner where you outline what you feel is wrong, and what you think they should do to fix it."

    That's not exactly censorship. You all have the right to your opinions, and I don't care if I agree with you or not. But at least make the effort to put a good thread together if you're going to start a new topic. Otherwise it's going to get chaotic in here. God forbid they drop two or three in a row - it will become a less than interesting or fun environment to take part in. I don't really think anyone here wants that.
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    Agreed and gulity of the behavior yesterday.. :blush: I should have conducted myself in a better manner and apoloigze., very frustrated by a loss that shouldnt have been.. Will let my talking done in the post game threads where all my posts should have been, very guilty about the brady should have shaken hands comment, was not thinking.. ... Time to move on..
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    No worries Sean - we were all aggravated last night. You weren't exactly alone :cool:
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