Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by shmessy, Dec 22, 2007.
That from the New York Times? No surprise there.
I think it's a nice piece of fantasy. It tells you the magnitude of what the patriots are trying to do. the author invokes powerful images of myth to do it justice. enjoy people. these are moments for the ages.
It's a stupid editorial ... a filler really.
Wow! Somebody is having twisted fantasies about the Pats losing to the ghosts of the past. WTF?
Not in Foxboro. Not where Dolphins go to die...
FWIW I didn't read it as an anti-Pats rant, just a fantasia on the old Dolphins' fading hopes of holding onto the glory. Pretty silly, but not a big "hater" deal.
Fantasy ...... just like most else you'll read in the New York Times.
Megadittos. Eff the New York Crimes.
We drove through NYC from Baltimore to MA last weekend. What an armpit.
Is he having a flashback from some 70s acid trip? That's something you'd expect from some blogger and not from a writer at the NY Times.....actually.....nevermind. This is pretty much par for the course.
Patchick is right, it's about the fading glory of the 1972 Dolphins. It's a sentimental piece marking the likely end of era. That's why what the Pats might do is such a big deal.
didnt mention anything about mercury morris bumping a couple lines before the game... strange.
man, are those nyers praying we don't break that record. what a bunch of losers.
Some of you guys need to calm down and read between the lines. Not everything written is anti-patriots. All he's saying, in far to many words, is that it's going to take a miracle for Miami to win today.
It's not a anti-Pats article at all.
I agree, seems to be more about the fantasy world of the '72 Dolphins than it does about the Patriots..
1) I agree with you on the intent of the article
2) It's NOT an "article". It is a New York Times Sunday Editorial.
Yes, and we could do without the "megadittos" as well. Let's not come off like a bunch of mouth breathers, people.
Or to look at this game realistically, the only team that can beat the Patriots today is the Patriots.
Not bad, I was just suprised that there was snow and lightning at the same time.
An interesting editorial fantasy that simply illustrates the fear and envy that the non-Patriots world has for this historic team. It's also just about as fact based as the typical NY Times editorial.
LOL, you drove from Baltimore and you call NYC an armpit. That is fu..ing hysterical.
A fluff fantasy piece. This counts as journalism these days?
"First and ten. Griese breaks the huddle. The play is up the middle: Csonka and a cloud of snow. Two yards. Another two yards. Third and six. Now fourth and four.
Out comes a little man with a one-bar face mask. Can it be? Itâ€™s Garo Yepremian, the scrawny Cypriot, in to keek a touchdown.
The kick is up. Itâ€™s blocked. The ball is loose.
A million Floridians faint at the flashback. No, Garo. He runs to the ball, picks it up. No. Heâ€™s going to throw. No!
The ball flutters into the end zone, a little bird alighting in a forest of lunging arms. When the refs pull them apart to find the ball, a Dolphin is wrapped around it. The game is over. The 2007 Patriots are shellshocked. They are also 14-1. And the 1972 Dolphins, a team for all time, outside of time, hold on to their little bit of forever." (And then he woke up from his Valium induced sleep)
If the point is that the Players still alive from the '72 team are better able to beat the 2007 NE Pats, then I whole heartedly agree!
This guy must be a huge football fan. The celebration would be pretty short lived when the '72 Dolphins see the yellow flag for the illegal forward pass.
If the '72 Dolphins tried 3 running plays against the 2007 Pats they'd go backwards. Football's changed in the last 35 years. I'm not so sure replacing today's Dolphins with the squad from '72 would be an improvement.
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