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    I only heard one, can't stand listening to the hosts, but it was funny as hell.. Guy says "now that Maroney is traded and you have the worst hair cut, maybe you should tone it down"..
     
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    Brady's right, the Gillette fans suck.

    My friend once got assaulted by some mustachiod blowhard for standing up to celebrate a touchdown during a Jets game. What kind of crap is that.

    I've been to games in Buffalo and New York, and both stadiums fans are far better. Yes, even the Jets fans.

    You got a problem with my opinion? Go to a game and make some freaking noise!
     
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    When I went to a local bar to watch the James Toney vs. Randy Couture fight, I was talking over a few beers with a Jets/Yankees fan that night. Hilariously enough, he didn't think much of the Jets this year... but also had the Dolphins winning the division. Anyway, we started talking about the stadiums for the Pats and the Jets. He once told me that he got knocked out at Gillette from a sucker punch. He said it was definitely because he was wearing a Jets jersey because he couldn't understand why someone would blindside him just due to the fact that he was walking up the stairs.
     
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    There are many reasons why Gillette sucks:

    1) I have been going to Pats games for a very long time - back when the old stadium was full of drunks and disorderly conduct was a staple. Rowdy does not begin to describe it. It needed to be cleaned up and Kraft did just that.

    2) Cleaning it up (and building the new stadium) means:

    a) replacing the drunks with pink hats (success breeds pinks hats), the grey poupon crowd and people who generally are there because it's "cool."

    b) the stadium is not built for "loud"

    c) the traffic sucks out loud. I can't imagine a worse traffic situation in the NFL.

    d) back to the pink hats (who pay a lot of money, granted) - generally speaking, their passion and knowledge of the game is "different." For example, last year I had a few people behind me request that I sit down during a defensive stand - third down. This would not be the first time this has happened.

    e) club seats: why sit outdoors when you can belly up to the bar and watch the game on tv? Go outside for some fresh air on occassion. It's ridiculous - but a sign of todays NFL.
     
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    Brady, Garbanza and Stinkypete are 100% right.

    My question is what do all those folks have to do that's so damn important to get to at 4:30pm on a Sunday? You'd think there was a 10% off sale at Bed, Bath and Beyond or something.
     
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    Brady needs to shut his pie hole and play football. JMO.
     
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    I don't get why someone would pay good money to go to a Pats game if they aren't passionate about the Pats, and if they're passionate about the Pats they should be loud and stay the whole game. Going to an NFL game is basically a one day thing. To me, the traffic and all that crap is something you should be willing to deal with to support the team.

    And before someone turns this around on me, no, I hardly ever go to games. I'm strapped for cash (in school) and I can't ever get my hands on tickets anyway. The few times I have gone I've been loud and I haven't left early.
     
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    My opinion is that Brady has the right to state his observation. He didn't tell people what they should do, he just stated what he saw. If that hurts people's feelings, too bad. Its reality. Of course he is going to want a full loud stadium, it helps his cause of winning football games. As fans of the team, we should all want that.

    At the same time, people paid for their seats and should be able to enjoy the game when and how they please. Would it be nice if they stayed for the whole game, in snowstorms and cheered until their voices are hoarse? Absolutely. But stuff happens. People have spouses, kids, jobs and other obligations. It doesn't make them not "real fans" as some around here have stated. It doesn't mean they are less then other people. The same is true the other way.

    The reality is that Gillette isn't loud compared to other stadiums. Part of that might be due to the stadium, but a large part of it is the fans. I've seen it first hand. They just don't cheer. It is what it is. I wish it was louder but I can't obligate other people to stand there and cheer if they don't want to.

    As for the whiner line, some of those people should be ashamed of themselves for calling out Tom Brady.
     
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    I agree. When I do attend, I always tailgate after the game also.

    But people, Brady's point is, the crowd was somewhat quiet in the second half while cincy was trying to comeback. Brady recalls last year week two where ALL game, his O lineman couldn't hear him screaming the audibles or snap count.
     
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    I don't know what all the fuss is about. We had a lovely day at Gillette. Our limo skirted past the blockage at the parking corrals and pulled up to the Sky Box entrance unhindered. Our suite concierge, Alexander, greeted us at the private elevator with champagne flukes and guided us up to an elaborate brunch featuring local seafoods as well as some nonregional fare. I heard the stone crab arrived that morning (you could taste the freshness). A Mr. Robert Kraft spoke to those who had interest, but we set off to the suite to discover what new electronics were in place. Four flat screens were nice, but the senior execs were most impressed with a fully outfitted PS3. Two dozen games were available....the usual sports choices and fun games...but the latest Halo was a grand hit.
    At 1:00PM, it was game time. We briefly opened the windows and participated in the welcome ovation. We were very excited. Of course it wouldn't be a true sporting event if wagering wasn't present. Several partners pulled out their money clips....and the fantasy bets came fast and furious. As we waited for the CBS feed to recap RB and WR stats, Alexander arrived with flights of wines fron Sonoma. I was quite partial to a Merlot from a little vineyard in northern Sonoma that I will keep secret for selfish reasons. I even snapped a photo of the label with my new Droid....outstanding detail.
    Our suite was centrally located to the field elevator and a couple of us wandered down to the sidelines in the 2nd quarter and took pictures with some RB that wasn't dressed in his game outfits. Good fun. When it began to get a little too noisy, we escaped back to the suite...just in time for ice cream sundays.
    The afternoon was wonderful, and we even managed to get back to the Ritz before the 4:15PM games started. And to top off a marvelous experience, I managed to win my fantasy game, thanks to the Patriots defense...16 points....I had no idea.
     
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    Noise is a TANGIBLE advantage to the home team. Look at the extra preparation the Pats had to do this week (hand signals, etc.) to deal with it. There is only so much time in the week to prepare. Having the Patriots devote precious time to coordinate mere communication is a TANGIBLE benefit to the Jets.

    Brady is a competitor.

    The Pats fans do not bring the same advantage to their team that the Jets fans/ Chiefs fans/ Broncos fans, etc do. many (not all) of the folks in Gillette can't be bothered.

    It's that simple.

    Brady has every right to be po'd at the half-assed nature of many (not all) of the fans who attend the game.
     
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    I agree with you 100%. Perhaps, then, they should attend to those other obligations?
     
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    roflmao!!!! :d :d :d
     
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    Sounds a little too accurate to me.
     
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    And the fans that help pay his salary have every right to cheer whenever they want. He should ask Bob to lower the prices so more blue collar fans can attend the games and actually sit in the lower bowl. Right now it's whine and cheese.

    Whenever I sit down there, I always have some presumptuous season ticket holders giving me the devil eye and loudly asking their friend(s) where "Billy and Steve" are... assuming that I don’t belong down there.
     
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    That's the way, Shmessy. I was talking about it for 3 minutes on "Patriots Playbook" web radio show on Patriots.com on Wednesday. They post every show in the audio archive so anyone can listen, or re-listen, to the stream. I'm at the 51:45 mark. I'm proud of my "Patriots Passion" and I betcha if you took a few minutes out of your day and listened to it you might not think I'm not as much of a big jerky over here as some people think I am.

    John Rooke commented that I have good emotion. I frequently express myself in print in a manner which some people on PatsFans see as overly-expressive. That bums me out sometimes.

    Well, anyway, thanks for listenin'.

    Oh, and looking over the past week from this Friday noontime perspective, I'm getting the feeling that The Patriots fans sort of dropped the ball a little bit as far as revving themselves up for this Jets game. I mean, hey, it's JETS WEEK for crissakes! Let's go! I dunno 'bout anyone else, but I've had this whole week circled on my calendar and I don't see or hear many people getting hyped up for it. And especially after what transpired on Sunday & Monday night.
    Lastly, Shmessy, you are SO spot-on with reminding everyone how terribly difficult it was for The Patriots communication down in Giants Stadium last year.
     
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    They sure do.

    They CAN choose not to make too much noise so that the Patriots don't have the same advantages other teams have in their buildings.

    Hypothetically, they CAN even root for the teams facing the Patriots.

    You're 100% right. By paying their tickets they most certainly have every right to not help out the team and give the Patriots what is called in almost every other stadium the proverbial "Home Field Advantage".

    What's your point?
     
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    If Brady wants to hear more noise, he should turn the volume up in his free car. Or get the hair out of his ears.
    I'll be here all week.
     
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    Your previous one was a classic.

    This post was like Rocky II.
     
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