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  1. shatch62

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    There was a column by Bernie Linicome of the RockyMountainNews.com last year before the Pats won their 3rd S.B. that bashed the Pats. He was saying that everyone was making a big deal out of the Patriots run to repeat as champs but everyone seemed to have forgotten that the Broncos won back to back championships in the late 90s and that the Pats team could not hold a candle to that Broncos team. I can’t find the article now but at the time I did save a couple of quotes and I think I posted them last year.

    I know that this was almost a year ago but I found what he wrote to be very dumb. Anyway, here is some of what he wrote:


    “The Patriots are too dull for school. This is a team of journeymen who have taken very short journeys. Role players are necessary, otherwise opera and long-distance trucking would be obsolete.†Bernie Lincicome of the RockyMountainNews.com on why the Patriots are not worthy of the dynasty label. January 22, 2005

    “When Brady is compared to Montana, you wonder if that means big, empty and ignored. Surely it is Montana the state and not Montana the quarterback. But yes, whenever a quarterback of minor talent achieves great results, Montana is the standard.†Bernie Lincicome of the RockyMountainNews.com stating that Brady does not measure up to former Bronco QB John Elway. January 22, 2005


    Just something to think about when the our QB of “minor talent†leads our journeymen into Denver this week-end.
     
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    What did he have to say about Denver geting peanalized by the NFL for illegal salary cap machinations that led to their repeat win?
     
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    He forgot to mention that.
     
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    LOL, you beat me to it!
     
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    If he had mentioned it, it would have been to the effect that even the Bronco's front office was better an manipulation to keep their team together.
     
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    Denver sports pages...whatta cesspool. Remember, that is/was Woody Paige's beat. For such a small town, they sure have an impressive collection of loud and wrong "experts".

    It's like at the circus, when all the clowns come pouring out of a little car.
     
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    Good point. If the NFL were the NCAA the Broncos second championship would have been stricken from the record.
     
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    The article can be found here.

    http://www.denverbroncos.com/resources/custom/mediaroom/clippings/January 22-24, 2005.pdf

    There's a bunch of articles listed in blog format. To find the right one, go to the "FIND" tool under the "Edit" menue on the top of the screen. Then paste the following sentence in the text bar.

    “When Brady is compared to Montana, you wonder if that means big, empty and ignored"


    Here is the article:

    The New England Patriots may be a dynasty. We shall see. Arguments are being made for such a thing. There is apparently a dynasty gap at the moment. Tiger Woods can be blamed for that, I guess.

    In this age of short attention span and portable glory, when the Yankees lose once to the Red Sox and are parked at the curb for pickup, and when the Lakers don't beat Detroit and are ransacked for parts, a
    dynasty has some harsh qualifications.

    Here's mine. You have to win more than one Super Bowl in a row. Three is a better number than two, but no team has ever done that. Two is the minimum, or else there never have been any dynasties in football.

    And the most recent team to do it was - no peeking - the Denver Broncos.
    When last the word "dynasty" was used without blushing, Mike Shanahan was the master in his own mind, John Elway was going not gentle at all into the indoor league and the real Terrell, not to mention key TV soup seller, was named Davis.

    So it is, then, that Sunday's NFL eliminations may not matter much to the present Broncos disappointments, but there is a matter of the minor legacy of Denver as the last unbroken success in professional football.

    Forget those who claim the Patriots are trying to duplicate the Cowboys, winning three of four in the '90s. To get to three, first they must get to two. New England cannot get to the Cowboys without first passing the Broncos.
    While the Patriots do have two of the past three Roman numerals on their letterhead, until they have two in a row, they are not what the Broncos were. They need to beat Pittsburgh on Sunday and win the Super Bowl
    to displace the only sitting choice, the Broncos.

    Alas, it is up to us strangers to point such things out to them. And it takes a great leap of logic to do so. The Patriots defy the usual measurements: identifiable stars, overwhelming dominance, clever nicknames.

    Oh, for the Steel Curtain or Doomsday or even The Greatest Show on Turf, this last referring to the Rams, who were supposed to be the next dynasty.
    Or was it the Ravens of Baltimore? No matter. The Patriots have managed somehow to hang around the edges of glory while others, the Broncos included, have floundered. And regrettably, they've done it without
    raising a pulse, including their own.

    When the Patriots finished last season by winning 15 games in a row and the Super Bowl, the notion of dynasty was first offered. Don't be ludicrous. You would have thought someone had accused coach Bill Belichick of having wit.

    Please, try not to notice us, said the Patriots. And when the 15 straight stretched to a record 21 this season, the world had to celebrate without the Patriots. One game at time is not just a plan for New England, it is a cause.
    The Patriots are too dull for school. This is a team of journeymen who have taken very short journeys. Role players are necessary, otherwise opera and long-distance trucking would be obsolete.

    But not 45 or 50 of them. They can't all be piano movers. Someone has to play the music. The search for dynasty cannot be deterred simply because there is no clear place to focus. How much easier this would be if Philadelphia would not keep sucking its thumb, if Donovan McNabb could
    have had a couple of rings by now.

    Or, next, Michael Vick. No problem with raising the Atlanta wonder to the specialness of Elway or Joe Montana or Troy Aikman. But Tom Brady?
    When Brady is compared to Montana, you wonder if that means big, empty and ignored. Surely it is Montana the state and not Montana the quarterback. But yes, whenever a quarterback of minor talent
    achieves great results, Montana is the standard.

    By the way, no one is comparing any of Sunday's four quarterbacks to Elway.

    So if it is that those memorable Broncos are surpassed by these unremarkable Patriots, the plug has caught the thoroughbred, the cement truck has passed the Porsche and the hand tool has beaten the power drill.
    And we shall know for certain, dynasties are not what they used to be.
     
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    Jesus. Bitter much?
     
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    Bronco-Bernie rode on the short bus when he was a little lad.

    He also made many paddles in high school.

    He has that "slippery-baby-syndrome" look.

    And he has a face only his retarded mother could love.
     
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