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  1. fgssand

    fgssand PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    #17 Jersey

    16-0 was speciail, but, I am not sure I am happy to see anything but Championship banners flying over Gillette (ala the Celtics).

    http://www.boston.com/sports/football/articles/2008/08/17/its_16_going_on_17___or_18/?page=2
     
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    kind of cheesy. if anything I am sure it will eat at the players and will serve as motivation

    I bet BB ordered it.
     
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    #17 Jersey

    Jf you read on, you will find BB saying the week to week preparation, execution and accomplishment should be recognized.

    I know I will appreciate 2007 much more WHEN we win another Superbowl. We need at least one more, in my mind, to really make the dynasty tops.
     
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    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    It makes an important point. An inferior team beat us on a flukey play, but without question, 18-1 leaves NO DOUBT who the best team in the NFL was last year. There is no Lombardi, but I don't gather anyone has illusions that the Giants were even a great team in 2007, let alone the best.
     
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    No Jersey Selected

    I don't like it. I prefer that only championships are "officially" celebrated.
     
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    bradmahn In the Starting Line-Up

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    I don't know if the banner is the right thing (still better than celebrating an AFC Championship appearance with a 'Finalist' banner) but last year was special and should be remembered with something.
     
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    It's there to serve a purpose.
     
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    No Jersey Selected

    Yeah... a barf bag. :mad:

    ;)
     
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    lame lame lame. losing the sb was bad enough . putting up a banner for second place is embarrassing. last year should be forgotten.
     
  10. Bertil

    Bertil Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    I agree. Nothing is done haphazardly in this organization. Nothing like a constant reminder of an unfinished mission looming like a "specter" from a haunted season.
     
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    patriotspride Banned

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    the best team in the league last year was the giants. they won the sb. case closed. all the other crap doesnt mean sh!t. sb or bust. if the pats were the best team they would have beat the giants.
     
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    I like it but don't think it should be placed near the championship banners. Place it somewhere else lower than the championship banners -- kinda like the way state flags are flown lower than the US flag.

    And it does seem a little empty to me. I'd compare it to Drew Bledsoe owning the league record for most passing attempts in one game (70 Drew Bledsoe, New England vs. Minnesota, Nov. 13, 1994 (OT) In the end, it doesn't mean much.

    I still say this is all b/c of Favre. If Favre hadn't pulled a Favre against the G-Men in the NFC Conference Game, we could have beaten Green Bay in XLII and quieted the ghosts of Super Bowl 31. But whatever, time to move on.
     
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    Imperator On the Game Day Roster

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    If we played by the old NFL rules in which there were no Playoffs, the Patriots would be Champions due to having the best record. The league decided to halt this because all the great teams like the Packers were winning it every single year. Playoffs were instituted because they wanted to give a chance for the lesser teams to have a shot at glory, create more parity, if you will. That's all playoffs are, a chance for the scrubs to get one more shot at the elites in the league. And sometimes (Superbowls XXXVI & XXXXII for instance), the lesser team wins. The Giants beat the Patriots in one game that decided it all. Whereas the Patriots played an entire season to perfection, playing MULTIPLE games againse MULTIPLE elite teams and winning (and no, I don't consider the 07 Packers elite). The Giants won that one game that mattered most, but don't think for a minuet that the 07 Giants were better then the 07 Patriots, they merely had the best ending, which in any modern sport, matters most.
     
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    #50 Jersey

    Agreed, this smells of the Colts participation banners......
     

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    TommyBrady12 In the Starting Line-Up

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    they should hang in the lockerroom then
     
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    LOL

    I agree it is a bit cheesy. but making the AFC Championship, just like winning the Superbowl, is done every year. I think commerating the SEASON seems much more fit then commerating the fact we merely made it to the Superbowl or won the AFC. I would have prefered a Lombardi over a perfect season, but oh well, gotta take what we got and move on.
     
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    When we win the Super Bowl this year it will be taken down and burned at the rolling rally.....it is only a space saver/motivator.
     
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    #12 Jersey

    You can't honestly believe that.
     
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    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

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    If only there was a way playoffs could be the best 2/3 or something.
     
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    #75 Jersey

    16-0 is quite an accomplishment. No one has every done that before. As a Patriots fan for over 30 years, I remember when just making the playoffs was celebrated.

    But, the best place for the banner would be in the new Patriots Hall of Fame.
     
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