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  1. neuronet

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    I am still asleep, dreaming that I am typing on Pats.com. It is Saturday night and I am having a nightmare of a worst-case scenario before the big game. Probably from typical anxieties about the game.

    The dream has been horrible so far: our offense came out flat in the biggest game of the season, the playcalling was lacklustre, Samuel dropped a likely game-winning interception, Manning ran out of a sack and made a key first down on a third and long play, and craziest BB walked off the field before the game was officially over. Even the Pats.com message board was down after this nightmare game.

    Crazy dream, right? That kind of stuff would never happen

    So, given this unlikely series of events, the only rational thing to conclude is that I am in a nightmare right now. I will wake up, and this post won't actually exist on the page, it is really Saturday night. The Super Bowl is tomorrow.

    Seriously, though. Last night was my biggest disappointment as a sports fan ever. However, today I've been telling myself, the Pats gave us an amazing season. The Ravens game gave me enough of an emotional high to last a full week. Thanks, Patriots, for the months of enjoyment this season. Last night sucked, I felt like part of me died, that we had missed out on a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. We will not have that chance again. We will have to listen to Mercury Morris, Ditka, and company forever, rather than shutting them up forever.

    But rather than focus on the nightmare, I'll try to focus on the positives. Anything else is just too painful right now.
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    I know where you're coming from. I kept waking up Sun. night thinking "That dream really sucked"
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    I pinched myself a few times last night, and again in the AM.
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    I'm still in denial. I can't accept we lost the Superbowl.
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    I have accepted it. I just can't believe it.

    I know we lost. My mind understands it.

    But my body keeps interrupting and saying, "How is it possible?"

    This is what the Rams fans were feeling in 2002.

    I just hope I don't end up like that crazy Rams fan who posts here with the many different colored fonts.
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    Everything will be ok. Yes it stings but with each day it will sting less, I promise. The further away from this the better, the loss is fresh so it hurts more than it ever will. It was a great season but like any other season with the pats, nothing matters unless we win the whole thing. I felt like I couldn't breathe after it happened, but I am slowly starting to see the light. There are so many positives for next season, so much to look forward to! We will be back and we will regain our superbowl winning mojo! To be honest there is no other franchise I'd rather be a fan of and that won't change bc of this.
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    I'd say worse. It's like the Yankees fans in 2004 after blowing a 3-0 lead.
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    We been through so much this season, Randy Moss and a great collection of WR, the records and 18-0, spygate, the Chargers game in week 2, 72 Dolphins, lots of haters, many calling us cheaters, everything we accomplished was being questioned, it was a roller coaster season and it would have only been right for us to have won it all. It's been a long season with soo much adversity and crap. Too much.
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    The "nightmare" scenario is about as realistic as the Patriots playing as badly as they did. I'm not convinced you're all not part of my nightmare...which will hopefully end soon. :p

    I'd be happy to wake up and lose the Super Bowl all over again provided our offense simply didn't play like the 1990 squad.
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    This is not nearly as bad as the 2003 ALCS for us, or the 2004 ALCS for the Yankees. We were in full control of Game 7 in 2003: we were up three runs going into the 8th with a lights-out bullpen; in 2004 the Yankees had us down 3-0. Neither of those teams should have lost.

    Last night, we never "owned" the game--we never really put them away. The reason it hurts so much worse is everything that led up to the game.

    I'm not sure about everyone else, but it didn't sting as much losing by a field goal as it would have to lost by a final score of 55-10.
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    Objects of mockery (despite a self-imposed news blackout, I'm sure it's going on like mad) - yep, they're "my" Patriots again... :)
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    Wait, we lost?

    I'll learn never to take a team for granted ever again. Even with 18-0, "destiny" , and "they won't let it evade them! Its BB and Brady and 19-0!." I honestly did not even consider us losing, it just seemed "impossible".
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    I keep thinking, wishing it was a dream......
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    since I can't make new threads, and this has been in my mind all of last night and today, how did that 1st half fumble by bradshaw not end up with the Pats? I understand the Giants came out with the ball but that play should have been blown down as dead as soon as bradshaw touched it. The refs blew that call big time. It's one thing where the ball is loose and you have multiple players fighting for it, but the Pats LB jumped on the ball and was alone until Bradshaw touched his back (it should have been dead there). Then a few giants jump on the Pats LB and rip it out of his hands.
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    What a bunch of babies--"We've been through so much this year". Your whining me makes me want to puke. You have no clue what others teams have endured for so many years. All your success, all your Superbowl wins, and here you are feeling sorry for yourselves. You seem to think winning is your birthright, and that everyone but you should have have to feel the sting of losing. Most of the country is rejoicing over the defeat of your precious Patriots on Sunday. You have no empathy for anyone. Grow up.
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    Oh come on. Monday was my birthday and I wasted my "candle blow out wish" on wishing for a Pats win. And think about this on my birthday last year the other Manning got his first SB win. :p You can't unring that bell. It's over and it's just a team playing a game. Look forward to next year's season.
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    WTF is wrong with you. We blew a Perfect season, what do you expect from us, to be happy? We aren't making excuses, the Giants played better and won the game. We are just depressed that we could finish the perfect season. You have to realize how close we got to something most people thought impossible. To go that close and then not finish, its painful.
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    Yes its a Nightmare,and No You're Not Asleep!
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    Are you kidding me????? It's obvious that you don't follow the game at all. Either that, or you are less than 20 years old and were playing army men while we were suffering through the struggling years. Like Satch said, THIS ONE HURTS!!!
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    i am thinking the same thing. this giants win was an ABOMINATION... and mercury morris is a jackass.. who will keep talking until the Pats do it or he is in the grave..which ever comes first
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    It can't be a nightmare, because that weird woman with snakes for arms isn't chasing me, but I can only run really slow, and I'm not falling down any bottomless pits lined by the mocking faces of all of my friends and loved ones.

    Nope, looks like this one might be for real.

    Our best (and only) hope is the Wayback Machine. Paging Mr. Peabody and Sherman. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, please report to University of Phoenix Stadium. Mr. Peabody and Sherman, University of Phoenix Stadium. Thank you.
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    yeah that guy really sucks.

    funny stuff bud.
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    It's called being a fan of a team. Why are we, as Patriots fans, supposed to feel empathy for Titans fans?

    I think you take all of this too seriously. We're fans. Of the Patriots. And you have lost your way.
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    I haven't felt this depressed and deflated in a really long time. When Brady got sacked on 2nd down of the last series, I just started to tear up. I am 37 years old, a grown F'n man with a wife and kid and I started crying. I am so devastated. I know we will be back, I know that our PATS are still the greatest team of all time, but I will never get over this loss, ever. I don't think any of us will. GOD BLESS the PATRIOT NATION. Hang in there guys.
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    This is just a time of mourning for us, you sanctimonious piece of band wagon riding sludge. I would love to be standing nose to nose with you in a sports bar right now. I guarantee you wouldn't be so brasen. If you doubt it let me know! 6'4" and 262lbs of PATRIOT Loving Smack Down ready to make you eat your words. This is the wrong time to be throwing stones. Show some respect to real fans. The simple fact that you wouldn't get your "own" team's back in this same situation, tells us all what a POSER you are. SHOVE OFF you TROLL!
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    Yes, that puke stain is a troll, plain and true.
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    I was hoping to wake up Monday morning and find out it was really still Sunday morning. Alas, Groundhog Day was actually Saturday. :(
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    Take away my pain. I can't stand this.
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    My thoughts exactly. Leading up to the game Sunday I wasn't nervous at all, unlike the nervous wreck I was for other Super Bowls, because I knew the Pats were "destined" to reach NFL immortality. The cumulative wounds from Spygate and last year's AFC title game would be healed, but now there are deeper wounds. The Pats have taught me not to take ANYTHING for granted the past 3 years, like an 18-point lead or managing to NOT turn the ball over 5 times in a playoff game.
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    I kept dreaming Sunday night that the Pats won it in the end. That they did what they needed to do on that final drive. The play-calling on that drive (and in other areas)...I just don't question the coaching often w/this team but man, what a night to blow it. Ugh!! The shock and denial is slowly going away. I'm sad....I feel your pain, Patriot Nation. Can't wait to see what comes of free agency and the draft. It should be interesting. I wish I followed baseball the way some of my friends do; that would be a good distraction too.
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