For the first time this season I have finally tasted that famous "humble pie", and suffice to say, I wont be asking for seconds. Bill Belichick is a lousy baker, it tasted horrible, and I will not be leaving a tip. I would also like to apologize to all the players, coaches, NFL staff, and fans across the league for the deplorable actions of my hometown team; videotaping football games for scouting purposes. Although, as reported by many NFL coaches, and NFL insiders, that this practice, stealing/ decoding hand signals is common place, videotaping was and is against the NFL rules, hence the New England Patriots were breaking rules, and more over "cheating" by doing so, regardless of reasoning behind it, and the frequency of the practice of scouting defensive coaches hand signals. It was against the rules, and gave the Patriots an unfair advantage. I now understand how everyone must have felt. There are all sorts of rules and regulations the NFL employs, and it dosnt matter what the rules are, even the riddiculous ones, they must be followed. The rules are in place for a reason, and there are plenty of them. From the Coaches, and the film crew on the sideline, to the players on and off the field, rules need to be adhered to, and penelities need to be applied when these rules are broken. On the field, when rules are broken by players, there are many penelities that can, and are frequently handed out, in the form of flags, loss of yardage and down, and in extreme cases fines, ejections, and/or suspensions, and when these rules are over looked, and a team that is on the down side of these rules that are broken, it is easy to understand the feeling of being "cheated", for example: The last two minutes in the Superbowl, when Eli Manning was being sacked, the ref should have called the obvious "holding" the Giants' offensive line commited , which has been caught on tape for anyone interested in seeing exactly what Im talking about. Rules were broken, flags should have been thrown, penelities should have been issued. Blatent rules being broken deserve severe penelities. The offensive lineman, at certain points, were behind the defenders with their hands on their throats, holding their shirts, and grabbing on the defenders face masks. These "holding" rules were not enforced. This oversight of rules that were broken may have cost the New England Patriots the championship, and now I can empathize with the feeling of being "cheated" and it sucks, and so does the pie. The rules should apply to all, or none.