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    I’m curious if anyone has read Spygate: The Untold Story, which was just recently released. I had not heard of it and just stumbled upon it on Amazon. From reading the four reviews it doesn’t look like it covers any new ground and is most likely a sensationalist pile of crap.
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    I haven't yet, but I am planning on reading it right after I watch a SB 42/SB 46 double feature with my balls stapled together.
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    GangGreen already has a thread on it.

    Spygate Book - TheGangGreen.com Message Board
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    Game, set, match after that comment. rarely do 25 words encompass thet thoughts of millions. Just close the thread now. Nothing else to see here.
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    I did a little quick research on this "wonderful" book and here is what found out:

    - The book is written by Bryan O'Leary
    - The book is "published" by KLR Publishing LLC
    - The principle officer of KLR Publishing is Bryan O'Leary
    - Bryan O'Leary appears to have no prior professional writing experience whatsoever.


    I found this article about the book which clearly shows the book is just another crackpot conspiracy theory book:

    Spygate: The Untold Story - Behind the Steel Curtain

    One thing that I though was funny is talking about the home winning streak. Do they realize that the Pats had a 20 game home win streak end just last year? Do they realize if you win 12-14 games a year, you are likely to amass a long home winning streak?

    This book looks to be nothing more than yet another conspiracy theory book where a crackpot author just takes their interpretations of the facts to create a larger conspiracy. If you look at some of the 9/11 truthers publications (see the Small Change movie on the internet) and they make a compelling argument the government was behind 9/11. Unfortunately for them is plenty of of experts can shoot Grande Canyon sized holes in their "proof". I am sure that you can do the same with this book.

    I might read a book on Spygate by a legitimate journalist, but not a peissed off fan who is floating conspiracy theories.
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    This is the Bleacher Reports of sports books. I just glanced at it on Amazon. Who is Bryan O'Leary? There's nothing about him anywhere. I'm guessing it's some disgruntled Jets fan.

    Can one of the more eloquent patsfans posters here please write a book on what a load of bullcrap Spygate is.
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    klrpublishing.com

    Pretty much says all you need to know about this book.
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    Not all Jets fans are morons.

    From Gangrene

    "If someone could give even one scenario that could prove the Pats were somehow using that film on gamedays, I'd rethink my opinion.

    They were using a handheld camcorder with a tape in it that even chief Patriot witness Walsh admitted wasn't handed in until after the game. So it wasn't even an elaborate way to steal signs (Which is not illegal, BTW).

    Scouts inc. wrote a piece (I'll try to find it) in which they said the Pats (and other teams that did it) would match the tape of the signals, downs, and defensive alignment to study tendencies. Usually by the film group a few weeks after the game. And if the team was stupid enough not to change their defensive signals the next time they played, well that was gravy. "

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    About the president for life at KLR....

    President

    Kristy La Shanda Roundtree

    The President of KLR Publishing.
    A graduate of Frostburg State University, Maryland,
    with a BS in Computer Science and a Masters Degree in Business Administration.

    She is currently writing a book on "How to Study."


    Her vision

    That KLR Publishing will be known for producing quality books.
    and the home for unknown authors. ​
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    Why do I constantly read people say that we don't know what was on the tapes when they showed the tapes Walsh had in their entirety on the NFL network and ESPN? Do they think there was something drastically different on the other tapes? I mean seriously?

    Also it's great how Steeler fans continue to ignore their history of steroids, their team doctor getting busted for HGH, and the refs basically rigging Superbowl 40 for them.
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    A pat fan on twitter read this book and posted some excerpts from it a few weeks ago, this was one of them.

    "The author argues that everything Tom Brady has done in his career, to this day, is the result of signal taping."

    It's trash, why it's being promoted here is beyond me, even negative publicity is good publicity.

    Spygate: The untold uninformed opinion of a bitter, angry, rival fan :bricks:
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    The thing about Spygate is that there was no cover up. The Patriots admitted doing it. They turned over the tapes. They paid the fines. Belichick did a public me culpa.

    And somehow the Patriots soldiered on by destroying every team in their path until the Super Bowl and the aforementioned stapling of the balls. Ouch!

    I am not going to read this book. Bryan O'Leary has zero credibility and unless he's got some extraordinary inside sources, any of us could write that book. There are threads on here about Spygate that are longer and better informed than that book.

    If Michael Holley, Seth Mnookin author of the great book "Feeding the Monster", (Bio | Seth Mnookin), David Halberstam ("The Education of a Coach"), or Jon Feinstein put a book together about Spygate, I'd be all over it.

    Otherwise, its just a guy trying to make money, and Bryan O'Leary ain't getting any of mine.
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    Epic. Who'd have thought that clicking on a spygate thread would prove to be a good decision.
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    I love the bio (got this from theganggreen.com):

    LOL! Because a commodities trader can get all the inside story of Spygate.
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    Welcome to the era where anyone is an expert on anything (coughs, PFF) - an era where no one has any respect for the craft of whatever profession they are bastardizing.
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