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    The Patriots have just released a statement from Head Coach Bill Belichick: “I accept full responsibility for the actions that led to tonight’s ruling. Once again, I apologize to the Kraft family and every person directly or indirectly associated with the New England Patriots for the embarrassment, distraction and penalty my mistake caused. I also [...]

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    'Nuff said. Bring on the Chargers.

    Let's get past this. It is fricken sickening.
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    It's going to PISS OFF the rest of the world. He doesn't ack cheating...

    LOVE IT!!!
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    The media will hate it. So good. They can f*ck off.

    He apologized to the fans...so can we end all the threads talking about how he should?
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    Because he didn't. It wasn't cheating. It was violation of a league rule.
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    "I also apologize to Patriots fans and would like to thank them for their support during the past few days and throughout my career." :rocker:
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    Great were done with it, now let's go bash the chargers! :rocker:
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    This section is KEY. Memorize it and tell it to any idiot fan:

    “As the Commissioner acknowledged, our use of sideline video had no impact on the outcome of last week’s game. We have never used sideline video to obtain a competitive advantage WHILE THE GAME WAS IN PROGRESS."
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    He just righted THAT ship at least as opposed to yesterday's initial apology.
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    You know, when things go good, you never know who your friends are.

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    They won't believe us and I don't care. Because I believe it.

    And even if we did, I still wouldn't care in light of the Dolphins BS last year and the obvious non-video related signal stealing that has been a part of football forever.
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    This will drive the media nuts. I love it. Now it's time for back to back SBs to shut the rest of the football world up.

    This team will have a huge chip in it's shoulder.;) :singing:
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    and Bill will awake in the morning ...and say " i love the smell of napalm in the morning" and bye bye chargers :rocker:
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    I agree. It was perfect. In the end, it was defiant and he stood by his beliefs.
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    Thank you Bill!


    In BB we trust!
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    As the Commissioner acknowledged, our use of sideline video had no impact on the outcome of last week’s game.

    F You, jets.
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    Now lets go win the Super Bowl and shut the rest of the league up once and for all. We're out for blood this Sunday night, I can feel it.
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    Oustanding. I would expect no less from our legendary coach.
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    That was nice, but I would have preferred that he named each of us one by one. This reference to "fans" struck me as a bit lazy.
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    By the way, THIS sentence will be the one that is parsed by linguists across the nation over the next few days:

    "We have never used sideline video to obtain a competitive advantage while the game was in progress."

    THIS, I think, may be the point of contention in the difference between BB's understanding of the rule and Goodell's. Perhaps BB thought taping cannot happen DURING A PLAY, BUT CAN BEFORE A SNAP? Who knows? I guess many will now try to define "game in progress" and "competitive advantage". The plot thickens.
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    I agree 100%.
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    That statement is hilarious. Bill is no sell out; he won't cave in to the masses of keyboard-mashing drones who sit in newsrooms across the land demanding that he kneel before them so as to be moralized upon.

    Rock on, Bill. Rock the F on. :rocker:
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    As Gerald Ford once said, "Our long national nightmare is now over"...

    Is it Sunday night yet???
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    Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant! Nice way to say his piece, give a "my bad" to the fans, tell the Jets they got their a$$es kicked fairly, and stick it to the media whore all at the same time. Love it! Belichick continues to take a dump on the media and they deserve every bit of it!
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    Let me boil down what Belichick said: "The commissioner agrees with me that we didn't cheat. Basically, I made a boneheaded move and broke a technocratic, bureaucratic, unwieldy rule that doesn't matter a whit in terms of winning football games [left unsaid but implied by his trademark smirk is that the whole thing is just a big joke]."
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