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  1. MrClutch

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    Seau.

    Guy plays like he's 28 years old at times, and has made some huge plays this season. He waited a long time just to get to the Superbowl again, and it almost seemed like destiny but they just couldn't get it done.
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    I hope he comes back and gets another chance, God knows he deserves to have that ring.
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    of everyone on the team Seau is the only one I can bring myself to feel sorry for.....on the whole I'll say it here like I said it to my wife right after the game when she said she feels sorry for them - "Don't feel sorry for them, they where there and could have done something about it....feel sorry for US for being subjected to that debacle". harsh I know, but what are ya gonna do.
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    1...2...3...Chance! :rocker:
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    Randy Moss for me ... Brady's injury took him out of the playoffs
    where he could have been legend for years to come.
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    He has enough time to be a legend. It had more to do with him being blanketed, ask Welker. He'd probably be the first to tell you that much.
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    Once a Charger always a Charger. I bet he comes back next year with San Diego.

    I do not feel bad for this guy. He probably has more money than you and I will ever make.
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    Who do I feel the absolute worst for? I feel bad for Belichick. Imagine not being able to turn on the t.v. or what his kids friends say to him, or walking down the street. The obscenity of it all is that there's nothing so factual that it definitively makes Belichick a bad person. Quite the opposite. Everyone who knows him personally says he's a great guy. He doesn't want to whore himself out to the media and thus takes the role of the villain. Everyone seems to dismiss such enormous pressure that society can place on you. I don't care how "insulated" you are, you live in this society, you cannot ignore it.

    His son plays Lacrosse at Rutgers, and his other son(s) I believe go to Rivers. There's no such thing as "privacy" no matter how closely you guard it. The saddest thing about Belichick is that I honestly believe he's a good person. Everything known about him paints the picture of a man that loves to coach football. He's passionate, dedicated and even principled in all the right ways and yet there's so much hate, so much negative energy directed towards a man who is no criminal, no murderer, no tyrannical despot; but merely a human being who is respected by everyone who knows him personally.

    The thing that bothers me most about the power of the media isn't that I'm a Pats fan who's deliriously defending an evil man that gave me something to gloat about, it's the human aspect. We all live in this world, no matter how prolific or powerful we are. No one is immune from the rejection of those around you. What would you do if you were Bill Belichick? Change who you are? Open up your heart to the media? Let them in? There's no right answer for Belichick. He will be hated no matter what. Michael Vick, Clemens, Bonds, Isaiah Thomas, Mike Tyson etc. all fill a void we have in our lives. They provide us with a character that we can feel good about hating.

    Spectator sports are a vicarious enterprise. We pour our emotions into them as if their success is a personal accomplishment and we blame them worse than we would ourselves when they fail. They reflect our seemingly endless capabilities and personify our most vulnerable flaws. Their crimes are real or imaginary, manifested by the media or merely amplified. But we forget that they are humans. Yes, they choose the precarious position of fame that comes with the occupation they've earned, but that doesn't mean they aren't susceptible to the outcome.

    I truly feel worse for Belichick than anyone else in this whole tragic drama. Junior Seau has a mighty disappointment that comes only through pouring your heart into a futile endeavor. But his pain is pure. It's natural. Belichick's pain is both magnificent and unnatural. It's never ending and ever-present. Television, movies, the internet and other agents of such a distortion of reality allow us to divorce ourselves from the characters that exist in a realm we see as imaginary. But they are real. And their existence in this domain doesn't change the fact that they are human; in every way we are.

    The sympathy I feel for Bill Belichick is truly unlike anything I have ever felt before for such a public figure. Sure, there's a sports fans' bias. There's always a personal bias. But I honestly cannot say that I've ever felt so badly for an iconic figure. I've felt for a lot of public figures in my short time as a sports fan, but none have affected me as much as Bill Belichick. I truly feel sorry for him.
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    Of course when you're speaking in terms of money, then I don't feel bad for any player in the NFL, including back-ups.

    But in terms of the actual game and legacy, that's what I only feel bad for.
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    Thanks for that post. You honestly opened up my eyes a bit more. You're right about him having a passion for the game, and then look at what happens. The media jumps all over him for doing what he loves to do. Even if Spygate occured, how can you despise an actual person for that?

    He wins games and has his own personality which I find extremely unique. That's what he's getting ragged over for, being himself. If you want to hate him, hate him as a coach, but respect him as an effin' human being.
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    Coach doesn't deserve all this BS, to be cast as a villain. But I wouldn't feel bad for him. He is doing what he loves to do, coach football. Any team would kill to have him. He's got a great QB and a great owner and a trusted GM guy. He's got the respect of the Pats fans and he had a perfect 16 game regular season.

    I do think criticism of the coaching in the game is fair and probably what he's going to do this week is break it down and figure out how that never happens again!
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    I agree with this. That was nicely put. We the fans, are the ones who will carry the loss all off season, probably forever for those of us who are hard core. I agree, they were there not us.
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    I don't feel sorry for any player in NFL. I would have love to have seen Seau get his first ring along with Moss, but the Giants deserved to win. They made the plays when they had too.
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    I agree......I feel really bad for Junior.....guy played his a## off all year.....only to see it all slip away due to horrible coaching and unenthused play by OL..........sad...He won't be back I would imagine.....Best of luck to him wherever he goes.....class act....
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    good post.....I'm feeling worse every day about this one.....and don't expect that to go away anytime soon....Hopefully someday we will get a chance to get back there again and WIN IT this time......unlike doofins....35 yrs.......Jets.....38 years.....and so on and so on.........
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    the operative word is "takes the role of the villain". It is his choice to act the way he does. You don't have to be a kiss ass or a fake, but lets admit that he sometimes acts like a jerk to people. In that sense he brings it on himself.

    There are a lot of stories out there about former co-workers who think he is a complete jerk, just as I'm sure there are plenty of friends who say he is a great guy.

    As far as principled, lets see how spygate plays out, and don't forget about a certain divorced NJ husband who may disagree as well....
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    Haha, exactly. I don't feel one bit bad for Belichick. Because was caught for blatantly and obnoxiously breaking the rules, he's suddenly the victim because he's being vilified for it? Belichick being the aloof coach isn't the only reason he's hated.

    I don't really feel bad for Seau, either. Just because a guy comes back just to get a ring, when he's practically ready to get dentures, doesn't mean I should feel bad for him.
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    I feel sorry for the fans,thats it.
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    I feel bad for Brady more than anyone else. He is hated as much as Belichick and I wanted him to be called the greatest qb to ever play the game at 30 years of age. He would have been up there with Ali, Lance, Jordan, Tiger. Not now, the defense let him down this time, I can't imagine the determination BB has for next year. It's going to be a really scary team next year.

    Brady is the ultimate teammate and professional, his postgame conference after the Super Bowl was moving to see, I know I wouldn't have been able to show that much composure after the worst loss in Boston sports history. I'll say it again, appreciate what you are seeing with this team win or loss, it's a blast seeing these guys compete.
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    I am not sure if I feel bad. I would have loved to have seen the whole team get their ring.... But not for being the Superbowl Champs, but for going 19-0. winning 18 games was tough... something that no other team has been able to do. It would have been great to see them hit that undefeated 19-0 (if for nothing else then to shut Morris up).

    I know that they keep saying that we have an easy line up next year. If we were to go undefeated then, people will complain about the easy season... lol

    Can't please everyone, some people just can't be happy unless they are complaining...

    Here's to hoping that they all stick around for another season and it is another GREAT one. What they did this year was amazing!
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