The Onion: "Tom Brady Clearly Receiving Preferential Treatment From NFL"

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  1. Angry Man

    Angry Man REV-OH-LU-TION Supporter

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  2. slash83

    slash83 In the Starting Line-Up

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    That picture's funny lol
  3. patchick

    patchick Moderatrix Staff Member Supporter

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    The little handoff & passing gates are a thoughtful touch.
  4. PatsFanSince74

    PatsFanSince74 Supporter Supporter

    it's funny, folks...unfortunately, it's the kind of image that "sticks"...not to mention that half the idiots on the Jets' Board will now include it in their sig lines...time to win another Super Bowl and shut them all up...
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  5. PatsFanSince74

    PatsFanSince74 Supporter Supporter

    what's the over/under on the number of placards with this pic blown-up will be in the stadium in Denver on Sunday?
  6. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    Eh, the fix is in. The media has already set the story.

    Rodney's "joke" on Sunday night also will be part of the "proof" for the haters.

    This is how the story of Cameragate morphed over the 2007 season into several "facts" that most of the nation accepts as gospel.

    Anyone who doesn't expect to have to deal with this noise about "Brady's preferential treatment" for years to come is only fooling themselves.

    If there's one thing the NY media knows how to do it is to create "facts" from coverage.
  7. MVPKiller

    MVPKiller Practice Squad Player

    Exactly, if it wasn't this, it would be something else. The alternative is to have constant losing seasons and no one will hate them anymore. Personally, I like them being hated...
  8. Jackson 2

    Jackson 2 Supporter Supporter

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    The New England Patriots will be the most reviled team in American sports at least until the day that both Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are finally gone from the scene. Much of it has its roots in jealousy. This article is only the latest in a long line of intentionally disingenuous pieces designed to defame this franchise. Anyone (such as me) who thought that when the videotaping stuff faded away, things would quiet down in this department was fooling himself/herself. This longevity associated with the hatred is compounded by 1) the lack of media members inclined to challenge the allegations of the haters and an organization (the Patriots) which is similarly disinclined to defend itself. The stream of this garbage has been, and will be, endless. Get used to it.
  9. holyredeemer

    holyredeemer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    You guys. Come on now. It's a creative work from The Onion. The ******* Onion! Laugh a lil bit. :p
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  10. JSn

    JSn Experienced Starter w/First Big Contract

    YouTou don't really "get" the onion, do you?

  11. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    No doubt. I've enjoyed the Onion for the past few years. And, yes, Rodney was kidding also.

    We know.

    However, understand that that stuff merely builds the national/cultural perception. In this internet age, we live in a world where facts are made by media coverage, not vice versa.

    Many of us say "Who cares"?

    That's fine. Just understand that you will be hearing this stuff (just like the cheatriots stuff) for decades upon decades no matter the veracity.
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  12. Bella*chick

    Bella*chick Addicted to the light

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    The story would be where it is with or without Rodney's comments.
  13. Jackson 2

    Jackson 2 Supporter Supporter

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    I fully "get" the Onion and its satirical objectives. Unfortunately, much of the rest of America's nitwits don't.
  14. holyredeemer

    holyredeemer Third String But Playing on Special Teams

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    If my team is considered cheaters, dirty or whatever, I honestly don't give a **** lol. They do what matters most to me, and thats winning football games.

    I know who they are as an organization, but do I really expect everyone else around the country to? No, honestly I dont. We've had our time of being the New England Patriots organization that everyone in the country loved and admired. We were their gush fest.

    Now, well...we still kick ass and for a lot of people it's getting old. I think it's great that the Pats are finally one of those teams that everyone else in the nation hates with a passion. This team is just that damn good. And I say, Hell Ya!
  15. Wolfpack

    Wolfpack Banned

    The Onion actually had an even better, funnier piece in today's edition...

    ESPN Completely Misses Brett Favre Vs. Green Bay Packers Storyline | The Onion - America's Finest News Source

    ESPN Completely Misses Brett Favre Vs. Green Bay Packers Storyline

    BRISTOL, CT—In what is being called the biggest gaffe in the sports network's 30-year history, ESPN totally forgot to cover last week's Brett Favre vs. Green Bay Packers storyline.

    Favre's legendary career with the Packers, which spanned 16 seasons, three MVP awards, and one Super Bowl title, was not mentioned even once during pregame coverage of the Monday night Packers-Vikings matchup or during the game itself. Records indicated that it wasn't until Wednesday—more than 48 hours after Favre led Minnesota to a dramatic 30-23 victory—that producers began to feel that they may have overlooked one of sports' most obvious storylines.
  16. BradysBunch12

    BradysBunch12 On the Game Day Roster

    Why do a lot of fans on here care so much what the media and other fans think about the Patriots? I just watch the games on Sunday and listen to 98.5 for Pats talk. I could give a sh*t that Peter King has some Favre/Manning agenda and the league and fans of other teams hate the Pats. I'm more worried about the fact that we haven't won a Super Bowl since 2005 and are becoming the Yankees...a lot of arrogant talk, no present day championships to back it up.
  17. shmessy

    shmessy Maude Staff Member Supporter

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    Do you have any idea how many "Cheatriots" trolls we have to weed out every gameday from mucking up the forum and allowing you an unclutterred experience?

    It always spikes when there's something like this.........BB shoving the cameraman, Rodney and steroids, Brady's baby with Bridget......etc, etc, etc.

    Just asking.
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  18. BradysBunch12

    BradysBunch12 On the Game Day Roster

    Well I can understand that, but what about the obsession with the media (i.e. Tom Jackson, John Clayton)? For every mediot that hates the Pats, there are ones kissing the ground Brady and Belichick walk on. Jackson is just bitter he never won a ring and the Pats remind Clayton of the jocks that bullied him in school.
  19. KontradictioN

    KontradictioN Do you even lift? Supporter

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    Just like Rodney and his comments. Funny and true when it doesn't apply to the Pats. Not funny and ridiculous when it does. :rolleyes:

    I have a sense of humor along with a few other people with me in this thread. So, I think it's funny. :cool:
  20. Hercules Rockefeller

    Hercules Rockefeller Third String But Playing on Special Teams

    I couldn't disagree more. No matter how many people in this country are fools (and it's a lot), The Onion can not possibly be taken seriously. The Onion satirizes other, "real" media sources. So when something like this comes out, it's a parody of how the real media has overreacted. It's funny, and this will not capture the attention of the morons out there because the morons out there don't read The Onion. Morons take themselves very seriously, and The Onion doesn't support that thinking.
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