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  1. PATRIOTSFANINPA

    PATRIOTSFANINPA Pro Bowl Player

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    He would first have to change the name of his blog, however.
     
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    Disgusting, groveling, patronizing effing homer. Signed, Felger, Mazz, Shaughnessy, MacMullen, Borges and Ryan.
     
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    High Comedy:

     
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    Fixed that for you.

    His game chat sounded a lot like the game chats here have for the last 3-4 years. Somewhere between nothing to see here move on and haven't we had about enough of this BS lies the truth. Unfortunately there are increasingly less occupants of that rational middle ground between blind homer and disenchanted hater than ever.

    Great summation.

     
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    As I have posted often here (and elsewhere) no one who has followed this team since the 90's or earlier has anything but happiness with this team.

    I've followed since the Patriots drafted Plunkett. I've worn the laundry in season and off season. I love this team, and I'll go into the fire at the end wearing a Pats jersey. Having said that.......

    Are there things to be concerned about? Absolutely. There always will be for us fans as well as for the team. There's plenty to b!tch and whine about. The two that I still am not over are calls by the refs against us. The first was the 4th and 2 play where Kevin Faulk clearly made the yardage but the refs claimed he didn't. Video shows his forward progress, where he's SUPPOSED to be marked as beyond the 1st down marker. Yet he was pushed back and THAT'S where he was marked down. The refs gave the Colts that game. Period.

    The second was in that game against the Giants which shall never again be mentioned. Eli Manning was clearly in the grasp, well behind the line of scrimmage, and the play should have been blown dead. However, once again the refs didn't blow the whistle, and Eli "magically" escaped and the result of the game was that New England didn't gain a perfect season.

    Regardless, we are indeed living in a golden era. We live in a time where we expect this team to win, and win big each and every weekend, and for us older fans, that simply was never the case. We knew differently.

    Back in the day, New England was famous for it's standard game plan. Every game, it seemed, seem to play out in the same format: Jump ahead early, fall behind, rally late, fall short.

    Somehow, someway, the Pats would find a way to lose. A dropped pass, a shanked kick, a fumble for a safety, whatever. Each game was a time of sitting on the edge of the couch, not relaxed into it. Every play we sat in anticipation, mentally betting with ourselves how they'd manage to scr3w it up.

    Oh, for certain, the Pats would win. They'd win just to drive the knife in a little deeper, to gain our trust, to let us believe that yes, we'd turned the corner and things would get better. And like a battered spouse, we'd come home and everything would be wine & roses until the next game.

    For every great Stanley Morgan catch, there was an Irving Fryer wrecking his car during the game. Out joy riding instead of being on the field.

    For every Bledsoe-to-Coates magical drive, there was a Zeke Mowatt moment, a touching reminder that this was, in today's parlance, more Kardashian than Kraft.

    But then came the hoodie, and after an initial "typical" season of 5-11, the magic began. The barnacles came off the hull and suddenly our bass boat was a cabin cruiser. We went from water skiing to a party boat almost overnight.

    It's been a wonderful time, especially for those of us who remember the earlier times. We know what it's like to NOT have the magic, to look in the ice box and find only 1 beer and a couple cheese sticks left.

    So yeah, enjoy it while we have it. It's a great ride so far. There's enough mistakes for us to complain and talk and whine and debate about and keep this board jumping, but in the long run, compared to what went before, I'm pretty content.

    Does that make me a homer? Fine....... :cool:
     
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    Chad Finn's stuff is top-notch. He's not a homer (finds plenty to critique), just someone who realizes just how good we have it as fans.

    He just had the misfortune on Sunday to have to moderate a game thread, which is scary. There are things you see in a game thread that you can never unsee...
     
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    Meh. There's so many frontrunners nowadays it's not worth mentioning. Oh, what a drag. We're only in the superbowl every other year, and we don't win them all *whine*.

    I would have died a happy man after the Jets, Raiders Miami trifecta, this is all gravy.
     
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    An article whining about how fans are whining. He definitely would fit in here.
     
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    Thank you.
     
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    Why would Chad Finn want to fit in here, he has a paying gig already???

    There are a lot of Chad Finn types here already, and they are largely ignored or minimized by the whiners of this board.. ain't it awful???
     
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    Finn's column about moderating a game thread made me thankful that I was at a Pats football party watching the game rather than home watching while on line. I can only imagine how bad it got in the 3rd QTR after the Pats opening drive fizzled and the Williams went up 21-7. I do confess that privately after Gostkowski's missed kicks and Gronkowski's drops and fumble I was trying to think of Polish jokes in retribution.
     
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    I was at the game, and I'm very thankful not to have read the game thread, but I confess to reading the late 2nd quarter and early third quarter posts.

    Honestly, some people have absolutely no shame.
     
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    I'd like to talk about the failure of the Patriots.


    Their team calendar for October 2012 has a feature picture of Brandon Merriweather on it with James Sanders in the background. Someone needs to be fired. I can't stand to be reminded of a flamed out 1st round pick as well as BB's incompetence in cutting safeties he'd need for the 2011 season.

    WHY DO I STILL FOLLOW THIS TEAM!?

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