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  1. Ice_Ice_Brady

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    Articles and opinions will continue for the next few days regarding the "tainted" championships the Pats won. This sentiment will soon be wiped out by the fact that one incident, despite being the only thing the sports world is focused on right now, does not tarnish the work of five years from a collection of players and personnel.

    College football fans vowed that USC will never be "recognized" as NCAA champions once the Reggie Bush infractions are resolved. Now that it is finally being resolved, no one cares. Result: The public slowly but surely rediscovers that a team is defined by their on-field success.

    NFL fans claimed that John Elway's salary cap violation would make the Denver Broncos an illegitimate team, as they were playing on an uneven playing field. Eventually everyone stopped caring. Result: The public slowly but surely rediscovers that a team is defined by their on-field success.

    Jason Giambi hits two home runs against Pedro Martinez in game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, as the Yankees win 5-4. Next season Giambi is busted for using steroids; Red Sox fans declare foul play. Eventually people just give it up, realizing there are too many intangibles to consider. Result: The public slowly but surely rediscovers that a team is defined by their on-field success.

    Time will give perspective on this. Until then we need to just grin and bare all of the ridiculous allegations. I don't mind the serious concerns about what Belichick did, but now coaches, players, and writers are just dropping in rumors about what happened three years ago because the Patriots played well against their team. Profootballtalk, for example, questions whether or not the Patriots legitimately beat the Rams because the Rams were "the better team"- with no mention that Mike Martz already said that's impossible. There is a simple reason for all of these hunches, accusations, and editorials: the writers can get away with it, it's open season. Give this a month, and they'll be held again to proper standards, rather than writing their "hunches" down on paper and calling it a story (except profootballtalk, who have never let facts or objectivity get in the way.)
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    If anything, the Pats gave the rest of the league a blueprint how to beat the Rams, Panthers, and Eagles.

    Rams-frankly, the Pats really didn't do anything special. They played conservative on O, and played nickel(while bullying those woos receivers) ALL night on D. Why the rest of the league never caught on to this gimicky O for 3 years is mystifying.(BTW-amazing how Kurt Warner went from "King of the World" to some journeyman QB)

    Panthers-have always had a suspect secondary, they've pretty much been exploited pretty badly since-no wonder why they got burned on blitzes

    Eagles-they OVERPURSUE on D-since this game, alot of teams have gashed them with either running the ball or the screen pass
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