After listening, watching and reading all week as the propaganda machine turns against our beloved Pats, I have learned quite a few things. The rival message board fodder which we have dismissed for years has percolated to the surface and become main stream across the national media. For some reason, the media is drunk on a c0cktail of slander, vitriol and distortion leading into this big game. Among the slop (often contradictory) being dumped on our heads... -It was the Vinitraitor, and not BB, Brady or the D, who sprinkled the championship pixie dust on the Pats. He was the real superstar. Brady has never led a game-winning TD drive like Montana. He had to rely on AV winning games for him. -Brady is overrated. BB is the master, Brady the puppet. -Brady's raw numbers in the playoffs are not much better than Mannings. He's just had a better team around him. Also, Brady and Manning have struggled equally this postseason. -The Pats have no class -BB was just lucky to have Brady. Without him BB would be rotten like he was in Cleveland. -The Pats were an underwhelming "dynasty" (for lack of a better term), that eked its way through several lucky seasons, benefiting from crooked refereeing and a "lucky star" after 9-11. Good for the salary cap era, not in the class of the authentic dynasties of old. - Without Rodney Harrison the Pats secondary is helpless and hapless. - The Colts are due. Their victory over the Pats would be poetic justice. - The last time these teams met in the playoffs was before the illegal contact rules were emphasized. Now we get to see the real outcome, with the proper rules enforced. - The "nation" is bored of the Pats and their stodgy coach and team without stars. - The only Pats SB team on the NFL America's game top 20 Sb champion countdown is at best #9. Despite winning 3 out of 4, 21 games in a row, 10 playoff games in a row, leading the league in scoring margin in '04, setting the all-time record for scoring first, winning the most games ever in a two year span (34).... This is what the Pats get. And Felger et.al. mock the Pats for feeling disrespected. They are disrespected. It's disgusting. I have a sick feeling in the pit of my stomach about this game. Honestly I can't say with any confidence what the outcome will be anymore. I consider myself a victim of the constant pounding of propaganda as I kept my eyes and ears open all week in amazement. I suppose it's a lesson in how political propaganda via the media can alter a person's opinion without any new information, just spin. I'm considering doing some chores instead of watching the game I've waited for all year, because I know it will be torture. But also I know I won't be able to keep myself away. I don't know how many of you have the same feeling. It really is us against the world. On the espn poll asking who will win the game it is 60-40 Colts with 180,000 votes, and the only states that favor the Pats are in NE. Everyone else is at least 2:1 in favor of the Colts.