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  1. swheeler23

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    I know some of the articles on Brady are suppose to be funny but the comments from fans after are just hateful. What has he done? Went to Mexico with his girlfriend? They have been together along time. A part of me hopes Brady is traded an comes back to haunt the Patriots fans who are ripping the guy.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    What "Patriots fans" are ripping Tom Brady? Maybe they are fans of other teams.

    There aren't many at all here taking any shots at Tom, and the few that exist are directed to their own stupid thread.

    Link please to these "fans" and their comments?
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Because people are unappreciative dummies.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Read the comments after the article in the Boston Globe about Brady going soft.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    It's absurd and childish. It's no surprise Shaugnessy joined into the fun. He's an ugly little troll and unless there is a female Shrek out there, I doubt he has someone to spoon feed him at the pool parties.

    Please email CHB your thoughts at:

    dshaughnessy@globe.com

    Honestly though, I do find these notions a bit offensive, and if I were a woman, I'd probably be angry about it. I'd love to hear from some of our female posters on the issue. But the notion that Shaughnessy throws out there is basically that Tom is display "effeminate" qualities or is somehow less "macho", and that that is bad. Basically, Shaughnessy wants to return to the 1950s, or somewhere in that time frame.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    I am female. I found the entire article silly. I think the article was suppose to be funny not serious. The comments after the article is whar bothered me more.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    If people are ripping on Tom Brady they are not Patriot fans.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    There is a perception that Brady doesn't care about football anymore. There are actually people who think his career is done and he will retire for the best of the team. People see things like him not getting the offseason awards, getting photographed in NY or LA, etc. as him getting soft.

    As far as I am concerned, Brady has earned our respect and us not questioning how he lives his life. Until we see his play on the field decline, who are we to think he isn't successfully balancing his life and his career? Brady is no longer a young kid who needs to hone his craft. Besides, I don't think any team is working this week other than the Cards and the Steelers. Many of the coaches and trainers are in Tampa right now.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Yes, I couldn't tell if Shaughnessy's article was sarcasm or not, even if it was, I think the tone of it was far too unprofessional to print in a reputable paper and not just some blog or fansite.

    As for the comments, which are you referring to? Only a few show up at this point, and they are pro-Tom. But you are going to get your anti-Tom for the same reason Shaughnessy printed this article - jealousy and archaic values. Whether Shaughnessy is trying to be funny or not, its still borderline offensive.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    There are over 200 comments.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    I just read it, and I really want to punch Shaughnessy in the face.

    Having said that, I like how Brady's "soft" for doing all the things that any normal, loving husband/boyfriend does when he's with his woman.

    Having said that, I still want to punch Shaughnessy in the face.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Yeah, got it, my bad, I see now how to see the rest.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Boston is slowly running the greatest player they have or will ever have out of town.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    not too familiar with the term 'troll' are we????
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Nice, isn't it? Really makes me proud.

    Then again, what has he done for us lately? :rolleyes:
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    I am not a troll. Read the Boston Globe and the comments about Brady.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    I think the truely sad thing about this article is how it shows the complete downfall that Shaugnessy's career has taken. With all of the stuff going on right now in sports (C's & B's at top of their leagues, Veritek contract dispute and the SB) this is what he is writing about? I never really thought to much of his work before hand, but he still had a reputation as a good writer. Oh how the mighty have fallen! I feel bad for that "curly haired boyfriend".
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    He's also has zip to prove anymore as a football player--maybe that he can successfully rehab from an injury (??!!). We don't know at this point. Anything's possible and I'm just playing devil's advocate.

    I agree with your post, and personally think the "competitor" in Brady will never go away. Even though he's no longer a young QB with everything to prove, and we don't see him knocking heads with his teammates and practically foaming at the mouth prior to big games anymore, it's reassuring to remember the way he played with a chip on his shoulder last season, quietly and calmly dismantling opponents and seeming to relish it.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Relax now BB will not let that happen....common now this is Brady the kid who has won 3 SB. I really do not think Brady reads all the comments ignorant fans write who know nothing about the situation.
     
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    Re: Why such a hateful backlash against Brady?

    Shaughnessy is a joke now. He's bitter and hateful. Look at his little back and forth with Curt Schilling - I don't like Schilling at all, but there's no doubt Shank was looking pretty immature and juvenile during that whole thing. Since then, he's only become more and more apt to write an article just begging the fanbase to hate him. He's turned into a troll.
     
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