In the Starting Line-Up
On the flip side let's take a second to understand it's the freaking internet. You can't tell if someone is trying to play the ole reverse jynx, just venting as you would if you were out at a bar with everyone, or just trying to be a smartass. I mean I laugh when bad plays happen. It's a coping thing. Doesn't mean I need to get banned from the damn thread for it but I ain't mad or nuthin. Or maybe we can establish some gameday thread commandments so I know not to upset the GodsI didn’t get to watch the thread (or half of the game really) very closely, but I can agree with you that it was rough waters. I tried to post some positivity in there toward the end though I doubt many were left to hear it.
To summarize: Not every season is gonna be an easy 14-2 breeze to HFA throughout and an AFC title and another Super Bowl shot. Sometimes they will have rougher games, but as you guys saw, even in those games - even with a flu so bad they took two planes - they were a bad Bolden tip away from potentially stealing a win anyway. They never quit, and you should never quit on them.
Being a Pats fan isn’t just expecting resounding wins and getting mad when they MIGHT lose. They’re 10-2. If they can just pull it together at home against the Chiefs then they still get a bye. Even if they can’t, so what? They have to play on Wild Card weekend, oh well. They’re still in the postseason. Anything can happen. The team’s been around for decades and decades. They weren’t 10-2 at this point for a vast majority of those seasons. They probably won’t be 10-2 at this point for a majority of their remaining seasons in the future. Perspective is key. Enjoy what’s here while it’s here and don’t ruin it for others who are trying to do so. If you’re only happy when they’re steamrolling teams throughout then you probably shouldn’t post in a live game thread, it just won’t be enjoyable for you or others.
Sorry for rambling, I guess that wasn’t a very good summary at all, but yeah. Let’s try to be positive. It’s the Pats. They’re 10-2. Breathe. Critique and discuss and theorize, but breathe.