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  1. PatsFanInVa

    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    I'm going to go ahead and start with 1996. From 97-2000 we went 4 years without a Patriots team in the SB.

    Now the real start of the dynasty, with the Brady and the Belichick, aka AirB&B…

    But this time for shlitz and giggles, it's all about how long we had to wait between SBs...

    We know that once from 2001-2004 we had to wait one year.

    Then in 05-06, we had to wait for TWO years.

    07 was a SB appearance.

    Then we had to wait from 08-10, for THREE years between SBs.

    11 was a SB appearance.

    Then we had to wait TWO MORE YEARS b/w SBs, '12-'13.

    14 was a SB Win.

    15, was a ONE-YEAR WAIT.

    16 was a SB win.

    17 was a SB appearance.

    18 was a SB Win.

    So 2008-2010 was the last time we had to wait more than 2 years to see our team in the SB. The last time we had to wait multiple years for the Pats to be in the SB was '12-'13. By the way, we were in the championship games for those years, but I digress.

    Some of you guys remember NEVER having been in a SB, up until 1985. When we played again in 96, I was reasoning we were getting in every 10 years, better than most teams. It was just logical that most of the time you would not be in the SB.

    We've been in 4 out of the last 5. You have to go back to 08-10 to find 3 years' wait between SBs.

    God, I just want to find people in Jets gear, pull them off the street, and explain to them what that's like. But nobody wears Jets gear. :D
     
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    cmasspatsfan In the Starting Line-Up

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    I remembered being ecstatic to get to the AFCCG, now I'm disappointed if we're not.
     
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    supafly PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Irsay: The *great* teams have an appearance in the SB every single year.
     
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    upstater1 Pro Bowl Player

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    Heck, go back to 1986-1987. Over the last 32 years, the Patriots have been in 11 Super Bowls. Once every 3 years.
     
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  5. Ivan

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    Belichick the GM is killing Belichick the coach.
     
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    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Yeahhhhhh I'm a glass half-full kinda guy.
     
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    Jets, Miami and G-man gear was fashionable in the late 80's and 90's when I would go to work on Sunday and they would all be wearing their putrid "Starter puff coats".. as if to say f... you Patsfan. Those were the days that there was no Pats Gear available anywhere, my red "squish the fish" T-shirt that was made in someone's basement was all worn out.. sadly would wait for the "Sears Wish Book" to see if any Pats gear was sold there, but the NFL was marketing Dallas, Chicago, Green Bay, SF, Miami.. but no Patriots garbage can or bed spread for this fan.

    Then there were the tv blackouts, so I would try to listen on my Sony Walkman with one earpiece in, Gil Santos was the man, some at work thought I was a "degenerate gambler", but no I was just a fan who could never get enough even when they were bad teams..

    Sometimes I feel like this whole ride should make me feel guilty for rooting for this team that has been so good for so long, then I get out of that funk and say F... them all, payback is a m... f.. er.
     
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    PatsFanInVa PatsFans.com Supporter PatsFans.com Supporter

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    Ha, I grew up with an instant-turncoat Redskins fan. I held on to my Patriots. He used to babble on about how the Redskins were really a dynasty but nobody noticed...using some kind of hopscotch dynasty theory, 2 SBs in a decade plus 1 a decade ago, something like that. Oh yeah, and what hopeless sh1t my team, the Patriots, was. HA... Now he's moved back to up to NE and conveniently adopted the team I never left. Never had any loyalty, never will have... but boo hoo, here I am watching most of this from afar in Washington.

    Still not tempted to become a Redskins fan :D
     
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    glm In the Starting Line-Up

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    Don't forget the last time Ray Lewis reportedly killed a man was right before the Dynasty started. Coincidence?
     
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    I've been a fan since 76 but during the lean years you had to pick an alternate team to root for just so you got something positive out of the season. The 70's it was always Steelers, Cowboys, Raiders and Dolphins. I was so sick of those teams. In 81, and the Pats were awful that year, I was rooting for the 49ers and Bengals juto to break the run. Hell I even rooted for the Eagles the year before that because the Raiders and the Dolphins were the worst for Pats fans.

    So I totally get why fans of other teams hate the Patriots. At least with the Patriots the games are competitive. The Raiders blew out the Eagles and Redskins so badly it was over at halftime. Those games sucked. Rooting for the Redskins against the hated Fins it was a little better on the scoreboard but Washington dominated that game.

    There have only been 4 bad SBs since the turn of the millenium. Ravens over Giants, Bucs over Raiders, Seattle over Broncos and Broncos over Panthers. Every other one has had 4th quarter drama. I will confess I actually really enjoyed the Seattle SB and watching forehead suck it. I watched to the bitter, for him, end.

    Every Patriots SB has been epic even the defensive minded last one that people want to trash. That wasn't sloppy offensive play. It was hard hitting smash mouth football. Probably the hardest hitting SB since Patriots vs Panthers.
     
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    I remember in 84 being pleased we finished at 9-7 and 2nd in the division after firing Meyer midseason.
     
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    So am I, and 6 Lombardi’s sounds half full to me.
     
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    Fixed it for you.
     
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    Patsfanin Philly Pro Bowl Player

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    Redskins did start out in Boston, didn't they??????
     
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    Vatahala On the Game Day Roster

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    The whole week before the SB on NFL Network there were ads to buy your AFC Champions gear and I wondered why do they bother, no Pat fan buys that stuff. Does that merchandise also end up in Africa?
     
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    If I ran the JESTs, my first major change (after dismissing the entire staff and roster...and banning Goodell from the stadium)) would be to banish the color green.
    First off, no human chooses to wear green unless the clothing is discounted 90%.
    The hunter green fad in the 1980's lasted 127 days.
    And it has been documented that JESTs green causes seizures in those who come in close contact.
    JESTs green represents a half century of failure.
    Time to move on and move forward.

    Of course Woody and his decision makers will stick with what doesn't work. Why change now
     
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    Patriot Missile Pro Bowl Player

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    Not sure where I was at for the Bill Simmons podcast with McGinist a couple of years ago. Listened to it last night and didn’t know that the lane that Desmond Howard ran back the kickoff was supposed to be covered by Troy Brown. He was slightly injured, so he was not playing special teams. Willie said there was no way Troy blows that assignment.

    Also didn’t know the Cowboys had a trade in place with the Rams to move up to #5 to get Willie in the 94 draft. Luckily Parcels pulled the trigger at 4.
     
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    Brady has 9 sb appearances in 17 years as a starter, if you take out the acl year. So he gets to the super bowl in over half his seasons.
     
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    maust1013 In the Starting Line-Up

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    My Dad died young, some of the favorite memories I have with him are football related. I can vividly recall the thrill of taking the 'football train' to go see his beloved Giants. I badgered him into taking me to a Pats game at Fenway, it wasn't easy since he had a serious contempt for Billy Sullivan, but as a kid I wanted my team to be local. Youthful brains aren't able to fully understand generational loyalty. I could not fathom how on Earth I was expected to loathe the Yankees and despise the Knicks and Rangers but root for the Giants when we had a Boston football team. Of course to him the AFL wasn't 'real' football therefore we didn't have a Boston football team. The fact that the Pats were essentially homeless didn't help my cause any. Even now I can close my eyes and see us in ratty funky old Fenway (not today's spit shined commercial gem) with him telling me "You mark my words. Any team that puts this kind of mess on a field will never amount to anything unless they get an owner that has more in his pockets than holes." Looking back through today's eyes flush with the success of the past 25 years I have to say he was absolutely right.

    Which reminds me, thanks again Bob Kraft.
     
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    The Patriots have been part of more than half of the games to ever be played in the month of February in the entire history of the NFL.

    The Patriots have played a game in February more often than the combined total of Arizona, Atlanta, Baltimore, Chicago, Green Bay, New Orleans, San Francisco, Dallas, Washington, Minnesota, Detroit, Tampa Bay, Kansas City, SD/LA Chargers, Oakland/LA Raiders, Jacksonville, Tennessee, Houston, Cincinnati, Cleveland, Miami, Buffalo and the Jetes. Combined.

    The Patriots have played nine games in the month of February. That is triple the number of any other franchise.

    The Pats have played more often in the month of February than the combined total of the Steelers, Seahawks and Broncos. They have played more often in the month of February than the combined total of the Colts, Panthers, Rams and Eagles.

    If the Ravens somehow made it to the Super Bowl every year from now until 2026, at that point they still would have fewer games played in February than the Patriots.

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