Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by PatsFanInVa, Feb 10, 2019.
There's your NFL parity!
I've listened to Boston sports radio for the past few years. They consistently complain about this team, and any shortcomings they have. They don't deserve this team. I feel as though some take them for granted. Like the Patriots should be world beaters every week. Hacks like Felger & Mazz, Tomase, and Shaughnessy should cover the Bills or Jets for a year. Then maybe they will have a deeper appreciation for this organization.
In a nutshell, I don't take them for granted. What they are doing will never be replicated again. I savor every moment. They have the best ownership in professional sports. They have the greatest coach & QB to ever live. Team success has always been their # 1 priority. It won't be this way forever. There will come a time when winning the division isn't a foregone conclusion. But the good thing is that nobody can take the Super Bowl wins away. The Butler interception, 28-3, AFC title game in Kansas City, & SB 53 is forever.
What really kills me is that the “ sky is falling” crowd and the haters actually think they are the realists, and the people who believe in them and are optimists about them are just “ homers.” This is the greatest run of success in the history of football and recognizing how consistently great they are is just blind fandom.
It will be fun to watch the doubters and haters twist themselves into pretzels again next season. # 7 is coming motherf*ckers, get ready for it.
Go Pats #HOMER
Cool stat: Since 2010, only 3 teams have not played in the Wild Card round: Browns, Buccaneers, and you guessed it, the Patriots. That's parity
Amazing trivia question with a twist
I buy the AFC Champions shirts, just because. I started that in 2011.
I do NOT buy the AFC East stuff. Really, what is the point? The NFL can talk about how important division wins are, and they are. But they aren't t-shirt buying worthy for fans.
The 3 AFC Titles that didn’t result in SB are no longer a source of pain for many fans, I think. 9 Super Bowl appearances is amazing and 6 wins is amazing.
I moved from New England to DC in the mid 70s when George Allen had put together a Super Bowl team. Allen was followed by Joe Gibbs (after a brief appearance by Jack Pardee) who had a great run in the 80s. Still, I was never tempted to stop cheering for the team I had followed from their inception in 1960. The Snyder era Redskins make Billy Sullivan's Patriots look classy.
FYI .... since 2010, 3 teams have not played in the wild card round
Too late, look 5 posts back.
yall obv got it from same place, curious minds wonder, where did you hear that factoid?
My DVR has been telling me the same thing.
the only shirt worth buying or wearing is Superbowl shirts. there are only two weeks to have an AFC champ shirt on. between the end of the game and the super bowl. after that it's pointless.
Put those shirts in the closet for ten years then pull them out and they are great.
I very seldom listen any more. In 2001 was living in NW Maine and when coming back to RI for family stuff, could not wait until I got into the range of WEEI... they were informative then, even though they all talked over each other. Today they have morphed into a conspiracy driven outlet laced with outlandish comments and conclusions based on few facts. Social Media likes and twitter followers are the barometer of their success. Nothing makes my butthole tighten up more is when I am with a group of people who will preface their comments, "I heard this on Sportstalk the other day ___________ " , rather than discuss I walk away.
What really irritates me is when Bertram will comment some half assed comment about the Patriots and Zolak remains silent.. sometimes I think my expectations are just too high...
I read it on the internet......on facepalm or something like that
They still talk over each other.
According to Irsay, the "Great" teams have to move out of a city in a truck in the middle of the night....
That was an interesting read on the logistics of that event if you can find it.
Surprised they don't have a "Moved Out of Town In the Middle Of The Night" banner.
You remember between NFL teams, Balmer got a CFL team and won the Grey Cup?
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