MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2037 times:
The team will run out of luck one day. It's really sad that they keep finding a way to win. In tonight's game, the Colts had chances, but blew them away. Especially the fumble on the one yard line by James. That was pathetic. All in all, it was an entertaining game. Too bad the Pats won though.
Dmeeky243 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2021 times:
Yeah, I'm not a Pats fan, but you've gotta admit that Belichick is one crafty coach. They just came out and tore up the field. I took a beating in my FF league, my friend has Brady. I'm going to go look at their schedule, then we'll talk about the bet...
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Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 72
Reply 4, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2008 times:
I don't know. They seem to play hard and fair, and they display class. I have never been a Pats fan, but this team seems to really display to desire and the will to win. Brady is the American success story, and Bellichick(sic?) has really earned his pay, as well as the penalty money they had to pay NY to get him.
I'm a Falcons fan through and through, but I do like watching the Pats play.
KROC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 1954 times:
Why is it sad that they keep finding ways to win? I'm a Bills Fan. My tam has no chance with the Pats in their division, but I enjoy watching them play. They are a great example of "team" and what a real team can do. Without any real superstars on there, they have 53 guys that all play together. The coaching staff is excellent, and in this era of parody, its great to see a dynasty. Don't worry though, I'm sure the Saints will be good too.....right after find a way to make miracles happen anyway.
Slider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 7209 posts, RR: 33
Reply 14, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 1937 times:
I was hoping for the Colts to pull that off last night. Still, I can't begrudge the Pats- they're a great team, they have a great coach, solid personnel and depth at almost every single position, and play as a unit.
What's not to like?
Vanderjagt's stupid little taunt before lining up for that kick is what did it. He pissed off the football gods, they retaliated by having him miss wide on the game-tying FG. Stupid classless bastard.
Edge's fumble was the critical play of the game, in my estimation. IND was ready to score, instead Pats took it right back to them.
Logan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 1930 times:
Maybe I'm the only one so far on this thread who is a Pats fan from the Boston area, but I have to tell you, I've been a fan since 1970, and man, some of those teams were the suckiest bunch of sucks who ever sucked. Here in NE we've put our time in with these guys: 1976 rip-off by the officials against Oakland, 1986 rout by the Bears, Desmond Howard/Parcells in 1997, Blew Dredsoe (ugh!), Victor Kiam, please. These guys do play with class as a team, and I'm glad to hear many of you saying this. Never before 2001 did any other football fan from elsewhere admire the Patriots, unlike, say the Cowboys, Steelers, 49ers, etc. Now we're lovin' it up here, and if you want to watch a winner, feel free to jump on board, 'cause Belichick, Kraft, and Paoli know how to construct and run this organization.
MSYtristar From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1902 times:
Oh KROC don't worry, I have no illusions of the Saints doing much of anything...8-8 if they are lucky. I just don't like the Pats too much. I guess living in New England for four years made me that way, I don't know. Sure I'll always root for the Saints, but I sure as hell know that they won't do too much this season...or next.
PHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7627 posts, RR: 21
Reply 19, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 1894 times:
You are not the only Pats fan out here. Having grown up in the Bay State for the first 24 years of my life; I've seen many a let-downs and heartbreaks from the Boston-based sports teams (Blowout at Super Bowl XX, Bill Buckner, you know the rest). Prior to 1986, the Pats were viewed (for the most part) as a team that was never expected to make it to the Super Bowl; my older brother used to refer to them as the Fake-riots.
Even though, I have resided in the Delaware Valley (Greater Philadelphia) area for the last 14 years; I still get excited when any of my former-hometown teams do well.
For the last 3 years, I've been hoping for an Eagles-Patriots Super Bowl face-off but it's never come to pass. Should it happen this year, I certainly will have some divided loyalties.
Whether the Patriots will be what the Celtics were in the late '70s through the mid '80s in terms of winning Championship games (Super Bowls for the Pats) remains to be seen.
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DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9016 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (11 years 5 months 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 1872 times:
I've been a Pats fan for quite a while (about 1995, when they went 5-11 under Coach Parcells)...now I live in Panther territory (North Carolina), but I have the NFL Radio package so I can listen to all the games when they aren't on TV.
As for last night's game, I was pretty nervous (pacing back and forth, everything). Of course, every time the Colts made a big play, my friends (who are all still bitter about last February, so of course they were rooting for Indy), I was the target of a lot of trash-talk, but at least my Pats won...I had a gut feeling that Vanderjagt was going to miss (even before he upset the Football Gods)...all streaks must come to an end (just like Brady's home INT streak...last time he threw an INT in Foxboro was in 2002).
By the way, remember Peyton is 0-6 now in Foxboro...