Re: Can we just take a moment to appreciate what this team has already accomplished?
posted at 12/31/2013 1:31 PM EST
In response to DeadAhead's comment:
In response to WazzuWheatfarmer's comment:
I know it is common place to look at the glass "half empty" on this board, but I think we all need to take a step back and look at what this team had accomplished this season. 12-4 and the #2 seed in the AFC is nothing to sneeze at. We have been so spoiled over the past decade plus, coming to take for granted 12-14 win seasons and first round byes almost like these accomishments are formalities for the Pats. Heck, I'm as guilty as anyone. Anything less than perfection is easy to frown upon because we are used to such success. This year really deserves special recognition, though. With all of the injuries and player turnover, a 8-8 season was very possible. This team really did show amazing grit, toughness, and improvement to make the 12-4 record a reality this year. Hats off to the 2013 Patriots. I have no idea how things will shake out in the playoffs, but however it ends up I am proud as heck of this team and you should be too. I like our chances.
Nice post. Completely agree. It makes me ill to see the whiny, entitled pink hats who clearly have never left New England before NOR have any non PAts friends to speak of, sit here and try to ruin the board because their lives are so miserable.
How are you feeling about the Pats vs Denver, especially with Von MIller down?
If SD beats CIncy or KC beats Indy, do you feel comfortable with the Broncos matching up with those teams when it's pretty clear each team has played them well in the division this year?
Well, I definitely dont feel as strongly that Den will win the SB as I did when we made the bet. Miller going down was a big deal for them. If I had to pick one AFC team to even make it to the SB, I would probably have to still take them, but very reluctantly. I think that we can absolutely beat them, in fact I think that Indy, KC, or even SD could beat them if the conditions aren't just right for Gomer. I'm praying for cold and wind for Denver. The only reason I would still reluctantly pick them is because I still believe that the officials will be on Gomer's side. We will see. I think we are a better team, but they would have home-field if we met them. Bet still absolutely on. I really hope you win it by the end of the Divisional round. NE is starting to peak, IMO. Should be interesting. Go Pats!