Re: Different Viewpoints Re: Epic Game
posted at 10/15/2013 3:44 PM EDT
I've noticed that through the years. They have huge egos, both the fans and the team. Check out of Asylum Guido's posts in there on any of the threads. Hilarious.
I don't know Asylum Guido. But the fans here are entitled brats.
They have this narrative in their head about how the Saints (who were almost shipped out of town because they couldn't fill the stadium) saved them after Katrina, and Sean Payton was that saviour embodied.
Then they were persecuted unfairly.
Now that he is back ... they just assume ... really they ASSUME ... they are winning the Superbowl.
The aftermath, even today at the university, is like a collective moment of cognitive dissonance. I even asked a group of people today riding me about how the refs were paid (really) what amount of credit should be given to Brady for beating them on a 56 second drive that featured connections with last year's punt returner, a rookie UDFA, another rookie, and a guy who was signed off the street a week before game time -- only one of whom had ever caught a pass. Or what credit should be given to New England for basically blotting Jimmy Graham and Darren Sproles, out of the game completely ... even after Aquid Talib (who's been all-world this season) left the game ... and doing so without Vince Wilfork, Tommy Kelly, etc.
Their response was stunning ... they gave zero credit to Brady or New England's defense, and they blamed both of those triumphs on the refs, claiming NE was allowed to "have three guys hang off Graham" and that Brady's line "was allowed to hold all day."
In my life, I've never thought NE was jobbed out of a game. Even the 2006 "faceguarding" call ... I've always said Ne had that game in their hands regardless of the call. If Reche Caldwell makes an easy catch, or Heath Evans doesn't 12th man it, NE walks away with a win. They had it in their hands, and they couldn't execute.
I can only laugh ... because it really demonstrates how new to football these people really are. If there is one thing growing up in a city with 35 professional championships teaches you, it's how hard they are to come by. And it teaches you how you are NEVER entitled to a second championship, rather you have to earn it at double difficulty.