Re: ESPN takes shot at Pats again
posted at 8/24/2011 9:55 AM EDT
In Response to Re: ESPN takes shot at Pats again
[QUOTE]1) Until the Patriots win another Superbowl, spygate will always be attached to the team. Whether you like it or not, that is the national perspective. 2) Why do fans get upset when the analysis of their team doesn't meet their standards? So what if someone thinks your team is going to falter? Does pre-season predictions really mean anything?
Posted by N2thaIzzo[/QUOTE]
I agree on Point #1 but that doesn't make it right.
For God's sake, you've got former Raiders like Villipiano, who have Super Bowl rings, talking to NFL Films all the time about how "cheating was encouraged" by Davis, Madden, et al....and he described all the ways in which the Raiders did, in fact, cheat.
I'm supposed to take Spygate seriously when I hear stuff like that?
I'm supposed to take Spygate seriously when Denver cheats on the salary cap and wins two Super Bowls, while their head coach also gives an interview in S.I. where he talks about having guys in the stands with binoculars "figuring out the other team's signals by halftime."???
Never mind how many former coaches have stepped forward since 2007 to say that: A--they did it too; B--everyone else was doing it; C--teams did a lot worse things than that; and D--it's no big deal, it's "just football."
As for the preview....didn't read it. Don't care, really.
What matters is what happens starting September 12th.
But people can go (blank) themselves when it comes to Spygate as far as I'm concerned.
It was much ado about nothing...NOTHING.
And if Fredo Mangini hadn't been the Jets' coach at the time, it STILL would be going on in Foxboro, because none of the other teams who caught the Pats doing it ever turned them in. Only Fredo did, because he wanted to embarrass his former boss. He never dreamed that it would be blown up into the football version of Watergate, however; I can guarantee that.