Re: To all Pats fans...Leon, UD and your multiple personalities are welcomed as well.
posted at 1/1/2011 5:04 PM EST
Born in eastern Mass in the early 60s, rooted for Orr and the Bruins, Grogan and the Pats for as long as I can remember. Have a signature of Sam “the bam” Cunningham. (Man, could that guy vault over a goal-line pile!) My brothers and I would play football in our yard after watching the Patriots play, too often losing. We’d attain success and glory in our minds after the Pats had failed to on TV.
We Pats fans are now living in very good times. Crazy good.
While I love the Pats, I try my best to be objective. I wasn’t upset when they let Moss go. Or Vinatieri, or Branch, or Samuel. Not even Seymour. Wouldn’t have been all that upset if let Brady go during the offseason. I just don’t know for certain how good he is and what’s best for the team. Sure, my hunch is that he is off-the-charts good. Make that one-of-a-kind great. But how much of that is Belichick and co? I don't know. May never know.
Speaking of Belichick, the reason for my screen name is that I see Coach as the antithesis of modern presidents and presidential candidates. He is 0% charm and sweet-talk, 100% put-on-your-thinking-cap, roll-up-your-sleeves and get down to gall-darn business. No nonsense.
While I might follow Rex Ryan to a bar, I’d follow Bill Belichick to war.
As for my avatar – just a football-related image I found. Maybe it’s also because I happen to love the Pats’ pass-happy offense.
I discovered this site and bulletin board a couple years ago when following a news link on the Patriots site.
I now live in Florida, so don’t run into many Patriots fans. They don’t broadcast many Patriots’ games down here – Dolphins or Jaguars always get the CBS spot. So I head to a local sports bar.
Earlier in the season I had the pleasure of trying to watch the Jets game with a green jersey-wearing dude yelling in my face about how the Patriots were over-rated. Didn’t see him after Pats-Jets pt. II (which was televised at home). A few weeks ago there must have been a dozen Bears fans in the joint for the game. Before the snowy kickoff one of them commented, “Bet the Pats haven’t seen weather like THIS!” I told him it did snow in New England. Later in the game, but not much later, you could see the poor Bears fans sinking to the level of their beer mugs. Like they had just seen a steam-roller cross the path of their beloved poodle. Oh man. I actually felt sorry for them.
I mostly come to this site to get some news and see what folks are thinking about all things Patriots. Currently on my mind – will Taylor Price see playing time tomorrow? If not, why not? Will he be a bust?
Enjoy the upcoming games, guys. Nice rubbing elbows with you (and sometimes exchanging barbs!).