Originally Posted by Saucemaster
How much do you charge your clients?
I think you owe me.
Charge? You think I charge for this? I do it for sport.
Originally Posted by ibleedwhite
That was pretty lame. Props to Teddy Bruschi, who was the first guy I saw strapping on his helmet when it became clear they needed to go back out for one more kneel-down play. Just because Belichik lacks class doesn't mean all his players do.
Originally Posted by chorse123
Bullshit on Eli as MVP. It should be someone from the defense given that they held them to 14.
Although I think Eli was perfectly worthy, you're forgetting the most important statistic. The marketing potential of the D-line pales in comparison to Eli's.
Originally Posted by underwearer
Infinitely better...I don't even remember that game.
I remember the ending. Serious high drama.
Originally Posted by texas_jack
With exception of the 4th quarter this was a painfully boring game.
I disagree. Had it been other teams, I would have found it boring. Given this season and these teams, I found the tension of "Jesus, are they really going to be able to hold the Pats' offense down, or are the Pats going to come up with one of those back-breaking plays at any moment?" kept it interesting.
Originally Posted by Dedalus
I pointed out to my wife that Petyon was sporting a pocket square, :
I noticed that too. We need help.
Originally Posted by whacked
Been waiting forever since the Patriots demolished your favorite teams to get back, haven't y'all?
No, not really. The conspiracy-theory paranoia of Patriots fans is widely-acknowledged. Even Bill Simmons, a huge Patriot fan, has acknowledged it in his columns. Couple that with Belichik's attitude and the spying scandal, and it makes the Pats pretty easy to dislike. That, plus the normal tendency to root for the underdog, makes such reactions pretty normal. In other circumstances I, and I'm sure others here, have never had trouble rooting for a team that vanquished my own favorite. Indeed, that's often the more appealing choice because there's a sense that it validates your team's season -- "well, at least we lost to the champions."
Originally Posted by kwilkinson
It doesn't matter if they were "absolutely stacked"
Or perhaps cuffed.
Originally Posted by life_interrupts
Well, except for win-loss percentage. But what does that matter next to one's computer-determined QB rating?