posted at 6/14/2010 1:05 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Cheaters?
TP - You'd have a point about the commish wanting the colts to be the darling of the league IF the Colts hadn't already kicked the Pats (fill in the blank) in 05, twice in 06 (3 in a row), and won their SB BEFORE the Pats were caught AGAIN...
Posted by underdoggggg
Telling a fraction of the story, as usual. The media and the NFL both wanted to see the Colts established as the flagship franchise for the league. The media was having orgasms over Peyton Manning, and wanted so badly to tell the story of how "The Pius One", Tony Dungy, became the first African-american coach to win a SB. The league had already allowed Bill Polian to hijack its' Rules Committee, allowing him to intimidate officials, and give his team a competitive edge. Why would the league allow such a clear conflict of interest?
In 2005, the Colts did not stop the Pats. Both teams made the play-offs, with the Pats losing at Denver, and Indy choking at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers...despite getting considerable help from the referees.
In 2006, biased officiating and injuries proved to be too much for the Pats to overcome, as the Colts were handed the AFC Championship. Thereafter, winning the SB was a mere formality, as the offense-less, Rex Grossman lead Bears were perhaps the weakest team to participate in a SB ever.
The happenings of 2006 so infuriated BB, that he built a juggernaut of a team in 2007. The media and the league gasped at the monster of a team that BB had created. Furthermore, the future of the Pats was bright, as they possessed two #1 draft choices in the upcoming 2008 draft. Something had to be done to stop the Patriots...as both the league and the media realized that the Pats were showing up the Jets, and standing in the way of their loveable Colts.
As a result, the NY media plotted with Jets' coach Eric Mangini, and manufactured the so-called "spy-gate scandal". The media and the league did what they could to destroy the Patriots, and BB...by dragging them through the mud, and levying unprecedented fines...as well as stripping them of one of their two 2008 #1 draft choices.
Nonetheless, the Pats persevered, and, despite biased officiating, handled the Colts...who would eventually choke again at home in the play-offs, this time to the San Diego Chargers.
In the SB, on the eve of the big game, the media struck again, using a triumvirate of the senile Senator Arlen Specter, a disgruntled former Pats' employee named Walsh, and an obscure, dumb, but ambitious Herald reporter named John Tomase, to set off the "Mother of Distractions"...which would be referred to as "spygate II". The scheme took its' toll, as the Pats played their worst game of the season, and lost in the closing seconds to a hot NY Giants team.