Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    Posting on this forum in any way doesn't serve a purpose for anyone except to vent, support our team with fellow fans, and maybe kill some time during a slow period at work.

    But from the pulse of the people on this board, it's fully acceptable, beneficial, and encouraged to bash A) the defense and B) Belichick's drafting.  You will get no flack for this.

    It is not acceptable/beneficial/encouraged to say C) Brady had an off game or D) "balance" is important when running an offense.
     
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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : But what societal function is it fulfilling?  You do realize that venting changes NOTHING, I hope.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    Venting lets you release built up anger and resentment that has been shown to decrease lifespan and increase illness if left bottled up. It allows you to release it in a controlled fashion as to not be a grump @ss to other people causing a domino effect to ruin others peoples days. That I feel is a pretty big societal affect if it helps improve your mood while preventing the destruction of the emotional setting around you.

    But, if you don't want to vent then by all means allow your blood pressure to rise and increase the risk of health concerns lowing your lifespan
     
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    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : But what societal function is it fulfilling?  You do realize that venting changes NOTHING, I hope.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    Of course I realize that.  But how far do you want to take that idea?  Supporting a team doesn't really change much in our lives, does it?   I mean, why are you posting on here?  No one's really serving a societal function with anything they say here.  By your logic, they should just tear the site down.
     
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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : You do realize that there is a mental condition associated with allowing events one has no control over to upset them to the point where they have to "vent" to improve their health.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    Yes it's called frustration, much like you expressed about not being able to get a job then complaining about it on the forum
     
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    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : Why do you think what you post on here MATTERS to anyone?  It doesn't and most of you are delusional at best.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    And yet you still post here believing what you say impacts us, so would you consider yourself delusional too since you happen to be in the same boot?

    Ohh kettle you have a black bottom too

    BTW what he posts and what you posts matter to me because on occasion someone posts something fun or I get enjoyment out of conversation so it does make my day a little brighter, hence it matters to at least one person
     
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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : Why do you think what you post on here MATTERS to anyone?  It doesn't and most of you are delusional at best.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    You misread what I said.  I didn't say that what I say matters and what you say doesn't.  Nothing any of us says really has any impact on what happens on the field.  It doesn't mean the site can't be a place for a fun exchange of ideas.
     
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    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : So you wouldn't complain about not having a job.  Good for you.  You would just complain that you're only venting because someone might be reading what you're venting about. Notice I didn't originate the topic, as it's not something I usually share with such closed-minded individuals as I find on here.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    Who said I was venting lol I'm having a conversation. This isn't venting it's a conversation.

    BTW you said complain about things out of your control, well you stated that losing your job was out of your control so you were venting about not having a job so yes you do fall in that category
     
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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    I critique because my point spread forecasting is dependable enough that I might actually get paid someday for doing this.  The Globe doesn't know what it has here.  No, I don't have a useful point spread forecast for the one remaining game, but usually I do.  I've racked up a fearsome record, among the best forecasting records on earth paid or unpaid, over the past 2 years and I keep getting better.  I need the practice of putting things down where everyone can see them, because only by committing myself do I make clear mistakes, eat humble pie, and get better. 

    People regularly call my numbers crazy on this board.  Nothing to do but let next Sunday come around. 

    for example, here comes another forecast:

    My exclusive Super Bowl power ratings

    Power ranking / team / current power rating out of 16 victories / last week

    1  ne  13.5  (last wk. 1)

    3  gb  12.4  (last wk. 4)

    4  sf  11.9  (last wk. 3)

    6  nyg  11.8  (last wk. 6)

    7  bal  10.8  (last wk. 7) 

    The Giants have been rising with each monster team they squeeze by.  They’re still below #1 New England but they get credit.  New England should have cruised better against Baltimore but they didn’t.  They won but didn’t show any particular strength.  So the forecast is for a tight game, and New England has the best chance to win.

    My Super Bowl point spread

    teams / my points / the betting public’s points / difference

    ne  nyg      New England –2.5  New England –3  difference 0.5 

    With a difference of 0.5 points between my forecast and the casino line, I’d take the house vigorish to win the point spread game.  Gambling is for people who don’t understand mathematics. 

    Dome advantage:  none. 

    Slight playoff experience advantage:  New England.  Getting beaten down the last two playoff years in a row in playoff games keeps players on the serious side.  The Giants missed the playoffs in 2009 and 2010, and has had a reasonable amount of turnover from the 2007 Super Bowl team, so expect a few wide-eyed kids caught up in the TV camera glare. 

    Slight injury recovery advantage:  New England.  2 weeks might get those 14 players away from “questionable” to “probable” or better. 

    Preparation advantage:  probably none.  Coughlin is of the Bill Belichick school and will be preparing about as well as BB and staff.  BB is legendary in his preparation advantages, but the Patriots rely on the hurryup, which is a bit gimmicky and which can be somewhat prepared for in 2 weeks better than in 1 week.  Not much can prepare a team for covering Welker and two tight ends – it’s an automatic mismatch.  If you don’t already have the personnel to match up, then the guys you have are not exactly going to grow any bigger in 2 weeks.  In a year or two a division opponent can draft specific guys to cover these particular people a bit better, but as for right now, no dice.  The Giants can try smoke and mirrors just like everyone else did.

    Offense/defense matchups:  Slight advantage to New York.  The strength of the Giants is in picking apart defenses with three big receivers, and New England doesn’t have the best defensive backfield, although they have gotten better as the year has progressed.  The weakness of the Giants is their cardboard offensive line that let just about everyone in to go see Eli last week.  San Fran had 44 total pressures in the game, and the Giants passing game disappeared in the second half as Eli started to feel the pressure.

     
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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    wait I minute Paul you don't write for the Globe... oh wait nvm you're to good to write for the Globe. They should really look into hiring you (not a joke towards you since I actually like reading your stuff better then most Globe writers lol)
     
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    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : If you find this fun, then you have a sad life. I'm not talking about what I say impacting anyone, though, so you lose.  I'm talking about people posting their opinions about the Patriots and thinking that it matters to anyone other than self.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    If you don't have fun interacting with people even in a virtual sense do you like interacting with people in real life? I'm just curious because you say it's sad I have fun in here yet you are here a lot and don't have fun, so I'm guessing the only reason you come back is because you have less fun in the real world?

    Lighten up a little 1966 and just have fun with it. If all you do is complain about how other people enjoy there time on occasion then you won't have a lot of time to have fun yourself
     
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    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : Do you twist things for a living?
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    Actually I do. For some of the materials I develop I have to do mechanical testing which involves tensile tests involving plastic deformation along multiple axis so yes I literally make a living twisting stuff. Thank you for noticing
     
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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    If we are to have REAL sports discussions and not just lock our lips on Brady’s and BB derriere then please explain to me;

    A.      What’s wrong with discussion regarding the Patriots going away from the run Sunday in the face of it was actually very successful.

    B.      What’s wrong with discussion regarding the Coaching Staff calling for a Hail Mary to a double covered special team’s player in the end zone?

    C.      What’s wrong with discussion regarding TB decision to hurl that Hail Mary in the face of an unproven wide receiver, who plays special teams, into double coverage?

     

    Don’t you all understand how seriously that impacted the game?

    Only through the grace of God, or Myra Kraft, do we win that game. 999 out of 1000 times either Evans hangs onto the ball or Kundiff(sp) kicks an easy 32 yd FG.

    If your strategy going into the SB is to win it by Cruz dropping a pass or the FGK missing a 32 yarder I wish you luck.

    If Obrien is a great OC he should know better than top make a call like that. At least send a wide receiver and not a special team’s player.

    And Tom is not a kid and should have known better than to turn the ball over on such a reckless play.

    Doesn’t mean I don’t believe TB is the best to have ever played.

    Doesn’t mean I’m not happy with the win (albeit a lucky one)

    If this truly is a sports site then why can’t this be discussed and bantered about?

     

     
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    In Response to Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    [QUOTE]If you say it does, I'd like to know what that purpose is.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966[

    with 4363 posts in 4 years maybe your question should be. "does posting on this forum serve a necessary purpose in our lives?" apparently in yours it does.
     
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    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?:
    In Response to Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives? : Where is the relevance in them?  Tell me, I'd like to know.
    Posted by Patsfansince1966


    There is none it's called fun and social interaction across a network reaching further then an office or circle of friends can provide. That's the only purpose of forums for social interactions with people you would normally never meet in a non-virtual world
     
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    Re: Does "critiquing" the Patriots by fans serve a necessary purpose in our lives?

    * Game is so smart. If I ever grow up I wanna be just like her*
     
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