Name another NFL team that has, essentially, been in 50% of the SBs in the last decade or so? I hear crickets! Looking at the list digger provided, there are a lot of NFL fans who dream of their team even sniffing a SB appearance in the last decade or their history, let alone win one. This TP post is more representative of a spoiled Patriots fan who is disgusted the team hasn't won a SB since 2004! OMG, since 2004!!!
RESPONSE: Congratulations on your membership in the Ostrich Society, Bill! I know...the truth hurts. But, the botton line is that the Patriots could have, and should have done better. They blew a huge lead in the AFC title game in Indy in 2006 (albeit referee assisted), blew a one in two lifetimes shot at a perfect season in 2007 by playing their worst game of that season in the SB, and losing to the Giants...lost to the Jets at home in 2010 after burying them a few weeks earlier, 45-3...and lost again in SB 46, letting Peyton's little brother foli them again, in the final two minutes. Yet...you Ostrich Society members want to call the Pats "the greatest ever". To earn such a title, a 4th SB trophy is required.
TP, there are A LOT of BEST teams who have not won a SB! Does GB of 2011 ring a bell?
RESPONSE: True Ostrich Society logic! The 2011 Packers got buried by the Giants on their home field! How does that make them a "BEST team"?
If all we are ever to do is crown a team the best in the land from playing just one game, then the Cardinals are a better team than the Pats for winning that ONE game.
RESPONSE: This Ostrich tibbet of "logic" is now even worthy of a response...LOL!!
In the year the Jets defeated the Colts in the SB, did everyone consider the Jets the better team after that?
RESPONSE: Uh...yeah...I did. The Jets soundly beat the Colts that day.
Not necessarily, they just happen to win that one game. Granted, the crown goes to the winner of the SB, but, we will always have arguments about which team is the best when such a game result hinges on the weird bounce, or lucky catch, of the odd shaped football. If the Pats make it to the SB and win it, we shall all rejoice. Not making the SB, or winning one, is not the end of the world since there is another season to try again.
RESPONSE: Why is it that the "weird bounces, and lucky catch of the odd-shaped football" haven't gone the Pats' way, since 2004? Seems to me that Asante Samuel had and Wes Welker could have made catches in the 2007 and 2011 SBs, to win those games. If so, we need not be having this conversation. The Pats would be undisputably the greatest of all time. With the talent that the Pats now possess, who should beat them?? Don't you agree that they have the most talent out there? Its time to GET IT DONE...NO EXCUSES!
I am wrong believing that the Pats have the most talent in the league? They need to get it done...THIS YEAR!!