Re: New England Patriots: Preseason Champions
posted at 8/20/2011 2:06 PM EDT
In Response to Re: New England Patriots: Preseason Champions
I believe I speak for every single sane NE Patriot Fan-(first time I ever made that claim)-when I say: I Really, REALLY hope that The Patriots lose this final preseason game. Not by 35 points, or something absurd like that...Just a simple 21-14 Patriots loss, will suit me, just fine thanx. Call it superstition, or call it just plain old common f#ck!ng sense...I want my team beginning the Regular Season: Hungry & Humble, Believing they have something to prove & Believing they have something to certainly improve upon, Not having a target on their back by being viewed early on as THE team to beat & Not having a monkey on their back by starting Regular Season game #A1 with already a 3 game "win-streak" & without remembering & tasting yet in recent memory (i.e. this season), exactly what it's like to lose (even if it's preseason, or any type of contest-What-ever)... Show me a football fan, that's happy & elated when their Team wins EVERY single preseason game seemingly at ease, And I'll Show you a fan that follows a football franchise, that far more often than not, Isn't a team that makes the playoffs. also, a minor- of note : A small part of me crazy as it is, Is afraid to even make mention of this, but here goes... THAT same small part of me, believes that after the b#llsh#t of this offseason, AND That with the further garbage Roger Goodell 7 The NFL League Offices either tinkering with the Game altogether or simply micro-managing every single play & player, AND That with all that spare time for a Coach to hopefully come up with a trully well-devised plan of action for his team (in ALL respects, draft, free agents, new schemes, etc), AND That with Bill Belichick approaching 60 years of age or something, AND That with Tom Brady approaching or at 35 years of age or so, AND knowing that there might be even just 1 small aspect of some sorta "destiny unfulfilled" from 2007, coupled with 1 inkling of "We ARE, and We CAN BE, That GOOD," and finally coupled with the notion that If ANY Coach on planet earth believes HE CAN, Coach Bill Belichick is that guy with enough skill, and possibly hubris to... actually, maybe, possibly think... Of...well- attempting the unthinkable (and you know what)....and subsequently, takin' a less stressful overall managing backseat to Foxboro affairs, as Tom & Gisele go to Hollywood (or whatever). Do I WANT this? No, not really...but it'd make for a wild ride down in 2011-12.
Posted by LazarusintheSanatorium
I think a loss would be a good way of serving humble pie before games count...lol.