Re: Poetic Justice
posted at 12/2/2011 10:37 AM EST
In Response to Re: Poetic Justice
[QUOTE]Screw that, i don't want another 16-0 team. I do want to beat the Packers after their tainted victory when Vinatieri was clipped on Desmond Howard's runback
and Parcells threw in the towel early in the 4th quarter.
Posted by pauldeba[/QUOTE]
YES!!!!!! I thought I was the only person who ever saw and realized that play. It was so clear and it wasn't even the only penalty that was missed on that play. I went ballistic when I watched it, live.. then in replay...replay...replay...replay...and none of the announcers said a peep about it. Felt like the fix was on. The right call(s) would have made a complete change in that game, I believe.
I had hated the Packers before that (remember they were THE thug team of the NFL for years), after that play, then from years of hearing about their pukesome Favre. Rogers is legit and seems like a really good guy. But the idea of them going 16-0, or 19-0 is revolting. Besides, I spent 12 years living in the Midwest not far from Wisconsin and it was hell. Despite meeting some very excellent people and my enjoying some very strong friendships from the area, on average and daily I experienced some of the meanest, rudest, most dishonest people I have ever met. I have lived in RI, FL and CA, plus traveled in about 70% of the nation, so my opinion is based upon my interacting with many Americans from many places. Most (93-97%?) of the transplants I ran across living there felt the same way. The thought of the average Midwestern person experiencing the Nirvana of a 19-0 record would turn my stomach indefinitely.
The thought of a Pats/Packer SB? Two things come to mind:
1) IMO, the NFL will try really hard to realize such a match-up (wink, wink). A SB win by either team maybe tainted judged by the kind of wins they get throughout the post-season. I.e., did the movers and shakers help them through the post-season?
2) If these two teams met, the NFL would "help" the Packers win over the Pats, as parts of the league leadership seems to hate the Pats, and because the media would milk that ironic story for ages. There is no way the Pats will be allowed to win that match.