Would You?

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    Would You?

    Would you trade the last 9 years of 10 win seasons, 8 playoff appearances, 2 super bowl runner-ups and 3 AFC runner-ups for 1 super bowl win and 8 losing seasons? I wouldn't.

     
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    maybe for two SB rings...lol

     
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    for a 19-0 in 07' year maybe. But really, most of the SB teams that have won since the Pats last won either stayed competitive, won multiple SB's, or rebuilt in a couple years and look younger without the benefit of having a QB even close to Brady so you add Brady to those teams and they might be just as competitive as the Pats have been. If the question is would you miss the playoffs a couple years but win a SB and remain competitive the remainder of the season I would say yes I would make that trade.

    Trust me, I'm an engineer!

     
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    You know, who wouldn't have wanted more titles… I would have loved them to have won at least one more SB but  that being said I have really enjoyed the ride this team has taken us on for the last 9 years. I was at the SB in Arizona and left extremely disappointed but that season was still a great ride.

     
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    In response to digger0862's comment:

    Would you trade the last 9 years of 10 win seasons, 8 playoff appearances, 2 super bowl runner-ups and 3 AFC runner-ups for 1 super bowl win and 8 losing seasons? I wouldn't.



    fair question but 1 SB title and 8 losing seasons? That's pretty extreme. Has any team ever won a SB and had 8 losing seasons afterwards?

     
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    Are you taking potshots at a certain team?

     
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    In response to OnlyDaTruth's comment:


    maybe for two SB rings...lol




    Yeah, 2 might do it. lol

     
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    fair question but 1 SB title and 8 losing seasons? That's pretty extreme. Has any team ever won a SB and had 8 losing seasons afterwards?




    Yeah, I should've said 8 years missing playoffs.

     
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    In response to Patsdateam's comment:


    Are you taking potshots at a certain team?





    Actually, it was referring to this article,


    http://www.patspulpit.com/2014/7/23/5930965/the-patriots-super-bowl-drought

     
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    Great question. For me, its all about the journeys, and not just how the journeys end. Having been a fan of the Pats since the early 70's and remembering those long stretches of awful teams interspersed with those few ill fated playoff (and even Super Bowl) teams, these last 14 years have been remarkable. Probably the greatest run of any Boston sports team, including the Russell era Celtics, because there wasn't free agency so those teams stayed together year after year. The Pats have dealt with injuries, free agency, drafting near the end of each round year after year, lots of off the field stuff (Spygate, Hernandez, Bruschi's heart issues, Dick Rehbeins death, Charlie Weiss almost dying, 2 heart breaking SB losses etc), and managed to be one of the top teams year after year. Every year has brought great hope, with the real possibility of another championship. Not many teams can say that truthfully. My take is winning another with BB and TB would be the sweetest one yet because off all they (and we) have been through, and no, I wouldn't trade what has happened over the past decade for one more ring. I can wait for another and enjoy the ride until it gets here.


     

     
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    In response to digger0862's comment:

    In response to Patsdateam's comment:

     

     

    Are you taking potshots at a certain team?

     

     




    Actually, it was referring to this article,

     

     

    http://www.patspulpit.com/2014/7/23/5930965/the-patriots-super-bowl-drought" rel="nofollow">http://www.patspulpit.com/2014/7/23/5930965/the-patriots-super-bowl-drought




    I would think the only team/fans who would take such a deal would have to be the obvious ones ie: the ones who never won a SB or won one long ago Jets, Browns, Lions, Chiefs...no other fanbase would have to take such an either /or proposition

     
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    In response to BostonSportsFan111's comment:

    Great question. For me, its all about the journeys, and not just how the journeys end. Having been a fan of the Pats since the early 70's and remembering those long stretches of awful teams interspersed with those few ill fated playoff (and even Super Bowl) teams, these last 14 years have been remarkable. Probably the greatest run of any Boston sports team, including the Russell era Celtics, because there wasn't free agency so those teams stayed together year after year. The Pats have dealt with injuries, free agency, drafting near the end of each round year after year, lots of off the field stuff (Spygate, Hernandez, Bruschi's heart issues, Dick Rehbeins death, Charlie Weiss almost dying, 2 heart breaking SB losses etc), and managed to be one of the top teams year after year. Every year has brought great hope, with the real possibility of another championship. Not many teams can say that truthfully. My take is winning another with BB and TB would be the sweetest one yet because off all they (and we) have been through, and no, I wouldn't trade what has happened over the past decade for one more ring. I can wait for another and enjoy the ride until it gets here.


     



    This in spades.  Probably one of the most level-headed posts in BDC history.  

     
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    In response to digger0862's comment:

    Would you trade the last 9 years of 10 win seasons, 8 playoff appearances, 2 super bowl runner-ups and 3 AFC runner-ups for 1 super bowl win and 8 losing seasons? I wouldn't.



    Yes, for superbowls. 

     
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    Of course.  The only thing you get for losing pretty is chitty draft picks every year and no Super Bowl trophy.

     
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    I thought this was going to be about some marginally hot chick - shows where my mind is. Anyway, no I would not.

     

     
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    I like to live in the real world and in the real world, just getting to a superbowl is so difficult let alone winning one. I wouldn't trade any fantasy for what the Pats have been able to accomplish.

     
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    In response to BostonSportsFan111's comment:

    Great question. For me, its all about the journeys, and not just how the journeys end. Having been a fan of the Pats since the early 70's and remembering those long stretches of awful teams interspersed with those few ill fated playoff (and even Super Bowl) teams, these last 14 years have been remarkable. Probably the greatest run of any Boston sports team, including the Russell era Celtics, because there wasn't free agency so those teams stayed together year after year. The Pats have dealt with injuries, free agency, drafting near the end of each round year after year, lots of off the field stuff (Spygate, Hernandez, Bruschi's heart issues, Dick Rehbeins death, Charlie Weiss almost dying, 2 heart breaking SB losses etc), and managed to be one of the top teams year after year. Every year has brought great hope, with the real possibility of another championship. Not many teams can say that truthfully. My take is winning another with BB and TB would be the sweetest one yet because off all they (and we) have been through, and no, I wouldn't trade what has happened over the past decade for one more ring. I can wait for another and enjoy the ride until it gets here.


     




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    What a great post! I agree all the way. 

     
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    In response to BostonSportsFan111's comment:

    Great question. For me, its all about the journeys, and not just how the journeys end. Having been a fan of the Pats since the early 70's and remembering those long stretches of awful teams interspersed with those few ill fated playoff (and even Super Bowl) teams, these last 14 years have been remarkable. Probably the greatest run of any Boston sports team, including the Russell era Celtics, because there wasn't free agency so those teams stayed together year after year. The Pats have dealt with injuries, free agency, drafting near the end of each round year after year, lots of off the field stuff (Spygate, Hernandez, Bruschi's heart issues, Dick Rehbeins death, Charlie Weiss almost dying, 2 heart breaking SB losses etc), and managed to be one of the top teams year after year. Every year has brought great hope, with the real possibility of another championship. Not many teams can say that truthfully. My take is winning another with BB and TB would be the sweetest one yet because off all they (and we) have been through, and no, I wouldn't trade what has happened over the past decade for one more ring. I can wait for another and enjoy the ride until it gets here.


     



    Well said!

     
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    What BostonSportsFan111 said.  Pretty much a reflection of my feelings as well.

     
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    In response to digger0862's comment:

    Would you trade the last 9 years of 10 win seasons, 8 playoff appearances, 2 super bowl runner-ups and 3 AFC runner-ups for 1 super bowl win and 8 losing seasons? I wouldn't.




    Yes, I would, and without hesitation. And I would make the SB win the 08 game and take the perfect season and cement TB/BB with the coveted 4 rings which really means a lot.

     
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    Also seems pretty extreme to me. I would 100% take a similar run over the last 10 years as the Red Sox. 3 WS, but also some stinker seasons. But over 10 years, some great moments, great players, great memories. Sure, the Bobby V year hurt, and this year sux. But 3 WS in 10 years is worth it.

     
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    In response to rkarp's comment:

    Also seems pretty extreme to me. I would 100% take a similar run over the last 10 years as the Red Sox. 3 WS, but also some stinker seasons. But over 10 years, some great moments, great players, great memories. Sure, the Bobby V year hurt, and this year sux. But 3 WS in 10 years is worth it.




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    This. 8 losing season in a row? That's extreme and unrealistic but, say the last 9 Giants seasons or similar to the Sox with a couple unforgettable seasons (ending in Championships) and some of the worst baseball I've ever seen in between? Well that's a different story but the original question is a loaded one. It's like saying "would you like to have the most expensive steak in the world for dinner but the next month you can only eat tree bark"? It's not really a realistic question.

     

     
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    People who really like football think the regular season is every bit as important as the playoffs.  I watch the Patriots to watch great football.  Winning the championship is a nice bonus, but it's watching 16+ great games that really excites me.

     

    So no . . . I wouldn't trade away all those great regular season games for one more ring.

     

     

     
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    In response to prolate0spheroid's comment:

     

    People who really like football think the regular season is every bit as important as the playoffs.  I watch the Patriots to watch great football.  Winning the championship is a nice bonus, but it's watching 16+ great games that really excites me.

     

    So no . . . I wouldn't trade away all those great regular season games for one more ring.

     

     



    you can see great football from a 10-6 team, and a 10-6 team can win a SB

    you can also see great football from an 8-8 team

     
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    Bottom line message of this thread:

    1. Too many fans dont appreciate the consistently strong teams BB puts together every year. You will miss BB even if you dont think so

     

    2. We came within a hair of winning 2 more SBs. A magic helmet and injuries and one half baked play by TB?Welker was the difference. BB put the teams together masterfully and TB QB'd masterfully. Whiners need not reply.

     
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