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Atlanta Dan
11-09-2007, 11:24 AM
Not surprisingly, Pats fans Bill Simmons (aka the Sports Guy) is whining about the officiating in Colts-Pats. He compares the officiating favoring the Colts to that favoring the Nazis in the Sly Stallone movie about a soccer match between POWs and the Nazis called "Victory." This for a team that got its start with a call that caused us all to learn about The Tuck Rule.:dang:.

First we have a celebration of running up the score:

Once you enter "bleep-everybody" mode, it becomes a state of mind. You can't shake it. After they slaughtered the Redskins, everyone debated the merits of the Pats' running up the score and missed the larger point -- namely, that those inflated scores were serving a larger competitive purpose. Remember those few minutes right before the Tyson-Spinks fight, when poor Spinks looked like he might lose control of his bowels. He didn't want to get embarrassed or beaten up. You could see it. Just like the Dolphins and Redskins last month. Those blowouts weren't shocking because of the scores as much as the complacency and lethargy of the losing teams. They didn't seem outraged, offended or even mildly ticked off. They just wanted to get the hell out of there. If the "Eff-You TD" sprung from a certain place -- revenge, pride, hostility, whatever -- it's now emerged as a legitimate tactical weapon. Belichick doesn't care about running up the score; he cares that every inferior Patriots opponent looks like Spinks before the Tyson fight.

And I never thought I'd condone this stuff. Believe me. As my friend Jamie wrote to me this week, "I sit there and openly root for them to run it up on teams. I thought I had experienced every emotion as a fan, this is totally new."

Then we get a sermonette on the poor Pats not getting the calls.

If the undefeated season doesn't happen for the Patriots, let's hope it's because they were outplayed and not because of something more sinister. And let's hope this is the final time an NFL game gets compared to a soccer movie starring Sly Stallone and a bunch of Nazis ... and the comparison isn't a stretch.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=simmons/071109&sportCat=nfl

I do agree with Simmons that one of the teams on the field in Pats- Colts reminded me of the Nazis but he and I disagree as to which one.

God I hate the Pats and their smug, arrogant fans.

klick81
11-09-2007, 11:33 AM
Just another ballsack licker. :coffee:

fansince'76
11-09-2007, 11:44 AM
Hey, Simmons!

http://www.brooklynsucks.com/wp-content/db.jpg

Preacher
11-09-2007, 02:43 PM
Hey, me too. I'm actually glad therer are others on here who will tak the trouble to provide a well thought-out reason, because when I talk about hating the Patriots, I tend to deliver the message with all the grace and subtlety of a forklift.

:sofunny:

onthebus36
11-09-2007, 03:43 PM
Murdering six million people vs. calling pass interference on Randy Moss...

Yeah, I'd say that about the same. (Rolling eyes...)

What a douche...

Rhee Rhee
11-10-2007, 03:37 AM
HAHA fansince76 funny ass poster bro!!! but seriously simmons shut the fu*K up god you won the game so get over it jeez

Hines0wnz
11-12-2007, 12:03 AM
Wait......seriously?



Idiot.

Godfather
11-12-2007, 11:40 AM
This thread pre-Godwinned for your convenience.

SteelerFan091472
11-12-2007, 12:48 PM
The Patriots fans should be the last people complaining about officiating.

ShutDown24
11-12-2007, 01:53 PM
After the Steelers beat the Patriots I bet we hear much more from 'the sport guy'

Jman
11-12-2007, 02:04 PM
um...

:thud:

revefsreleets
11-12-2007, 05:15 PM
How many holding calls have been called on the Pats Oline this year so far?

RoethlisBURGHer
11-12-2007, 05:50 PM
Seriously, I think he should be fired for that article.

X-Terminator
11-12-2007, 09:24 PM
It's official - Bill Simmons wins the John Rocker Award for Douchebag of the Year. I'm pretty sure Godwin would approve. :thumbsup:

Reason #1,587,005 to hate the Patriots.

Preacher
11-12-2007, 09:31 PM
It's official - Bill Simmons wins the John Rocker Award for Douchebag of the Year. I'm pretty sure Godwin would approve. :thumbsup:

Reason #1,587,005 to hate the Patriots.
Xterm..

You are DEAD WRONG...

Reason #1,587,005 was the cheating. We are on 1,589,235 now!!

:wink02:

Edman
11-12-2007, 10:27 PM
Way ahead of you guys. I have 3,106,950 reasons to hate the Old England Ratriots and the whole city of Backwards Bahstan.

Comparing a group of vile human beings who commited horrible acts of human genocide to a team commiting PI call in a football game. Real brilliant, Bill. You're a real funny guy.