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BozMan
02-08-2008, 01:05 PM
Money quote from this article (http://article.nationalreview.com/?q=NmRmOTZlYjJjYjAyNzhjNGQxY2Y5MTA4NTg3ZTg3ZGE=):

Belichick, as some sports fans have pointed out, is football?s Richard Nixon: intelligent, focused, driven, humorless, and borderline paranoid. Maybe not even ?borderline.? He is enormously successful at his craft, but seems to gain no particular joy from the success. He does what he does out of compulsion and is the antithesis of the ?happy warrior.?

With Belichick, as with Nixon, we see the urge to cheat even when there isn?t any need. Without Watergate, Nixon could still have beaten George McGovern by four touchdowns without ever leaving the White House. And Belichick felt the need to film the Jets? defensive signals so that his staff could identify them later. The Patriots, with all-world talents Randy Moss and Tom Brady, could have spotted the Jets Ohio and Florida and still won by 300 electoral votes.

But no, Belichick had to get that extra, illegal, electronic edge. (What is it, anyway, with these guys and their fetish for secret tapes?)

And now, there are suspicions that Belichick and the Patriots may have been playing that kind of cheating game before Super Bowl XXXVI ?back in 2002. The rumor (first reported in the Boston Herald) is that the Patriots secretly taped a Rams? practice before the game. This would ? not to put too fine a point on it ? be cheating. Flat out.

Well, that Super Bowl is ancient history and nothing can be done about the Patriots? dramatic, 20-17 upset victory. The bad news is the current fallout. Senator Arlen Specter seems eager to investigate. As if, with Major League Baseball?s steroids scandal, we didn?t have enough Congressional meddling in sports. Can?t they just stick to what they do best ? spending money, spreading earmarks, and ruining the economy?

Bill Belichick might be a genius as a coach, with three Super Bowl victories (and counting) on his r?sum?. But if his legacy is a Congressional investigation into Videogate, then he will be remembered as the Richard Nixon of football.

RoethlisBURGHer
02-08-2008, 01:29 PM
Well, that Super Bowl is ancient history and nothing can be done about the Patriots’ dramatic, 20-17 upset victory.

That is incorrect. If evidence is found that the taping of the walkthrough did indeed happen, the league can strip the Patriots of that Super Bowl victory and award the Championship to the St. Louis Rams.

fansince'76
02-08-2008, 01:58 PM
IMPEACH! :chuckle:

HometownGal
02-08-2008, 04:44 PM
IMPEACH! :chuckle:

I think this would be a lot simpler and more appropo for William Outhouse Beliprick*:

http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/3/3c/Flushing_toilet.jpg/502px-Flushing_toilet.jpg

revefsreleets
02-09-2008, 09:57 PM
You have GOT to be kidding me! This f*cker is plagiarizing me!!!!!!!!!!

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=22977&highlight=nixon&page=3

Cherinko
02-09-2008, 10:09 PM
You have GOT to be kidding me! This f*cker is plagiarizing me!!!!!!!!!!



That was posted in mid January.

revefsreleets
02-09-2008, 10:12 PM
That was posted in mid January.

Uh huh...and this guy wrote his article February 8th. Great detective work, noob...

Or do you not know what the word "plagiarize" means?

GBMelBlount
02-09-2008, 10:21 PM
You have GOT to be kidding me! This f*cker is plagiarizing me!!!!!!!!!!

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=22977&highlight=nixon&page=3

Off with his head! :cheers: This comparison to Nixon is VERY interesting. It appears Belichicks career & legacy may be "circling the drain."

touchdownward
02-09-2008, 10:33 PM
You have GOT to be kidding me! This f*cker is plagiarizing me!!!!!!!!!!

http://forums.steelersfever.com/showthread.php?t=22977&highlight=nixon&page=3
You are a victim of the newer, lazier version of today's media. Beat writers peruse message boards to harvest their weekly feature articles.

Cheers to you, the originator. :cheers:

Cherinko
02-09-2008, 10:39 PM
Uh huh...and this guy wrote his article February 8th. Great detective work, noob...

Or do you not know what the word "plagiarize" means?

Simple mistake. I misread but I'm sorry to hear half wits like you that get upset and insult people over little things and actually have the nerve to call me a noob when you've hardly been at this forum longer than me are actual Steeler fans. Stop giving Steeler fans a bad name and hop over to philly.

GBMelBlount
02-09-2008, 10:44 PM
You are a victim of the newer, lazier version of today's media. Beat writers peruse message boards to harvest their weekly feature articles.

Just curious TDW, are you a beat writer? :flap:

touchdownward
02-09-2008, 10:52 PM
Just curious TDW, are you a beat writer? :flap:
No, but I'll bet it's like an Easter egg hunt on a golf fairway for 'em on this site. :grin: