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Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Universally despised?

After my site got linked by Deadspin the other day, I was prompted to leave my comfortable nook here in Patriots Nation and take a little spin around the web to see what others are saying about The Pats.

I learned that there are quite a few people out there who don't like The Pats! Can you believe it?

Of course, I completely understand the reason why some people dislike my team and I have no problem with it. In fact I appreciate it, since it comes from winning 3 Superbowls.

I've been on the other side, so I understand perfectly. Nobody likes to see the same team winning year after year, unless it's your team that is. I was sick of the 49ers in the 80's and I hated the Cowboys in the 90's, so I get it.

That being said, I hope some of the non-Pats fans out there will understand where we are coming from as well. After The Pats won SB 39 I wrote this:

"New England Patriots... Dynasty. Back when I was in college, a freind of mine was a big Niners fan. He would always talk about how his team was the 'Team of the 80's' and I would always say, well, someday it will be the Patriots turn and he would kind of laugh at me while I was being totally serious"

A lot of us waited a long time for this to happen to our team. Personally, I always thought winning one Superbowl would be the ultimate, and I never even dreamed of winning three. For long time Pats fans, this is a very special time so try not to begrudge us too much for enjoying the ride while it lasts.

Notice I did not say 'lasted'. The Pats may be out of it for this year and our dynasty may not run forever, but I'm sorry to have to inform you that it's not over yet either...

Oh, another thing I learned while rummaging around on the interweb, is that Raiders fans are still bitching about the 2001 Snow Bowl game. In-credible. All I can say about that is, people who live in glass houses should not throw stones. Two words for you Raiders fans who are still hung up on 'The Tuck Rule': Ben Fucking Drieth.


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