Originally posted on Boston Sports Media Watch  |  Last updated 11/19/12
I really need to know. Just what is an “acceptable” win for the New England Patriots? When they win a nail-biter, the cry is that they cannot “close out” teams, they lack “killer instinct” and they don’t “step on the throat” of opposing teams when they have them down. On the other hand, in games like yesterday’s 59-24 rout of the Indianapolis Colts, the cry turns to “running up the score” on a team whose coach has cancer, showing “poor sportsmanship” and “extreme arrogance” and “hubris.” Additionally, there is talk of “karma” when all-world tight end Rob Gronkowski breaks his forearm while blocking for the final extra point of the game. Other than the Gronk injury, it was a very nice all-around game for the Patriots, one only the soccer moms or self-appointed extreme “fan critics” could grouse about. And Ron Borges.  And they all will. The Jets are coming, babe. If you want predictable, today’s (all week, actually) sports radio and TV topics are all lined up for you: Patriots ran up the
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