Found February 04, 2012 on Throw The Flag:
[Written by Walkdog - ParadigmShift35]I have no official ties to the New England Patriots, nor any reason why I should root for them in any game. There are plenty of excuses to criticize their organization, between Brady’s uniquely special attention (the league has different interpretations on two rules in the past few years due to his involvement – the “tuck rule” and “don’t hit star QB in the knee rule”) and the fact that the Pats have only won a single playoff game since Spygate unraveled. Belichik has an odd resemblance in every postgame interview to an angry father after church, replying with terse comments to rehearsed questions, while waiting to get back home scold his children.Aside from personal and ethical shortcomings, the Pats have also contributed to the movement from gridiron battle to “basketball on grass” (see illegal contact, quarterback personal protection, and proliferation of holding) – but they win me over because they do it so well. They’re not the Saints, whic...

Patriots WR Tiquan Underwood says of his release: “This Is Nothing But MOTIVATION….”

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The Boston Barstool-inspired Patriots pool report is out: Belichick says, “I think we’re ready to go”

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"According to reporter Alex Marvez, the Patriots concluded their preparations with the light workout,..."

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