Found February 03, 2012 on Football Nation:
It’s that time again, folks. Time for the Super Bowl, and that means it’s time to listen to every football fan grumble and groan about the teams that made it there - and continue to argue that their team would have been there if it hadn’t been for that one bad call. Well, since no one can change what teams are in the Super Bowl, you might as well sit back and eat a lot of good food and choose either the Patriots or the Giants to be your team for the night. To make this choice a little easier, here are my top 10 reasons why the team you pick should be the Patriots. 10. King of General, Bill Belichick Every person I know complains that Bill Belichick never says anything insightful when the microphone is in his face. For the coach of the New England Patriots, you would think talking about his team would be a piece of cake. Unfortunately for Belichick, this is not the case, at least in a regular, not-so-special game. But this is the Super Bowl! A win for the Pats might just give old ...

Patriots Practice Super Bowl Halftime Break

It looks like New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is pulling out all the stops in order to prepare his team for Sunday’s Super Bowl. During Wednesday’s practice, Belichick had his team take a 31 minute break in the middle of practice, to simulate Sunday’s lengthy halftime. A typical halftime in an NFL game is about 20 minutes, in the Super Bowl it’s 31 minutes...

Belichick brushes aside thoughts of retirement

Bill Belichick says he's focusing on Sunday's Super Bowl and not thinking about retiring after 37 years as a coach in the NFL.

Despite ticket, Hopkins' Pietramala won't attend Super Bowl

Friends with Patriots coach Bill Belichick, Pietramala cites coming season as reason for absenceJohns Hopkins coach Dave Pietramala has often been a guest of New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, attending games while standing on the sideline at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.

Patriots notebook: Gronkowski keeps making progress with injured ankle

Bill Belichick is encouraged by Rob Gronkowski's work, but the proof will come when the All-Pro tight end is forced to go all out in the Super Bowl, Paul Dehner Jr. says.

Bill Belichick prepares Patriots for Super Bowl XLVI halftime by taking 30-minute break during practice

Madonna's halftime show will stretch for 31 minutes between second, third quarters

pepperonsports: Note to self: Do NOT slack off around Jerod...

pepperonsports: Note to self: Do NOT slack off around Jerod Mayo.  The Patriots fourth-year linebacker and team captain plays hard on the field because of the upbringing he had off it.  At 25 years old, Mayo is regarded as a veteran by his teammates and head coach Bill Belichick, who sang his praises at a Super Bowl media session on Wednesday.  I relayed Belichick’s comments...

Kovacevic: O'Brien does it his way

The Patriots speak effusively of Bill O'Brien and his two-year body of work, with Bill Belichick calling him "an outstanding football mind."

Belichick, Brady, give Pats best shot at NFL title

Rarely is Bill Belichick outcoached. Tom Brady almost never gets outplayed.

Patriots preparing for crowd noise

Inside the stadium, the Super Bowl is usually one of the quietest NFL games of the year. Neither team has all its home fans in the stands, and the folks who can afford tickets tend to be more the suit-and-tie crowd and less the “support your team” face-painting crowd. But Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who…

Honor, class and truth take hits in Hoodie’s three-ring circus

INDIANAPOLIS — Thanks for nothing, Mo. Bill Belichick being forced to use Tom Brady because of Jets linebacker Mo Lewis’ hit on Drew Bledsoe 11 years ago turned out to be the best thing that ever happened to the Patriots. But in a lot of ways it’s been the worst...

Pats TE Rob Gronkowski on the decision to play Sunday: ”I definitely make the final call.”

Today was the final day the players had to deal with media obligations. It was obvious Rob Gronkowski was tired of answering the same questions about his injured left ankle, over and over again And then some. Yes, his high ankle sprain was feeling much better. No, he didn’t know if he would practice today. Yes, he had reached the point of frustration at not being able to be out...

Supe and Nuts

Here are some miscellaneous thoughts as we head into Super Bowl XLVI. 1) A few days ago Glenn wrote a piece in praise of the work of Bill Belichick.  I have admiration for the DC that brought us XXI and XXV.  I did comment though that we need to be reminded about the cheating that took place, especially Francesa's BLUNT reporting that both Faulk and Warner (XXXVI) knew that...

Super Bowl Predictions -- Patriots Win

On Sunday, as we all know, Super Bowl XLVI is being held in Indianapolis, IN. Being that I have no rooting interest in either team and just want to see a good game, I might as well list my prediction who will win the Super Bowl. I say the New England Patriots will win Sunday's game for it all, 26-21. Although the New York Giants have been hot throughout the playoffs, I think...
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