Originally Posted by Pats1960
That motto originated with the Raiders of the 70's. I saw George Atkinson bragging about that in an interview on the NFLN.
I doubt they ever foresaw cheating to this level (never mind the technology) when that statement was made. Bottom line, as a fan, you spend time and money watching football. You hope that if the talent level is somewhat equivalent, your team has a fighting chance. Otherwise, why bother watching. This was and is baked into the way the pats do business. McDaniel's said it himself. If anything, sounds like it should be Ernie Adams going into the Hall and not Bellicheck. That and their sound tech guy. The league (and mainstream media) really dropped the ball on this one.