I don't even hate the Patriots anymore. I just begrudgingly admire them.
We're no longer competitive with them so after two seasons of that the football fan in me comes out and it can't help but be in awe of them.
Tom Brady is awesome. I hate to admit it but now that he's getting older I and I know the days of him kicking our asses will be over in 4 or 5 years, I can't help but enjoy watching him play. That comeback attempt against the 49'ers, it wasn't a slow, limping, crawling comeback - it was a statement comeback. I actually decided after that game was over, that if Brady gets his 4th ring, I'll be cool with it.
They're still on the top of the league. We're coming out of our worst circus season I can remember. We're starting over, rebuilding. The rivalry is basically dead for now. Can't hold the hate anymore.
I hate the Dolphins now.