Originally Posted by PMarsico9
It's largely irrelevant. This is from a respected NFL coach, John Harbaugh:
Did Clemens take steroids after the Sox let him go? A US court found him innocent.
As the Hall of Fame writers pointed out, it did not exonerate them in the court of public opinion.
I would go so far as to wager, in fact, that the only people who don't view their titles as tainted are Patriots fans.
What I think about taping signals is irrelevant. The court of public opinion finds them guilty.
Each SB loss makes it worse, too.
The weak penalties levied on the Patriots by the NFL honestly compounds this, with Bountygate furthering the perception that Kraft is favored by the NFL above other owners.
You missed some: “My reference was to the perception out there that came as a result of the league’s actions,’’ the statement said. “I could have been more clear that I was referring to those viewpoints.
“I totally believe that the Patriot and Saint coaches and players earned those championships. Bill and Sean [Payton, New Orleans coach] both know that. There has been some distortion about what I said.’’
The public perception is what it is because people are goddamn uninformed idiots.
But I'm not talking about public perception. I've repeatedly asked you
point blank about how taping signals helps them win games. And you can't do it.
Here we go: I'm your tape guy. I've been taping signals for the first half (it shows the line of scrimmage, the opposing coaches on the other side of the field, and down and distance). Halftime's coming up. How do we use the tape to win? (All irrelevant, seeing as Matt Walsh testified that he always had the tapes until after the game). But, just for the sake of argument ...
You obviously feel strongly enough about Spygate to keep running off at the mouth. Now, for the love of God, man up and answer a question.