Plenty of teams have been fined a relative amount in fines and/or draft picks and gone on to win it all. The only difference is that nobody had to listen to more than a decade of crying about it.
The same is true for the Tuckheads that are still crying even though that play has happened many times and has been called the same way, before and after the Snow Bowl in 2002.
No offense to anyone, but it's also the same for the Asterjerks, the Spybabies and the assortment of fans and players that whine about handshakes and running it up. They all sound the same to me, like sore losers. Faulk is the poster boy for that.
I can honestly say that all of the uproar makes it a bit more enjoyable for me, but I might be in the minority among Pats fans.
And what about cheating to get Don Shula, a HOF HC who has the most wins of any HC in football history, which in turn led to their 17-0 season? Is he or their fans being asked to man up for anything? The answer is no, even though a case could be made that what Miami did was much worse.
Originally Posted by Bronxville Jets Fan
Love it. I'll never understand why Goodell destroyed those tapes.
... bro, you generally come across as one of the more reasonable pats fans ...
... leaving out the conspiracy theory middle of your statement lets read it again ...
... are you really trying to tell us that you truly believe the odds that there was nothing on them being the cause is more likely than the odds that there was something on them that would be bad for the league if it got out? ...
Heck....when the fall of the PATS happens, I used to post many years ago thatb the PATS will be the next 49ers. A past storied team to be basically a 7 win team.
well...the 49ers have passed the JETS , again.
IT is about poor management. Plain and simple.
only read the first page but, the Patriots and the NFL should be charged with extortion. They cheated therefore stole the rewards that go with the victory/victories. Anyone else would be jailed for years. They were fined, which to me says there was something on those tapes the NFL did not want revealed. So they in turn destroyed all evidence. They should be held accountable for that. I paid a great deal of money for tickets and I think I should be refunded because my money was extorted. I no longer participate in anything NFL aside from internet forums. The league sucks since this Goodell moron has taken the helm. God Bless Mangini for exposing the cheating that had gone on for who knows how long. I believe it is still going on in other ways. Screw the NFL. Screw all sports. No longer will any of my hard earned, or easy earned, money will go towards sports.
Here lies a complete loser who sat in his basement day and night
posting on a message board. A sad lonely old man.
Hopefully there is re-incarnation, perhaps next time you could try and contribute something to the world other than being a message board troll.
God you're a pathetic loser.
Go count your beans frontrunner