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.