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Pondering 16-0

I think it’s finally starting to set in that the Patriots could finish the regular season 16-0. It’s mind-blowing, and whether you love or hate the Patriots, you can’t deny the significance of such a feat.

To me, it’s such a weird feeling because, in all honesty, I think the Patriots can go undefeated every year, and isn’t that the whole point of being a fan? Even when the Patriots were having an off year I always thought there would be some way they’d win. My dad tells me even in 1990 when the Patriots finished 1-15, he thought they would win every game.

And, when you really think about it, isn’t 16-0 the goal of every team? No one says, “Well, we’re going to lose this one and this one.”

Then, watching the Dolphins achieve their first victory last week made me feel like a spoiled brat. You know, like a spoiled rich kid with the BMW watching some poor peon get excited over receiving his grandmother’s old 1987 Oldsmobile. My team is so good, I’m beginning to feel shame.

And then I remember last year’s AFC Championship. It was the Patriots’ last loss after all, and a brute at that. And, believe it or not, it’s been so long since I’ve felt that bad, I have a pit of dread growing in my stomach. It’s not knowing when the first loss will come that is agonizing. I feel like “How I Met Your Mother’s” Barney after losing the slap bet. I know one will come at some point but I don’t know when. That is the worst part.

I make a point of trying to enjoy each victory because I know it won’t be like this forever. Let’s go 19-0! If any team can do it, it’s this one.


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  1. It is definitely possible to see them have a perfect season – I am anxious to see how things will play out this year. Check my website to see some of my footbal preditions Football Picks Blog

  2. gambit

    They will choke!!!!!!!!! They BLOW!

  3. Gambit, how’s the rock you’ve been living under since the season started? Oh, and if the Pats in fact “blow”, as you say, I am sorry for whoever your favorite team is. Wait, I’ll bet it’s Indy and Satan Manning, isn’t it?

  4. Actually opposite_prime, it’s worse. Gambit is a *gasp* Jets fan. I also think he accidentally posted his comment before he finished typing “They BLOW – PEOPLE AWAY!” That’s what he meant, I’m sure.

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