Here we go again… and I’m not talking about the Patriots playing in another AFC Championship.
“When you go to the middle of our field and start doing the dance Shawne Merriman is known for, that is disrespectful. They showed no class and maybe that comes from the head coach,” said running back LaDainian Tomlinson. From what I saw, it looked like one player, James Sanders, was dancing in the field. That makes the entire team classless? Isn’t it worse when Merriman is doing said dance in the face of the player he just clobbered?
Shaun Phillips says he will never forget. Are you kidding me?
It’s the same old story… the Patriots beat a team that was HEAVILY favored and that team begins with all the post-game bullshit. The Raiders, to this day, believe we cheated our way to the AFC Championship in January 2002. The Colts bitched and moaned so much about our game that the play of all NFL defensive backs was changed with the new enforcement of the illegal contact rule. Here we go again… now the Patriots are classless. What’s the old saying… don’t confuse jealously with hatred?
I spent some time this morning trolling the message boards of the San Diego Union-Tribune. Much was nice, respectful, and classy. There were even Patriots fans there making nice comments and there was a discussion about how the Manning brothers suck (remember Eli’s order to San Diego to not draft him?)…
Listen, San Diego is more talented, more successful this season, more balanced… none of it matters at all. Statistics are for losers. Now, having beaten what I consider to be the best team in the NFL, I don’t see the Patriots losing to Indianapolis. Nope. I don’t see it.