1. There is a theorem that dictates that the shortest distance between 2 points is a straight line.
I say this because - The shortest distance from Providence or Logan Airport to Arizona does not go through Dallas or Green Bay. ( At least not without a stop over). It is 2,697 miles. One way. So stop saying it.
2. E=MC2 - The Theory of Relativity.
"In light of knowledge attained, the happy achievement seems almost a matter of course, and any intelligent student can grasp it without too much trouble. But the years of anxious searching in the dark, with their intense longing, their alterations of confidence and exhaustion and the final emergence into the light -- only those who have experienced it can understand it." - Einstein (I think this says it all, don't you?)
3. Force - i.e Physics -
A vector quantity that tends to produce an acceleration of a body in the direction of its application.
(That would be the Patriots D-Line pounding the crap out the opposing teams O-Line)
4. Bias - defined by Webster's:
A preference or an inclination, especially one that inhibits impartial judgment. (Some rabid fans)
An unfair act or policy stemming from prejudice. (ditto)
5. Hebetudinous - Lacking in intelligence (oh, man, need I identify???)
Honestly, do some of you fans ever tire of hearing another person rant about their team? I know you do because I see it in your posts! If so, does it occur to you that they feel the same of you ?
For 14 weeks I have listened to people rant and rave about Spygate. For all of you over the age of 12, I implore you to listen for just a minute. NO! I said please LISTEN. Shut up. I heard that. SHUT UP. PLEASE. For one minute.The Patriots were caught at the Meadowlands in the first game of the season in the 1st half of the game, taping the defensive coaches of the Jets sending in signals. They were punished, they were held up as an example to every other damn team doin the same damn thing. Do you really truly believe, no matter if you hate him or love him, Bill Belichick would waltz into Mangini's house and blatantly tape him right in front of him? If you think in your small pea sized brain that he did it "accidently" or that the taping that day in ANY way gave the Patriots an unfair advantage over the Jets THAT day, a team that can barely tie their own cleats, you just proved points2, 4 and 5. For the love of all that's holy, Build a damn bridge and get OVER IT.
In the interest of fair disclosure, I am a Patriots fan. I always have been, I always will be.
Most of all, I just LOVE FOOTBALL. The three things in my life I love are my daughter, my family and football. (well there are a couple more, but they aren't relevant to this topic).
If you take the time to look at my profile, you will also see that I am a fan of other teams as well. If you have ever read my posts, I don't automatically defend the Patriots or vote for them in TD's. I have no problem criticizing them if its warranted. Dammit though, it hasn't been warranted to the extent that some of you Patriot Bashers have done.
I can't decide if you all made my love of football grow or weaken. Since I joined this site, I have had some very nasty emails, nasty comments left on my profile,I've been insulted and ridiculed. Most of them point out that I'm a girl. I don't know anything. Not by anyone that I believe knows the game and has respect for others and their affiliations but by yahoo's that I believe are so one dimensional and so unbelievably childish that forces me to think that I would want to belong to a site that celebrates Sports this way, just stuns me sometimes.
Don't get me wrong, I have made some great acquaintances and had some great emails and discussion and debate but damn, this is like a wreck inside the Ted Williams Tunnel sometimes. Y'all turn to look and create the subsequent gridlock and jam but not a damn one of you gets out to help.
Some of you Packer Fans weren't even out of diapers when the Pack played the Pats. A lot of you weren't even a glimmer in your daddy's eye when the biggest joke of the decade was "what's the area code in Buffalo? "
Even more of you have no idea who the Raiders and Steelers of the 70s were. You don't know personally the Cowboys and Bronco's of the 90's. The 49'ers of the 80's. Did any of you know that the first AFL championship was the Bronco's beating the tar out of the then Boston Patriots? You didnt see LT break Joe Theismans leg on MNF National TV. You didnt see the bone sticking out of his uniform. On NATIONAL TV. You don't remember why Howard Cosell was fired or what he said. Most of you don't even know who he IS ! You didn't watch the game, you were probably not even born by then. You don't remember or know who Refrigerator Perry, Lyle Alzado, Mark Gastineau, Nick Buoniconti or Craig James are. If you do, then you read it somewhere, googled it or heard of them from your daddy. (Or if you were lucky, your mommy)
There isn't a damn one of you that wouldn't want your team at 12-0 right now and be happily shoving it everyones faces if you were. For the most part, the Pats fans don't do that. We don't talk smack, the players dont talk smack. They talk their talk on the playing field.
Of the Pats fans that DO talk smack? Well, I cant help that. Im sick and tired of the stereotyping and hearing though how all Patriots Fans are a- holes because of posts of a few.
Alot of serial killers come from Texas and CA. Does that mean everyone in TX and CA are serial killers? Of course not.
So please, spare me your theories and rhetoric and BULL - cut back on the "I hate the Patriots crap" and please, don't kill my love of the sport because I happened to come across a site that was linked to a site (SI.som) that I rarely went to.
Grow up, stop the personal attacks and for the sake of all thats holy, can we JUST PLAY FOOTBALL ?
ps I know that some of you were expecting Meg's picks for this week. That will be tomorrow. But this had to be said. I don't care what flack I take for it. I'm an adult. I can deal with it.