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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 11:45 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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I don't know why teams get so pumped to play us like if there was a championship on the line. We haven't won a sb in almost a decade. It's fun tho, we get the opposing team's best shot so that makes us better I guess. Razz

Because the Patriots are still the measuring stick for most of the league as far as organizational success goes.


That, and I think they rub people up the wrong way. Maybe I'm reading it wrong, but the Boston/NE area seems the US equivalent of the London/Oxford area here: it's associated (sub-consciously and often incorrectly) with elitism and privilege which makes people infer smugness. Added to that, Brady is prime jealousy-hate material...not a blue collar hero guy like Favre or Manning.

And BB irritates every other team because he's not their coach.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 12:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mcmurtry86 wrote:
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Seems like Texans consider this game bigger than the Patriots think of it as. Specially when Gronk is out.


The Pats tend to downplay things in public.

From a fan's point of view, this game is way more important for the Pats than Texans. A loss for the Pats probably kills their chances for a bye. A loss for the Texans probably doesn't affect their playoff seeding at all.


Color me lime green, but I want to see the Patriots play through the entirety of the playoffs from a seeding standpoint. The recent trend of Super Bowl winners have been wild card teams and those that gotten the most reps leading up to the SB. The Patriots are a team that builds off of rhythm and games so I think it could really turn out well for us in hindsight.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 1:54 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Really good feeling about this game. Don't know why, just do.


34-20 Pats. Pumped for this one.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 2:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I work the night shift and am waaay too excited for this matchup...so instead of being selfish and sleeping throughout the day I will watch the NFL network, pray to the football gods, and wear my Spikes jersey around the oil rig to [inappropriate/removed] all the Saints/Texans fans off that I work with.

The team needs me...I will not let them down. Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 9:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Richter wrote:
PatriotsWin! wrote:
I don't know why teams get so pumped to play us like if there was a championship on the line. We haven't won a sb in almost a decade. It's fun tho, we get the opposing team's best shot so that makes us better I guess. Razz

Because the Patriots are still the measuring stick for most of the league as far as organizational success goes.


Even before the Texans came into the league, the Pats were in the midst of their rise to prominence, and they've maintained that level of success over that timeframe. It's telling that two SB appearances in the last five years is quite the accomplishment - even if the two SB berths led to losses. That's two more SBs than the Texans have ever made in their history...

The Pats are the benchmark for the NFL. Been that way since Mo Lewis took out Drew Bledsoe, and the 6th round pick from Michigan took over for the former Cleveland Browns' HC.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have to say...the Texans are a really easy team to root for. Especially compared to the Broncos, Ravens, and others in the AFC. They'd probably be my second choice to make it to the Super Bowl in the conference if, unfortunately, the Patriots were to lose.

No matter what happens here, let's make this the AFC Championship Game!
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Got a brand new Gronk authentic game jersey to rock tonight.

Aaaand he's not playing.

Well, the spirit of the Gronk lives on and hopefully will flourish tonight.

#GronkStrong
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:47 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority, but I hate prime time games. Especially Monday night games. All the waiting makes me nervous Laughing
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

samgurl775 wrote:
I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority, but I hate prime time games. Especially Monday night games. All the waiting makes me nervous Laughing


I get up quite early so I loathe them myself.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's raining right now. Maybe that's slow down Arian Foster. Laughing
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It's raining right now. Maybe that's slow down Arian Foster. Laughing


Or maybe Watt shrinks in the rain?
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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NinjaZX6R wrote:
It's raining right now. Maybe that's slow down Arian Foster. Laughing


Or maybe Watt shrinks in the rain?


One can only hope.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 10, 2012 4:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Grachuus wrote:
samgurl775 wrote:
I'm pretty sure I'm in the minority, but I hate prime time games. Especially Monday night games. All the waiting makes me nervous Laughing


I get up quite early so I loathe them myself.
Don't you live in Cali? It's not like you have to stay up late to watch them.
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