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Belichick gets his Super Bowl message ready

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Bill Belichick knows what’s coming. He’s started to set up his team’s defense against obvious media storylines just like he’s started to devise ways to stop the Giants wide receivers.

Repeat it with us: The Giants and Patriots are different teams than they were in 2008.

“Coach told us this would be a different ballgame all together,” wideout Matthew Slater said via Jackie Macmullen of ESPN.com. “He said the Giants only have eight of their guys left from that game, and we have only five guys.”

Those numbers are a little off, but the point remains. The Patriots aren’t going to get drawn into a conversation about their last Super Bowl appearance.

“Bill said this is our own game. That other one is gone,” safety James Ihedigbo said.

Tom Brady and Robert Kraft have both said this week that they can’t bear to watch highlights of Super Bowl 42. The only solution is to make some positive memories this time around.

“Put your blinders on and focus on the target,” Brady said Belichick told the team.

Yeah, the Patriots aren’t going to provide many exciting quotes before the game. That’s fine. We just want another great game.

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71 Responses to “Belichick gets his Super Bowl message ready”
  1. 8man says: Jan 24, 2012 11:03 AM

    Need that extra week off after all that drama against Baltimore. I know a lot of people are sick of the Patriots, but honestly, did anyone really believe there would be Har-bowl?

  2. iluvwikileaks says: Jan 24, 2012 11:03 AM

    Hope he’s not gonna cheat this time.

  3. medtxpack says: Jan 24, 2012 11:04 AM

    SB42 kinda sucked. Its only gets big talk because the Pats were 18-0 and the lil ol GMen knocked em off with a stellar drive at the end. Other than that, kinda boring game, watch for Brady to go nuts on this one. Pats get revenge and Gronk goes wild.

  4. kevinfromphilly says: Jan 24, 2012 11:06 AM

    “Coach told us this would be a different ballgame all together,”

    Patriots, all together: “This would be a different ball game”.

    And stop calling me Shirley.

  5. pftcensorssuck says: Jan 24, 2012 11:08 AM

    2007 is in the rear-view mirror, this is an entirely different game.

    But I expect it will be every bit as close and exciting as the first one!

    No way should any Pat’s fan suggest this is going to be a blowout, especially since the Gints beat them once already this year. And to say that BB never loses to the same team twice in one year, or is a master of beating a team with a two week lead time, well let’s not get over confident….. there’s always a FIRST time.

    This game promises to be a great one, but none the less between Brady and Belichick’s resolve to win another title, and get the Giant’s “monkey” off their backs doing so, as well as the Jeckell-Hyde persona that is Eli Manning, I think the Pat’s beat the Gints in a squeaker.

    Gonna be a great game, for sure!

  6. 3octaveFart says: Jan 24, 2012 11:08 AM

    Not to worry, the Pats have already won.

    Goodell will milk the “This one’s for Myra” angle as much as possible, and hand this game to Kraft on a silver platter… The refs of course will be hand-picked for the job.

  7. El Capitan says: Jan 24, 2012 11:10 AM

    different teams, same result.

  8. weepingjebus says: Jan 24, 2012 11:12 AM

    Looking forward to whatever Eli does to fluke his way out of another classic 4 INT blowup, like he should have had against the Niners. Walking proof that it’s better to be lucky than good.

  9. giselleisasucubus says: Jan 24, 2012 11:13 AM

    Dont be surprised to see the Pats run a lot in the first half to force the giants to defend it. Get 8 in the box and start hammering them w/play action. If they can do it against the Ravens, then I guarantee they can do it against the Giants. Awesome front 4, but the rest of that defense is very beatable. The Pats may be vegas favorites, but everyone is picking the Giants. So revenge, respect and history are on the line? I have to say I like the Pats to win this game.

  10. tomservo24 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:14 AM

    “Coach told us this would be a different ballgame all together,”

    Coach told us this would be a different ballgame.

  11. wakexxl says: Jan 24, 2012 11:14 AM

    Lets see what Brady can do, he needs to put the ball in the endzone multiple times to pull this one out. Giants will be ready for him but Brady has it in him to light it up. Will be interesting to see what happens.
    Go Pats!!

  12. Little Earthquake says: Jan 24, 2012 11:15 AM

    His message to his team: “Please make me look smart again.”

  13. mikeeg says: Jan 24, 2012 11:16 AM

    I believe in Eli! I believe i could touch the sky!

    Anyone else dig when Michael Irvin does that?

    Anyways, Patsies meh. Go Giants!

  14. 3octaveFart says: Jan 24, 2012 11:16 AM

    Not to worry, the Pats have already won.

    Goodell will milk the “This one’s for Myra” angle as much as possible, and hand this game to Kraft on a silver platter… The refs of course will be hand-picked for the job.

  15. bozosforall says: Jan 24, 2012 11:21 AM

    medtxpack says:
    Jan 24, 2012 11:04 AM
    SB42 kinda sucked. Its only gets big talk because the Pats were 18-0 and the lil ol GMen knocked em off with a stellar drive at the end. Other than that, kinda boring game, watch for Brady to go nuts on this one. Pats get revenge and Gronk goes wild.

    __
    “Revenge” is for wussies, Packer loser.

  16. marcuswelby70 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:21 AM

    The Pats offensive line will be key if they are to win this time around.

  17. bozosforall says: Jan 24, 2012 11:22 AM

    weepingjebus says:
    Jan 24, 2012 11:12 AM
    …it’s better to be lucky than good.

    __
    The three 3-point Pats Super Bowl wins proved that.

  18. toolkien says: Jan 24, 2012 11:23 AM

    Simple message – “Don’t choke this time”.

  19. promin1 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:26 AM

    Pats played nobody this year. Giants were battle tested against the best teams in the leauge and fought through all kinds of injuries to get here. Giants have too much heart. Bellacheat will lose a ton of sleep trying to make a plan to stop NY. It isn’t gonna happen.

  20. jdandcoke says: Jan 24, 2012 11:27 AM

    alex smith isnt half the QB that brady is…..but brady couldnt even dream of running around like smith did last sunday. brady is going to get hit often and hard….the guy makes slow footed eli manning look like usain bolt.

    brady will get his plays off, but he will probably get smacked around often.

    and for the giant secondary haters out there….other than vernon davis (who’s by far the fastest TE in football) getting off that nice 70 yarder, whens the last time the giants secondary has been beat deep? if the pats are going to win they’ll have to be hitting short stuff all day long. gronkowski is great but he doesnt have the speed to beat the secondary….he probably doesnt even have the speed to beat jacquain williams. giants by 10.

  21. hollymolley says: Jan 24, 2012 11:27 AM

    The NFL is really starting to stink. All the politics, and social messages. Some of the play is just a little much to believe. All season long I have felt it. It’s hard to put your finger on it. It’s as if there is a script or something. Can you long time fans feel it ? Is this the beginning of the end ?

  22. habsman says: Jan 24, 2012 11:28 AM

    Seems like there are lots of nervous haters out there.

    Pats are one game away from shiney, clean trophy number four.

    So how did they get here. Anyone have a theory on how they cheated. Come on now, they’re 15-3 after going 14-3 last year. They must be cheating. But how? Any ideas?

  23. bigbluelou says: Jan 24, 2012 11:33 AM

    Totally different teams now. The Giants have much better WR and no running game but great pass rushers. The Pats have better TEs and no deep threat (ohco ono?) but a worse defense then 2007. Giants weren’t even given a chance the first time due to the NE machine but that was then. This game can come down to another FG. GO BLUE!

  24. gavriloprincip33 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:40 AM

    3octaveFart says:Jan 24, 2012 11:16 AM

    Not to worry, the Pats have already won.

    Goodell will milk the “This one’s for Myra” angle as much as possible, and hand this game to Kraft on a silver platter… The refs of course will be hand-picked for the job.

    —————————–

    I get it. Your logic is keep posting this until someone – other than you – buys into your conspiracy theory involving a dead woman…

    Well at least your nickname is accurate!

  25. jmagnet28 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:41 AM

    Is it me or does anyone else see Tom Brady running for his life for 4 quarters next Sunday?

    If that’s the case this is going to be a double digit Giants victory.

  26. inthearex says: Jan 24, 2012 11:45 AM

    What makes everyone think the giants secondary is a glaring weakness? Look at what has been going on the last two months with our defense. Anyone who saw the packers giants playoff game saw that our secondary was a huge part of the giants’ defensive success that game. It wasn’t until the second half that the pass rush really started getting home. This defense is up to the task two Sundays from now. Will the patriots D be up to their challenge? That’s the key to this game.

  27. sj39 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:46 AM

    Sadly, I fear 30octaveFart is right. Watch for it.

  28. chiefpatriot says: Jan 24, 2012 11:46 AM

    Never saw Brady so pissed-off at himself during the AFC post-game show even though Jim Nantz was telling Brady all these wonderful stats about how he is in the same level as Montana and Elway.

    For the next 2 weeks, the Pats will preach about ‘team’ and ‘we are in this together’, etc. but bottom line is that Brady want’s pay-back for 2007. The more he’s gonna watch that 07 SB, the intense and anger at himself will double-up. The best way to channel this anger is to practice,, prepare well, practice again, respect the opponent, practice some more, say all the right things, practice some more and come Feb. 5th, it’s time to show off the goods.

    Rest assured Pats nation: Brady will come out with an attitude and will sling the ball around to Welker, Branch, Gronk and AH. Will the Giant’s D may be able to slow them down but to stop’em? Plus, can Eli match-up TDs with TDs with Brady?

    It will be a good SB for sure!

  29. blacksabbathrulesall says: Jan 24, 2012 11:53 AM

    His message: “Don’t worry we got guys filming their practices and stealing signals,it’s all good.”

  30. kevpft says: Jan 24, 2012 11:57 AM

    SB 42 wasn’t a classic game in and of itself. It was classic in the context of the season, connected to all the storylines that led up to it. I can’t think of any other Super Bowl that feels so connected to the overall arc of a season and its drama than that one.

    You had the Patriots on a season-long, historic tear that built steam well before the playoffs, let alone the final game. You had the completely unlikely Giants first playing that epic final game of the regular season (a better game than the Super Bowl) to set up the rivalry with the Pats and create some intrigue that the Pats were not unreachable.

    Then, of course, you had the Giants fighting their way through a crazy series of hard-fought road playoff games, and the Pats steamrolling through the playoffs toward what seemed like the inevitable. Then, the final confrontation, and the unlikely turn it took – really you couldn’t have scripted it any better, and the storyline ran for about half the season.

    Compare that to most Super Bowls of the last 20 years, where it’s closer to, “huh – wonder how these two teams, with no particular connection, will do against each other.” The last other Super Bowl with any kind of intrigue was probably Bucs-Raiders in 2003, and the last real Super Bowl as a product of ongoing rivals was probably the Cowboys-Bills saga of the mid-90s (which didn’t really produce any good games).

    Let’s face it – parity has taken a lot of drama out of the Super Bowl. All the best storylines are within each conference now. Pats-Giants is a throwback, the closest thing to, say, Federer-Nadal or Lakers-Celtics that football has had in ages.

    Enjoy that aspect of it, because it will probably go back to being uncommon.

  31. hus10188 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:03 PM

    One thing I love about the Giants are they’re just not scared, they’ve been extremely battle tested this post season. Shutting down Falcons high powered offense to 0 points, playing in freezing temperatures against the best team in the NFL to winning in OT in a thunderstorm all whilst Eli gets the beating of his life.

    The Giants have no inferiority complex when it comes to the Pats. In my opinion, there is a large amount of NFL teams, that A) are already anticipating they’ve lost before they step onto Gillette or B) Act like they’ve won the superbowl once they’ve beaten the mighty Patriots (See Jets , Bills win week 3, Browns OC after 2010 win and McDaniels fist pumps after Denver’s win).

    The media and NFL teams need to stop putting the Pats on some holy pedestal. Theres a reason why quality franchises like the Steelers, Ravens and Giants tend to beat them because they don’t feel inadequate being on the same field as them.

  32. pats4everyall says: Jan 24, 2012 12:04 PM

    3octaveFart says:
    Jan 24, 2012 11:08 AM
    Not to worry, the Pats have already won.

    Goodell will milk the “This one’s for Myra” angle as much as possible, and hand this game to Kraft on a silver platter… The refs of course will be hand-picked for the job.
    ____________________________________
    You sir are a low life scumbag, if it wasn’t for Mr. Kraft and Myra we might not even be playing football at all this year. Mr. Kraft was the only owner the players trusted and for you to denigrate her memory shows what a low life you are. This is the second time you made this post and both you and the post are disgusting. Get a life, I like to meet you when your not hiding behind a computer!

  33. anrgydeafman says: Jan 24, 2012 12:05 PM

    “That’s fine. We just want another great game.”

    Agreed.

    It would be only fitting end to this year’s full of exciting playoff games by ending it with another great final game that would go right to the very end.

    Another thing, the NFL season sure did turned out great despise the short offseason problems. Good job to both sides for keeping the season from being disastrous! Definitely looking forward to 2012 season!

    Signed,
    The Chief angrydeafman fan.

  34. medtxpack says: Jan 24, 2012 12:08 PM

    @bozosforall

    youre so dense. relax. i aint even mad we lost, we deserved it. But Revenge isnt for wussies, it plays out int he NFL more than anywhere else. Its why people do crazy things in games, its why MJD wears #32, its what fuels people to go that much harder the next time.

    Enjoy football for what it is and leave your negativity out of it. Be a baseball fan if thats what you are.

  35. laidlowo says: Jan 24, 2012 12:09 PM

    This Giant team is more akin to the 2010 GB Packers,then the 2007 Giants.Pats are apart of the Giants story.

  36. 700levelvet says: Jan 24, 2012 12:12 PM

    Is it true that Kyle Williams and Lee Evans have been chosen as honorary captains for the game? With Billy Cundiff tossing the coin?

  37. deweygroup says: Jan 24, 2012 12:14 PM

    The media and NFL teams need to stop putting the Pats on some holy pedestal. Theres a reason why quality franchises like the Steelers, Ravens and Giants tend to beat them because they don’t feel inadequate being on the same field as them.

    I’ll give you the Giants, but the other two have not feared well against them over all. Brady is 7-1 vs Baltimore, and I believe he only has lost to Pitt twice.

  38. patsfiend says: Jan 24, 2012 12:15 PM

    Really looking forward to this game. Pats showed this week that they can win a hard-hitting affair played in the trenches (barely) and we already know they can win a shootout. However it pans out, it ought to be good. I’m taking the over, and the Pats.

    I could not possibly care less about the haters, as their “theories” sound so petty in the face of 5 SB’s over 11 years. I wish we could just skip the 2 weeks worth of BS and get to the game, man. I’m pumped and jacked.

  39. rushmatic says: Jan 24, 2012 12:16 PM

    3octaveFart says:
    Not to worry, the Pats have already won.

    Goodell will milk the “This one’s for Myra” angle as much as possible, and hand this game to Kraft on a silver platter… The refs of course will be hand-picked for the job.

    _______________________

    Man, I hope you’re right. We could use #4. And I LOVE to hear girls like you cry about it. Guys too.

    In the words of Cartman, “Mmm, I can taaaste your tears!”

  40. blacksabbathrulesall says: Jan 24, 2012 12:16 PM

    hollymolley says: Jan 24, 2012 11:27 AM

    The NFL is really starting to stink. All the politics, and social messages. Some of the play is just a little much to believe. All season long I have felt it. It’s hard to put your finger on it. It’s as if there is a script or something. Can you long time fans feel it ? Is this the beginning of the end ?
    ______________________________________

    It wouldn’t surprise me in the least.

  41. portnoychunk says: Jan 24, 2012 12:21 PM

    promin1 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:26 AM

    Pats played nobody this year. Giants were battle tested against the best teams in the leauge and fought through all kinds of injuries to get here. Giants have too much heart. Bellacheat will lose a ton of sleep trying to make a plan to stop NY. It isn’t gonna happen.

    ^^^^^^^^

    The Pats played the Giants division from the NFC this year and only lost to the Giants….8 the Giants 16 games were against these same teams…..all of which the Pats beat minus the Giants game, where both Chung and Spikes were injured in the 2nd half enabling Eli’s Pass-Interference induced comeback. Good one with “Bellacheat” durrrr. Don’t think you could post anything dumber, but keep at it.

  42. all4patriots says: Jan 24, 2012 12:22 PM

    He’s just being truthful

    Unless Kevin Faulk catches a pass (he has 7 receptions all year) or has a rush (17 this year) not a single yard will be gained by any NE player on the roster for that game 4 years ago.

    Not a single pass will be defensed by any NE player on the roster 4 years ago, unless big Vince get his mitts on one.

    Four years in the NFL in a long time. Players change, coordinators change, terminology changes, even rules change. Paying any attention to the tape of that game, painful to watch or not, is pretty irrelevant. Game tape from this year is relevant.

  43. bigblue1212 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:28 PM

    Hmmm yawns! Another victory for us:)

  44. cylondetector says: Jan 24, 2012 12:34 PM

    Should be a great game – epic match-up.

    Alot of respect for Coach Coughlin and his team from a Pats fan.

    Despite all the analysis it will probably come down to a single defining play – much like the 2007 SB, much like both Conference Championship games.

    Go Patriots!

  45. krose91 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    Everytime Brady plays against winning teams he throws at least 2 picks. And this Giants offense will execute. I dont see the Patriots winning. The Ravens beat themselfs.

  46. bigbluewreckinkrew says: Jan 24, 2012 12:47 PM

    I keep reading that the BB never loses to the same team twice in one season, but didn’t the Jets beat them twice last year (once in the reg season and then again in the playoffs)?

    This SB should be a close game, very much like 2007, and Big Blue will come through once again!!!

  47. nfl1818 says: Jan 24, 2012 12:49 PM

    As a Pats fan, even with all the help from Goodell, and even after filming and cheating, I just see no way we can compete. The Giants are better and tougher in every position. I just hope we don’t embarass ourselves. At least we know Coughlin will probably take it easy on Bill to keep the score from getting too lopsided. Congrats to all the Giants and their fans.

  48. thetruth1313 says: Jan 24, 2012 1:01 PM

    habsman says:
    Jan 24, 2012 11:28 AM

    So how did they get here. Anyone have a theory on how they cheated. Come on now, they’re 15-3 after going 14-3 last year. They must be cheating. But how? Any ideas?
    ———————————————–
    What suprises me is that no one (patriots hater) has come up with the idea that Brian Billick works on the NFL network, so the Patriots had someone employed to watch/hear everything he says on there to get inside information on the Ravens. I thought that would have been a great one to hear.

    Anyways- win or lose (and I think the Pats will win a close one), I am very proud of what the Patriots accomplished this year. 5 Superbowl appearances by Belichick and Brady speaks volumes.

    Jets are taking over the division, then the Bills were going to knock out the Pats from even making the playoffs, they have no deep threat and need to bring back Randy, constant ripping by the media how bad this defense was cause they gave up SO much yardage, one and done in the playoffs, blah blah blah. Did I miss anything else?

    GO PATS!!!

  49. harrisonhits2 says: Jan 24, 2012 1:09 PM

    ” if the pats are going to win they’ll have to be hitting short stuff all day long. gronkowski is great but he doesnt have the speed to beat the secondary….”

    LOL Thems that Gronk can’t outrun are usually small enough that he either breaks their tackles or just drags two or three of them along another 10 or 15 yards before he finally goes down.

  50. pftwstbshmc says: Jan 24, 2012 1:27 PM

    “Bill said this is our own game.”

    Hopefully that translation means this game isn’t going to be fixed like the last one.

    Yeah, you read that right. The last time WAS FIXED. Anyone who thinks otherwise didn’t watch the game or doesn’t know football as well as they think they do.

  51. hus10188 says: Jan 24, 2012 1:40 PM

    I’ll give you the Giants, but the other two have not feared well against them over all. Brady is 7-1 vs Baltimore, and I believe he only has lost to Pitt twice.
    ————-
    My bad, I just remember those games against the Ravens always playing them tough. I know coulda would shoulda but they should’ve won in 07 on MNF and when Clayton dropped that 4th down pass a few years back as well as . And that 2009 playoff game in Gilette was a butt kicking as well as this past championship game should’ve at least gone to OT.

    And the Steelers beat them this year pretty comfortably and I remember them whooping a Matt Cassell led team in Foxboro a few years back.

    I’m a Giants fan and have impeccable memory lol when the Patriots play against elite competition. I never really tune in when they play against lesser teams partly because the Pats are seriously boring team to watch and because they always blow them out or the opposing team goes through the motions expecting a loss.

    My point is, the teams I mentioned always play them extremely tough because they’re good teams that expect to win regardless of opponent.

  52. tedmurph says: Jan 24, 2012 1:45 PM

    @nfl1818:

    Great post ‘fellow Pats fan’. You really had me goin’. Isn’t it a school day?

  53. nejerseygirl says: Jan 24, 2012 1:48 PM

    nfl1818 says:
    Jan 24, 2012 12:49 PM
    As a Pats fan, even with all the help from Goodell, and even after filming and cheating, I just see no way we can compete. The Giants are better and tougher in every position. I just hope we don’t embarass ourselves. At least we know Coughlin will probably take it easy on Bill to keep the score from getting too lopsided. Congrats to all the Giants and their fans.
    _____________

    I hope you’re kidding. Either that, or you’re not really a Pats fan.

    I’m not going to say, “The Giants suck, the Pats will definitely win,” but I’m also not going to say that we’re going to get killed, either. I think it will be a great game, and I’m confident that the Pats will have no problem keeping up with the Giants (and vice versa).

    After all, the Pats have proved to be the best team in the AFC… why not the best team in the NFL?

    Any given Sunday.

  54. bertilfox says: Jan 24, 2012 1:53 PM

    hus10188 says:

    “The media and NFL teams need to stop putting the Pats on some holy pedestal. Theres a reason why quality franchises like the Steelers, Ravens and Giants tend to beat them because they don’t feel inadequate being on the same field as them.”

    The Pats are 6-3 against the Steelers in the Brady/Belichick era, including 2-0 in the playoffs. The Patriots are 7-1 over the Ravens in the same period, winning once and losing once in the playoffs. The Giants are an enviable 2-2, with the 2 most recent victories, one of which is the SB 42 Championship. Although they play in the NFC, the Giants may actually be more familiar with the Patriots, as they play in the preseason almost every year.

    I don’t think there is anything that suggests anyone “tends” to beat them. The Patriots “tend” to beat almost everyone, which is why they are almost universally despised. And don’t throw in that Spygate nonsense. They’ve won with almost exactly the same percentage before as after. As long as Tom Brady is QBing the Belichick led Pats, I expect this to continue.

  55. pattyarbuccholz says: Jan 24, 2012 1:55 PM

    pftwstbshmc says:
    Jan 24, 2012 1:27 PM
    “Bill said this is our own game.”

    Hopefully that translation means this game isn’t going to be fixed like the last one.

    Yeah, you read that right. The last time WAS FIXED. Anyone who thinks otherwise didn’t watch the game or doesn’t know football as well as they think they do.

    ———————————————–
    You’re right. Cundiff is laughing all the way to the bank. Are you serious, moron? Fixed? You got it wrong, pal. We know football. You don’t know reality.

  56. pattyarbuccholz says: Jan 24, 2012 2:03 PM

    nejerseygirl, you’re definitely not a true Pats fan. Please don’t say “we” when decribing the team. There is no room here for “fans” like you.

    Go back to New Jersey and root for the Giants.

  57. tedmurph says: Jan 24, 2012 2:33 PM

    Love these guys that decide they’re the “real fans”. Who the hell are you? Just because you have Patriot wallpaper in your bedroom doesn’t mean you’re more legit. Plenty of room on the bandwagon for anyone one that wants to come for the ride. Pattyarbuccholz is the type that probably called sports radio 3x/day to whine when they were 5-3.

    Season ticket holder since ’84.

  58. all4patriots says: Jan 24, 2012 2:39 PM

    one minor wish for the Super Bowl…

    Hopefully Kelly Clarkson (groan) remembers all the words and sings the anthem a whole lot better than that

    saggy,
    raspy-voiced,
    butt-ugly,
    dressed like a hooker
    has-been

    named Steven Tyler. Massachusetts resident or not, That was EMBARASSING, dude.

  59. bozosforall says: Jan 24, 2012 2:55 PM

    habsman says:
    Jan 24, 2012 11:28 AM
    Seems like there are lots of nervous haters out there.

    Pats are one game away from shiney, clean trophy number four.

    So how did they get here. Anyone have a theory on how they cheated. Come on now, they’re 15-3 after going 14-3 last year. They must be cheating. But how? Any ideas?

    ___
    You would have to ask Belichick about that. I doubt that he would divulge his secrets though. It took someone else to let the NFL know the last time.

  60. 3octaveFart says: Jan 24, 2012 2:55 PM

    “sj39 says: Jan 24, 2012 11:46 AM
    Sadly, I fear 30octaveFart is right. Watch for it.”
    ======

    There’s no way, NO WAY that Goodell doesn’t make this happen.

  61. bozosforall says: Jan 24, 2012 3:02 PM

    tedmurph says:
    Jan 24, 2012 2:33 PM
    Love these guys that decide they’re the “real fans”. Who the hell are you? Just because you have Patriot wallpaper in your bedroom doesn’t mean you’re more legit. Plenty of room on the bandwagon for anyone one that wants to come for the ride. Pattyarbuccholz is the type that probably called sports radio 3x/day to whine when they were 5-3.

    Season ticket holder since ’84.

    __
    Yeah, riiiiight….only about 200,000+ “long-time Pats fans” saying this…about a stadium (Schaefer) that only held 60,000.

  62. halfcourthero says: Jan 24, 2012 3:06 PM

    I would agree on the referee theory only if Bill Levy was on the crew. But if that is the case there would be a riot in stands from giants fans. The Giants are going to win this game and no I don’t care about BB 2 week stakeout policy on teams. You can scheme all u want but when u have inferior talent at the DB position especially with Edelman playing nickel back, cruising for a long night. Eli won’t miss that matchup. Please let him get matched up with Cruz lol

  63. patsfiend says: Jan 24, 2012 3:09 PM

    @nfl1818

    You’re right. You know, I might not even watch. Brady is going to be on his ass all day, and it’s going to be hard, as a Pats fan, to watch the pain the G-Men are going to inflict on my team.

    Hopefully Coughlin will call off the dogs, and Eli will take a knee or two instead of rifling those pinpoint passes in there on the Pats scrap heap secondary.

  64. nfl1818 says: Jan 24, 2012 3:42 PM

    Ted, good chance i’m older than you. though 1818 isnt DOB. Just a new approach – tired from fighting Ravens fans and would much rather go in as an underdog.

  65. ras1tafari says: Jan 24, 2012 3:47 PM

    this is the ultimate revenge game. SEEK AND DESTROY all things giant

  66. zoime17 says: Jan 24, 2012 3:50 PM

    “Bill said this is our own game.”

    Hopefully that translation means this game isn’t going to be fixed like the last one.

    Yeah, you read that right. The last time WAS FIXED. Anyone who thinks otherwise didn’t watch the game or doesn’t know football as well as they think they do.

    I agree…the last Superbowl game between the Giants and Pats was definitely fixed; I know, cause I know football.

  67. weakafceast says: Jan 24, 2012 4:00 PM

    ‘ “Bill said this is our own game. That other one is gone,” safety James Ihedigbo said.’

    Ihedigbo almost single-handedly lost the game for the Pats with his piss-poor tackling.

  68. jmc000 says: Jan 24, 2012 4:06 PM

    @all4patriots

    You do know Welker played that game. If Pats defense stops the Giants on that last drive. He may well would have been MVP

    11 Receptions
    103 Yards

  69. nejerseygirl says: Jan 24, 2012 4:09 PM

    pattyarbuccholz says:
    Jan 24, 2012 2:03 PM
    nejerseygirl, you’re definitely not a true Pats fan. Please don’t say “we” when decribing the team. There is no room here for “fans” like you.

    Go back to New Jersey and root for the Giants.
    ______________

    Wow, I didn’t realize using the word “we” would get me kicked out of the Pats fan club. Not to mention the fact that I live in NJ.. Because, ya know.. Pats fans clearly never move. Once you’ve crossed the border of Vermont, Mass, or Connecticut, you’re done!

    I guess I’ll have to go find myself a Manning jersey in the next week and a half…

    Meanwhile, you can stick it out with nfl1818 who said the Pats will definitely get demolished by the Giants. You guys are clearly the real fans!

  70. bspurloc says: Jan 24, 2012 4:09 PM

    Belicheat looks like the stunt double for Miss Ballbreaker from Porkys when he has that winter gear on and when he doesnt

  71. tedmurph says: Jan 24, 2012 9:00 PM

    Sullivan Stadium in my day, bozo. As usual, you never let the facts get in the way of your BS stories.

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