Patriots will wear white at Super Bowl

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If the Vikings had made it to the Super Bowl, they would have been the visiting team. But they would have been wearing their purple jerseys.

The Patriots have announced that they’ll wear white jerseys as the home team, even though they typically wear blue jerseys at home.

New England has a 3-0 record when wearing white in the Super Bowl with Bill Belichick as the head coach, including last year’s overtime win over Atlanta, capping a game in which the Patriots trailed by 25 points late in the third quarter, 28-3.

Two years ago, the Broncos opted to wear white as the home team, citing the team’s historic record when donning their typical road colors. The Broncos went on to beat the Panthers in Super Bowl 50.

The Eagles, in turn, will wear green. They have worn green jerseys in each of their two prior Super Bowl appearances, losing both.

92 responses to “Patriots will wear white at Super Bowl

  1. terripet says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:53 am

    And t thought the cheaters didn’t believe in superstition
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    Comments from Patriot detractors often demonstrate that Patriot detractors are constrained to the parroting of lame and tired “cheaters” nonsense, abounding from an inexhaustible reservoir of stupidity.

  2. Yep. Brought this up to friends Sunday night, they snickered a bit. It’s the right call and a cleaner look as it may be easier for Tom to pick out the white jerseys in all those camera flashes.

    Incidentally, overall in Super Bowls the Patriots are 0-1 in red, 2-2 in blue and 3-1 in white.

    Go Patriots!

  3. Do not blame them really. The past 4 Superbowl winners wore white, Florio didn’t mention that Seattle wore white when they destroyed Denver. That was why Denver chose white when they last went.

  4. terripet says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:53 am
    And t thought the cheaters didn’t believe in superstition

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    The Colts aren’t playing in this game. I don’t know why you’d be referencing them now.

  5. Wow after 17 Weeks and 3 weeks of Playoffs…

    Patriots are in another Super Bowl with the GOAT Coach, GOAT QB and GOAT Owner leading them with no end in sight.

    3 Super Bowls in 4 years. And they might even win this one……then on to a 3 peat.

  6. terripet says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Philly Philly
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    And there it is the littlepet kiss of death, a far more accurate precursor of a Pats win than anything else we will see here.

  7. The color of strength.
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    Isnt white the color you wave when you’re giving up? (White flag).

  8. The real question is who’s gonna be guarding Brady’s jersey??? The FBI, DHS, NSA, CIA, Secret Service, The National Guard, Seal Team 6???

    I vote for all of the above. After all, its the least we can do to protect one of America’s most precious national treasures…

  9. The only time I’ve seen white jerseys possibly matter was a Pats-Bills game in heavy snow. It was the year the Pats secondary was decimated and they had Troy Brown playing corner they were so shorthanded.

    Bledsoe was trying to hit the Buffalo receiver who was #80 and Troy Brown wearing white #80 got an INT. Who can say if it was the jersey blending into the snow so Bledsoe didn’t see Troy clearly, maybe it was just fixating on the #80 and was used to throwing to Brown, maybe it was a non-factor.

    Other than that never seen jersey color matter.

  10. terripet says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    We’ll the refs will be In white to I wonder if Kraft has already talked to them
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    Let’s all hope that the referees call a fair game in the superbowl, not like when the referees were trying to help the Jaguars beat the Patriots.

    Everyone who was watching the game saw the body slam tackle 4 yards in the end zone on White after the Patriots touchdown. Which was then followed by a shot to the head after White stood up. That happened right in front of the referee who didn’t throw a flag.

    The referees also handed the Jaguars an undeserved fumble recovery in order to cheat the Patriots. Lewis was laying on the ground with the football pinned against his hip. He was in contact with the Jaguars defender so the play should have been over and no fumble.

    All football fans understand that a player doesn’t need both hands or to have the center of the football to be in possession of the football. We all remember when helmet catch (Tyree) pinned the football to his helmet. Football fans also remember when (Baldwin) pinned a football to his leg. The referees awarded both of them possession.

    But now when the referees are trying to cheat the Patriots they don’t let Lewis pin the football to his hip and award him with possession of the football. The football never hit the ground and was not in the air so it can’t be a fumble while Lewis has it pinned to his hip.

    Other than the automatic flags, which the Jaguars earned a false start, delay of game, an illegal shift, an unnecessary roughness penalty, the Jaguars were only called for 2 penalties requiring referee judgement in the entire game.

    Those 2 Jaguar penalties were for tackling one of the Patriots defensive linemen in an attempt to prevent a QB sack, (the Patriots still got the sack), and the other flag was when a Jaguar defensive back put his hands on Cooks to push Cooks out of bounds. Those were easy calls that are called against every team, during every NFL game.

    You mean to tell me that the referees couldn’t have found any Jaguar penalties that would require referee judgement in the entire game? The referees called one of those judgement penalties when the Patriots were flagged for holding during a kickoff.

  11. zeke says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    The Eagles should go dressed as the Giants.
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    Are the Giants still in the NFL ?

  12. I figured…This will be a business trip for the PAts, and they know what is at stake, more than just trying to win it.

    It would be another dynasty, 3/4 SBs, vs Philly again and the last stand for the coaching staff the way it is.

    JUST like 2005, pre cheating Goodell.

    It is time to pay….Sorry Philly. Who knows if Lurie was in on the cheating with Spygate or Deflategate as framejobs, but Kraft knows.

    We shall see, but it will be an us against the world road game for the Pats, and they love that.

  13. mrkbuilders says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:01 pm
    Patriots are 3-0 in white, Eagles are 0-2 in green…….ut-ohh….
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    Little known fact: The Eagles are undefeated when wearing white jerseys in the Super Bowl. 0-0

    Which is as relevant as them being 0-2 in green jerseys since not one single person on the team or coaching staff now was on either of those teams.

  14. zeke says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm
    The Eagles should go dressed as the Giants.

    2 1 Rate This

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    Yeah, and the Pats should be in rebuild mode and ask Welker to come back to drop a ball, pretending some magical trick was done by Coughlin for that to happen. lol

  15. Comments from Patriot detractors often demonstrate that Patriot detractors are constrained to the parroting of lame and tired “cheaters” nonsense, abounding from an inexhaustible reservoir of stupidity.

    They are not wasting their time as it seems to be the only thing you understand. Facts are beyond your IQ level.

    The color of the jersey means nothing its the guy inside the jersey, but this is chum to the Patriot fan boys. Damn we have almost two more weeks of this crap…yawn.

  16. Well, that just stinks. In the brief moments I allowed myself to consider the Vikings being in the Super Bowl, it always annoyed me that they would have to wear white at home. Now I’m really annoyed.

  17. factpurveyor says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:17 pm
    zeke says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    The Eagles should go dressed as the Giants.
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    Are the Giants still in the NFL ?
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    Eh, even as a Pats Homer I got a good chuckle out of that comment. touché Zeke, well played, a good laugh

  18. White jerseys, bringing back Bledsoe, lucky rabbits foot…you could have all the good luck charms and mojo you want, but one thing trumps them all and we’ve yet to see it…

    Terripet, you know what to do—we need that unbiased, analytics-driven prediction of yours. You must bless this game for the Pats. We’re waiting with bated breath.

    Only then will the skies open, the sun shine on down, and destiny ultimately be delivered. Number 6 will be in the bank.

  19. Stu Bidaciou says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    It makes sense, they will get a lot of holding calls going their way. Ask the Raiders how wearing black works for them.
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    The Raiders made out pretty good in 1976 when a phantom roughing the passer cheated the Patriots. There are 2 videos available online where this is clear. Just search the popular online video site for: “1976 Patriots” and “‘Roughing the Passer’: The Patriots-Raiders Playoff Game They Don’t Want You To Know About! “

  20. The Eagles are only 0-2 because of the interception machines aka Jaworski and McNabb.

    Foles will have a clean score card in this bowl, and we will all walk together in history.

    E – A – G – L – E – S

  21. That makes sense given that the Patriots organization, from top to bottom, and those of us who are Pats fans, are as pure and innocent as the driven snow.

  22. I would have rooted for the Eagles just because I would like to see a different team win it. But after seeing videos of the ignorant, childish Eagle fans throwing full beer cans at Vikings fans, throwing them at the Viking team bus. Using uneducated language around kids. Philly is more like a zoo than a city.

    I hope the Pats destroy the Eagles. I’m sure the same Eagle fans that were behaving like that won’t be at the game simply because they aren’t educated enough to get a job to afford the tickets. Which means, it will almost be a home game for New England.

  23. All Belichick. If the Vikings made the SB the Pats would’ve worn blue.
    Would NE have been in the Vikings locker room then, even if the Vikings would’ve been in the game?

  24. birdwatcher100 says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    I’m guessing it’s because their good buddy Trump told them to wear the “best color”?
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    Winners like winners and losers hate.

    By the way, it’s OK to be white.

  25. The real question is what color golf shirts will the players on 30 other teams be wearing. That’s what has all the haters up here pissed about the Patriots adding another Lombardi to the collection.

  26. mrexcite721 says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:38 pm
    The Eagles are only 0-2 because of the interception machines aka Jaworski and McNabb.

    Foles will have a clean score card in this bowl, and we will all walk together in history.

    E – A – G – L – E – S

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    Jaws was a very different era and QBs all threw a ton more pics/attempt back then, but Foles and McNabb have the exact same TD/INT ratios for their careers.

  27. Churchofthehoody says: “The real question is who’s gonna be guarding Brady’s jersey??? The FBI, DHS, NSA, CIA, Secret Service, The National Guard, Seal Team 6???”

    I vote for the Seals. They have a rep for popping a cap in someone’s arse and I know we would all love to see someone gunned down in the locker room.

  28. I wanted the Eagles to wear white but jersey color aside, it’s actually a favorable matchup. Massive, athletic O-Line vs. a meh run defense. Fearsome pass rush, without needing to blitz. Excellent run defense. . And pats O- and D- coordinators moving on to HC jobs….don’t tell me they aren’t looking past Feb 4.

  29. The white team in the super bowl has won 11 of the last 12! Green bay 2011 was last colored team!!!!

  30. Ha i love all the vikings fans who are rooting for patriots because eagles fans were mean to them. I love the fact that eagles fans will be taking over your city and stadium. You guys thought you were taking over Philly by pulling your skol chants in front of the “rocky” steps and putting vikings attire on city statues? Can’t wait to see what eagles fans do to your city.

  31. The real question is what color golf shirts will the players on 30 other teams be wearing. That’s what has all the haters up here pissed about the Patriots adding another Lombardi to the collection.

    I ink you are missing the point here Francis. Most fans respect the Patriot players and coaches its the arrogant fans like yourself that no one likes. Just look at the posts by you pukes and its easy to grasp the idea.

  32. In Teddy We Trust says:
    January 23, 2018 at 1:07 pm
    @ARod –
    Don’t forget the banner proclaiming what they thought of our 99-year-old fan.
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    Oh I didn’t. But truth be told, the Classless Philly fans don’t care how they treat people. Even if we bash them, they aren’t intelligent enough to understand it. It’s truly pathetic how they act. Imagine if they lost that game? The city probably would have burned down, which by seeing the videos of these farm animals, that probably would be a good thing.

  33. Don’t have a dog in this fight but am basically *so* sick of seeing the Patriots in this game. The NFL needs new blood and refs who don’t always favor NE. It’s obvious which team I hope wins.

  34. terripet says:
    January 23, 2018 at 1:53 pm
    Is Kraft wearing a refs uniform

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    C’mon.

    We need that prediction. It’s been a couple of days already.

  35. Somehow the envious haters will claim the Patriots cheated because they picked the white jersey. All this talk about the refs, get over it folks. Billy Billy teams historically are very disciplined, don’t make stupid mistakes and it shows on the field with their dominance over the last 15 years. Maybe your team should try that formula, it works for New England.
    GO PATS #6 !!!!!

  36. magnumpimustache says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Wow after 17 Weeks and 3 weeks of Playoffs…

    Patriots are in another Super Bowl with the GOAT Coach, GOAT QB and GOAT Owner leading them with no end in sight.

    3 Super Bowls in 4 years. And they might even win this one……then on to a 3 peat.
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    Someone didn’t learn from 19-0. Already talking 3 peat?

  37. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 23, 2018 at 1:46 pm
    In Teddy We Trust says:
    January 23, 2018 at 1:07 pm
    @ARod –
    Don’t forget the banner proclaiming what they thought of our 99-year-old fan.
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    Oh I didn’t. But truth be told, the Classless Philly fans don’t care how they treat people. Even if we bash them, they aren’t intelligent enough to understand it. It’s truly pathetic how they act. Imagine if they lost that game? The city probably would have burned down, which by seeing the videos of these farm animals, that probably would be a good thing.
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    After talking trash all season long, now the vikings fans wanna play the poor me card and cry about it. I think I saw there were only 6 arrests in Philly that night? How many vikings fans were put in the hospital or are now on life support? What a bunch of cry babies. Ooh there were beer cans thrown at you and profanity directed towards you. Happens every week in every nfl stadium. Take your L and deal with it. Ive never seen a whinier fan base in any sport.

  38. janvanflac, Pats just beat the #2 defense. Foles vs. Brady is the only matchup that matters. Philly beat an over rated Vikings team with a 2nd string QB also. Pats by 10 and #6 for Tommy Boy.

  39. factpurveyor says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:57 am
    terripet says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:53 am

    And t thought the cheaters didn’t believe in superstition
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    Comments from Patriot detractors often demonstrate that Patriot detractors are constrained to the parroting of lame and tired “cheaters” nonsense, abounding from an inexhaustible reservoir of stupidity.
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    No, we’re all just sick and tired of a particular team, and even more sick and tired of listening to that fans act like they’re the reason for the team’s success. Your “inexhaustible reservoir” of arrogance has grown unbearable and has worn out even the most die hard football fans. Show a little class every now and then. Stupidity has nothing to do with this.

  40. bostonfan4eva says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:14 pm
    janvanflac, Pats just beat the #2 defense. Foles vs. Brady is the only matchup that matters. Philly beat an over rated Vikings team with a 2nd string QB also. Pats by 10 and #6 for Tommy Boy.
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    And Brady beat marriota and bortles.

  41. And the funniest thing about the crying Vikings fans is that everyone knows Phillys reputation. And yet vikings fans thought they would still stroll through Philly and do their skol chants and ended up leaving Philly with an L and their tail tucked between their legs and now cry to the world about their experience. I wouldn’t be surprised if they hire lawyers and sue for damages caused to their feelings.

  42. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:59 pm

    I would have rooted for the Eagles just because I would like to see a different team win it. But after seeing videos of the ignorant, childish Eagle fans throwing full beer cans at Vikings fans, throwing them at the Viking team bus. Using uneducated language around kids. Philly is more like a zoo than a city.

    I hope the Pats destroy the Eagles. I’m sure the same Eagle fans that were behaving like that won’t be at the game simply because they aren’t educated enough to get a job to afford the tickets. Which means, it will almost be a home game for New England.
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    It’s ok, we don’t need you rooting for us. You seem to consistently back the wrong team, so it’s probably best.

    I do, however, need to correct your post. We drink our beers before throwing, as any tailgating fan should do. I can wager a guess as to what WAS in those cans, but I will decline in deference to your concern about language around the children.

    By the way, how did that Bradford trade work out for you? Great job mortgaging the future on that one. That was the GM equivalent of 38-7. Time to pay the bill now.

  43. It doesn’t mean anything objectively, but it’s one of many available psychological tools.

    Just by knowing the historical stats, everyone on both teams receives a tiny mental advantage or disadvantage, and they have no control over it whatsoever.

    It probably won’t be *the* difference. But the master manipulators work every possible margin, and this is one of them.

  44. magnumpimustache says:

    Patriots are in another Super Bowl with the GOAT Coach, GOAT QB and GOAT Owner leading them with no end in sight.

    I guess a 40 yr old QB can play forever huh? BTW Is Kraft the GOAT owner because he is primarily known for manufacturing razors?

  45. magnumpimustache says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm
    Wow after 17 Weeks and 3 weeks of Playoffs…

    Patriots are in another Super Bowl with the GOAT Coach, GOAT QB and GOAT Owner leading them with no end in sight.

    3 Super Bowls in 4 years. And they might even win this one……then on to a 3 peat.
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    Umm, no end in sight? Have you seen Bob Kraft recently? The end is VERY near…

  46. jonathankrobinson424 says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:39 pm
    I’m glad the Patriots are wearing white….they better to see Brady’s blood when he gets knocked silly by the Eagles.
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    Whats with the all the blood and punching horses and things in Philly? What are you guys so angry about all the time?

  47. Sal Tynuts says

    Whats with the all the blood and punching horses and things in Philly? What are you guys so angry about all the time.

    Yeah really – I live about 300 miles west of Philly, and when NE wins, I may have to evacuate my house due to the wildfires & rioting caused by the lubricated Eagles fans.

  48. factpurveyor says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:36 pm
    Stu Bidaciou says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    It makes sense, they will get a lot of holding calls going their way. Ask the Raiders how wearing black works for them.
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    The Raiders made out pretty good in 1976 when a phantom roughing the passer cheated the Patriots. There are 2 videos available online where this is clear. Just search the popular online video site for: “1976 Patriots” and “‘Roughing the Passer’: The Patriots-Raiders Playoff Game They Don’t Want You To Know About! “
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    As far as I know the ref that called that penalty is the only NFL ref to have ever been fired for being bribed to rig a game.

  49. “I do, however, need to correct your post. We drink our beers before throwing, as any tailgating fan should do. I can wager a guess as to what WAS in those cans, but I will decline in deference to your concern about language around the children.”

    I’m right with you there, DaveReckon. Who in their right mind would throw away a full beer? That’s something that can get you beat up by a complete stranger who heard about it. Sheesh.

  50. 411fusion says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:53 pm
    magnumpimustache says:
    January 23, 2018 at 12:02 pm
    Wow after 17 Weeks and 3 weeks of Playoffs…

    Patriots are in another Super Bowl with the GOAT Coach, GOAT QB and GOAT Owner leading them with no end in sight.

    3 Super Bowls in 4 years. And they might even win this one……then on to a 3 peat.
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    Umm, no end in sight? Have you seen Bob Kraft recently? The end is VERY near…
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    you should google Jonathan Kraft

  51. I do, however, need to correct your post. We drink our beers before throwing, as any tailgating fan should do. I can wager a guess as to what WAS in those cans, but I will decline in deference to your concern about language around the children.
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    This is actually classy for an Eagles fan. Managed not to swear at any 99 year old ladies or punch any horses.

  52. cmtumd says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    Stack the deck against Philly all you want, call them underdogs, tell them they can’t win. They love that stuff.
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    If a single Patriot Player or Coach says any of that I will eat a pine cone.

  53. 40 year old Brady would be wise to wear some depends during the game. Incontinence accidents can occur at an opprtune time at that age.

  54. Doesn’t matter what Pats players wear, they could win wearing plaster white body casts. In fact, I heard that because they are so well fundamentally coached & feel pity on the Eagles, some players will wear clothes-pinned diapers to match the color of their uniforms. And Brady won’t walk out like a victorious Roman soldier, he’ll merely levitate out of the stadium like David Blaine, to the sound of singing angels.

  55. One for the other thumb says:Stack the deck against Philly all you want, call them underdogs, tell them they can’t win. They love that stuff.

    If a single Patriot Player or Coach says any of that I will eat a pine cone.

    Actually there are none left because Patricia finished them off.

  56. This is perfect. Eagles wore home green jerseys in both playoff wins. Undefeated at home this season is games they played to win. They will have home fan advantage in the stadium next Sunday. It’ll feel right to have them win it in those unis.

  57. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    40 year old Brady would be wise to wear some depends during the game. Incontinence accidents can occur at an opprtune time at that age.
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    You sound like someone speaking from experience.

  58. silvernblacksabbath says:
    January 23, 2018 at 1:23 pm

    The white team in the super bowl has won 11 of the last 12! Green bay 2011 was last colored team!!!!
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    Excuse Me, this is 2018! We’re supposed to call them teams of color now.

  59. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    40 year old Brady would be wise to wear some depends during the game. Incontinence accidents can occur at an opprtune time at that age.
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    Looks like someone forgot to log out of their fake Pats homer account before trolling…

  60. noringsforvikings says:
    January 23, 2018 at 2:18 pm
    factpurveyor says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:57 am
    terripet says:
    January 23, 2018 at 11:53 am
    And t thought the cheaters didn’t believe in superstition
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    Comments from Patriot detractors often demonstrate that Patriot detractors are constrained to the parroting of lame and tired “cheaters” nonsense, abounding from an inexhaustible reservoir of stupidity.
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    No, we’re all just sick and tired of a particular team, and even more sick and tired of listening to that fans act like they’re the reason for the team’s success. Your “inexhaustible reservoir” of arrogance has grown unbearable and has worn out even the most die hard football fans. Show a little class every now and then. Stupidity has nothing to do with this.

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    Patriot fans show plenty of class and are usually willing to discuss football. We also understand that its normal for people to root for the underdog and to want new teams to win.

    My comment was directed to those trolls who have written countless ignorant comments where they attempt to discredit the hard work and dedication to excellence by a team of professional athletes. These trolls come here to intentionally make stupid comments claiming nothing but “cheaters” or “deflator”. Patriot fans are willing to point out the stupidity when they see it. The trolls would be disappointed if their stupidity was not pointed out.

  61. elyasm says:
    January 23, 2018 at 5:56 pm

    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    January 23, 2018 at 4:11 pm

    40 year old Brady would be wise to wear some depends during the game. Incontinence accidents can occur at an opprtune time at that age.
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    Looks like someone forgot to log out of their fake Pats homer account before trolling…

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    Nobody like a lazy troll. Especially when the lazy troll can’t even type anything funny. I guess someone thought that mentioning diapers would be a upgrade from mentioning “system QB” countless times.

    Especially when its obvious that the Patriots are the only team in the NFL that doesn’t have a system. Systems are easy for opponents to figure out. A team that doesn’t have a system and can adapt to what its opponent does is a team that wins 2 of the last 3 superbowls. Brady is working on winning another superbowl while lazy troll types silly diaper comments. It’s kind of sad when you think about it.

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