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BAMAPHIN 22
01-18-2013, 03:01 PM
References to the "S-word" really don't irritate the Patriots, because Spygate or not, New England keeps winning.
As the Patriots attempt to make the Super Bowl for the sixth time in 12 seasons, Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo became the latest player to discredit the Patriots with tweets last Sunday that touched on Spygate. Although Ayanbadejo subsequently apologized, he's unlikely the last critic to make such a dig. "For me, honestly, no, it doesn't matter," New England quarterback Tom Brady said. "By this time, we've heard it all."
And they keep beating people in the process.

This year marks the sixth season since the scandal broke following the 2007 season opener, putting the incident in the midpoint of New England's long run of high-end play. Since the start of the '07 season, New England has gone 76-20 in the regular season. In the six seasons before the scandal, the Patriots are 70-26.

Critics will point to the lack of championships since the incident: New England won three Super Bowls prior to 2007, winning their first 10 postseason games under Brady and coach Bill Belichick, and was 12-2 in the postseason. Since then, they're just 5-4 in the postseason heading into Sunday's AFC championship game against the Ravens. However, they have come about as close as humanly possible to capturing a fourth title. It took a miracle catch by David Tyree in Super Bowl XLII and a spectacular two-minute drive last season to prevent them from winning two more titles.




http://sports.yahoo.com/news/nfl--nfl-constant--patriots-have-racked-up-wins-before-and-since-spygate-011333070.html

phins_4_ever
01-18-2013, 08:41 PM
Spygate is unfortunately not over yet.

The book is stunning.

MR NFLFAN
01-20-2013, 03:40 AM
Since the start of the '07 season, New England has gone 76-20 in the regular season. In the six seasons before the scandal, the Patriots are 70-26.



Buy the numbers it appears it didn't.

MR NFLFAN
01-20-2013, 03:44 AM
Spygate is unfortunately not over yet.

The book is stunning.



Some writers will dream up anything to sell a book....facts are its a book of conspiracy theories and connect the dots that he himself dreamed up.

Bingit
01-20-2013, 02:14 PM
Since the start of the '07 season, New England has gone 76-20 in the regular season. In the six seasons before the scandal, the Patriots are 70-26.



Buy the numbers it appears it didn't.

3 Super Bowl wins by 3 points......12-2 in post season prior to 2007. 0 Super Bowl wins and 5-4 in the post season since. You forgot those numbers.

Edit: Make that 5-5 in the post season since spygate. :lol:

phins_4_ever
01-20-2013, 08:33 PM
Some writers will dream up anything to sell a book....facts are its a book of conspiracy theories and connect the dots that he himself dreamed up.

Actually, you didn't read the book at all. The writer did not throw out any conspiracy himself. He asked questions and listed facts, statistics and quotes. You can draw your own conclusion.

normaldude
01-20-2013, 08:46 PM
Patriots have never won a Super Bowl legitimately. 100% of their Super Bowl wins were during their spygate period.

overworkedirish
01-20-2013, 11:49 PM
Actually, you didn't read the book at all. The writer did not throw out any conspiracy himself. He asked questions and listed facts, statistics and quotes. You can draw your own conclusion.
Right. Like Fox News. :rolleyes2:

TheJetsBlow
01-21-2013, 01:02 AM
All I know is this is another year post-Spygate that the Patriots won't win a Super Bowl, so let's all soak that in and enjoy the fact that Brady and Belichick ate a giant ****burger tonight!

El Scorcho
01-21-2013, 07:14 AM
Ofcourse it helped them.

Patriots fans won't care, but as far as I'm concerned there are rather large asterisks next to those superbowl titles.

phins_4_ever
01-21-2013, 01:55 PM
Right. Like Fox News. :rolleyes2:

What does Fox News has to do with that?

DolfanAdam
01-21-2013, 06:25 PM
I don't want to sound like one of those butt hurt AFC east fans that's tired of NE always winning the division, but I'm honestly still not convinced that they aren't cheating in some capacity.

For the record, I'm not a conspiracy theorist by any stretch of the imagination, but make your own conclusion: Can you think of ANY team EVER in the history of the NFL that has been as consistently good as the Belichek/Brady era of the Patriots? Seriously, think of the very best teams, the dynasties...none of them have stayed dominant for this long. Even with massive player and personnel changes throughout the years they continue to persevere.

At some point in time even the best of the best start to slip, whether its due to injuries, retirements, etc. this is true for every team in the NFL...except the Patriots. Even when Brady went out for the season in week 1 they still finished with an 11-5 record! It's just a little hard to believe.

Then of course there are things like the obvious no-calls they pull off all the time. You notice it's incredibly rare they lose close games, they only ever lose by a reasonable margin, probably because it would be too hard for the refs to help them without it being obvious. You also NEVER hear anyone in the media say anything bad about their organization. It is what it is, but even though they haven't won a Super Bowl since Spygate there's no denying that they continue to put a product on the field that has been very good for a questionably long amount of time.

NYCBillsFan
01-21-2013, 10:40 PM
It didn't help them win Super Bowls, so I guess it depends on your definition of "helped".......