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I mean. By one point would have been really embarrassing, right?

On to Truck Day!

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... not much more one can say.

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As a fan and a realist, we had a super soft calendar. Most of the teams that beat us were in the playoffs. We weren't likely to go far at all this year. Our receiver corps was garbage all year. We have no TEs. Our defense held us in games but they weren't infallible either.

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A lot of people are pointing to Brady's stats as evidence that he's done but it's hard to look at that without considering what he had going on the other end of his passes this year.

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Please. Just stop.

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It's time to apprecaite what we've had for the past 2 decades.

Many of those who were fans of this team during the Billy/Pat Sullivan/Victor Kiam/James Orthwein eras still have trouble believing it all. After 40 years mediocre (and frequently downright awful) teams, and years of uncertainty about the viability of the franchise, the Super Bowl win over the Rams in 2001 was completely unexpected. The 18 years that followed have been a joy ride. Growing up, I could only imagine what it was like to be a Yankees fan or a Canadiens fan, knowing that every year you'd be a contender. And then the Pats not only equaled those teams, they set a new standard.

I'm grateful.

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That Schaefer stadium was a piece of work, right up there with City Hall 1

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Let's say that most kids start to get into following the pro sports teams around seven years old. The kids who were 7-10 years old when the Pats got that first Superbowl are pushing 30 and have enjoyed a string of championships in this city that is unlikely to be repeated anywhere.

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And can't believe it took until like the 6th comment.

It's been an amazing ride - and people say it all the time - this isn't supposed to happen in the NFL and you'll never see it again. It isn't and we probably won't.

Thanks Bill, Thanks Tom and thanks Bob. It's been a fun ride. Bob and Bill may carry on, but I think we are done with Tom and for his family's sake, I hope he thinks the same even though it doesn't sound like it right now.

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Feb 2
is now just another Sunday

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you're a groundhog named Phil.

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When Brady needed him most Edelman's hands betrayed Brady.

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So odd. Generally speaking, I always thought Edelman's hands kept Brady well satisfied.

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Edelman carried Brady to a certain extent this year. He was the "go-to" guy - deservedly trusted based on demonstrated reliability, but to some extent a failure by the offensive planners and Brady to establish anyone else as viable other than maybe James White.

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... among local sports teams? One day in the 1980s or 90s, I saw an advertisement for a special MBTA train to Foxboro, where someone had defaced "Patriots" into "Patsies".

Maybe we're going back to that for a while.

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I remember when the photo caption for Red Sox truck day around 1991 or 92 was titled "Wish it was the Patriots packing up"- Pretty much ever other athletic-related endeavor was bigger than the Patriots at that time- including the Bull & Finch "Eddie LeBec Award" presentation for the Bruins

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I remember the Pity Pats.

AND

Super Bowl XLII was an American football game between the National Football Conference (NFC) champion New York Giants and the American Football Conference (AFC) champion New England Patriots to decide the National Football League (NFL) champion for the 2007 season. The Giants defeated the Patriots by the score of 17–14. The game was played on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.

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... without a football team.

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Hardly the only one. Maybe just the biggest?

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as opposed to a few that discontinued football but still have their stadiums intact.

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It wasn't the stadium for the University of Phoenix, just the stadium that had a naming-rights deal with the University of Phoenix. Since 2018 it's been State Farm Stadium; UoP ended their contract in 2017, and State Farm took over.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/State_Farm_Stadium#Naming_rights

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Boston University

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Both Green Bay and Dallas have gone years without a Super Bowl win and have huge loyal fan bases. It's tough as hell getting to both stadiums from Milwaukee and Dallas, but the people still turn out for their iconic legacy teams. Pats will remain #1, followed by the Celtics, Sox, Revs, and B's. Sox may even drop to fourth as baseball declines and soccer rises. The B's will continue to tailspin. Ever since the Joel Ward incident the B's fan base has been shrinking, leading to desperate roadshows to CT and VT to drum up a fan base.

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Getting to a wildcard game sums up how good this organization is, we look at a wild card game as proof of failed season.
Never count the Patriots out as long as Tom and Bill are here....28-3 etc.

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except when they lose to tennessee.

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But they do ok.

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or the last 2 wild card games as the case may be.

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