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The Nation's Tears: Volume II

Discussion in 'Blinded by the Lombardis: Patriots Forum' started by jmcc5400, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. Smiling Joe Hesketh

    Smiling Joe Hesketh All Hail King Boron Dope

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    I remember thinking that we didn't need to draft a QB because we had Millen. I remember thinking that his 6-10 year with us was proof positive that QB was all set for a while.
     
  2. fenwaypaul

    fenwaypaul Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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    Screencap from last week's episode of Preacher (scene set in Vietnam).

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  3. RedOctober3829

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    The New England Patriots have become the first NFL team to buy their own plane to fly to games. Make that two planes.

    Sources tell ESPN that the reigning Super Bowl champions bought two 767 Boeing wide-body jets in the offseason and retrofitted them with all first-class seats, some of which recline completely. On the outside of at least one of the planes is the team logo and five Lombardi trophies on the tail.

    These planes, depending on miles flown and condition, generally cost in the $10 million range. A source said the planes the Patriots bought are extended range, which allows the planes to fly nonstop for about 12 hours.

    One plane will be used as the main plane for the season, while the other will be the backup, with flight operations being run out of Providence, Rhode Island, sources said. Patriots spokesman Stacey James said team officials would not be publicly commenting on the acquisitions.
     
  4. edmunddantes

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    Has to be a screw-up here unless they are extremely old airframes.

    Edit - haha... the article now has $5 million to $65 million... so Rovell went back and changed it.
     
  5. Curt S Loew

    Curt S Loew SoSH Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    Yeah, they are missing a digit there. No way that costs the same as Jay Cutler.
     
  6. sheamonu

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    When the team traveled in the early days they were instructed to sleep on top of the bedcovers in order to save on the linen charge.

    Things have changed.
     
  7. j-man

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    we do have some commnd ground about the raiders because about 35% of the raiders fanbase thinks they can beat u this season with del rio at coach great off but if their lt holds out all year they will be 9-7 at best

    bring it on it was a great post u worte for your fanbase but from a outsider point of view u will have to deal with * with most fans because of your super bowls but i dont bevilie that i pefur to blame 01 martz his big ego with not running the ball and useing faulk as a decoy and throw more to harmin and prohel 03 no issue 04 no issue 14 pete caroll brain freeze not running to lynch or run pass rollout 16 shanny ego to go for the kill to be fair u shouild have won in 07 eli was sacked and it shouild been like 4th and 20 and in 11 welker drop a ball late in the 4th that he should had cauht 1 thing i will say is u never had that superbowl where u won big and it was over by haiftime

    i have to deal with it too 97-98 denver cheated the cap and 15 petyon 'hgh 'manning
     
  8. streeter88

    streeter88 Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    j-man you are awesome and honest. First Denver fan I have ever heard admit that about Manning.

    That debate about how many SBs the Pats should have won has been had over and over on this board, and the consensus seems to be that 5-2 is about right for the level of competition and the circumstances. Somewhere up thread (posts 962-994 or so) I think we were all wishing for a blowout win, but frankly a win is a win is a win. And I for one would love to have 1 or 2 more before Brady and BB and that great coaching staff walk away.

    But I also loved sheamonu's post, because the Pats of my childhood were routinely also-rans (Grogan era) or unlucky (Fairbanks / Grogan / Francis / Haynes team in 1976) or just not quite good enough (1985 Eason led team). I remember the crappy roughing the passer call by Ben Dreith, the Jack Tatum hit on Darryl Stingley, the 2-14 and 1-15 teams as well in the late 1980s and early 1990s. I remember when Bledsoe joined the team and Bill Parcells was going to work miracles, and then he turncoated right in the middle of the playoff run in 1996. So many star crossed Patriot teams.

    So I agree that the rest of the teams can cry their terrible tears now, and wipe them with their terrible towels. And Roger Goodell best sit there and take it when the Gillette crowd boos him on September 7th. Pats fans have earned it.
     
  9. loshjott

    loshjott Well-Known Member Gold Supporter SoSH Member

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  10. RIrooter09

    RIrooter09 Member SoSH Member

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  11. Laser Show

    Laser Show Well-Known Member Bronze Supporter SoSH Member

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  12. Rough Carrigan

    Rough Carrigan reasons within Reason Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I apologize if this appeared earlier and I somehow missed it:

     
  13. PC Drunken Friar

    PC Drunken Friar Well-Known Member Silver Supporter SoSH Member

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    Haha that is great

    Sent from my XT1650 using SoSH mobile app
     
  14. Kenny F'ing Powers

    Kenny F'ing Powers posts 18% useful shit Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    I learned something interesting today regarding notorious Patriots troll, Chris Simms.

    While listening to the GM Street podcast, Mike Lombardi said that a few days prior to Tom Bradys knee injury in 2008, the Patriots had two quarterbacks flown in to compete for a backup spot. When Brady went down, Belichick did not want to disrupt the team chemistry further, so he sent the two QB's home without even giving them a chance to workout. One of those bitter headset wearer's was Chris Simms.
     
  15. MillarTime

    MillarTime lurker

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    Wow that Manning video was great. Kudos to him...
     
  16. BigSoxFan

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    That's awesome. Knew it had to be something like this.
     
  17. DrewDawg

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    Yeah, he's legit funny.

    Except that line about him usually being busy on that day.
     
  18. Dollar

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    The other quarterback sent home without a workout? Mark Brunell.

    (Just kidding, it was Tim Rattay... but Brunell would have been fitting.)
     
  19. lexrageorge

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    I should point out that Chris Simms did eventually join Belichick's coaching staff as a low-level assistant in 2012, and has even spoke highly of Belichick since then.

    But Simms definitely has something about Brady. Of course, his dad would take every opportunity to mention Tom Brady's name even in telecasts not involving the Patriots, so perhaps that has something to do with it. ;)
     
  20. LogansDad

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    I thought that line was hilarious.
     
  21. ZMart100

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  22. InstaFace

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    Other than the Cardinals, that correlates pretty well with "saddest franchises today and historically", and "most successful franchises, today and historically", respectively. Only missing the 49ers in the latter.

    Maybe these people are looking for low-self-esteem in a date.
     
  23. Marciano490

    Marciano490 Urological Expert SoSH Member

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    Yeah, people from Detroit and Buffalo are generally super dateable.
     
  24. Kid T

    Kid T Well-Known Member Lifetime Member SoSH Member

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    More dateable because their boyfriends have more time on their hands instead of watching playoff games or their teams getting blown out?
     
  25. Dick Pole Upside

    Dick Pole Upside Member SoSH Member

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    My SIL is from Buffalo. BC Law School grad with top honors, and she can pound beer like nobody's business. Loves the Bills, Pats, and the Flutie connection.

    Win-win-win.
     
  26. pappymojo

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    I'm confused. Is she your wife's sister and you are trying to find her a date?
     
  27. Dick Pole Upside

    Dick Pole Upside Member SoSH Member

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    Brother's wife. They live in Buffalo but have season tix to the Pats.
     
  28. j-man

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    i have never been a huge fan of manning even going back to tennessee i mean of couse i am happy he won a super bowl in denver and all

    but the choke jobs in college Fla and Neb
    emasserd denver in 2003 and 2004 to the point where i rooted for brady esp in 2004 that 2004 broncos team was underrated but had a huge hole at 2 CB

    the blowouts by him in 2007 2010 his only good game the near miss in 2006 2009

    the aw suchs i am just a southern geteman when he scarm at his o-line in 2005 for not blocking pitt mr i have to be highest paid all the time when if he pull a brady from 2003-2009 he wins at least 2 more rings in indy

    the choke in 2012 when he threw that awful pass aga balt that cost a ring in 12 when denver was stong on both sides

    i give him a pass for 48 as him and DT were the only 2 guys that played hard for 60 min plus even if denver does not lose 43-8 they still wouild had lost by 17+

    in 2014 in the Indy playoff kept throwing down the field when he did not have it that day but Gase fox and Del Rio are partey to blame here as they knew they were gone in denver and did not gameplan well aga indy

    that 2015 was awful ex for the green bay game but it left him after week 8 of the prv season aga the rams in st louis


    and so on the only QB who holds a candle to brady is joe and to be honest if david fuchler holds on the ball in the end zone joe fails too SB 23 great game watch it if u can
     
  29. j-man

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    why is ATL num 5
     

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