Same here, except I stopped reading during 2007's Spygate silliness, when Greggggg descended into a state of complete and utter hysteria about what most NFL people acknowledged had been a widespread long-standing custom, such that (if I remember correctly) he didn't think the NFL had any choice but to give Belichick a lifetime ban (and wanted an investigation about whether to take back the trophies as well).SidelineCameras said:Once a faithful reader, I haven't clicked on TMQ all year. Looks like nothing has changed. I'm going to go ahead and assume he's also mad about the government and the fact that he saw some Valentine's Day decorations last week or something else equally critical.
For a writer with such pretentious intellectual aspirations, who questions football orthodoxy and often takes pains to break down plays in an attempt to reveal the Xs and Os behind them, it's really striking how -- for lack of a better word -- stupid he is about football sometimes. For instance:
That's one of the stupidest fucking things I've ever read about anything. Ever.weeba said:TMQ wrote: This generated bad karma that came back to haunt Belichick in that season's Super Bowl loss. What's the point of generating more bad karma now?
The casual way in which, with a straight face, he assigns part of the Patriots Super Bowl loss in 2007 to "bad karma" baffles me. That's the kind of comment I would expect from a 22-year-old who works at a hair salon and posts links to Onion articles on Facebook with a "Can you guys believe this actually happened?!?" tagline.
Are you fucking serious, Gregggg? Karma? KARMA!?!?!
Put aside that the Patriots didn't run up the score. Put aside that this isn't a 4th grade soccer game and "running up the score" isn't a fucking thing because these are professional fucking athletes paid to fucking play football and the fucking crowd is in the fucking stands because they fucking paid to watch football not some bullshit fucking gentleman's romp.
To warn the Patriots not to act a certain way because of "karma" should in and of itself prevent Gregggg from being taken seriously ever again.