Did Patriots Cheat Their Way to the Super Bowl?

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So when you get beat down by the New England Patriots one game away from the Super owl, it turns out it might not just be your ego that ends up deflated... The NFL is investigating whether the Patriots intentionally deflated footballs during yesterday's trouncing of the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship game. Officials must have gotten suspicious during the game, because at one point, they reportedly took a ball out of play and weighed it. And what exactly would be the point of using deflated balls you ask? They would of course be easier to grip and catch, particularly in Sunday's rainy weather conditions. Logic however dictates that the advantage would then go to both teams, … [Read more...]

NFL Divisional Round Recap: Ick!

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I would like to extend my sincere apologies to fans of this weekend's losing NFL playoff teams for the inevitable jinx that took place when I gave your teams my support. (That excludes of course fans of the Dallas Cowboys. LOL at your misery!) You see, as a fan of the New Orleans Saints, a team that had a chance to win its division at 7-9 only to completely choke, it's obvious that the football gods pretty much loathe me and everything I support this season. And so, by supporting your teams in the playoffs, with the intent to smite their opponents, I pretty much destroyed your lives. My bad. Wanna know what hurts so much about that Patriots victory over the Ravens? It's that it played … [Read more...]

2015 NFL Playoff Hate-Off

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When you're the fan of a team that doesn't make it to the playoffs, the NFL postseason can be a dark, cold and dismal place. You might find yourself tempted to send hate tweets to that running back who fumbled the ball on the goal line...or the quarterback who threw a pick 6 with victory within reach....or the kicker who freakin' shanked a chip shot that your grandmother could have hit. I mean, it was just 25 yards for the love of God. AAAAAHHH!!!!!! *Deep breaths* But there are other ways to channel all that negative energy that won't end in a restraining order. In order to survive a postseason without hope, why not focus your passions on hating all the teams that would make you just … [Read more...]

Saints vs Pats: 5 and 1 Monkey Don’t Stop No Show

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Well Saints fans, it was bound to happen. No matter how good an NFL team is, that team is bound to lose at some point in its season. It's been that way for more than 40 years. And in the same way that there are character building wins, there can be character building losses. The last thing you want is for that character building first loss to come in a Super Bowl as it did for the devil's spawn, a.k.a. the New England Patriots. For the New Orleans Saints, that loss came against said spawn and quite honestly, it couldn't come at a better time. We all knew going into this season the Saints would face a tough road game stretch against the Chicago Bears and Pats. Both teams are solid and … [Read more...]

Bucs vs. Bucs: Must-Win at Pats

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The Buccaneers head to New England to face off against the Patriots today. Though most years this would be a battle easily won by Tom Brady and his team, the Patriots are a weakened bunch, as Brady has lost his top targets. Wide receiver Wes Welker is gone, as is a certain tight end with off-the-field issues who shall remain nameless. Current Pats wide receiver Danny Amendola and tight end Rob Gronkowski will likely still be benched with injuries this week (Amendola is listed as doubtful, Gronkowski as questionable). On the other side of the ball, the Bucs' defense has been playing well, with an improved pass rush (they racked up 4 sacks on Drew Brees last week) and a hard-hitting mentality. Plus, … [Read more...]