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Is the Patriots Dynasty Tarnished?


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#1 ChevyVanMiller

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:40 PM

Not long ago, the *Pats seemed to have one of the all-time great dynasties of all-time. Since then, they posted a perfect regular season, only to lose in the SB. Got caught in the spygate scandal. Lost another SB to the Giants and now have lost the AFC title game at home to the Ravens.

How do you think history will judge the Belichick/Brady era? Will they win another SB?

Discuss...

#2 Captain Hindsight

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:42 PM

Like a team that won 3 super bowls in 4 years and was division winners for 11 of 12 years. AKA Damn good

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:43 PM

Show me someone with a better decade

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:50 PM

Tarnished more than it already was after Spygate?  Nope.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

View PostNoSaint, on 20 January 2013 - 09:43 PM, said:

Show me someone with a better decade

Without cheating or with cheating?

#6 Punch

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

They will be remembered as the dominant franchise of this era. Some will (perhaps rightfully) assign an asterisk to their accomplishmets, but it will not be be the prevailing view.

Does a dynasty last forever? The 49ers eventually slowed down but it didn't taint them.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:51 PM

View PostCaptain Hindsight, on 20 January 2013 - 09:42 PM, said:

Like a team that won 3 super bowls in 4 years and was division winners for 11 of 12 years. AKA Damn good

this ^^^^^

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:53 PM

The Pats legacy is solid but it's curious that they don't pull games out of their asses like they did before Spygate. I'm convinced some of those "miracle" wins were from cheating.  

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

View PostBmoreBills, on 20 January 2013 - 09:51 PM, said:



Without cheating or with cheating?

Either?

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:54 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 20 January 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

The Pats legacy is solid but it's curious that they don't pull games out of their asses like they did before Spygate. I'm convinced some of those "miracle" wins were from cheating.  

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yeah, what an off the wall conspiracy theory.

so crazy, that the league itself handed down the harshest penalty in history for doing exactly that.

#11 Meathead

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:57 PM

once again, what have they won since they got caught cheating? nuthin

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 09:59 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 20 January 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

The Pats legacy is solid but it's curious that they don't pull games out of their asses like they did before Spygate.
Their defense continues to let them down.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

View PostPromoTheRobot, on 20 January 2013 - 09:53 PM, said:

The Pats legacy is solid but it's curious that they don't pull games out of their asses like they did before Spygate. I'm convinced some of those "miracle" wins were from cheating.  

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Perhaps, but Brady is getting old too. He's not the same guy at 30 whatever as he was in 2002. No matter how much ESPN and the rest of the media jerk him off...

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:00 PM

of course it is. They're cheaters and Bellichick is a scumbag.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:05 PM

View PostLurker, on 20 January 2013 - 09:59 PM, said:


Their defense continues to let them down.
Yeah. It's a lot easier playing defense when you know what plays are coming.

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#16 The Wiz

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:06 PM

View PostFixxxer, on 20 January 2013 - 10:00 PM, said:

of course it is. They're cheaters and Bellichick is a scumbag.
Wearing a hoodie with the arms cut off doesn't help improve this image either.

#17 Kelly the Dog

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:07 PM

The reason they are a dynasty, and one of the best ever, is the same reason that the Dallas Cowboys were a dynasty from the late 1960s to the early 1980s when they were 12-2, 11-2-1, 10-4, 8-6, 10-4, 11-3, 12-2, 12-4, 11-5, 12-4, 12-4... pretty much every single year, they were the team to beat, most years some team rose above and beat them, and usually then went back down for a year or two or forever. But they were always at the top, for a ridiculous amount of years.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:08 PM

Bellacheats magic hoodie has let him down again.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:09 PM

No they've had an amazing run. However based on what I saw today that window is closing.

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Posted 20 January 2013 - 10:11 PM

View PostMeathead, on 20 January 2013 - 09:57 PM, said:

once again, what have they won since they got caught cheating? nuthin

Aside from 76* regular season games and 5 playoff games? You're right, nuthin'.


*an average of 12.7/year over 6 years.

Edited by Punch, 20 January 2013 - 10:12 PM.