No one really considers the New England Patriots a classy organization. Their owner is a crook. Their coach is a known cheater; both on his wife and on the game in which he coaches. Their quarterback is openly arrogant, and has the sportsmanship of a six year old crybaby. And the team has featured such class acts as Randy Moss, Rodney Harrison, and Corey Dillon this decade.
This is the franchise that got caught cheating and got away with it. The coach who walked off the field before the game could end. The QB who refused to shake his opponents hand after an AFC Championship loss. These are the New England Patriots.
So it should come as no surprise that the Patriots; who were heavily favored coming into Sunday's game against the Titans would kick a team when they're down.
At halftime the score in 45-0. This includes a touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Wes Welker with under twenty seconds on the clock... in the snow... when your QB got his knee destroyed last year. When you're up by 38.
Totally unnecessary. Who cares if the team sits all of it's starters in the second half. This is the NFL not the BCS. There's no style points in the NFL. At the end of this game you'll still be 4-2 and in 2nd place in your division.
But I hope the Patriots feel good about themselves after this. After all it's been a rough couple of years for the people of Boston, MA. The city has only won six major sports titles since 2001. Sure three of them are forever tainted, but still. Hopefully a win like this fills those open hearts in the Bay state.
I try to keep this blog fair and balanced. I'm honest with my readers and say when I don't like players, teams, or coaches. I've tried to keep my Patriot hating to a minimum. But this is gross. I just hope the Saints return the favor when the Anna Nicole Smith of American sports travels to the Superdome.
P.S the second half is starting and Brady is throwing. Smart move, right? Great example to set for the millions of young kids who are in Pop Warner watching this game.