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Jaquandor

I think your friend is wrong about that pass play. First of all, the formation the Patriots were in for that play (four down linemen and a single linebacker playing too deep in the end zone) would have greatly favored a power run with only a single yard needed for the TD. Second of all, even IF calling a pass is defensible -- a big 'if', given the afore-mentioned blocking scheme -- the specific play the called is not. They didn't even attempt a play-fake of any kind to freeze up defenders or sucker them in the wrong direction; at the snap that Butler guy was able to quickly see that it was a pass which let him jump the pass route. It wasn't a fluke caused by a defender being someplace unexpected; it was a coaching blunder.

And the Patriots are evil and must be destroyed. :)

Mike Schilling

Actually, the two teams use different balls on offense, so Deflategame isn't completely silly.

wwolfe

No one on TV remembers anything farther back than 20 years ago. Not only don't they remember Joe Montana, they don't remember Terry Bradshaw's four Super Bowl wins, or - Heaven forbid - the truly pre-historic 1940s and '50s, when Otto Graham took the Cleveland Browns to six (!) straight NFL title games, winning three. This followed Otto's four straight titles in the old All American Football Conference, where he set a record for quarterback efficiency that stood for 40 years, until it was broken by - you guessed it! - Joe Montana. The unspoken shared assumption of everyone on TV is that there is no history - there's only what's happened in the last couple of decades. (In other words, since those same TV folk got out of college.)

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