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The Pats Achilles Heel...The Giants

SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/10/2017 11:48 am
I enjoyed this article. I enjoyed even more emailing it to my cousins from New England.
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First thing to hit me:  
Big Blue '56 : 8/10/2017 12:04 pm : link
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The Belichick-Brady Patriots are the most dominant football team of all time; they’ve also been beaten twice in the Super Bowl, hilariously and improbably, by Eli Manning’s New York Giants



Hilariously?
BB56  
SFGFNCGiantsFan : 8/10/2017 12:06 pm : link
I noticed that too, but I don't think Baker was demeaning our wins. She's a Giants fan.
And as I've said innumerable times,  
Big Blue '56 : 8/10/2017 12:07 pm : link
in taking NOTHING away from the Pats whatsoever, the FACTS ARE, that they could easily be 7-0 or 0-7..
RE: BB56  
Big Blue '56 : 8/10/2017 12:08 pm : link
In comment 13554967 SFGFNCGiantsFan said:
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I noticed that too, but I don't think Baker was demeaning our wins. She's a Giants fan.


She later goes on to say, in effect, that Eli's play and mistakes, somehow makes the two wins hilarious.Still don't see it
could be taken either way  
Rocky369 : 8/10/2017 12:24 pm : link
you can laugh because it's your team, or because of anti-Eli. I think either way, it was hilarious ATL lost the way they did.
Put me in the group that doesn't think she's lavishing  
shockeyisthebest8056 : 8/10/2017 12:44 pm : link
any praise on the Giants with this article. It basically comes off as, "Giants are Pats' Achilles Heel because they fell ass backwards into a pair of Super Bowl wins despite Eli sucking". There's more praise for the 2007 regular season loss than the Super Bowl wins.

BTW, I would've added the 2011 and 2015 regular season games to get a fuller idea of the Giants being their "Achilles Heel".
As a New Englander, I never gloat about it--  
exiled : 8/10/2017 1:10 pm : link
it's just bad form.

And, I never wanna tempt fate. If the Pats wound up beating the Giants in February, it'd be all my fault.
Giants fan or not, she comes off as disparaging  
Greg from LI : 8/10/2017 1:13 pm : link
What she's saying is, it's hilarious that the Patriots couldn't beat the Giants either time with the implication being that the Giants aren't particularly good, hence the supposed humor.

And I'm sorry, I still can't agree that the Patriots are the most dominant team in league history, not when they won several of those Super Bowls by the skin of their teeth in a watered down league.
RE: And as I've said innumerable times,  
LAXin : 8/10/2017 1:33 pm : link
In comment 13554970 Big Blue '56 said:
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in taking NOTHING away from the Pats whatsoever, the FACTS ARE, that they could easily be 7-0 or 0-7..


Yeah, if just one particular non-scoring play is altered from each of their 7 Super Bowl games, they could have easily gone 7-0 or 0-7. Many Pats fans said they were unlucky in SB #42 (the Eli escape, the Tyree helmet catch) and SB #46 (the Welker drop in which he put both hands on the ball and no Giants player was in contact with them), but I really think they have been very lucky in the last 15 years.
Most superbowl runs/wins  
Giantfan in skinland : 8/10/2017 1:59 pm : link
involve some degree of luck. There are really only a handful of teams that have just steamrolled all the way through the playoffs.

I still don't know how you use that to discount what the Pats have done. Saw this meme the other day....it's just crazy.

RE: First thing to hit me:  
EricJ : 8/10/2017 2:12 pm : link
In comment 13554966 Big Blue '56 said:
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The Belichick-Brady Patriots are the most dominant football team of all time; they’ve also been beaten twice in the Super Bowl, hilariously and improbably, by Eli Manning’s New York Giants





Hilariously?


Yeah in that 2007 Superbowl Eli made a lot of tackles and sacked Brady three times. Amazing how some idiots out there forget this is a team game. If it is solely on the QBs then why didn't they say that Eli beat Brady as the rest of the two teams watched from the sidelines.
What most detractors forget are the intangibles  
MasherJints : 8/10/2017 2:16 pm : link
The Browns, the Packers, the Steelers and the 49er's where all afforded the continuity excluded in the free agent era. Making the accomplishments of the Belichick lead New England Patriots all the more remarkable. In a time of ever revolving rosters the level of dominance within their division and conference is unconscionable.

What is the greatest lamentation is that the ego and selfishness of one of the greatest coaches in the New York Football Giants franchise history, Bill Parcells, prevented coach Belichick from achieving his greatest desire becoming the head coach of the New York Football Giants. Having been privileged to witness coach Belichick's career since joining the Giants, there has only been one time that his stoic nature ever gave way to revealing the emotional sentiment hidden deep within the man. That took place during the documentary of a Football Life on NFL Network. Coach Belichick become emotionally distraught returning to Giants Stadium accepting that his greatest desire had been thwarted.

According to Wellington Mara the mantra is: "Once a Giant, always a Giant". Therefore coach Belichick will always be linked to the franchised he loved most in his heart. No matter the New England accomplishments coach Belichick will forever be a Giant in his heart and mine.

We as fans of the New York Football Giants franchise should take collective pride in coach Belichick's accomplishments. He is our native son, an extension of our beloved franchise.
Hilariously beating the Pats  
LCtheINTMachine : 8/10/2017 4:22 pm : link
Eli has that dopey face so how he even walks in a straight line is hard to believe.

If LC had intercepted that Brady pass we would have beaten them again.
The RInger spends most of its time  
Section331 : 8/10/2017 4:33 pm : link
sucking Bill Simmons dick. It is an absolute joke. Yesterday there were 4 articles about the Pats, and a podcast; and a 5th article about a photo of the 2010 Celtics. Today, 3 more Pats pieces. Are you fucking kidding me? I deleted my bookmark, I've got better ways to waste my time. Like BBI!
RE: Giants fan or not, she comes off as disparaging  
Johnny5 : 8/10/2017 5:07 pm : link
In comment 13555087 Greg from LI said:
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What she's saying is, it's hilarious that the Patriots couldn't beat the Giants either time with the implication being that the Giants aren't particularly good, hence the supposed humor.

And I'm sorry, I still can't agree that the Patriots are the most dominant team in league history, not when they won several of those Super Bowls by the skin of their teeth in a watered down league.

I agree with Greg. I would never call the Pats the most dominant team in history. I would call them the GOAT at managing and coaching against the cap.
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