When the Patriots win Superbowl 50 thank the NFL

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When the Patriots win Superbowl 50 thank the NFL

Admi­ral Isoroku Yamamoto: I had intended to deal a fatal blow to the Amer­i­can Fleet by attack­ing Pearl Har­bour imme­di­ately after Japan’s dec­la­ra­tion of war, but accord­ing to Amer­i­can radio, Pearl Har­bour was attacked fifty-​five min­utes before our ulti­ma­tum was deliv­ered to Wash­ing­ton. I can’t imag­ine any­thing that would infu­ri­ate the Amer­i­cans more. I fear all that we have done is to awaken a sleep­ing giant and fill him with a ter­ri­ble resolve.

Tora Tora Tora 1970

This week the New Eng­land Patri­ots defeated the Ten­nessee Titans to go to 122 clinch­ing a first round bye in the play­offs with two games to go. The Titans fell to 311.

New Eng­land Started 100 and it was gen­er­ally agreed that the whole “deflate­gate” scan­dal had moti­vated the already for­mi­da­ble patriot to the point where they pretty much wanted to pun­ish the rest of the league to the point where even an incred­i­ble assort­ment of injuries were not enough to stop them.

But the pas­sage of time, the real­ity of how hard it is to win every game in the NFL, and even more injuries finally took their toll and the Patriot man­aged to lose two in a row before return­ing to their win­ning ways last week vs Hous­ton and again vs a young & weak Ten­nessee team.

For all of their renewed suc­cess it looked very much like the Pats had man­aged to prove their point , the anger was gone and the only moti­va­tion left would be the nor­mal desire to win. That in itself has made the Patriot for­mat­table enough for this this team to 6 super­bowls in 15 years.

And then the NFL does this:

NFL Report­edly Tested PSI Of Foot­balls From Patriots-​Titans Game

Now on twit­ter, it’s claimed that this is random.

But given the game (one that the Patri­ots were expected to eas­ily win) the head­line at Drudge:

STING: NFL Tests Air Lev­els In Foot­balls Used In PATRI­OTS Game…

and the chip that had already been on the Patri­ots shoul­ders most of the year, and the deflate­gate con­ver­sa­tions that it is going to revive I can’t think of any­thing that could hap­pen that would infu­ri­ate Patri­ots fans who don’t trust the league and Patri­ots play­ers who already think the NFL’s goal this year is to stop them and Tom Brady the best quar­ter­back in the his­tory of the game who nor­mally need no moti­va­tion to win other than a desire to do so.

Con­grat­u­la­tions NFL, you have for the sec­ond time this year awoken the sleep­ing giant and filled it with a ter­ri­ble resolve that will be taken out out on every team they face begin­ning with the NY Jets this weekend.

One should never get ahead of one­self when it comes to the play­offs but if you are a Car­olina fan and claimed you weren’t wor­ried about fac­ing the Patri­ots in the Super­bowl, you should be now.

Admiral Isoroku Yamamoto: I had intended to deal a fatal blow to the American Fleet by attacking Pearl Harbour immediately after Japan’s declaration of war, but according to American radio, Pearl Harbour was attacked fifty-five minutes before our ultimatum was delivered to Washington. I can’t imagine anything that would infuriate the Americans more. I fear all that we have done is to awaken a sleeping giant and fill him with a terrible resolve.

Tora Tora Tora 1970

This week the New England Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans to go to 12-2 clinching a first round bye in the playoffs with two games to go.  The Titans fell to 3-11.

New England Started 10-0 and it was generally agreed that the whole “deflategate” scandal had motivated the already formidable patriot to the point where they pretty much wanted to punish the rest of the league to the point where even an incredible assortment of injuries were not enough to stop them.

But the passage of time, the reality of how hard it is to win every game in  the NFL, and even more injuries finally took their toll and the Patriot managed to lose two in a row before returning to their winning ways last week vs Houston and again vs a young & weak Tennessee team.

For all of their renewed success it looked very much like the Pats had managed to prove their point , the anger was gone and the only motivation left would be the normal desire to win.  That in itself has made the Patriot formattable enough for this this team to 6 superbowls in 15 years.

And then the NFL does this:

NFL Reportedly Tested PSI Of Footballs From Patriots-Titans Game

Now on twitter, it’s claimed that this is random.

But given the game (one that the Patriots were expected to easily win) the headline at Drudge:

STING: NFL Tests Air Levels In Footballs Used In PATRIOTS Game…

and the chip that had already been on the Patriots shoulders most of the year, and the deflategate conversations that it is going to revive I can’t think of anything that could happen that would infuriate Patriots fans who don’t trust the league and Patriots players who already think the NFL’s goal this year is to stop them and Tom Brady the best quarterback in the history of the game who normally need no motivation to win other than a desire to do so.

Congratulations NFL, you have for the second time this year awoken the sleeping giant and filled it with a terrible resolve that will be taken out out on every team they face beginning with the NY Jets this weekend.

One should never get ahead of oneself when it comes to the playoffs but if you are a Carolina fan and claimed you weren’t worried about facing the Patriots in the Superbowl, you should be now.