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Originally posted by Spawwwn
you have got to be kidding me right?
Originally posted by BartIV
I am not an Oakland Raider fan, but their chance at a Super Bowl was botched by a call from a ref on the field. What appeared to be a fumble by Tom Brady turned into an incomplete pass, ruining any chance of Raider victory. Everyone should remember the snow bowl game. The kicker was also allowed time to remove snow so it would help his kick to win the game. I am also not a Steeler fan who lost the next game to the Patriots.
I am not an Oakland Raider fan, but their chance at a Super Bowl was botched by a call from a ref on the field. What appeared to be a fumble by Tom Brady turned into an incomplete pass, ruining any chance of Raider victory.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
Before Super Bowl XXXVI even started, I told everybody there at my brother's house to watch that the Patriot's were going to beat the Rams, because "the fix was in." Even though the Rams were a better team, the Pats won the game.
Originally posted by Icarus Rising
I don't have any facts or links to back up my opinion that the game was fixed, just my gut feeling prior to the game that the Pats would win, and not because they were the better team.
How do you explain the "tuck" play being overturned on review? The call on the field was fumble. Did you see "conclusive evidence" of a forward pass on that play? Did anybody? That was a fumble. It was the following year that the tuck rule came in, and why was that? CYA maneuver.
Originally posted by CameronFox
I think the cliche we are all forgetting here:
ANY GIVEN SUNDAY !!!
To win a game to have to EXECUTE! The better team does not always win...and football is notorious for not having the best team win!
In 1992, the Patriots themselves were bought by James Orthwein, a St. Louis native. For the next two years, rumors of a Patriots move to St.Louis were rampant based on the fact that Orthwein wanted to return the NFL to a city that had lost the Cardinals in 1988. Finally, in 1994, Orthwein offered Kraft $75 million to buy out the remainder of the team's lease at the Foxboro Stadium. If Kraft agreed, it would free Orthwein to move the Patriots to St. Louis. Kraft turned him down, instead making a $175 million bid to buy the team and save the Patriots from relocation. Orthwein had little choice but to accept -- up to that point in history it was the highest price ever paid for a professional team. The price was especially remarkable since the Patriots were at that time one of the least-valued teams in the NFL.
Upon purchasing the team, Kraft made a commitment to Patriots fans that he would bring a Super Bowl and a state of the art facility for the team to New England. His follow-through on those promises would exceed even the wildest of expectations.
The Patriots appeared in Super Bowl XX under their original owners, the Sullivans. Yet, this was one of only six playoff appearances in 33 years. However, since Kraft bought the team, they have made the playoffs eight times in 12 years.
Robert and his wife Myra have donated tens of millions of dollars to a variety of philanthropic causes including education, child and women issues, healthcare, youth sports and American and Israeli causes. Among the many institutions the Krafts have supported are Columbia University, Harvard Business School, Brandeis University, Holy Cross College, Boston College, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston, and the Dana Farber Cancer Institute in Boston. One of their most unique projects is the Kraft Family Stadium in Jerusalem, built in 2000 and the host to a 33-team flag football league as well as other sporting events.
Originally posted by intrepid
peeps, I'm a Niners fan and I see Brady as the second coming of Montana and Bellicheck as Walsh reincaranate, I love this team but you can't poo-poo away those calls that are worded so that a challenge makes it unable to win one(indisputable evidence). Some can't even be challenged. WHY?
The NFL is set up this way now.