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Old 10-29-2007, 07:28 AM
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A bad and funny thing has been happening recently in the NFL. People in the game are whining about the Patriots "running up the score". Excuse me? Has the pathetic "everyone is a winner" attitude found in youth sports crept into the professional ranks? The head coach for the Redskins allegedly told Belichik that he needed to "respect the game" and have his offense take a knee and punt. Are you sh!tting me? This is pro sports. Offenses are paid to score, defenses are paid to stop offenses from scoring. If you cannot get it done, but I can, I'm supposed to worry about your feelings? BTW, I'd be as disgusted by this pu$$y mentalilty no matter the team doing the ass-kicking. As far as I'm concerned, if the #4 defense in the NFL (Washington) can't stop another team from scoring 52 pts, then they're not that good, now are they? This ain't beanbag-play the game and stop whining...

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Old 10-29-2007, 07:49 AM
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Never happens in baseball. If a team can rack up a 20+ to zip win they do it. They aren't ashamed to say it is all about stats either.
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You guys know that I'm no Pat's fan, but I don't see anything wrong with a team running up the score. I mean this ain't little league where there is a ten run rule, and anyway when NE put the backup in the skins couldn't stop him either.
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Hey, Im a 'Skins fan and all I can say is play better if you dont want to lose 52-7. If you are going to play like that, you deserve the 52.
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You guys are restoring my faith in the competitive nature of man and sports...

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Must have missed that quote from Joe Gibbs this morning. Can you point me to a source ?
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I don't agree with running up the score while keeping the first string players in, but if the coach rotates in the second and third string and the score is still lop-sided, then so be it.
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colm, some talking head on espn paraphrased him and his assistant, Godfrey/Godfreid. Apparently, they're not the only coaches who've whined in such a manner and many of the talking heads such as clayton (dweeb) are talking the same talk. As far as I'm concerned, if you are a professional offense and can use the opponent as a live scrimmage in order to get better for the next team, then do it. In fact, I find the term "running up the score" to be offensive. Offenses score, defenses stop. Simple...

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A bad and funny thing has been happening recently in the NFL. People in the game are whining about the Patriots "running up the score". Excuse me? Has the pathetic "everyone is a winner" attitude found in youth sports crept into the professional ranks? The head coach for the Redskins allegedly told Belichik that he needed to "respect the game" and have his offense take a knee and punt. Are you sh!tting me? This is pro sports. Offenses are paid to score, defenses are paid to stop offenses from scoring. If you cannot get it done, but I can, I'm supposed to worry about your feelings? BTW, I'd be as disgusted by this pu$$y mentalilty no matter the team doing the ass-kicking. As far as I'm concerned, if the #4 defense in the NFL (Washington) can't stop another team from scoring 52 pts, then they're not that good, now are they? This ain't beanbag-play the game and stop whining...

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I have 3 kids that play youth ball and I have coached youth sports. Believe me, the kids know what the score is. It's the liberal pansy parents with the "everybody wins" crap. That's not how life works.
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Old 10-29-2007, 09:15 AM
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Mark, I believe it was a Washington player who made that foolish statement, but to make matters worse, I also heard the statement went on something like this, "...and I hope we get another shot at them." WTF?! I hope that is not true....

These guys just don't realize they should man-up and say we took an ass kickin' out there today and hold their heads up, instead, they whine about respect, gimme a F'ing break and make a stop, you losers.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:13 AM
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This is what's getting some folks upset, instead of kicking field goals, they're going for it on 4th downs when they are already winning big.

From ESPN:

• … kept Brady on the field for an 88-yard drive six minutes into the fourth quarter despite already leading 38-0. On that 14-play drive, the Patriots went for a fourth-and-1 at the Redskins' 7 and ordered a 35-yard bomb to Randy Moss.

• … went for a fourth-and-2 at the Redskins' 37 on the next possession while leading 45-0. Backup QB Matt Cassel hit Jabar Gaffney with a 21-yard pass. Two plays later, Cassel scrambled for a 15-yard touchdown run to open up a 52-0 lead.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:23 AM
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Its easy to win by 52 when you CHEAT, jk.

Missed the game but I'm OK with it as long as they put in the 2nd and 3rd string. Its nonsense if they did this without putting in the backups. 1. you can injury your 1st string for no reason and 2. no reason not to use the backups and see what you got....If its true the backups piled it on too, then more power to them.
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Old 10-29-2007, 10:24 AM
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So what?.....

The pathetic defense made it very believable that they could convert on 4th....

Too bad!.......
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WHy does it matter who "piles it up"?!? My God, you guys are friggin pathetic! If Brady gets hurt, then it's nobody's fault but the coaching staff. It's their problem, not the team they're whooping up on. I cannot believe I'm hearing ppl whine about this. Amazing...

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I suppose you guys that don't like the fact that NE kept on scoring would also expect washington when they had the ball and were beyond any hope of winning to just down the ball and punt.
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You play until the final bell/whistle/out and you give it 100% regardless of the score. I've seen too many ridiculous come backs in my day to feel comfortable with any lead.
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:39 PM
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Not a big NE fan, but once the game was well in hand, like 38-0, I'm sure the coaches DID consider pulling Brady and some other first stringers. But they didn't and that's their choice. Personally, as long as the other team is trying to put points on the board, mine should be too. I keep going back to taking the quarterback out if it's a runaway - but I have a good reason - I'm a Carolina Panther fan and our quarterbacks are dropping like flies!
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Old 10-29-2007, 12:42 PM
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That WAS NOT Gibbs he said something to the effect that he did not have any problems with what Belichick did in the game.
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I agree about the points and the whining, but the key word is sport, and that word implies a certain code of conduct that's a step above the norm.

I think a lot of the players would and should be in jail, but "professional salaries" and the media status makes their violence cool, shielded by money, representation and coaches.

So they are hard for me to respect, especially Belichek.




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CMP - 10/29/2007 7:28 AM

A bad and funny thing has been happening recently in the NFL. People in the game are whining about the Patriots "running up the score". Excuse me? Has the pathetic "everyone is a winner" attitude found in youth sports crept into the professional ranks? The head coach for the Redskins allegedly told Belichik that he needed to "respect the game" and have his offense take a knee and punt. Are you sh!tting me? This is pro sports. Offenses are paid to score, defenses are paid to stop offenses from scoring. If you cannot get it done, but I can, I'm supposed to worry about your feelings? BTW, I'd be as disgusted by this pu$$y mentalilty no matter the team doing the ass-kicking. As far as I'm concerned, if the #4 defense in the NFL (Washington) can't stop another team from scoring 52 pts, then they're not that good, now are they? This ain't beanbag-play the game and stop whining...

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Interesting . . . I guess it depends on whether you see professional football as a true "sport" or not. If it's just paid entertainment / competition - heck - run up the score.

Read up on the history of sport, however, and you'll see that today's "professional" sports often lack the ethos exhibited in Roman and Greek times . . . it's called sportsmanship. The competitive part of sports is about being victorious - the sportsmanship component is walking across the field and shaking hands (or drinking many beers . . . )
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