Tuesday, November 08, 2005

So Long Patriots

There has not been a home field beating this bad since the Germans strolled through the Arc de Triomphe during World War II. The French also put up a better fight than the Patriots did in the Colts 40-21 triumph that has ended the Patriots championship run.

Bill Belichick reverted back to his Cleveland Browns days as he looked severely out-coached by Tony Dungy. Going for onsides kicks and tossing the red challenge flag because your team is ill prepared for a two-point conversion are the type of bush league moves reserved for coaches such as Rich Kotite. Not for the current genius of the NFL.

The San Diego Chargers and now the Colts have cruised to easy victories in Gillette Stadium, a place where the Patriots were once thought at invincible. While you do not want to write off the defending champions all together, if they are going to get back to the Super Bowl they must do so on the road. But they have given no indication that they will be much of a threat this season.

And let's not give the AFC title to the Colts just yet, either. The Colts did nothing except take a sucker punch at a bully that already has been bludgeoned a few times this season. Beating the Patriots now is akin to taking home Trischelle from the Real World Las Vegas. In other words, it is not much of a challenge.

Besides, we have faith that the Colts will find a way to blow this thing. Who is the front runner in the AFC now? Discuss it on the Hater Nation forums, here.

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