The New England Patriots
A friend mentioned, moments after New England defeated the St. Louis football team in Super Bowl 36, that it was fitting that team called "The Patriots" would win following the tragic events of 9/11. And you have to figure that some fire fighter's widow, who was no longer able to feed her children, probably did rejoice in the fact that the Patriots won the Super Bowl.
The rest of us, however, were headed down to the Fremont sports book to cash in our bets that were paying close to $1K on a $100 money-line bet.
But much like the tragic events of 9/11, America is pretty much over the Patriots. And it’s not the recent cheating. If Bill Belichick was going to cheat on his wife, it only figures that he would be cheating in football games, too. Nobody can be surprised that about that.
Despite having the scruples of Barry Bonds, optimism for the Patriots is sky high. The main reason is Randy Moss, who made the
Moss burned the Patriots for five receptions for 130 yards including a 73-yard touchdown in prime time for the Raiders. In fact, Moss was on a tear for the first four games of the season until, of course, he was punched in the mouth once and floundered the rest of the way. Now, many believe in the power of Hoodie and his ability to make team players out of malcontents, but it will take only one bad performance, or one poor throw from Tom Brady before the real Randy Moss exposes himself.
And not in the way that would make Joe Buck indignant.
No, the first week of the season and Moss' sky-high performance only makes the impending implosion of the Patriots that much more anticipated and titillating.