Surprise: Shaughnessy Blames the Patriots Losses on Their “Arrogance”

    Shaughnessy, Boston.com – The Patriots are free-falling and it’s open season on the arrogant/smarter-than-you “System.” Folks are lining up to skewer the franchise that has consistently given the NFL and the national/local media the finger during a decade and a half of division dominance and Super Bowl contention. Listening to the postgame fallout [...]

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Shaughnessy, Boston.comThe Patriots are free-falling and it’s open season on the arrogant/smarter-than-you “System.” Folks are lining up to skewer the franchise that has consistently given the NFL and the national/local media the finger during a decade and a half of division dominance and Super Bowl contention. Listening to the postgame fallout from Monday night’s 41-14 Arrowhead massacre made your ears bleed. It was a field day for Patriot haters. And they are legion. You could tell that folks have been waiting for this… These are interesting times at Gillette. Watching Kraft’s escalating cartoonishness, the inevitable erosion of “In Bill We Trust,’’ and Brady morphing into Drew Bledsoe circa 2000-01 makes for a lot of noise in this Foxborough fall of 2014. But the dirty little secret, of course, is that the Patriots really haven’t been championship-driven for a while. Artificially inflated by their fortunate spot in the Warhol, they have settled for a string of Adams Division flags while compiling almost zero impressive wins in January. Since Jacksonville in 2005, they’ve been punched in the mouth in the final game every year. This year, we’re just seeing it a little earlier. And millions of frustrated folks with Patriot cleat marks on their backs are ready to pounce.

 

There is absolutely no doubt in my mind that every media member in this town and hundreds of football pundits across the country have had some variation of this drivel saved to their hard drive since about 2002, just waiting til the time is right to publish it.  And of course leave it to the Curly-Haired Boyfriend to be the first one in the circle jerk to ejaculate prematurely.  The Pats are off to what is for them a terrible start.  They’ve yet to face a quality opponent, but still haven’t looked good.  They’re fresh off one of the worst performances they’ve had in an era where you can count the really awful games on your fingers, without using your thumbs.  I concede that.

But on the other hand, we’re a quarter of the way through the season.  They’re 2-2.  As are model-franchises-with-elite-quarterbacks-in-their-primes-and-genius-coaches Indy, Pittsburgh, Green Bay and the Giants.  Media darlings Drew Brees and Sean Payton are 1-3.  But Shaughnessy… excuse me, the “folks” … don’t have a problem with them.  If they’re 2-2 or worse, well they just have to play better.  There is only one team in all of pro sports whose struggles are always a product of their “arrogance.”  It’s because of the Pats smarter-than-you “System.” It’s because the owner who turned the worst franchise in all of sports into an empire is now a cartoon.  It’s because the trust we put in (objectively speaking) one of the great coaches who’s ever lived is eroding.  THAT’S why they’re 2-2.

Make no mistake, this is what the future looks like when and if when the Patriots ever do achieve true mediocrity.  Aging, increasingly-irrelevant hacks like Shank have had to stand by for 14 years with their thumbs up their asses while their power eroded and Belichick and Mr. Kraft flipped the script on them.  The Shaughnessys of the world have never forgiven the Pats for the sin of not being Billy Sullivan, Rod Rust or Pete Carroll,  circus clowns the writers could pants and will and have a good laugh at.  The pack of them have been hiding in the tall grass, waiting for some sign of weakness so they could pounce and bathe in the Patriots blood.  And when they do, nothing that’s happened this century will count.  They haven’t been championship driven.  They’re only interested in winning the AFC East.  Those playoff wins over Baltimore in 2011, Houston in 2012 and Indy last year don’t mean shit.  And if the coach wasn’t such a prick to everyone and never traded a veteran, why they’d be a great team year in and year out, like all those other great teams who never, ever get punched in the mouth.

I’ll tell you, the current state of the Patriots is bothering the shit out of me.  Just like Brady said, every time they lose it’s a quality of life issue for me.  But I need them to get back to playing Patriots football if for no other reason than to make all these wretched, jealous, vindictive Jihadist cocksuckers have to swallow their hatchet pieces for another season at least. @JerryThornton1

By Jerry Thornton posted October 1st, 2014 at 3:52 PM

There Is Literally Nobody on Earth Who Is More Excited For Hockey Season Than These 2 Guys

DROP THE PUCK from HARLEY REED on Vimeo.   Reader Email Made a 2 string Bass from a Heaton Helite Goalie stick —see pic The season begins now!!! (actually on the 8th. but you get it.)     The thing about these two guys is I was convinced they were going to be trying to [...]

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The thing about these two guys is I was convinced they were going to be trying to promote their band or something.  I don’t think so.  I think this is their 1 and only song.  Drop the Puck.   It’s a fucking banger too.  But he’s only got like 1 other video on his vimeo channel and it’s a 53 minute men’s hockey league game. They just want to drop the damn puck.  Have to respect it.  Have to.  Hockey guys are literally out of this world.

 

PS – Hey Ho Drop the Puck. Buy a tshirt!

 

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By elpresidente posted October 1st, 2014 at 3:10 PM

Ebola Is Such a Pussy

    I honestly don’t get what all this hype is about with Ebola. Ebola this, ebola that. I got a random email today with a dude freaking out claiming Boston Medical Center is sneaky treating people for Ebola right now blah, blah, blah. Who cares if they are? I mean look at this fucking [...]

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I honestly don’t get what all this hype is about with Ebola. Ebola this, ebola that. I got a random email today with a dude freaking out claiming Boston Medical Center is sneaky treating people for Ebola right now blah, blah, blah. Who cares if they are? I mean look at this fucking chart. Only like 3,000 people died from Ebola in Africa? That ain’t shit. I thought millions would be dead with the amount of hype it’s getting. I mean if Ebola can only kill a couple thousand poor people in 3rd world countries I’m pretty sure the US can keep shit under control.  And didn’t the 2 guys who had Ebola a couple weeks ago in the US get cured? So what is everybody freaking out about? I feel like more people get killed by wild rhinos in Africa than Ebola. I’m not scared in the least. Hey Ebola get out of my face pussy. Worst epidemic ever.

By elpresidente posted October 1st, 2014 at 2:20 PM

Belichick Delivers Another Legendary Press Conference And Has One Message For Everybody: We’re On To Cincinnati

  “We’re on to Cincinnati.” I may never answer another question with anything else ever again. “Who pissed on the couch last night, Feits was that you?” We’re on to Cincinnati. “Babe, do you love me?” We’re on to Cincinnati. “Sir, do you have any idea how fast you were going?” I’m sorry officer, but [...]

 

“We’re on to Cincinnati.” I may never answer another question with anything else ever again. “Who pissed on the couch last night, Feits was that you?” We’re on to Cincinnati. “Babe, do you love me?” We’re on to Cincinnati. “Sir, do you have any idea how fast you were going?” I’m sorry officer, but we’re on to Cincinnati. It’s perfect. Works for anything from your girlfriend asking how many chicks you’ve been with to your doctor asking you how much you drink, if you’ve got a question about the past that you really don’t want to answer there’s only one logical response… we’re on to Cincinatti.

By feitelberg posted October 1st, 2014 at 1:45 PM

After A Career of Saying Nothing Derek Jeter Suddenly Decides It’s Time For Athletes To Be More Candid

    Theplayerstribune – Since announcing my decision to retire, the past eight months have been a whirlwind. It’s been Overwhelming to go through something so familiar but have it feel so strange, yet moving and humbling. I realize I’ve been guarded. I learned early on in New York, the toughest media environment in sports, [...]

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Theplayerstribune – Since announcing my decision to retire, the past eight months have been a whirlwind. It’s been Overwhelming to go through something so familiar but have it feel so strange, yet moving and humbling. I realize I’ve been guarded. I learned early on in New York, the toughest media environment in sports, that just because a reporter asks you a question doesn’t mean you have to answer. I attribute much of my success in New York to my ability to understand and avoid unnecessary distractions.

I do think fans deserve more than “no comments” or “I don’t knows.” Those simple answers have always stemmed from a genuine concern that any statement, any opinion or detail, might be distorted. I have a unique perspective. Many of you saw me after that final home game, when the enormity of the moment hit me. I’m not a robot. Neither are the other athletes who at times might seem unapproachable. We all have emotions. We just need to be sure our thoughts will come across the way we intend.

So I’m in the process of building a place where athletes have the tools they need to share what they really think and feel. We want to have a way to connect directly with our fans, with no filter.

I am working with other athletes, with editors and with producers to create a platform that gives us a chance to say what’s on our minds. It’s called The Players’ Tribune. Over the next few months, we’ll be introducing a strong core of athlete editors and contributors who will shape the site into an online community filled with first-person stories and behind-the-scenes content.

 

Ain’t this some hypocritical bullshit. Like hi I’m Derek Jeter and even though I never said one interesting thing in my entire career now that it’s over I’m gonna suddenly be super open and encourage other players to do the same. What a joke. What a fucking joke. And spare me the sob story about how there was no spot for players to communicate without getting their words twisted. Ever heard of Twitter? Ever heard of facebook? It’s easier than ever for athletes real personalities to come through. Don’t act like you’re some savior. You’re not a savior. Don’t get me wrong I love guys who are open and honest, but we just don’t need Derek Jeter who was the most guarded guy of all time waiting till the moment he retired to suddenly lead the charge. Just typical fake ass Derek Jeter doing fake ass shit.

By elpresidente posted October 1st, 2014 at 1:07 PM

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By elpresidente posted October 1st, 2014 at 12:20 PM

Last Night’s Royals Fan Has Been Found And He’s Everything I Dreamed And More

        He’s PERFECT! The hat, the jacket, the jersey, the fanny pack, it’s all fucking perfect. Jeremy Scheuch is exactly what I wanted him to be when I first saw him last night. Like I wasn’t kidding at all when I said I needed to get drunk and celebrate and/or cry with [...]

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He’s PERFECT! The hat, the jacket, the jersey, the fanny pack, it’s all fucking perfect. Jeremy Scheuch is exactly what I wanted him to be when I first saw him last night. Like I wasn’t kidding at all when I said I needed to get drunk and celebrate and/or cry with him and this timeline just reaffirms it. He’s the perfect die hard fan who you’d want to be out with last night. Probably went out and got hammered on moonshine, tipped some cows, swung baseball bats at mailboxes pretending he was George Brett then woke up passed out in a barn with a perfect double tapered shit in his pants. Just did all that stuff I’m sure you do on a celebratory night in Kansas City. Even sold his Fleetwood Mac tickets so he can afford to go the game Sunday night, such a perfect midwestern fan I can’t stand it.

 

Now what does your chest tattoo say, Jeremy?

 

 

PS – Married, huh? Didn’t expect that one.

By feitelberg posted October 1st, 2014 at 11:41 AM

A Tradition Like None Other: Me Complaining About Champagne Celebrations For Winning The Wildcard Play In Game

    I feel like I’ve written this blog 10 years in a row, but I just had to say it again. The fact that baseball teams celebrate after winning each round of the playoffs is the dumbest tradition in all of sports. And to coup de gras is celebrating the 1 game playoff.  Newsflash [...]

 

 

I feel like I’ve written this blog 10 years in a row, but I just had to say it again. The fact that baseball teams celebrate after winning each round of the playoffs is the dumbest tradition in all of sports. And to coup de gras is celebrating the 1 game playoff.  Newsflash it was the freaking wildcard play in game. Yeah I know it’s KC’s first playoff win in like 100 years but give me a break. They just fucking celebrated last week. There should be 2 celebrations period. When you clinch your spot in the playoffs and when you win the World Series. That’s it. Maybe I can live with clinching the AL or the NL pennant, but the Wildcard play in game? The divisional series? No fucking way. It’s embarrassing as fuck. Most premature celebrations in the history of sports.   Drives me bananas.

By elpresidente posted October 1st, 2014 at 11:09 AM
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