It's the same in any lingo

בַּת-בָּבֶל, הַשְּׁדוּדָה: אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיְשַׁלֶּם-לָךְ-- אֶת-גְּמוּלֵךְ, שֶׁגָּמַלְתּ לָנוּ
אַשְׁרֵי שֶׁיֹּאחֵז וְנִפֵּץ אֶת-עֹלָלַיִךְ-- אֶל-הַסָּלַע

How can one be compelled to accept slavery? I simply refuse to do the master's bidding. He may torture me, break my bones to atoms and even kill me. He will then have my dead body, not my obedience. Ultimately, therefore, it is I who am the victor and not he, for he has failed in getting me to do what he wanted done. ~ Mahatma Gandhi
If I am not for myself, who will be for me? If I am not for others, what am I? If not now, when? ~ Rav Hillel, Pirke Avot

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Wear It With Pride

04 February 2008

Up Yours Bellicheat!

That's right folks, there is such a thing as karma, and it ran over the New England Patriots last night in what was, in my opinion, the greatest Super Bowl game ever, and the greatest upset in sports since the USA hockey team won the gold at Lake Placid in 1980.  The only way I could possibly be happier is if it had been my Eagles winning last night.  

When the story broke back in September that the Patriots had taped the Jets' defensive signals I thought Bill Bellicheat should have been suspended for the season, and the Pats stripped of the win.  In an age where cheating is condoned in American professional sports (at least if you play Major League Baseball) it didn't really surprise me that the win stood, but in my mind they were not 18-0 going into the Super Bowl.  And after the way the Giants played them in the regular season closer I knew that they had a real chance.  On our way home from picking up Super Bowl takeout I explained to my girlfriend my "keys to the game."  The Giants had to do 3 things: 1) The offensive line had to protect Eli Manning.  He's not much of an out of pocket player so they needed to give him time to pass.  2)  Isolate Randy Moss  3)  Blitz blitz blitz and put pretty boy Brady on his ass.  The Giants did all three and guess what?  They won the Super Bowl.  I am the man.

Sports loves and hates a dynasty, but I hate the Patriots.  I thought it was great when they upset the Rams, but after that it was enough already.  Brady and Bellicheat are spoiled arrogant babies who waaaaah when they don't get their way.  Running up scores and cheating are not the hallmarks of a great NFL dynasty like say the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Green Bay Packers.  They are the hallmarks of a team that I want to see lose, and hope that they never play in the Super Bowl again under Pretty Boy and the Cheat (no offense The Cheat).

What made it all the more sweet is that we will never have to endure hearing the 2007-2008 Patriots referred to as the greatest team in NFL history for going undefeated.  That honor still rests with the '72 Dolphins led by one of the greatest (arguably the greatest) coaches to walk the sidelines, Don Shula, who has an infinitely greater amount of class in one of his pubes than Bill Bellacheat could ever possibly hope to possess. 

All in all it was a great game.  The Giants showed poise, class, and a lot of heart.  The Patriots showed that they were in love with themselves and fell victim to their own hype, not to mention a dominant Giants defense.  Greatest team ever?  Not by a long shot.  Greatest coach ever?  Anyone who says that about Bill Bellacheat is an idiot.  Tom Brady best quarterback ever?  He can't touch Joe Montana, and in my opinion Dan Marino, even without a Super Bowl ring, was a better QB than Brady.

I hope the talk about the Pats is done.  The dynasty is dead.  In the end it wasn't that special to begin with.  Congratulations NY Giants you're going to Disney World!

By the way, the best commerical was definately the Stuey v Underdog ad.  Way to go Charlie Brown!

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