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  •  That's ridiculous (1+ / 0-)
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    The Yankees have been winning for 100 years. The Pats, for ten. I absolutely hate that shit. I lived through the 1-15 years.

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    by ChurchofBruce on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:38:41 PM PST

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    •  some teams you get tired of more quickly (6+ / 0-)

      than others....

      Personally, I never got tired of the Steeler Dynasty, even though I'm a West Coast fan.  But I got tired of the Pats after about 2004.  Awful tired.  Dog tired.

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      by Keith930 on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:43:02 PM PST

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      •  So (1+ / 0-)
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        the year you got tired of them is the last year they actually won the Super Bowl. So, what dynasty are you sick of, exactly?

        See? It's all perception. Drives me CRAZY. I don't mind people rooting for other teams--that's certainly natural--but the Patriots Hate is absolutely insane. Their last championship was EIGHT years ago. So, what are people sick of? Them being consistently very-good-but-not-quite-good-enough? Really?

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        by ChurchofBruce on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:49:58 PM PST

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        •  Must have something to do with Tom Brady's wife. (3+ / 0-)
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          by Vico on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:51:17 PM PST

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        •  Well let me put it this way (1+ / 0-)
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          I despise the Jets and they repeatedly suck.   It's in part because of their ineptness, it's in part because their coach is a joke.

          In the case of the Pats, I don't actually have that much pat "hatred", but I would pick other teams ahead of them, primarily because again, I find your coach to be a dick.   Now, that doesn't mean he isn't successful or a damn good coach - he's both, and if we had a shot at him, I'd take him in a heart beat.   Doesn't mean though that I can't enjoy a bit when he fails.

          It's kind of like Lane Kiffin.  No matter where Lane Kiffin goes, I'll always root against that team if I have a reason to.    Doesn't mean the team is bad or any good, but I would generally root to see him punked ;)

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          by Chris Reeves on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:52:53 PM PST

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          •  Eh. Lane Kiffin's a slimeball. (1+ / 0-)
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            Belichick? He's a dick...to the media. I really don't find that all that objectionable :).

            Y'see, I only hate the Jets because they're the Pats long-time geographical rivals. If I were a fan of a team not in the Northeast, not in the AFC East, that didn't play the Jets twice a year, a Bostonian not disposed to New York teams--I wouldn't hate them. Even with Rex.

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            by ChurchofBruce on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:49:27 PM PST

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        •  Yes. That's exactly what I'm sick of. (2+ / 0-)
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          I'd like to see them finish 5-11 for a couple of seasons.

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          by RockyMtnLib on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 07:18:36 PM PST

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      •  Agree. The Patriots are the most awful team (1+ / 0-)
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        in football. I rejoince whenever they lose. They're outright cheaters. They're the bad guys.

        I'm very happy when the good guys, like the Ravens, kick their pretentious asses.

    •  I didn't say there is science to it (1+ / 0-)
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      I mean, how often are sports filled with real scientific reasons why people dislike a team? :)

      Gandhi's Seven Sins: Wealth without work; Pleasure without conscience; Knowledge without character; Commerce without morality; Science without humanity; Worship without sacrifice; Politics without principle

      by Chris Reeves on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:43:29 PM PST

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      •  I dunno (1+ / 0-)
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        The only teams I seriously dislike are the Yankees, Jets, and Canadiens. You know, the natural, long-time rivals of the teams I root for. Outside of that, what's to dislike, particularly?

        "Maybe: it's a vicious little word that could slay me"--Sara Bareilles

        by ChurchofBruce on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 06:51:39 PM PST

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        •  Yankees are bad for Baseball. (1+ / 0-)
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          If they Yankees had a payroll in the bottom half, a lot of the hate would disappear.  People don't like buying championships.

          In theory, I don't hate the Patriots nearly as much as I do in practice.  Belicheck seems to be one of the few coaches dedicated to depth at every position, Brady is a solid player who doesn't make mistakes, and the rest of the team pulls together when they have to.  That said, the sweetest words ever are still "Patriots miss the playoffs".

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          by Odysseus on Sun Jan 20, 2013 at 08:44:40 PM PST

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