Damn tired of hearing about Gronkowski and the Patriots

Anyone else tired of hearing about this jackass. He is only famous because he is a New England Patriot and Tom Brady’s favorite receiver apparently. He is nothing more than a tight end much like Aaron Hernandez another New England Patriot. I am so sick of hearing about “Gronk” get over it ESPN and others. Maybe this is why you are losing subscribers. There are 32 teams and each has 53 players for a total of 1696 total players. So find someone else to cover he isn’t that interesting.

New England Patriots the Dallas Cowboys of the 21st Century.

Does anyone remember the Cowboys of the 70s and 80s? They were a bunch of drama queens. They thought the world and NFL revolved around them.

The only difference is the Cowboys didn’t cheat or get caught cheating. But the drama is the same. We have to know everything that is going on in New England whether we want to or not. Every where you turn there is “Gronk”. If they find him at another sporting event we HAVE to know about it and get a shot of him in the stands or where ever.

What is so special about Gronkowski?

So why are the networks so enamored with “Gronk”? He is a tight end just like most tight ends in football. I would guess almost any decent tight end would fit in the Pats system but he wouldn’t have that name and nickname would he? Nope, some other player wouldn’t be called “Gronk”. I for one am damn sick of it.

To cheat or not to cheat.

So is this what sports have come to? Cheating in football, baseball and other sports. Win at all costs? I like to win but not by cheating.

The Pats have been caught at least two times with the filming of another team called Spygate, which is apparently against the rules and now Deflategate. The NFL rules state “No video recording devices of any kind are permitted to be in use in the coaches’ booth, on the field, or in the locker room during the game.” This is two times and it makes you wonder how many times they haven’t been caught.

Here are some things to think about. Bill Belichick was coach of the Cleveland Browns from 1991 – 1995. He had one winning season where they finished second in their division. Then beat New England in the wild card playoff and lost to Pittsburg in the second round of the playoffs. During his tenure in Cleveland he compiled a 36–44 record, leading the team to the playoffs in 1994, his only winning year with the team. In Belichick’s last season in Cleveland the Browns finished 5–11, despite starting 3-1.

So, he comes to the Pats as head coach and suddenly is a genius? How come? Has he cheated all these years in different ways and NOT been caught?

So they were caught in the Deflategate debacle and win the Super Bowl and get to keep the title? Sorry but it should have been vacated and given to Seattle. But no, just like baseball and PEDs/steroids they are letting these records stand and this Super Bowl victory stand. Records and a win they didn’t earn. So apparently cheaters do prosper. The government should step in like they did with baseball and PEDs and strip the title.

So are their wins tainted by the cheating? I think so. Just like Lance Armstrong in cycling and in baseball with the PED/steroids. What all these cheaters did doesn’t matter. It is a slap in the face of those that earned their victory or their records.

New England and cheating go back to the snow plow incident.

The game between Miami and New England on December 12, 1982 the field was covered with snow. The teams had fought for over 45 minutes to a zero to zero tie when, Patriots coach Ron Meyer ordered snowplow operator Mark Henderson to clear a spot on the field specifically for placekicker John Smith. Henderson, a convicted burglar was on a work release program from MCI-Norfolk at the time of the game. So instead of going straight across the field he veered left to create a clear spot for the kicker who made the field goal. The Pats of course won 3 to 0.

The Tuck Rule. WTF

The “Tuck Rule Game” name came from the controversial game-changing play. In the play, Raiders’ cornerback Charles Woodson sacked Tom Brady, which in turn, caused a fumble that was recovered by Raiders’ linebacker Greg Biekert, and, if it was a fumble, would have almost certainly sealed the game. Referees reviewed the play, and eventually determined that even though Brady had halted his passing motion and was attempting to “tuck” the ball into his body, it was an incomplete pass and not a fumble under NFL rules. The original call was overturned, and the ball was given back to the Patriots, who moved the ball into field goal range.

With under a minute remaining in regulation, Patriots’ Adam Vinatieri kicked a 45-yard field goal to tie the game at 13, which sent the game into overtime. In the overtime period, Vinatieri kicked a 23-yard field goal to win the game for the Patriots. Isn’t if funny how that went their way and now they have cheated twice, three times counting the snow plow incident and seemingly have gotten away with it with little or no ramifications?

What happened to Gronk?

I know I got off the subject but the New England Patriots are a sore subject with me. If they are so damn good then why the cheating? If Belichick is such a genius then why the cheating? And please don’t say they are looking for an edge, this isn’t an edge but cheating plain and simple.

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Bartmantoo

20 year veteran of the military. Born in Pennsylvania, grew up in Florida and retired in Florida. I have had two wives, and four children. Love the sunshine, the beach and fresh air. I really hate the cold and snow. Love a good rare steak, baked potato with butter and sour cream. I am addicted to pasta and especially fresh bread from Publix.

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