There's no reason to think that the Patriots had any right to win last nights game. But they did. There were numerous opportunities. The 4th down play where they stuffed Brady, only to find their coaching staff called a time out and play was stopped. Then the Patriots failed to get the first down, again the Ravens celebrated, again they had to line up and stop the Pats after an illegal procedured was called. Another stop near the goal line was negated by another penalty in the end zone. The Ravens have every reason to believe that they should have won the game, but they didn't
Instead they cry and moan and whine about how the did win the game, but those bad old officials took it from them. One official called Rolle "boy". Can you believe that? He has a wife and kids and the bad old offical called him "boy." Can you blame one of the Ravens for going ballistic after the Patriots scored the winning touchdown and costing his team 30 yards in penalties?
Of course you can blame them. You can blame them for being crybabies and sore losers. You can blame the media for giving them a voice. This is the third straight week the Patriots have pulled victory from the jaws of defeat, and this is the third straight week the media coverage has been about 90% about the losing team, and how they should have won, but the mean Patriots didn't let them win.
This season should be a fun season for the Patriots. They have exceeded any expectations they must have had for themselves this season. They are compiling record breaking numbers. They are a fun, dynamic team to watch. But it hasn't been fun watching it. In fact I've pretty much had to turn off all sports channels because if it's not national media crying about how the Patriots are too good, it's the local yahoos matching insult with hyped praise. They are evil, they are gods. They are running up the score, they are just having fun. Now they are beatable now they aren't. Now there's a conspiracy against the Ravens. Now there's video cameras stealing signs (
a coaching trying to get an edge!).
When did sports get so polarized? Why can't we just enjoy a good show? This is like people hating on Federer when he takes someone down 6-0. He's too good. Can't be that good. Must make him evil somehow.