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Are The Saints Of 2005 The Pats Of 2001

Discussion in 'Fan Zone' started by dargonking999, Sep 13, 2005.

  1. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    Could this happen again, where a tragic event happens, and then the team plays inspires football, and refs dont see penilties, dont see fumbles and INT's, so that the saints can win the SB??
  2. Sarge

    Sarge Red, White and Brew... Staff Member

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    I watched the entire Saints game. I have no idea what your talking about when it comes to refs 'not seeing' things to their (Saints) benefit.

    They played inspired football. They played hardnosed football.

    They deserve credit. The refs called the game like any other IMO.

    So, to answer your question..............absolutely not.
  3. Tio

    Tio Armchair QB

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    Well, hopefully we won't have a sham of a sb this year like in 2001.
  4. vicjagger

    vicjagger Well-Known Member

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    So, New England isn't really that good, it's the refs? Riiiggghhhttt.
  5. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    I don't think so. The ref's will call the games straight. Actually, I can't give credit to the refs for the Pats winning in 01 either.

    However, I do agree with one thing the NFL wants the Saints to be good as it will be a big story. The NFL loves big stories.

    Personally I think it's kinda low, but then, I'm a bitter, cynical bastich. :D
  6. TruBlueCowboy

    TruBlueCowboy New Member

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    All I know is never again bet against the team that lost its hometown. I picked the Saints in our Zone pick 'em contest thinking all that sentimental hogwash was going to disappear come gameday with Julius Peppers and Kris Jenkins were in Aaron Brooks face, but I guess it counts for something.
  7. StevenOtero

    StevenOtero Well-Known Member

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    Uh oh , here we go. Jump on the bandwagon. (ESPN) makes me sick with all of their SB picks.
  8. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    Uh. What was the big disaster in for New England in '03?
  9. dargonking999

    dargonking999 DKRandom

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    9/11 i'm sorrry mearnt 01.
  10. da_boyz_mk

    da_boyz_mk How 'Bout Dem Cowboys

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    the saints played with a lot of emotion sunday and deserved to win. i think that all the moving around will catch up to them eventually and they'll be around .500 at the end of the year.
  11. cobra

    cobra Salty Bastard

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    If that disaster rule was accurate, why wouldn't the Giants (or Jets) have won the Super Bowl? Or the Redskins or Baltimore? Or the Eagles?

    The WTC were in NYC.
    The Pentagon was hit in Baltimore/DC area.
    Another plane crashed in the Philadelphia area.

    I really don't think New England/Boston had any special claim (other than it was the origin of planes that flew into the WTC).

    And, I don't recall anyone suggesting during the '01 run that what New England was doing was in any related to 9/11. Nor do I recall a bias on behalf of them since they didn't suffer anything.

    So, in other words, I find this argument ridiculously contrived in the sense that there was no connection of New England to 9/11 in the same vein as NO to Hurricane Katrina. So to the extent a trend could be adduced, there is no evidence of it.
  12. Gordon

    Gordon New Member

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    The Patriots really had no more to do with the 9/11 attacks than San Francisco, Atlanta, Philadelphia, etc. This comparison would work if the Giants, Jets, or Skins won the SB in '01.

    I think the Saints are a good team, I had them as a WC team before the whole hurricane thing, but I think it's gonna be too tough basically having 16 road games.
  13. ghst187

    ghst187 Well-Known Member

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    i don't know about the Ain'ts-Panthers game but if I hear one more person saying that the Ain'ts are "America's Team" I'm going to rip someone's head off.
    I already wrote several nastygram emails ripping sports writers for saying it and telling them that they're jumping on the politically-correct, media bandwagon and selling a disaster wrapped in an overdramatic sports package.
    I think to qualify for the title, you actually have to win something....am I wrong on this?
  14. k19

    k19 Active Member

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    The Saints have replaced the Cowboys as Americas team yet most people can name their head coach or more then 3 players on their team, probably couldnt name 3 players in the teams history. Yeah ok their Americas Team aight
  15. Erik_H

    Erik_H Good, bad, I'm the guy with the gun. Zone Supporter

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    actually, the tie in was the name of the franchise.

    Patriots.


    At least that was the packaged story anyway.
  16. DallasDomination

    DallasDomination Well-Known Member

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    I hope the Saints beat the Giants that's all that really matters here.

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