Sunday, January 24, 2016

Nope, Didn't See This One Coming

At long last, Shank finally gets to take that long awaited huge dump on the New England Patriots. Let the second guessing commence!
This never should have happened.

The New England Patriots, a team on a mission that started the season 10-0, are bounced from Super Bowl contention because they outsmarted themselves and wound up having to win a road game in a very tough venue in the AFC Championship game.

The top-seeded Denver Broncos played great defense and beat the Patriots, 20-18, at Sports Authority Field Sunday. Intrepid Tom Brady drove the Pats to a last-minute touchdown and pulled them to within 2 points in the closing seconds, but Brady’s potential game-tying 2-point conversion pass was tipped and intercepted, ending the Patriots season. And so New England’s Revenge Tour that followed the Deflategate mess ended with a whimper in the Mile High City.

Sorry to say this, but the 2015-16 Patriots are something of a myth. They are forever the fortunate champs of the hideous AFC East, but they cannot win a road playoff game. They have not won a road playoff game in more than nine years (San Diego, January 2007).
This team is a myth? What the hell's that supposed to mean? Then again, we should be glad he didn't call them 'frauds'.

Second point - total division wins wins during the regular season, at 36, are shared between the AFC East and the NFC South. Shank is either lying or clueless here, but it allows him to try and dismiss what the Patriots did this year in order to denigrate them by using words like 'myth' and the like.

I wonder how many columns and radio / Comcast Sports Net appearances he'll get out of this?


David Marzo said...

The man is a one man clown show--how the Globe lets him get away with this garbage is amazing

mike_b1 said...

The Patriots can't win a road playoff game? Who does?

-Both Super Bowl teams this year were No. 1 seeds.
-Both Super Bowl teams last year won all their games at home.
-Both Super Bowl teams in 2014 won all their games at home.

In fact, you'd have to go back to 2013 to find the last time a team even made it to the Super Bowl by winning a road game.

Cherry-picking beats nose-picking, I suppose.