JichaelDick wrote:The Long Dick of the Law wrote:JichaelDick wrote:Dthefritz wrote:I couldn't even do a breakdown of this. It was just so...nothing. Who's your 36 1/2th favorite Patriot of all time, Bill? Would you trade Tom Brady's socks for two more seasons of White Shadow?
That said, a couple three things:
- This Falcons team is better than the '01 Rams or the '15 Seahawks??? I get that after SB 42, he never wants to be lulled into a false sense of security, and I'm certainly no expert on football, but to me, that seemed like a huge stretch to me.
I feel something coming along...I really do. Hold on.................
IN FAIRNESS, I think his point was he was more confident in the 2001 Patriots over the 2001 Rams and 2014 Patriots over 2014 Seahawks than that he was saying 2016 Falcons > 2001 Rams and 2014 Seahawks. Granted, I'm a pessimistic Falcon fan, but Atlanta did have a tough schedule and did just eviscerate the NFC through the playoffs (something the 2001 Rams and 2014 Seahawks didn't do). I do think he was trying to keep from sounding overconfident and using the 1990s and 2000s Braves foibles as the obvious reason the Pats would win (HI KITE!), but I CAN see thinking the 2016 Patriots might struggle with the 2016 Falcons.
There is no way he can truthfully say he was more confident of the 01 Pats over the 01 Rams.
That was almost certainly hindsight, but I do seem to remember Simpson being cautiously optimistic about New England's chances.
BLASPHEMY! FAKE NEWS! SIMPSON IS A FUCKING IDIOT AND DOESN'T KNOW ANYTHING ABOUT ANYTHING GOD I CAN'T BELIEVE I STILL READ EVERY WORD HE WRITES