Thursday, January 27, 2005

Hatriots: The New Yankees?

A choice article in the New York Times which may help some of those Hatriot fans out there understand the depth of our scorn for your beloved team.

Some memorable quotes:

WATCHING the Patriots dismantle the Steelers on Sunday night, Brian Cashman was struck by deja vu, by the notion that he had seen this all before. And he had, except the core names were Brosius, not Bruschi; Martinez, not McGinest; O'Neill, not Andruzzi.

Those Yankees had the composed button pressing of Torre. These Patriots have the calculating brainpower of Belichick. Continuing on this theme, we played a brief game of word association. I said, "Tom Brady." Cashman, without hesitation, said, "Derek Jeter."

New England fans and sworn Yankees haters may not want to hear this, but serious fraternization took place between the Patriots' and Yankees' hierarchies in Boston last summer, on a July night at Fenway Park. Football training camps had just opened. Belichick stopped by to meet Torre while his personnel maven, Scott Pioli, joined Cashman for a few innings.


These snippets hit the nail on the head for IHTNEP. We were especially pleased with the Brady-Jeter analogy; these two irk us in similar ways, with their heady "understanding of the game" and apparent ability to "deliver in the clutch". The irony of the Hatriots fans rooting for a Yankee-like team is also not lost on IHTNEP.

But there was one quote we couldn't quite agree with:

"Even if you're not a fan of the Patriots, it's a hard team to dislike, because of the way they go about their business," Cashman said.


Actually, Mr. Cashman, you're wrong - it's quite easy to dislike the Hatriots.

4 Comments:

Blogger TwoFacedCorey said...

Brady = Jeter…this is perfect! A match made in over-hyped media hell. Both players win more of their fair share, and both receive accolades that far exceed their contributions. Our parent’s generation had Joe DiMaggio, unfortunately as the world has digressed we’re left being spoon feed these two knuckleheads.

I can’t stand Tom Brady. I admit that my hatred started due to my allegiance to Buckeye football, but it has now grown to epic proportions. I’ve insisted from the beginning that he really isn’t that good, he’s just lucky…extremely lucky. Much as been made of Tom Brady’s undefeated playoff record in college and the NFL, but when you look at it closely, you realize all the incredible breaks he has received. It all started with Alabama missing a freakin’ extra point that would have sent the 2000 Orange Bowl to a second OT. Then there was Tommy’s first playoff game, the infamous tuck rule game against the Raiders. A game so preposterous, it immediately instigated a rule change by the NFL. There was the 2003 AFC Division Playoff game where the Hatriots won 17-14 over the Titans by a late FG that ever so barely snuck over the crossbar. Of course we have the three gift wrapped AFC championship games previously mentioned by Remzi. Finally, how could we forget the two Super Bowls won on the last damn play of the game by the kicker.

Uggh…On top of all that, the guy has never been hurt. If we are cursed to have yet another Brady playoff win next week, I just ask that he earn it this time

9:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I just hope that the Colts go undefeated so I can see how fast those patriot fans jump on the Indy bandwagon.It will be nice to start forgetting about those chumps finally.

10:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OMG PLEASE SHUT THE FUCK UP PLEASE DO NOT CONFUSE PATRIOTS FOOTBALL WITH THE BUSINESS TEAM NOT BASEBALL THE NEW YORK YANKEES THE PATRIOTS ARE NOT AN OVERPAID GROUP OF YESTERDAYS STARS WHEN HAVE CHEMISTRY THE PRICELESS PART GEORGE CANT BUY DOOOOONNT GET ME STARTED

6:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

you all are a sad group of jealous mother fuckers. this team has won 17 games without a loss. hows your team doing? look you may be in the playoffs (sorry jags) but there will only be one team standing and it will more than likely be mine! sorry. this accomplishment was done believe it or not without a video camera, but with the greatest QB, head coach, and orginiztion the NFL has ever known

10:50 PM  

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