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There are 55 comments on the Baltimore Sun story from Oct 29, 2007, titled Patriots show no mercy in blowout of Redskins -. In it, Baltimore Sun reports that:

Tom Brady and the peerless Patriots keep getting better. Really. The quarterback was merely magnificent yesterday, throwing for three touchdowns and running for two more as New England crushed the Washington ...

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Tom

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#1 Oct 29, 2007
Talk about running up the score.Leading 38-0 in the fourth quarter and going for a first down on fourth and one inside the ten.But if that wasn't a statement,leading 45-0 and going for it agian on fourth down.Belichick is not making any friends.
Christina

Washington, DC

#2 Oct 29, 2007
Belichick is a football coach, he's not out there to make friends...football is a ruthless game, there are no mercy rules in the NFL.

“youbeateverythin g youknowthat ”

Since: Apr 07

Buffalo, NY

#3 Oct 29, 2007
"mercy" and Bellicheat don't go together..
Karen

Hyattsville, MD

#4 Oct 29, 2007
Another Black Sunday in Washington

The first thing I remember learning about the Washington Redskins is that their fans are fiercely loyal—no matter what. I grew up in Baltimore, just blocks from Memorial Stadium where there was talk of miracles on 33rd Street performed by the Baltimore Colts, back then. We loved our players. But, I found the energy different in Washington. There, they worshipped their players. I attended law school with a native Washingtonian who had grown up going to the Skins’ games with his father. Following the victories of the Redskins was like a cult with him. Nothing else seemed to matter—not the all-consuming stuff of law school life, such as property and torts, contracts, and civil procedure. I watched the Super Bowl game of 1984 at this fan’s home. The Redskins lost Super Bowl XVIII to the Los Angeles Raiders with a record breaking defeat of 38:9. Devoted to the end, my friend, with a gleam in his eyes, lifted his head on that Black Sunday, and said:“we’ll be back next year.” And, then, unfazed, he went on to talk about how great Joe Theissman was. Yesterday, as I watched in glee as that big fat zero sat unchanged, on the score board, quarter after quarter, I thought about my friend. And I wondered where he was and what he said at the end of the game when the final score 7-52.
Tom

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#5 Oct 29, 2007
Christina wrote:
Belichick is a football coach, he's not out there to make friends...football is a ruthless game, there are no mercy rules in the NFL.
Tell us something we don't know.It's called sportsmanship.This isn't college football where the points count.What comes around goes around.
chrisforpats

Babson Park, MA

#6 Oct 29, 2007
I'm genuinely surprised at the anger against the Pats for "running up the score." This is not a boxing match where a referee can declare a TKO and end the match. Also, there's not another sport in the world where competitors are expected to less than their best for the duration of the competition. Even if you are a Redskins fan don't you want your team to earn whatever score they end up with? Does anybody really want to pay good money to see a farce on the field? I've seen the Pats get pasted, and it hasn't been fun, but it never even occurred to me that their opponents owed it to them to lay down. Really.
skidrow wilson

United States

#7 Oct 29, 2007
Tom wrote:
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Tell us something we don't know.It's called sportsmanship.This isn't college football where the points count.What comes around goes around.
What an asinine comment...it's not about sportmanship...it's about "winning". Winning at all costs and taking no chances/no prisoners and unfortunately (this may sting your feelings)no mercy. Even with 45 pts the Redskins couldn't stop the Pats backup squad. Sportsmanship is shaking hands after you got your ass whooped and being able to say to the team that just embarrassed you..."good game"...that's sportmanship. If you don't want to see people have their feelings hurt follow golf...
Bill B

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#8 Oct 29, 2007
chrisforpats wrote:
I'm genuinely surprised at the anger against the Pats for "running up the score." This is not a boxing match where a referee can declare a TKO and end the match. Also, there's not another sport in the world where competitors are expected to less than their best for the duration of the competition. Even if you are a Redskins fan don't you want your team to earn whatever score they end up with? Does anybody really want to pay good money to see a farce on the field? I've seen the Pats get pasted, and it hasn't been fun, but it never even occurred to me that their opponents owed it to them to lay down. Really.
Come on man or woman. 38-0 in the 4th quarter and going for it on 4th and 1 from the 7 yard line. Give me a break. So a field goal at this point of the game is not enough. I don't even care about the Skins. That's just running up the score. I know Bilichik has film on the Skins D. Bilichick is a cheat and has only been caught 1 time.Do you think he got caught the 1st time.If you do then you have not a clue.
Bill B

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#9 Oct 29, 2007
skidrow wilson wrote:
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What an asinine comment...it's not about sportmanship...it's about "winning". Winning at all costs and taking no chances/no prisoners and unfortunately (this may sting your feelings)no mercy. Even with 45 pts the Redskins couldn't stop the Pats backup squad. Sportsmanship is shaking hands after you got your ass whooped and being able to say to the team that just embarrassed you..."good game"...that's sportmanship. If you don't want to see people have their feelings hurt follow golf...
This coming from an idiot that has never stepped foot on the football field or should I say coached. MOMMAS BABY DADDY'S MAYBE.Ask your mom to tell the truth. Then we will talk sportsmanship.

“S Florida & Gainesboro, TN”

Since: Jun 07

Location hidden

#10 Oct 29, 2007
Hell he put Brady back in againt the Dolphins cause they scored a couple of touchdowns...after he pulled him cause they were up so far...againt the Dolphins...geez we suck and he did it...lol
Bill B

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#11 Oct 29, 2007
skidrow wilson wrote:
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What an asinine comment...it's not about sportmanship...it's about "winning". Winning at all costs and taking no chances/no prisoners and unfortunately (this may sting your feelings)no mercy. Even with 45 pts the Redskins couldn't stop the Pats backup squad. Sportsmanship is shaking hands after you got your ass whooped and being able to say to the team that just embarrassed you..."good game"...that's sportmanship. If you don't want to see people have their feelings hurt follow golf...
I think the smoke has got to your head.
chrisforpats

Babson Park, MA

#12 Oct 29, 2007
Bill B wrote:
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Come on man or woman. 38-0 in the 4th quarter and going for it on 4th and 1 from the 7 yard line. Give me a break. So a field goal at this point of the game is not enough. I don't even care about the Skins. That's just running up the score. I know Bilichik has film on the Skins D. Bilichick is a cheat and has only been caught 1 time.Do you think he got caught the 1st time.If you do then you have not a clue.
Just curious and for real...

For those of you who think the any football team should stop competing at some point in the game, what might be some ground rules for that? If we are to accept that a team should stop competing against a losing opponent, do you think the game should simply be stopped? After all, if the competition is somehow deemed pointless, why take to the field at all?
chrisforpats

Babson Park, MA

#13 Oct 29, 2007
I obviously think the Pats should have played to the end--as they did. But I also think it needs to be said that the Pats did allow the Skins to leave with a shred of their dignity intact when they allowed them to score a touchdown. The defense they faced on that drive was NOT the same defense they faced for the preceding 55+ minutes. I think it was a gimme.

I also think the Pats have been genuinely interested in becoming an overwhelming offensive team, not only because thy want to win, but because they believe that they need to have that capability to defeat the Colts. And how do you get better at anything? Practice, of course.
Tom

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#14 Oct 29, 2007
chrisforpats wrote:
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Just curious and for real...
For those of you who think the any football team should stop competing at some point in the game, what might be some ground rules for that? If we are to accept that a team should stop competing against a losing opponent, do you think the game should simply be stopped? After all, if the competition is somehow deemed pointless, why take to the field at all?
There is differance from quiting and putting the meat to another team. Like field goals instead of TD's. YOU JUST DON'T GET IT FOOL.It's like me just kissing your wife or f**king her.
skidrow wilson

United States

#15 Oct 29, 2007
Bill B wrote:
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This coming from an idiot that has never stepped foot on the football field or should I say coached. MOMMAS BABY DADDY'S MAYBE.Ask your mom to tell the truth. Then we will talk sportsmanship.
LOL...somebody get under your skin you mental midget...see what a high school education gets you...ridicule...LOL
Tom

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#16 Oct 29, 2007
skidrow wilson wrote:
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LOL...somebody get under your skin you mental midget...see what a high school education gets you...ridicule...LOL
Look at you idiot. YOU AND Bill will be 6 ft under in time. Love how you think you are more superior because of education.LOL And where did it get you in life fool.No more years on earth.Did they teach you that in school?
chrisforpats

Babson Park, MA

#17 Oct 30, 2007
Tom wrote:
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There is differance from quiting and putting the meat to another team.
I understand that ANYONE can draw a line in the sand and say,"If you cross that I'll take it as an insult," which is exactly what's going on here. It doesn't mean I have to buy into it. Does it follow that the losing team need to know their beaten and should stop trying to change the score? At he end of the day, you are back to some unspoken agreement of, I'll stop playing for real if you stop playing for real."

I'll say it again, there isn't another sport in the world where competitors are expected to ease up. The irony is that football players are as macho as they come, and yet, in this instance, they have the emotional development of kindergarteners.
Nonamesunderthew ater

Zalaegerszeg, Hungary

#18 Oct 30, 2007
This is what Brady said. And i agree with him:

“(Belichick) always tells us,‘Guys, when I put you out there, I put you out there to perform. You’re not out there to punt. You’re not out there to run safe plays and run off the field.’

“We’re just doing our job. We’re just executing our offense. I don’t know what we’re supposed to do, take a knee, take three knees and kick it to them? Hey, we’re out there to play. We’re not out there to be someone’s whipping boy.”

Since: Oct 07

Catonsville, MD

#19 Oct 30, 2007
Running it up against the Deadskins is always a good thing here in Baltimore. Right all?
Kick it

Rehoboth Beach, DE

#20 Oct 30, 2007
chrisforpats wrote:
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I understand that ANYONE can draw a line in the sand and say,"If you cross that I'll take it as an insult," which is exactly what's going on here. It doesn't mean I have to buy into it. Does it follow that the losing team need to know their beaten and should stop trying to change the score? At he end of the day, you are back to some unspoken agreement of, I'll stop playing for real if you stop playing for real."
I'll say it again, there isn't another sport in the world where competitors are expected to ease up. The irony is that football players are as macho as they come, and yet, in this instance, they have the emotional development of kindergarteners.
You son, are dumb as dirt when comes to sports.Don't quit your day job.

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