October 24, 2007

Colts vs. Pats = Good vs, Evil?

by Dan Bilicki In: Football

It’s not very often that you get two games over the course of two weeks that involve unbeaten teams this far into the season, but after sullying Dallas’ record two games ago, the Patriots now will face the unbeaten Colts, fresh off of a Monday thumping of the supposedly good Jaguars in Jacksonville.

Now, I will get to the actual match up later this week with the picks, but for all of those Patriots fans out there, Gregg Easterbrook has written the perfect argument to explain why your team are the bad guys now.

http://sports.espn.go.com/espn/page2/story?page=easterbrook/071023&sportCat=nfl&lpos=spotlight&lid=tab1pos1

Unlike his ESPN.com colleague Bill Simmons, Easterbrook makes much more informed and incredibly more unbiased opinions. He takes the side of someone on the outside looking in, not a die-hard fan of the franchise like Simmons is.

Easterbrook’s opinions may be over-the-top at times, but the man knows football and does in depth research into the numbers behind the game to make a well informed analysis.

Anyone who is on Simmons’ side about the Patriots giving a big middle finger to the league as a good thing should read TMQ and re-evaluate their thought process in cheering for a team and being fine with such unsportsmanlike displays like the ones that New England are portraying every week.

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