RE: Skip Brainless
- ***** Wonderful job by our friends at CHFF. Thanks, Steve.
***** Of course, you've got to know what my favorite piece of rebuttal was,
"Factless sees the "tuck rule;" the Cold, Hard Football Facts see a
vicious head-slap by Charles Woodson that should have been a 15-yard penalty
and that, in the confusion, never got called. Go ahead. Look at the replay,
Skippy. Woodson jarred the ball loose with a vicious and illegal headslap.
The great travesty of the play was that Woodson almost got away with this.
Watch the video again and see for yourself."
***** I was among the first, and certainly among the most vocal, here to
raise this point, shortly after the game had finished. As CHFF says, "watch
the video again and see for yourself." Woodson's arm hits Brady's helmet
before it hits Brady's arm, causing the ball to come out. This is the exact
opposite of the sequence of events when Ray Hamilton hit Kenny Stabler,
forcing an incompletion on that infamous play in 1976. The bad call made in
1976 was, and continues to be, virtually ignored by the majority of the
media and fans outside of New England. Yet the missed call on Woodson is
rarely, if ever, noted when the "tuck rule" play is regurgitated! The
continued poor reportage of each of these plays, individually, pisses me
off. Combined, due to the ironic relationship of the two, it flat out
infuriates me! (And us old, retired guys with high BP shouldn't get so
***** In any case, back on subject, I consider Brady and BB to be the best
in the game at their respective jobs today. Are they the "best ever" in the
NFL? I don't know. I think, as Steve has often said, that it's difficult, if
not impossible, to compare players from different eras. There are just too
many variables. I would say that the 1985 Bears were the most dominant
defensive team I've ever seen for one particular season. But would they have
been as dominant in any other season, with different players and coaches on
other teams? Same with any team or individual performance. I think it can
only be graded as "the best" in it's time.
***** I'm more than happy to know that we Patriots fans have had the
pleasure of having "the best" in many categories play for our team during
the past few seasons, in particular (and a few in less successful "team"
years also). I look forward to the very likely possibility that we'll have
that pleasure again, many times, in the seasons ahead; and to adding the
weight and glitter of more Lombardi Trophies to the case at Gillette
From: Ghost of Patriots Past [mailto:chiz3914@...]
Sent: Sunday, June 11, 2006 6:55 AM
To: da List
Subject: Skip Brainless
The link is to a story that Skip Brainless wrote saying it's ridiculous to
suggest that da Prince is better than Montana and/or BB is better than
Parcells. What's funny is the case he tries to make, Cold Hard Football
Facts rips up.
Steve - is the offseason over yet?
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