February 02, 2004

A speculation

Posted by Curt at 09:02 AM in Sports | TrackBack

The Patriots’ name and logo leads me to wonder how the Super Bowl would have gone had they been owned by, say, the U.S. government. Would Patriots ownership insist that covert surveillance of the pre-game show indicated that Dan Marino and Deion Sanders were in the stadium and that the Panthers might be planning to use them? Would they then admit that no evidence existed that either of them had played in the last five years, but still claim that Carolina might be planning on reviving their careers? And after the game would they claim that their pre-emptive strike had prevented the Panthers from having enough time to suit up Marino and Sanders? Would ownership claim after, for example, after the numerous uncalled late hits on Brady and the Patriots receivers that the officials were not enforcing the resolutions laid out by NFL playbook, and that NFL officials had in fact become obsolete? Would they even release injury reports? And finally, would they simply deny that the missed Vinatieri field goals occured or would they rather claim that a defeatist media elite was focusing only on the bad news, while at the same time unveiling plans to launch a rival network to ESPN which would broadcast only successful third-down conversions?


This is pretty strained.

Posted by: John T. Kennedy at February 2, 2004 10:29 AM

Maybe I just have it in for Massachusetts for subjecting the world to a)Bosox fans and b)John Kerry.

Posted by: Curt at February 2, 2004 06:47 PM

Thanks, much appreciated.

Posted by: Curt at September 22, 2004 07:41 AM