Bengals 13-34 Patriots

Well, it was bad enough watching the Bengals get beaten. It was worse that it was the fuckin' Patriots.

But even worse was the chronic masturbation that was going on in the commentator's booth.

These guys were jerking themselves off just as hard as they could.

I am sick and tired of hearing about how the Patriot's cheating doesn't tarnish the team or its victories.

Hey, guess what? They cheated. If that doesn't tarnish a team, I'd like to see what does.

I'm sick and tired of hearing these commentators wanking off about how the players support their coach.

Yeah, so they players stand behind their coach when he's caught cheating? What does that say about them? That they approve. It's that simple. They approve of cheating. This wasn't a mistake, it wasn't an error, it wasn't a lapse in judgment, the coach knowingly and deliberately - despite that ridiculous "misunderstanding of the rules" excuse - set out to cheat and the players are okay with that.

I'm sick and tired of hearing that the filming "didn't provide any competitive advantage" because it was "for later use".

Yeah, and how naive do you have to be to believe this was the first time they'd done it just because it was the first time they'd been caught?

And how naive do you have to be to believe that they've stopped? Oh, they may not be filming any more, but I'd bet even money that all that that means is they've stopped filming. I'd bet they've probably still got someone watching through binoculars and making notes or something.

I'm sick and tired of hearing that this is all a storm in a teacup because Bill Belichick and the Patriots were just doing what it takes to be competitive.

I don't care if being an NFL coach is a tough and competitive job. I don't care if coaches are under pressure to use every available means to win. I don't care. I don't care. Play the fucking game or don't bother showing up.

I'm not hating. The Patriots are a great team, very talented. Tom Brady may be the single best Quarterback playing at the moment. It's certainly an argument that can be made. But like the Argentinians of the eighties, the fact that they are so talented just makes the cheating all the harder to swallow.

I'm a believer in the philosophy that it's better to lose a game playing fair than it is to win cheating. Maybe I'm too old fashioned that way. Maye I'm too British that way. Maybe there's so much money in the game that the rulebook is slowly becoming irrelevant. Maybe it's okay to cheat. Maybe it's only a matter of time before Belichick positions a sniper on the roof of the stadium to take out opposing receivers.

After all, he's only doing what it takes to win.

But, tonight, I'm most sick and tired of hearing about how wonderful the Patriots are because they're beating a Bengals team that is at less than half strength, decimated by injury.

Yeah, what a triumph.


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