Cheering for Patriots this Super Bowl Cause They’re from a Democrat State

New England Patriots

New England Patriots

Super Bowl LI is tomorrow as I write this. The New England Patriots are in it against the Atlanta Falcons. Generally, I hate all things Patriots, having been a Peyton Manning fan for about two decades since he was in collage. I’m also not a fan of cheaters, never mind repeat cheaters. However, I’ve recently decided there are some things worse than the New England Patriots, and that includes those with no regards for people, their rights and who are hypocrites to everything they say and try and force upon others. That would be those supporting whoever that guy is in the White House who thinks he runs the world and is above the law.

In 8-11, the most recent US election, Georgia voted Republican and Massachusetts voted Democrat. As a result, I’m going to put my pride aside and support the team I’ve hated so much over the years. Seriously, it’s just football. A little cheating ain’t right but it’s just a minor part of life. This whole other political thing, that messes things for everybody, even those who don’t live under that umbrella like me in Ca-na Land.

This Super Bowl, I’m going to be supporting the New England Patriots instead of the Atlanta Falcons cause the Patriots play in a Democrat state. I realize the city of Atlanta voted Democrat, and that Matty Ice played at Boston College in Massachusetts. However, I’m looking at the bigger picture which is what so many Republican supporters fail to see.

Now, this is just a harmless action and it’s just for fun. I’m not going to be too miffed if the Patriots lose, let’s just say it that way. But for the small sake of picking a team to support that isn’t of much interest to me, political lines is the critical factor on which I’m going to make my decision this year.

No more people from Republican states in the White House! (re winning team visit)

GO PATRIOTS! (swallows pride) 😉

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Options Instead of the Extra Point for the NFL and CFL

In North American football, the extra point is a single point short kick after a 6 point touchdown to give the full 7 point value a touchdown can give a team. The full 7 points also makes the touchdown more valuable than two field goals, at 3 points each, in not only concept but also score. Otherwise, the extra point is also a second chance to cheer loudly for the touchdown just scored if it were your team to have done so.

Once upon a time, the extra point used to require an actual effort so it was not a sure thing by any means. However, these days, it has a success rate of over 99% according to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick. It has become too easy for the players playing to execute it that it not only becomes boring, it’s also a waste of time. Sports Illustrated’s Peter King feels the same way about it, calling it “the biggest waste of time in sports”. Nothing in sports should be that automatic, basically. What kind of competition is there if the outcome was the same more than 99% of the time?

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