Even we aren’t this stupid

From Yahoo Sports:

A five-sack, four-turnover performance from Matt Cassel will probably quiet the Tom Brady trade talk – at least for now.

Who was actually describing Cassel as the next Brady? I’m glad to blame York/Chair/Box for this if possible.


11 Responses to “Even we aren’t this stupid”

  1. PenaltyBOXXX Says:

    No way. My sentiment was only that it was exciting and euphoric to be a team with nothing to lose because basically this season the Patriots are supposed to suck anyway.

    Also, Matt Light is straight up to blame for 2 of Cassel’s fumbles yesterday. Dude can’t block for shit anymore. Watch the highlights. Both times Light let his man around the O-line essentially uncontested and that led to fumbles.

    But Cassel will be a decent QB SOMEWHERE next season (Minnesota, Houston, Detroit, San Francisco…etc.)

  2. indeedindeed Says:

    yeah, what’s really annoying is that the announcers still insist on showering light with praise. did no one see the super bowl last year? they’re the biggest reason the pats had to send those undefeated champion shirts to bolivia.

  3. PenaltyBOXXX Says:

    It infuriates me to no end. Clearly the Patriots offensive line is about 3 years too old and needs some youth, quick.

    They could also use some new D-linemen and a new linebacker or two (to go along with Mayo and Guyton) because Bruschi is old and Vrabel is old and the Patriots never sack anyone anymore.

  4. indeedindeed Says:

    i don’t know if mayo was a great pick given some of the other needs, but he’s really fun to wathc. maybe he just looks uber-fast compared to the wax statues that comprise the rest of the (admittedly proud) corps.

  5. Tyler Says:

    are the pats going to make the playoffs? the next couple weeks are easy for them…seattle, oakland.

    i wonder what vegas would have paid out if you made a preseason bet that the miami dolphins make the playoffs and the patriots dont…

    Which reminds me…since there are a bunch of bostonians on here…I don’t know if I’ve already to you this or not sloan but here it goes:

    So Craig Golden (Golden Shoes) was telling my dad (gold & silver center) about how they go to vegas every year for this shoe convention. They were there last summer (2007) and met up with one of their buddies from boston. This guy is a huuuuuuuge patriots fan…always reppin their gear, lives for them. He makes an okay living…shoe salesman of some sort but does alright.

    They are drinking one night and the guy puts down a 500 dollar preseason bet that the patriots go undefeated and win the super bowl. So it gets to be the week before the super bowl and he gets a phone call from the casino he made the bet with. They said they noticed this bet and wanted to clear it off the books. They offered him $2.7 million to turn in the ticket. It pays out $6.2 million if they win.

    He says “no thanks…patriots are going to win”.


    The smart thing to do would have been hedge it by betting the money line for like $1.5 million on the giants. If giants win you win a bunch…if they lose you still get $4.7 million…both better than $2.7 million. (you’d obviously need some spare change to do that) Thought that was a funny story though. I can’t imagine how angry his wife must have been.

  6. indeedindeed Says:

    wow, that’s crazy. i’m trying to imagine what i would have done in that scenario.

  7. Zachary Says:

    i woulda taken the 3 mill

  8. PenaltyBOXXX Says:

    yeah. I definitely would have taken the money.

    I can’t honestly say I saw that Superbowl coming…It was pretty shocking…But it wasn’t like I hadn’t considered the Giants superior defense would present issues.

    Also, the Patriots should make the playoffs. I see no reason why they shouldn’t win out and 11-5 should be good enough to make it (as should 10-6).

  9. indeedindeed Says:

    yeah, as much as i love my teams, i’m ultimately pretty conservative. not zach level pessimism, but i don’t count on victory.

  10. Tyler Says:

    i would try very hard to borrow money from someone rich to hedge it by betting on the giants to win (had to pay atleast 3 to 1, right?) so you come out ahead of 2.7 mill either way.

    If i couldn’t do that I would take the money even though I know it’s the “wrong play” mathematically.

  11. Tyler Says:

    yeah the money line was +330 for the giants.

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