Thursday, September 13, 2007

Cheat, Cheat, Never Beat

(Umm...yeah, that big, hulking mass of a football player would be my Eldest. #7.)

What's your take on the latest news splattered all over the headlines nationwide about the New England Patriots?

Disappointment?

Anger?

Embarassment?

You probably can relate to this--trying to raise your children, run a household, go to work...I feel like my Hubby and I, at times, lead parallel lives. Since news of this scandal broke, I literally had not had a chance to "catch up" with him until tonight. So I asked him for his take:

Hubby's first response to my inquiry: "Everyone in the NFL does it, you know." (NOT a response I'm assuming he'll find acceptable in the future if any of our boyz are caught doing something illegal!)

His next comment: "I guarantee you Mangini (the Jets head coach) ratted them out."

Me: "But I thought Mangini was Belichick's protegee and they got along!"

Hubby: "They used to, until Mangini left to coach the Jets."

Hmmm...good theory.

BUT STILL.

You know what though? Just like in the movie The Crying Game, Belichick's "Spying Game" has left him caught with his pants down.

And it's not pretty.

4 comments:

Mrs. Chicky said...

It's probably true that everyone does it. It doesn't make it right but professional sports are not that squeaky clean. And Belichick is at the top of his game, everyone is going to want to take him down a few pegs.

Can you tell I love my team? I'm making excuses for them. I just really don't want it to be true because I'd like to believe Belichick is all saintly and god-like.

pinks & blues girls said...

Oh my gosh, that picture is just OOZING cuteness!

I have to be honest, while I know about what's going on with the whole "scandal" for the most part, I haven't really been following it all that closely. I just think there is so much behind-the-scenes "hush hush" crap going on in all professional sports.

It's even more disturbing to me that a half million dollars is probably chump change to Bill Belichick!

Jane, Pinks & Blues

flleenie said...

My husbands 1st comment was, "Everybody does it" too!!

You know what? I think that every team does it, but not so obviously as the stupid idiot that got caught on Sunday!! I do like that Belichick took total responsibility for the violation & I am totally grateful that he wasn't suspended!!!

Velma said...

My husband was blindsided by our daughter asking him about the scandal. In private he is another one of those "Everyone Does It" guys, but with her he was tiptoeing through the moral implications very delicately...