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I loved the end of that article, it was written pretty much two years ago right now. The Pats were on a nice run, they had a bye-week, but still not really respected. They were a frachise that had a colorful past, and I mean that in the worse possible way. The article summarize a lot of that. Now the Patriots are one of the most successful, best run teams in football. Other teams want to emulate their success. How quickly things change.

Anyway, I did love the last few lines, who would have known how far they would have come since that day? :

But the fact remains, my black-sheep football team is three wins away from winning the Super Bowl. And if you don't mind, I thought I would savor the moment.

Who knows? I might not be here again for awhile.

p.s. The sidebar in the article has "Sportsguy's" picks for the four games that weekend. He got them all right. The next week he got both championship games right, with this prescient line about the Pats/Steelers:

Football is a strange game; the weakest link on a particular team usually rears its ugly head when it matters most. For the Steelers, it's their kicker. And they know it.
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