6 Reasons (For 6 Rings) It Sucks To Be Anything But A Patriots Fan

6 Reasons (For 6 Rings) It Sucks To Be Anything But A Patriots Fan

The dynasty lives on.

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The Patriots dynasty lives on with their sixth Super Bowl win this Sunday, leaving Tom Brady sporting rings on both hands. This win left Patriots fans in a frenzy and the rest of the world in awe at the total domination of the New England program. Although I am not a Patriots fan, it is hard not to acknowledge the impressive talent on both the coaching and athlete side of the Patriots sports program. Despite cheating, murder scandals, and questionable affection with their children, the Patriots still consistently manage to win championships. It pains me to say it, but at the end of the day the New England Patriots are just THAT good.

1. No matter how good of a season your team is having, the Patriots are always having a better one.

11-5 in the AFC East.

2. You can't root for Brady, no matter how good you know he is.

We all know Brady is perhaps the best quarterback of all time, which is painful to watch as the fan of another team.

3. They have the easiest schedule.

Let's face it, the AFC east isn't exactly a challenging schedule, especially for a team like the Pats.

4. You'll never have Belichick coaching your team.

Unfortunately, your coach just isn't as good.

5. The Patriots get an entire region as their fan base.

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3 teams in New York compete for fan bases, while the Patriots are gifted an entire region of support.

6. As much as we hate to admit it, they're just THAT good.

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To The Coach Who Ruined The Game For Me

We can't blame you completely, but no one has ever stood up to you before.
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I know you never gave it a second thought, the idea that you're the reason I and many others, never went any farther in our athletic careers.

I know you didn't sincerely care about our mental health, as long as we were physically healthy and our bodies were working enough to play. It's obvious your calling wasn't coaching and you weren't meant to work with young adults, some who look to you as a parent figure or a confidant.

I also know that if we were to express our concerns about the empty feeling we began to feel when we stepped onto the court, you wouldn't have taken the conversation seriously because it wasn't your problem.

I know we can't blame you completely, no one has ever stood up to you before. No one said anything when girls would spend their time in the locker room crying because of something that was said or when half the team considered quitting because it was just too much.

We can't get mad at the obvious favoritism because that's how sports are played.

Politics plays a huge role and if you want playing time, you have to know who to befriend. We CAN get mad at the obvious mistreatment, the empty threats, the verbal abuse, “It's not what you say, its how you say it."

We can get mad because a sport that we loved so deeply and had such passion for, was taken away from us single-handedly by an adult who does not care. I know a paycheck meant more to you than our wellbeing, and I know in a few years you probably won't even remember who we are, but we will always remember.

We will remember how excited we used to get on game days and how passionate we were when we played. How we wanted to continue on with our athletic careers to the next level when playing was actually fun. We will also always remember the sly remarks, the obvious dislike from the one person who was supposed to support and encourage us.

We will always remember the day things began to change and our love for the game started to fade.

I hope that one day, for the sake of the young athletes who still have a passion for what they do, you change.

I hope those same athletes walk into practice excited for the day, to get better and improve, instead of walking in with anxiety and worrying about how much trouble they would get into that day. I hope those athletes play their game and don't hold back when doing it, instead of playing safe, too afraid to get pulled and benched the rest of the season.

I hope they form an incredible bond with you, the kind of bond they tell their future children about, “That's the coach who made a difference for me when I was growing up, she's the reason I continued to play."

I don't blame you for everything that happened, we all made choices. I just hope that one day, you realize that what you're doing isn't working. I hope you realize that before any more athletes get to the point of hating the game they once loved.

To the coach that ruined the game for me, I hope you change.

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The Seahawks Would Be Smart To Extend Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner

Players like these two are not found every year.

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After a 10-6 finish to the 2018 NFL season and a first-round exit at the hands of the Dallas Cowboys, the Seattle Seahawks are faced with questions. What do they do at edge rusher? Will they re-sign KJ Wright? What positions deserve the most attention? But one question is particularly significant. Will they extend franchise cornerstones Russell Wilson and Bobby Wagner?

Given their respective production over their careers in Seattle and adoration among the fan base, it should be a no-brainer to sign Wilson and Wagner to contract extensions as they enter the final year of their respective contracts. They are two of the most revered players at their positions in the NFL and are currently in the prime of their careers with little to no injury or character issues.

Fox Sports host Colin Cowherd recently brought attention to a rumor of Wilson being traded to the New York Giants for rather arbitrary reasons such as his wife Ciara "preferring New York" to the Emerald City and his "marketability being wasted in Seattle." Despite this, Wilson and Ciara love Seattle and the Seahawks are widely expected to extend him after he recorded the best single-game performance of his career last year with 35 touchdowns and only seven interceptions. The 30-year-old Wilson looks to enjoy a few more years of his prime before age catches up to him.

Wagner has established himself as one of the best linebackers (maybe the best) in the NFL ever since he was drafted in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He is perhaps the best tackler in the NFL, finishing fourth in tackles for the 2018 season with 138 and first in fewest missed tackles with one. In addition, Wagner recorded a career-high 11 passes defensed and an interception returned 98 yards for a touchdown last season and has missed only thirteen tackles over the past three seasons.

Nobody knows what the Seahawks plan to do this offseason. However, signing Wilson and Wagner to contract extensions should be a top priority for them. Players with their level of talent do not grow on trees.

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