The line drawn in the sand decades ago has been moved inch by inch, foot by foot, yard by yard.
The line between success with honor and success at any cost may not even exist anymore in Foxboro.
It has been made into a faded glory.
Lifting a Lombardi Trophy is much more important than lifting one's head with honor.
Getting your playoff bonus is much more important than paying that $25,000 fine for deflating your game balls.
That's chump change, tip money, a mere bag of shells.
When will it end in Foxboro?
When will honor mean something more than honor among thieves?
When will doing it the right way mean more than just do it and see what happens?
The code of ethics doesn't exist in Foxboro.
Because the league doesn't have the deflated balls to actually do something about it.
The truth, the sad truth, is that the Patriots don't care and Roger Goodell let them get that way.
He is the bad parent who slaps his son's wrist time after time and wonders why the kid is always in trouble. Why the phone is constantly ringing with the neighborhood's parents on the other side of the line complaining about his bratty kid again.
Well Roger, its time to give the Patriots a time out.
Its time to put them in the proverbial corner.
Its time to send them to bed with no dinner.
Yes, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady and team, you are grounded!
Go to your room, no TV, no cell phone, no computer!
That is, unfortunately, what is needed here.
Goodell...Call Kraft and say "Sorry but you ain't going to the Super Bowl."
Goodell...Call the Colts and say "Hi. Did you put EVERYTHING away yet? I hope not because guess what....YOU'RE GOING TO THE SUPER BOWL!"
Make Kraft pay all the Pats fans back for their lost expenses in booking flights and hotels and buying tickets to this so called Championship.
Let the pissed off masses in New England let their so called heroes know "You idiots cost me over $5,000. I want it back."
That will be a punishment with a bite.
Show us your nerve Goodell. Show us you truly care about the "Shield" and what it stands for.
Because right now...it stands for shit on anyone at any costs and at any time.
And that's a shame.
An absolute shame!
Dolfan since 12/25/1971