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Okay, I'm not big on the ol' "they don't respect us!" angle, but I know that theirs a gigantic man-crush in the media for anything that has to do with Belichek, Tom Brady, or the Pats. Do you think a Falcons victory will be covered as a good effort by the Birds or a let down by the Patriots?

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It would be covered like this:

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

The Falcons look really good.

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

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It will be down played , because Brady hasn't got comfortable with his knee ,etc , etc , it's doesn't matter if we beat them 30-3 , they'll down play our win , until we beat N O , Dallas , Giants , Eagles , Jets , Redskins . When we beat these teams as well as the Patriots ,then they can't down play us ,and this is our yr. and they will have to acknowledge us this yr. But it's 1 game at a time .

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It would be covered like this:

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

The Falcons look really good.

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Your absolutely right.

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I'll try to be as objective as possible on one network (the main network): ESPN.

They are based out of Connecticut. They are biased towards New England in a good way. ESPNboston.com was up and ready to go before ESPNChicago and ESPNLA.

If you watch baseball/Baseball Tonite, you'll see Peter Gammons' (respectable journalist) constantly bringing up his favorite team: The Red Sox. Then you'll get over-coverage of 18 games of NY/BOS. Then you'll get extensive discussions about the team, injuries, game wrap, players, etc. They love the Red Sox. They've won two world series in the last 4 years so they've earned some of the coverage.

If you watch hockey, you'll get plenty of Bruins coverage. Consistently ranked in the top three, they are a good team with a great record last year. They were the #1 seed this last SC playoffs and scored the most points (116). Being knocked off by Carolina in the 2nd round came as a surprise, but they still get the respect.

If you watch basketball, you get TONS AND TONS AND TONS of Celtics coverage. KG, Pierce, Rondo, Big Baby... enough already. But wait, they won it all two years ago. Beef up the commercials and advertisements and you have a total saturation of Boston ads. ESPN loves them and all but pushed a Lakers vs. Celtics rematch, even though they just met last year and the ratings were low. ESPN shouldn't play favorites, but they do and the Celtics are #1 on their list.

Finally, if you watch football, I don't need to tell you about Patriots coverage. Since the turn of the century, they've won 3 Super Bowls, 4 AFC Championships, and been to the playoffs 7 out of of 10 possible years (just missing last year). When they don't win, back-up QB's get the coverage and Brady's injury gets a ton of airtime.

Why is this?

ESPN is a New England kind of network. They don't hide the fact that Boston is the team they like and since no other network rivals them, they can pretty much do what they want. So no matter what the outcome of the game is, expect a lot of coverage.

Outside the Lines, Around the Horn, PTI, SportsCenter, NFL Live, and Jim Rome is Burning will all slobber all over the team because it comes from upstairs... just like every news network.

Even with the love of our turnaround Matt Ryan, I expect "New England loses" instead of "Falcons win." If we blow them out, it'll be on turnovers and scores which will be equivocated with poor O line or a rusty Brady. If it is a tight score, it'll go on New England's aging defense.

In the end, I don't really care what ESPN (or other networks say) because a win is a win. If these networks affected the game, these would be our options for finals:

NY Rangers vs. Bruins in hockey

Cowboys vs. Giants/Patriots in football.

Yankees/BoSox vs. Phillies/Mets or Subway Series (despite them being the lowest rated WS ever) in baseball.

Celtics (or maybe Cavs) vs. Lakers in basketball.

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It would be covered like this:

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

The Falcons look really good.

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

First, that is very probably the way it would play out.

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I'll try to be as objective as possible on one network (the main network): ESPN.

They are based out of Connecticut. They are biased towards New England in a good way. ESPNboston.com was up and ready to go before ESPNChicago and ESPNLA.

If you watch baseball/Baseball Tonite, you'll see Peter Gammons' (respectable journalist) constantly bringing up his favorite team: The Red Sox. Then you'll get over-coverage of 18 games of NY/BOS. Then you'll get extensive discussions about the team, injuries, game wrap, players, etc. They love the Red Sox. They've won two world series in the last 4 years so they've earned some of the coverage.

If you watch hockey, you'll get plenty of Bruins coverage. Consistently ranked in the top three, they are a good team with a great record last year. They were the #1 seed this last SC playoffs and scored the most points (116). Being knocked off by Carolina in the 2nd round came as a surprise, but they still get the respect.

If you watch basketball, you get TONS AND TONS AND TONS of Celtics coverage. KG, Pierce, Rondo, Big Baby... enough already. But wait, they won it all two years ago. Beef up the commercials and advertisements and you have a total saturation of Boston ads. ESPN loves them and all but pushed a Lakers vs. Celtics rematch, even though they just met last year and the ratings were low. ESPN shouldn't play favorites, but they do and the Celtics are #1 on their list.

Finally, if you watch football, I don't need to tell you about Patriots coverage. Since the turn of the century, they've won 3 Super Bowls, 4 AFC Championships, and been to the playoffs 7 out of of 10 possible years (just missing last year). When they don't win, back-up QB's get the coverage and Brady's injury gets a ton of airtime.

Why is this?

ESPN is a New England kind of network. They don't hide the fact that Boston is the team they like and since no other network rivals them, they can pretty much do what they want. So no matter what the outcome of the game is, expect a lot of coverage.

Outside the Lines, Around the Horn, PTI, SportsCenter, NFL Live, and Jim Rome is Burning will all slobber all over the team because it comes from upstairs... just like every news network.

Even with the love of our turnaround Matt Ryan, I expect "New England loses" instead of "Falcons win." If we blow them out, it'll be on turnovers and scores which will be equivocated with poor O line or a rusty Brady. If it is a tight score, it'll go on New England's aging defense.

In the end, I don't really care what ESPN (or other networks say) because a win is a win. If these networks affected the game, these would be our options for finals:

NY Rangers vs. Bruins in hockey

Cowboys vs. Giants/Patriots in football.

Yankees/BoSox vs. Phillies/Mets or Subway Series (despite them being the lowest rated WS ever) in baseball.

Celtics (or maybe Cavs) vs. Lakers in basketball.

the red sox didnt win a world series, the whole team were a bunch of juicers. man ram, big poopi, trot nixon,curt schilling,etc.

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It would be covered like this:

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

The Falcons look really good.

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

Is this the end of the Patriots and Brady?

This is the coverage I would expect after viewing ESPN for most of my life. It makes me hate all the teams in New England.

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It is the same question after every game. Look at the recent Miami/Indie game. There was some spectacularly bad coaching on both sides. In the end Miami lost the game the Colts did not win it.

No matter what a reasonably fresh Miami defense should have never allowed such huge YACs. At the same time how can you not run a 2 minute drill against a Colt's defense that had to be out of gas?

The colt's offense performed great but their defense underperformed the entire game. When you underperform to that extent and still win the other team defeated itself.

Throughout a season some wins will be decisive and others will not. Making the playoffs is a combination of winning most of the games you should win and a few that you probably shouldn't. Ugly wins are only a problem if you have too many of them in a stretch. It is natural for teams to have an off day on any given Sunday. It is part of the peaks and valleys of a football season.

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