Patriots Prayer

If God doesn’t cut you down the Patriots will.

We cheat and there’s nothing you can do about it
because we’re gonna come in
We’re going to rape your women
we’re going to take your belongings
we’re going to pillage your village
we’re just going to lay you to waste
and there’s not a damn thing you can do about it
because we’re the New England f’ing Patriots and we’re the best and that’s it

Fred Kirsch, PFW In Progress, October 24, 2007

That’s a pretty good rant that Kirsch delivered today. It’s quite reminiscent of the chants we used to yell at ice hockey games when I was a kid back in the Old Country. It speaks to the feeling of being under siege that I think quite a few Patriots fans feel after the excessive punishment the League meted out after the so-called SpyGate.

Sports Illustrated‘s Phil Taylor is no doubt right that American sports fans in general are “getting a little tired” of Boston teams winning left and right and I don’t blame them. And he’s right that we’ve “lost something.” Yeah, we’ve lost losing. I don’t miss it.