Mr. X Says the New England Patriots Are Dead

Glenn CardSenior Analyst IJuly 19, 2010

GLENDALE, AZ - FEBRUARY 03:  Ed Lasater of Jacksonville, FL, fan of the New England Patriots shows support for his team outside the stadium prior to Super Bowl XLII against on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona.  (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)
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There is a certain bit of joy in knowing what time of year it is. Well it’s that time again. The equinox is past meridian and Mr. X has written another demeaning Patriot article.

It’s true, I usually wait until the summer days start to become minutes shorter before I log back onto one of my favorite sports internet sites; all in hopes of catching up with my favorite football team the New England Patriots.

I’m looking for the new stuff. How’s Welker's knee? Is the Brady deal done yet? How about reading something about all the new talent the Patriots’ have signed up?

Instead of getting some tidbit of knowledge on how I’ll be prognosticating the games this year, I get another eyeful of supposedly well-researched and groundbreaking analysis concerning the lack of talent a certain three-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback actually possesses.

Look, at the very least write me another “Brady vs. Manning” or “Brady vs. Roethlisberger” article. Those are the kind of articles that can get the associated fans flaming, and they go along way in starting up a new season before we’ve even seen a pre-season game.

But Brady’s overrated? I’m sorry to say that author should have spent a little more time in his analysis. That or he should have put down the stats sheets and picked his comic book back up because the numbers were obviously not making any sense to him at that moment when he decided it was time to pound on the keyboard.

I should have waited another week before coming back.

Then again maybe not, as I have logged on about this same time for the past three years and now that I think about it, Mr. X’s articles have always been there waiting for me.

It’s just enough to get me going as long as I remember the source.

So now let’s start talking some football. Not about the disenfranchised and disgruntled.

Let’s hear about what this season is going to be about, where those rookies are going to fit in, and what the hell happened to last year's rookies.

Let’s write about the game and not expound upon the long-brewing, pent-up hate. Sure there are some teams I really dislike, but I’m not going out of my way to poke their fans in the eye.

I will give them a poke if they step on my toe though.

So here’s to you Mr. X. I’m glad you’re still around spouting out nonsense and conspiracy theories (I especially liked the one about how many of the modern day Super Bowls have been fixed). I’m glad I’m back, just so I can wipe your nose in it.