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katakowsj  ·  479 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Why We Love to Hate the Patriots

Not everyone adored Jordan. Here in the Metro Detroit area he was a pansy protected by the NBA and Nike money machine. When the Pistons created The Jordan Rules I remember the pride in my underdog team working together to triumph of the NBA’s Tom Brady. Joe Dumars could shut Jordan down and was boss.

The bears were branded as a bunch of Joe-six Packs that had stumbled into greatness. Even the sun shines on a dogs ass kind of guys. They were expected to do regrettably stupid things like the rest of us. Even cooler was Jim Macmahon’s headband fine.

Tom Brady is too impeccable and it appears that he doesn’t have to work hard for what he’s achieved. I guess that makes him a dick.

He does want to play professionally until he’s as old as me (45). That will be worth watching. He’ll appear human like the rest of us.

Maybe image is everything?

kleinbl00  ·  479 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Yeah but the Pistons and their fans always had sand in their panties. And I didn't say "Jordan" I said "the Michael Jordan Bulls." Pippen. Rodman. Jackson.

You've got the thread of it with the Joe Six Pack Bears, though. The Packers or the Steelers aren't any fun to cheer against because they seem like a bunch of dudes. This is why everyone loves Ayerton Senna but nobody loved Michael Schumacher - the Patriots are utterly devoid of humility, approachability or likeability. They're the Gold Team from Hunger Games or whatever. It's the reason everyone hates the fuckin' Yankees.

tacocat  ·  478 days ago  ·  link  ·  

    The Packers or the Steelers aren't any fun to cheer against because they seem like a bunch of dudes.

If Aaron Rodgers had the success of Tom Brady I think he'd be as hated or more. He can be pretty pouty when his teammates fail. He's good looking and dates actresses. He's arguably better than Brady. I already hate that fucker but I'm a Bears fan so I'm biased.