February 3, 2008
With Super Bowl 42 set to kickoff in less than 2 hours, the Pats and Giants are gearing up for the biggest game of the season. However, the Patriots may have a different Super Bowl on there minds as well. According to a report on espn.com, the Patriots had secretly videotaped one of the Rams pre-game walk throughs before Super Bowl 36. The Boston Herald reported the story after unnamed source had provided the newspaper with information.
While its not certain that the report is true, it makes one wonder why these allegations keep popping up. If they were secretly taping a pre-game walk through, what else were they videotaping. Team Meeetings? Practices? The players showering? It’s getting harder and harder to accept this Patriots dynasty as a clean one. The Packers of the late 60s, the Steelers of the 70s, the 49ers of the 80s, and the Cowboys of the 90s did not have to spy on the other teams that they were dominating.
With the Patriots on the threshold of completing one of the greatest seasons ever, I’m not trying to say that they needed to cheat to win all 18 games. Just look at the statistics. Secret videotapes isn’t the reason why Brady threw 50 touchdowns or why Randy Moss caught 23 of them. However, if they got caught cheating this year, and they supposedly cheated 6 years ago, how much cheating did they really do? And why?
The video below shows highlights from the Patriots upset over the Rams in the Super Bowl that year. Maybe they should add an asterisks to the end of it.