Dr. Duran Duran wrote:Well, I guess everyone will be arguing the tuck rule for all time. I guess the Colts should have stooped down to the level of the Patriots in the AFC Championship, to even the odds. I just don't abide by the whole "eye for an eye" crap. The Patriots cheated and got away with it. I don't believe in cheating back, just to even the odds. In any case, I want all Patriots fans to know, I'm not saying the Pats aren't a great team. They are one of the finest teams I've ever watched. I would just like to see the two play a fair game.
Football isn't a fair game. If you want to watch a fair game, go watch baseball(which I do love, also). The saying, "If you ain't cheatin', you ain't tryin'", should be applied to football. Did you know that holding happens of EVERY play. Go watch a replay of a game, and you'll see holding happens on almost every play. You just have to keep your hands to the inside, so the refs can't see it.
I saw maybe 2-3 plays that should of been called def. pass interference in the Colts/Pats game. The other plays that people are complaining about were within 5 yards, which your allowed to bump the guy as much as you want. I admit, that Pollard hold should of been called, but it wasn't.....is that the Pat's fault?
So they're not playing fair? They should just let Marvin Harrison go over the top of them, and score 3-4-5 times a game? NO! You knock him on his ass, and play extremely physical with him. If you don't understand that, then you don't know football.
The Colts could of tried to be physical with New England, but they don't really have the personnel for that. They have a bend but don't break type of defense, where New England's defense is out there trying to cause turnovers, and intimidate offenses.
And the whole tuck thing was just stupid. People act like that was the reason they won. They still had drive the rest of the field to score. Personally, I don't think that was a fumble according to the RULES, but I can understand why people could misunderstand it.