The Instigator
stevster
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Winning
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jordanbs
Con (against)
Losing
36 Points

The Patriots undefeated season should have an asterisk on it

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Started: 1/5/2008 Category: Sports
Updated: 9 years ago Status: Voting Period
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stevster

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They cheated, the dolphins did it legit, patriots cheated from the start, week one agaisnt the jets. (Who knows how many of there previous superbowls were a result of cheating?) When you know the other teams plays and are intercepting radio signals in a game (even if it was only one) you have cheated and it should be noted.
jordanbs

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First of all, Bill Belichick was the one who oversaw all of the videotaping.
He was required to pay a large fine and the Patriots' name already has a stigma attached to it by even having to go through this ordeal.
Debate Round No. 1
stevster

Pro

stevster forfeited this round.
jordanbs

Con

The Patriots have the perfect recipe for success. The Brady-Moss combination is undeniable. You cannot take away the credit that they rightfully deserve.
Debate Round No. 2
stevster

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jordanbs

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Debate Round No. 3
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Posted by cloppbeast 9 years ago
cloppbeast
//Noone can deny how great they are :)//

The Giants can.
Posted by kels1123 9 years ago
kels1123
How could it have helped , if the tape was taken before they ever saw it ???????????? 18-0 they have talent:) Noone can deny how great they are :)
Posted by cloppbeast 9 years ago
cloppbeast
If it didn't help them during the game they were cheating in, why were they doing it?
Posted by kenicks 9 years ago
kenicks
So they videotaped a game in Week One. The videotape never got to Bill Belicheck, any offensive or defensive coordinators, anyone that could've inflicted a change in game. It was immediately taken by officials and brought to Roger Goodell. And yet, without the tape or any knowledge of the other teams (In this case, the New York Jets), they won in Week one, and ocntinued to win in 17 straight contests, and, by the end of the postseason, will have won in 19 straight contests. Putting an asterisk on the Patriots season is merely influenced by those who attack the prospect of a team better than theirs, such as Indianapolis Colts fans, Pittsburgh Steelers fans, '72 Dolphins fans...the list goes on. In short, bitter fans cannot cope with the fact that their season fell short or didn't live up to their expectations, and take it out on the most successful team in sports-The New England Patriots.
Posted by Cobjob 9 years ago
Cobjob
Video taping plays does not give you an in-game advantage. The fact that they were caught the first time they played the jets, kept them from using the intel, or cheating. They didn't actually cheat, they attempted to cheat.
Posted by cloppbeast 9 years ago
cloppbeast
Punished for what? Putting drugs in HIS body, hurting HIMSELF?
Posted by kels1123 9 years ago
kels1123
I don't hate Barry Bonds or think he shouldn't keep his record, I think he should be punished but not lose his record.
Posted by shlh1514 9 years ago
shlh1514
THIS WAS MY DEBATE (kinda) expect the CON wasn't their
Posted by righty10294 9 years ago
righty10294
The NY Post has an * next to the Patriots, then it'll say caught cheating. It's funny
Posted by cloppbeast 9 years ago
cloppbeast
I can't understand why everyone hates Barry Bonds SO much because he cheated, without proof I might add, but people seem to have forgiven the Patriots. Everybody says Barry Bonds doesn't deserve the record without even any proof he cheated, but why, then, do the Patriots deserve their record(s) when they are proven cheaters? I don't understand these hypocrits.
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