Originally Posted by mesmith31
Since we are having fun here. There doesn't have to be a conspiracy AGAINST any particular team. Imagine it much like professional wrestling. How do you determine who will be the champ? Let the people decide. It is a personality driven league. Ray Lewis, Manning, Tom Brady, The Rock etc. The best personalities and talent rise to the top and perhaps that is how decisions are made.
This became extremely apparent in the late 80's NBA, until you had Magic and Bird came of the scene. Then the NBA "got it". People need characters, they need storylines. So like in news, when there isn't a good story you create one. Now you have wives interested in the Superbowl too because Tom and Giselle or whatever the story is this year.
Pats haven't won since Tom and Gisselle (sp?) got together, so...
Also note that the Giants really don't have any magnetic personalities. Eli doesn't have anywhere near the fame or cachet that Peyton does, so I'm not sure the argument holds water there.
I'm really amazed some of you guys buy into this. It's nothing more than rampant speculation without a drop of proof at all. None. Nada.