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PATS on the Back: Patriots vs. Colts, Week 10

You probably didn’t think fumbles could happen from the sidelines, did ya? Well Sunday night in Indianapolis, that’s exactly what happened. Coach Bill Belichick, the infallible one himself, figuratively fumbled the game away, opting to go for the first down on 4th-and-2, at their own 28 yard line. And just like that, a great effort […]

Rebutting “Conventional Wisdom”

By Charlie This is in response to John, who thinks that going for it on 4th and 2 is too risky, and in accordance with George, who praised Bill Belichick for the move. The math has been done on Belichick’s already-infamous decision to go for it on 4th down on Sunday night. But, there are […]

4th and Too Much to Risk

George disagrees with John, and thinks we should be praising Bill Belichick. Charlie challenges John’s claim that Belichick’s call was “risky.” Coach Belichick fancies himself a powerful wizard when it comes to making gutsy but logical play calls, but on Sunday, the wizard didn’t find himself taken seriously. 4th and 2, up by six, 2:08 […]

Why We Should Be Praising Bill Belichick

John disagrees with George, and thinks going for it on 4th down was too risky. Charlie, meanwhile, feels that Belichick made a sound decision. When the Patriots’ offense took the field on fourth down in the fourth quarter, my initial reaction was one of shock and confusion. However, as time has passed and emotions have […]

Patriots Give Colts Early Christmas Present

The title says it all; with the game in hand, the Patriots gave it away to their arch rival Colts, who took the game 35-34 in the closing seconds. It started out punch for punch, with the Colts getting the ball to start, and each team going three and out. The Colts struck first with […]