Funny thing about all this Patriots “spying” crap….
Red Auerbach would have done it too if he could have.
Let’s be honest here. Red gave opposing teams locker rooms that required guys to get dressed in shifts. He jacked up the heat… probably to dangerous levels. He was a genius… and he did everything he could to gain and advantage.
Yes… Bill Belichick broke rules… and his team was punished. I have a hard time believing that Red wouldn’t have pulled the same stunt if the sport of basketball involved all those hand signals at the time.
By the way… I thoroughly enjoyed the Pats grabbing their collective crotches and saying “camera this” to the rest of America. As a fan, it’s an awesome feeling. You just knew it was coming. You never… NEVER… give the Pats something to prove. Does America now hate the Patriots? Yes. I say good. No…. I say GREAT… we’ll give you even more reason to hate us.
And you know what’s better than that?
That’s a feeling we could very possibly get with the Celtics soon. If it all comes together… if they all play the way they’re supposed to play and approach the game with that same business-like demeanor… we could be a bunch of green-wearing, hated-by-the world, Celtics fans.
Being hated is a powerful feeling. It’s no wonder the Pats use it so well. When the rest of the world hates you… it fills you with that “F-You” attitude that can just propel you. Even as a fan, you get that taste. Imagine being in a locker room full of people who have that same “us against them” attitude? Use it the right way… and you can go far.
Oh… by the way… the same stuff goes on in the NBA.