New England Patriots: No Longer a Model Franchise

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New England Patriots: No Longer a Model Franchise
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Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have created a 21st century football dynasty. But are the New England Patriots really a model franchise?

It depends upon one’s definition of “model.” If we take the definition popularly associated with the Patriots, we mean “something set before one for guidance or imitation.”

That’s a great ideal. We hate it when our ideals are exposed as mere fairy tales. Even after two Super Bowl losses, GQ Brady and bellicose Belichick still dazzle us to the point where American football fans have gone deaf, dumb and blind when it comes to Patriot reality.

It's past time for Toto to pull back that curtain on the “great and powerful Oz.”

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