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The New England Patriots are the team that everyone outside of Boston loves to hate. Tom Brady and Co. have long been transformed from the talented brave of the early 2000s into the NFL version of a professional wrestling heel.
The world of sports recently celebrated the legendary career of Ric Flair when ESPN premiered its 30 for 30 production "The Nature Boy".
Flair is undoubtedly the best performer in the history of the fight because he could overcome and surpbad all others. He backed every wild claim he made, too.
The Patriots do the same, and their prolonged success leads to resentment. Although, constant gain is only part of the equation.
New England's recent actions during a 23-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills at New Era Field made the current Super Bowl champions an even more infamous foil. Brady and Rob Gronkowski are not baby faces trying to outdo the crowd. Brady unleashed his fury (again) on the bench, while Gronkowski hit Bills cornerback Tre & White; causing a head injury by Buffalo Bills PR .
Your goal is to win, no matter what you need. And they earn a lot.
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick during Sunday's 23-3 victory over the Buffalo Bills Tom Szczerbowski / Getty Images  After a slow start, the Patriots now have a 10-2 record and claim the first place in the playoffs among the AFC squads. With Sunday's victory, Bill Belichick's team has not lost at Buffalo since 2011. The Patriots are also on track to win their ninth consecutive division title.
Some still wonder how New England is still so successful, which explains much of the animosity found in the rest of the country.
Multiple scandals have persecuted the franchise during Belichick's term, with Spygate and Deflategate as obvious examples of the team's willingness to push the limits. Many fans continue to argue that New England is favored by league officials, despite the sanctions the team received in each of these instances.
A reputation for being cheats follows the Patriots, even if they are the most prepared team on the field each week.
All these things come to a head at any moment when New England shows itself negatively. This week, the conversation will not imply another impressive victory or the best defense of the Patriots. In contrast, two incidents will dominate the headlines.
First, Brady is the man all field marshals want to be. You may not go in limousines and wear tunics with feathers on your way to games, but you do have the highest profile in sports. He is a multimillionaire and spokesman of numerous national brands. His wife is recognized worldwide as an international superstar too.
Jealousy could be a driving force behind hostility towards Brady. The field marshal is also highly competitive and short-tempered. But their actions on the sidelines are not always becoming an individual that many consider the best game in history.
Six years ago, Brady became famous in a side fight with former offensive coordinator Bill O & # 39; Brien. The veteran who calls the signal has been seen over the years yelling at his teammates and other coaches in frustration. Another strong whistle occurred on Sunday between Brady and current coordinator Josh McDaniels, with video courtesy of Henry McKenna of Patriots Wire:
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Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels are … sorting things out. https://t.co/T96qJRSwsk
The team's success hides the fact that Brady may be too demanding with those around him. As they have been so good, their actions are interpreted as an elite competitive advantage.
Players with minor résumés do not receive the same treatment. It's a flagrant double standard. A quarterback can act like an imbecile and be off line while maintaining a competitive advantage. These things are not mutually exclusive.
Of course, Brady showed his perfect smile and did not give a real answer when asked about the crash, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com:
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Tom Brady opens his press conference with a smile. From his heated exchange with Josh McDaniels, he said: "It's just football, I love Josh." Https://t.co/YREDWTtQU3
Brady's favorite goal It is the epitome of an impetuous and talented individual who loves to be the center of attention. Gronkowski has already shown he has a future to contend with with his appearance at Wrestlemania 33.
The tight end of the New England Patriots Rob Gronkowski superstar Jinder Mahal at Wrestlemania 33. Phelan M. Ebenhack / Associated Press
Sunday's bodyslam on rookie White after the defensive end made an outstanding effort to intercept Brady was completely unnecessary and unnecessary.
If Brady is Flair, Gronk is The Enforcer Arn Anderson after he delivered a devastating spine buster. Pete Blackburn, from CBS Sports, provided the video of the fierce hit:
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What the hell are you doing, Gronk? https://t.co/mZTgJA62eU
"He did it for WWE," Bills safety Jordan Poyer said of the play, according to [Boston Boston] & # 39; s Ben Volin .
Gronkowski lost his temper and acted inappropriately. Your actions should result in an eventual league fine and possible suspension. He increased the problem after the game by antagonizing the crowd of Bills, according to Buffalo News & # 39; James P. McCoy:
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Patriots New England adjusted End Rob Gronkowski (87) antagonized fans by waving his arms and sticking his tongue out as he entered the tunnel at the end of the game at New Era Field in Orchard Park, NY on Sunday, December 3, 2017. (James P. McCoy / Buffalo News) https://t.co/bcrvgsQMDw
Total movement of the heel.
"I do not think there's any place in the game for that," said Bills head coach Sean McDermott, according to the team's official website . "It's unfortunate and I know he's a better player than that."
All-Pro tight end apologized after the contest.
"I definitely want to apologize to number 27," said Gronkowski, for Reiss. "I'm not in the business of that, it was a lot of frustration, I was really frustrated and in that moment, it just happened naturally through emotions and frustration, I just want to apologize to Tre White White." I really believe in the kind of shots like that. "
Flair prided himself on being the dirtiest player in the game.The actions of these two Sunday patriots encapsulate the wrestler's full fight.
Brady can provide a red-faced explosion and vein burst, while Gronkowski takes an economic opportunity, and none of that matters because these problems do not affect the Patriots in the winning column.The duo actually logged on nine times for 147 yards during the contest.
To paraphrase the 16-time world champion of the heavy ones: if you do not like it, learn to love it, because the Patriots are the best thing today.