Are the New England Patriots one of "america's" team if they have no class?

United States
January 15, 2007 3:30pm CST
Alright can we call the New England Patriots one of America's team if they show no sportsmanship? For someone like Ladanian Tomlinson who is normally such a reserved non outspoken person, to criticize the Patriots for what they did after the game says soo much about what happened after the game. In any sport there is always "a way to win" and "a way to lose" and this gives sports in general such a black eye. Should New England even care about their image through out the United States?
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@KrisNY (7591)
• United States
16 Jan 07
I totally disagree with you on this! The Patriots are a great team! They have shown that year after year.. Tom Brady is the all American jock! What I saw was just like TO (Owens) do you remember when he would score a TD and do a dance in the endzone? He would mimic the other team.. What I saw was just a couple of pumped up (after a huge win- the Pats were the underdogs )and go celebrate-- Class? Maybe not.. But they were just having fun-- noone was hurt.. Heck football is about rivalry and showing up the other team.. What I did see was Ladanian being a real class Act! A total poor LOSER! Give me a break.. Much worse celebrations have happened- He needs to learn how to take defeat with more class. I watched the whole thing on tv and he left a real bad taste in my mouth for football and the Chargers-- Not the Pats. I;m unbiased as I am a Steelers fan!!
@finlander60 (1806)
• United States
15 Jan 07
Everyone should care about their image, whether they are an individual or a complete team. Teams are judged, right or wrong, by the actions of the individuals that are part of it. I must have missed something. I didn't see anything that I would call unsportsmanlike conduct. What happened?