Members of the New England Patriots were noticeably booed by 53,000 fans when introduced at the Pro Bowl this past Sunday. Since we can assume that Hawaiians are not closet Colts fans, we can gather that pretty much everyone in America, including those that live on an island paradise, think the Patriots are a bunch of classless pricks.
Vince Wolfork, a player fined four times this past season for dirty play, couldn't quite figure out why fans in Hawaii think his team is full of scum wads.
"Everybody hates you when you're on top. We talked about it and we thought it was kind of funny. But we have haters everywhere we go. Even in Hawaii people hate us."
Matt Light seemed to take offense to the boos:
Ah, but neither Matt Light nor Vince Wolfork are the Mr. Sunshine of this rough-and-tumble Pats group. That honor falls to Mike Vrabel. Apparently, in Mike's eyes, the media are the ones to blame for America hating them:
"What's written about and talked about on TV, that's the only way the fans can formulate an opinion," he said.
We don't need TV to tell us you and your team a collection of dicks. Your words and your actions do a fine enough job transmitting that signal. Between the cheating, the HGH use, running up scores, and playing dirty football, I think we all have a pretty solid opinion about what kind of team resides in New England. We don't need friggin' ESPN to tell us.
BTW: When Osi Umenyiora, the lone NY Giants rep at the Pro Bowl, took the field, he was cheered. Let's see, one Giant and thirteen Cowboys played in the Pro Bowl. Do we need any more proof that the Pro Bowl has a douche bag All-Star selection system?
And do we need the TV to tell us that Mike Vrabel and the Patriots are a bunch of classless punks? No, they do a fine enough job telling us directly.