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Read the following article:http://www.nbcsports.com/portal/site/nbcsp...nextfmt=default
Washington Redskin Randall Godfrey stated that running up the score shows No Class and No Respect for the other team. And this isn't proper for Pro sports and wouldn't have been done by Gibbs, Dungy, The Big Tuna or any other great coach other than Belichek.
I say, in any sport, the goal is to win and win convincingly. And in my opinion this means that you crush your opponent, if you can and don't stop until the fat lady sings. Like in Boxing, so what you're winning the fight, you pound your opponent into oblivion until the last round is over.
I agree in the general sense that there's no such thing as "running up the score" at least I don't believe there's a such thing, but most people look at as not being classy but I look at the same way as you, if you feel like scoring on every play go for it, it's up to the defense to stop you no matter what quarter and what the score. Crush the opponent if you want to. However like others have mentioned it's is pretty risky to keep starters in when you do things like that you piss a lot of opposing guys off and I wouldn't be surprised if you see guys taking a cheap shots at Brady(if they can get to him, that's the problem) and others to try and knock him the fuck out. If I was Gibbs I'd probably send a goon fucker in there like Hockey and cheap shot like a motherfucker...
Now is the Pats and Blicheck a bunch of assholes/pricks with no class, absolutely but the thing is they back it up and they're are a great team(and coach) maybe one of the greatest of all time. It definitely looks like Belichek is making a statement with doing what he did.
I definitely want the Colts to win to humble them a little bit. I like players on both teams(Reggie Wayne, Joesph Addai, Manning) and one of my all time favorite Tigers plays for the Pats(Kevin Faulk) and a couple other Tigers play for the Pats as well..