I've been remiss in not doing any blogging about the revelation that Bill Belichick's defensive schemes seem to involve cheating. To me, the potentially excellent shadenfreude value here is diminished by the fact that the main alternative to the Patriots is the . . . also loathsome Indianapolis Colts. All of which is to say that Ross is right about dynasties. One, especially if they're not too dominant, can be good for a league by giving everyone someone to hate. But a dynastic rivalry soon enough just becomes tedious for everyone not from the two cities involved.

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