Geoff Mosher wrote a great piece this week that I had missed in which he talked to a few Eagles from the 2004 Super Bowl team to get their feelings on the recent Giants win over the Patriots. As it turns out, they were probably pretty happy with the outcome. They really seem to think that the Patriots were cheating at the time.
"I want my ring back, and you can write it," DT Darwin Walker said. "I'm still mad about it."
"Do I think they were cheating? Point blank, the answer is yes," he said.
He is of course referencing the Patriots "spygate" scandal which broke a few years after that game. The NFL penalized the Patriots for illegally videotaping opponent's defensive signals.
Hugh Douglas pointed out that Tom Brady hasn't quite been the same in big games afterward.
"You can't cry over spilled milk, but you do look at it and it makes you wonder how, in the game, in those situations, Tom Brady used to be lights out and couldn't be stopped,"
Ike Reese actually gives them some credit.
"I guess I'm one of the few that think, 'Kudos to those guys for coming up with a more conniving, deceptive way to win games.' I wish they had gotten caught after [beating Carolina in Super Bowl XXXVIII, the year before], and we would have benefited."
It's interesting that these guys still feel so strongly about this. And the quotes here are just a sampling. Check out the full article for more. These guys are serious about this.