Wow. Just, wow. To reiterate, one more time:
1. Respect others and avoid personal attacks; and
2. Stay on topic
Why those rules are hard for people to figure out, I have no idea. A thread about the rules is not the place to call out Patriots fans, or to call their team a joke. It is also not the place to respond to those arguments; responding to bait is every bit a violation of the rules that the original baiting is. This has nothing to do with our staff favoring Patriots fans, or favoring fans of another team. It has everything to do with enforcing the blog rules.
If this continues to be a problem, we can easily resolve the issue by restricting posting privileges. Let me know if that's the route you would like to go.