people don't like the patriots because they're winning, and have pretty much (though i hate to admit it) become the new york yankees of football. it's 'cool' to hate the pats, and accuse them of everything the media has accused them of, even though they did something that every other team is still doing (including the whiney-ass jets).
In the 07-08 season the patriots did what only two other teams have ever done, gone undefeated in the regular season (Bears twice in the 60's, the dolphins in 78), but they lost the super bowl to the luckiest team since the 01-02 Pats (oh yeah, i compared you guys to the pats), the new york giants, whom i respect, and believe Eli Manning will be twice the QB his brother is.
Giants Fan : We'll see you loser.
(After the Super Bowl)
Giants Fan : What was that? 19 - 0?
Pats Fan : Shut up, we still won 18 games!
Giants Fan : Ok, wheres the Lombardi Trophy at and where are your rings? Exactly, shut up and bow down to your daddy bitch.