Then I heard about the asterisk on their website
The asterisk the Jacksonville Jaguars had on their web site next to New England’s perfect record, a mark indicating the Patriots were caught cheating in one game this season, has been removed.
He (Jags defensive lineman Paul Spicer) used some tape, wood and elbow grease and — presto! — there it was. A sledgehammer. A freaking sledgehammer. The sledgehammer became a week-long symbol for the Jaguars leading up to their game against New England. The Jaguars were going to pound some damn heads.
Then came the best part of the story: Spicer brought his spanking-new sledgehammer onto the team charter flight here. There have been NFL players who brought guns and mistresses on team flights, but never a sledgehammer. How exactly do you pack a sledgehammer, anyway? Is that a carry-on?
In the minutes prior to the divisional game, which would end with New England going to 17-0, the entire Jaguars team made a motion like they were pounding a sledgehammer into the ground of Gillette Stadium. They were really buying into this.