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Dominant story locked behind the Gate

The Patriots dismantled the Chargers on Sunday night, but Bill Simmons said the big story was lost amid all the CameraGate discussion.Story

Updated: September 17, 2007, 6:00 PM ET
By Bill Simmons | Page 2

Thanks to CameraGate, the Jets were handed a free pass for getting creamed in Week 1. On Sunday night, the Chargers were given a similar free pass by NBC. Since the network already had its story line in place -- "San Diego seeks revenge against the lying and cheating Patriots!!!" -- it couldn't deviate from that story for three hours, even as the Pats were slapping together one of the most dominating performances in a ballyhooed regular-season game in recent memory. So allow me to point out some ...

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