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A few reasons we should let the spy game die

When Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini exchange halfhearted pleasantries as they leave Gillette Stadium's field Sunday, let's hope we can close the book on the spy episode, writes Michael Smith.

Originally Published: December 15, 2007
By Michael Smith | ESPN.com

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- Since Week 2, I've dreaded the buildup to the Patriots' and Jets' Week 15 rematch. It has lived down to my expectations.

But when Bill Belichick and Eric Mangini exchange halfhearted pleasantries as they leave frigid Gillette Stadium's field Sunday, let's hope we can close the book on the spy episode. Then we can get back to talking about an actual football game and not spy games.

I'm with the NFL, which quickly destroyed evidence of the Patriots' ...

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