When are the Patriots like Donald Trump? When they win, win, win and the crybabies on the other side just can't stand it.

The New England Patriots defeated the Pittsburgh Steelers last night to clinch their ninth consecutive division title but, it was not without controversy. A Steeler's catch in the end zone that appeared to be for a game winning touchdown was declared an incomplete pass and the conspiracy sob-fest began. Must be some kind of collusion between the NFL officials, NBC and Bob Kraft. Has to be. Trump must be involved and perhaps even Bush.

Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker must be in on it too because when he posted on Facebook after the game he got hammered.

The reaction from some fans was brutal:

Ron said;

"Great game! But I don’t need to hear it from a rhino. Go legislate or something...."

Karen wasn't having any of it;

"Really.... What do u think about HOMELESS NESS & MORTGAGE FRAUD.... No help from my state officials. Thanks.... They turn their backs on us."

Nor was Ben;

"Glad to hear this is where your priorities are, governor."

And Deb even offered the governor a bit of advise;

"We need a state leadership team that performs same way...You and Lt. Govr are a start but state house needs to step up for taxpayers...not their own power."

Ah, sports, politics and religion. Those topics we should know better than to broach during the holidays.

Hey gang, it is Christmas week. Can't we all just grow up get along, at least until after the playoffs?

Editor's Note: Barry Richard is the afternoon host on 1420 WBSM New Bedford. He can be heard weekdays from Noon-3pm. The opinions expressed in this commentary are solely those of the author.