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Wednesday, November 25, 2009
Monday, November 23, 2009
10 – Our secondary seems passable, and not pass-all-over-able
9 – Our defense can score points
8 – Isaiah Stanback can contribute as a wide receiver
7 – At 7-3, 5-3, 3-1, we are (at least) two games up in the Division
6 – (We assume that) running backs not named Maroney are getting healthier
5 – Perhaps Charlie Weis will rejoin our sideline?
4 – There is over a week of distance between “4th and 2” and the “4th and 2” talk is almost over
3 – Brady’s got his swagger back
2 – We are second overall in total offense
1 – We don’t have to play on Thanksgiving (read: no really short week). On a side note, Charlie, the cat who I watch Pats’ games with, suggests that going forward the Patriots play the Redskins and then the Chiefs over the next two Thanksgivings—kind of like the first Thanksgiving.
Sunday, November 22, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tuesday, November 17, 2009
Look we can all be mad at BB. How the hell can you go for it in your own territory on Fourth and 2. What the hell was he thinking?? Has he lost his mind??
What it comes down to is that the team we cheer for on Sundays, has Marbles and big ones.
Well if he would have made that fourth down, he would have been a genius.
Monday, November 16, 2009
Dear Patriots Fan:
Thank you for coming here for two reasons. Firstly for visiting our humble little blog and secondly for not giving up on the Pats to the point that you cease reading about them. What can we do for you in your time of need? We could stomp around and complain about the bad positioning of the ref who called the fourth and two a bobble when, clearly, the first down was achieved. We could rail against the official who worked the clock by pushing it back to two minutes when we would be unable to challenge the spot because we ran out of timeouts and booth reviews only come in under two minutes. But neither will change the outcome of the loss. And we just backhandedly did mention the follies and the final score didn’t change. See?
Let’s all channel Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting, you’ll be Matt Damon in this example: “It’s not you fault, look at me son, it’s not your fault, it’s not you fault. No, no, no, it’s not your fault...”
If you want to blame Bill Belichick we can’t fault you, but then don’t ever claim his genius to be the reason you love the Pats. Yes, we are drawing the line in the field turf right now: if you want to blame BB then you don’t ever get to revel in his maverick moves that turn out favorably.
Here’s how the last two and change played out for me and possibly you: “Oh the Colts are going to burn a timeout.” “Really? Fourth and two and you go to the two-yard pattern!?!” “The booth will review that.” “Oh no, who’s running the clock?” “Bill really doesn’t trust the D.” “This is why there was no trust in the D.” “Oh, c’mon just let him score! Haven’t you ever played a football video game!” “Looks like the defense is trying to show Belichick that they can stop them.” “I need another beer.” “Great we have teen-seconds.” “Don’t take the ball out of the endzone, save the clock.” “F*&%*$*&*&*(*#@$%*&^%#@!”
Belichick gambled and lost; you have to take the good with the egregious. If you read the “Back Room Predictions” post below then you know that I, too, gambled and covered (and the Over did hit, so yes Virginia, there will be a Santa Claus this year) but because we didn’t win I had to purchase a Colts cap this morning. It was a bad beat where the Colts pulled a flush on the river. But that’s fandom; you invest yourself and then win or lose. Your alarm clock went off the same time it does every Monday (unless last night’s ref’s worked it. Hey yo!). Go about your day and know that the next coin flip is less than a week away when the possibility to win or lose occurs again. Don’t you dare admonish Belichick unless you are prepared to not celebrate his future wins. If you are still not OK please print this out and hand to your loved ones.
Dear Loved One:
Please take my belt and shoe laces away from me. I am sorry, I can't be trusted. I love you and the Patriots dearly and for that reason I suggest you sweep the house as if we just adopted a toddler or a puppy. Please remove all sharp objects or other paraphernalia that I might be able to harm myself, the radio or television when it’s tuned to SportsCenter with. If you do find me curled up in the fetal position and speaking in tongues about Bill Polian or Peyton Manning it’s best to leave me alone. If you can slide my leather-bound Sports Illustrated commemorative edition of one of the past Patriots’ Super Bowls that might help. If all else fails please use this mantra as a last ditch effort to right my ship: “It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault. It’s not your fault.”
Sunday, November 15, 2009
The biggest game the Patriots have played in over a year. The Colts lead the conference and are undefeated. If the Colts win they pretty much locked up homefield advantage over the Patriots. If the Pats win they hold the upper hand of head to head matchup (Number one tie breaker) in the Conference. This is a big big game. I can feel it in the air tonight......
Friday, November 13, 2009
Where one bloggler puts his money where his two typing fingers are.
Patriots +2.5 at the Colts O/U 50
Like an Eames chair this match-up has become a modern classic. Manning vs Brady, Belichick vs Manning, pundits screaming at each other over which of those three is the premier performer in the rivalry.
I like the Pats with or without the points because of my heart. My brain thinks that the slight edge goes to Brady and BB vs the Colts’ secondary. Plus the SI cover jinx will offset the magical power of home field advantage, thus the money is on the Pats.
My heart and pride are also on the line here though. If you know me you know that I am always wearing a ball cap and that my rotation includes a few Pats hats (see above). Anyway I placed a wager with an executive in my office who is a Colts fan. If New England wins he’ll wear a Patriots’ colored tie and if the Colts win I’ll walk into work Monday morning donning a Colts cap. Would my penance be more obvious and humiliating? Maybe so, and proof again that I’m terrible at negotiating. Or it could be that the severity of my possible shame offsets the odds we both know to be in our favor? Yes, Vegas opened the line giving the Pats 2.5 points and as you are aware the home team automatically gets 3 points, so we are basically half a point better. That half point is the difference between the Colts remaining undefeated and me wearing a horseshoe hat as an albatross.
Take the Pats and the over—no way Manning doesn’t throw for three but still loses.
The real question this week is not who is the better quarterback is but....who is the better actor?
Peyton's acting ability has paved the way for Tom Brady. Now both of them can been seen on commercials, TV shows and even SNL. America is spilt on who the better QB is, are they spilt on who the better actor is??? You be the judge....
If you like 6'5 quarterbacks with rocket arms
One of his best...CUT THAT MEAT!
Well I think its clear Peyton wins....but I'd take Brady any day on the field over Manning.
Wednesday, November 11, 2009
"This is Our House" is the new Gillette Stadium-anthem done by Belichick's boy Bon Jovi. And even though the Patriots will be on the road Sunday night it will be played during the broadcast. Was the song written for Bill with the Pats in mind? We doubt it, because Jovi originally tried to give "We Weren't Born to Follow" to us but baseball claimed it first. The Internet also tells us is that the Jersey- poster-boy-rocker once announced "this is our house!" in Giants Stadium.
Matt Light (knee)- Has been out for four games. Expected back in the next few weeks. Although he is expected back he will not be handed his job back. Sebastiain Vollmer has been doing an excellent job while filling in for Light. Vollmer has shut down his opponents, like Joey Porter last week. BB said about Light getting his job back "Well deal with that situation when he comes back"
WR Julian EdelmanWR Brandon TateRB Fred TaylorS Brandon MeriweatherRB Sammy MorrisC Dan KoppenLT Matt LightWR Randy MossDL Jarvis Green
Sunday, November 8, 2009
Friday, November 6, 2009
When will this guy shut up already. Joey Porterpottymouth has been talking and talking and talking all week about the Patriots and Tom Brady. This time he is sounding off about the "Tom Brady Rules".
"When a guy can tell a ref when to throw a flag, and he gets it, he's got his own rules. They made the rule that you don't go at the legs for Tom, so when he feels that someone is going at his legs, he just points to the ref and he gets a flag. So I can honestly say that he gets his own rules."
He also commented on spy gate....
"I still don't care for New England," Porter said. "The hate's been there for a while, especially after all the cheating they did back in the day. ... They can sweep it under the rug if they want to, but just like anybody else that's cheating that gets caught, you put an asterisk by it. But nobody puts an asterisk by those championships."
"They [the Patriots] cheated, there should be an asterisk. They cheated and they got caught."
I know the Patriots are listening to his comments and had enough of his Diarrhea. The front line of the Pats better beat up on him and teach him a lesson.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Monday, November 2, 2009
Our pal Fitzy joins us for bye week fun and the season so far. He offers up some insightful commentary and drunken opinions on the Pats' post-bye week schedule. Be warned, an awful lot of burping and swearing here......
Source:Sports Management Colleges