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Monday, December 20, 2010

MythBusting the Patriots

Rocky and Greg drop science.

We put on our beret and goatees this morning after last night’s near-loss.

Myth: The defense is solid.

Busted: The ole bend-but-don’t-break defense of the Pats was almost broken by Matt Flynn and the Pack last night. F-ing Flynn threw for 251 and three touchdowns.

Myth: The offensive needs to put up big points for the defense to win.

Busted: The Pats average 31.9 points and scored 31 last night (including a defensive score on Kyle Arrington’s interception return). It’s more like the defense plays better with a good lead.

Myth: Tom Brady is dreamy.

Confirmed: he is.

Myth: Randy Moss departing was a good thing.

Plausible: Post-Moss we have been on a tear but the numbers don’t lie. Last night Wes Welker lead the team in reception yards with 42 and he had one catch for 35. Sure, Brady spread it around to eight different receivers but Flynn connected with 10.

Myth: Speaking of numbers our defense is better stopping the run than the pass.

Plausible: OK, OK, straight rankings will tell you we are 15th against the run and 30th in a league of 32 teams against the pass. But we consider that to be part of the bend-don’t-break mentality. Playing with a lead, as we have of late, means that teams have to pass on us, thusly we give up the second-most passing yards in the league (behind the Texans) and also have the second most interceptions (we have 21, the Iggles have 23).

Myth: We are a Super Bowl team.

Confirmed: We are playing better than any other team, period. The Patriots of old had that magic of playing hard and catching breaks here or there. There is no numbers on luck but Banta-Cain slipping through to make the sack that ended last night’s game is the stuff champions are made of. In the beginning of the year the Jets had the horseshoe stuck up their ass, the only difference between us and the Jets is that if you strip the enchantment away from them they have little talent. If there is another team that has the mojo and the right stuff it’s the Iggles and in their staggering comeback against the Giants yesterday there was much sorcery on the field. As long as the breaks don’t beat the boys, the Patriots will be going to the dance.


Sunday, December 19, 2010

Betting the Pats: Green Bay +14 at New England O/U 43.5

The loverly Miss January 2010 Jamie Faith Edmonson

By Rocky

Getting to know Matt Flynn: Since the Pats’ D will get up close and personal with Flynn all day let’s do the same.
            He backed up JaMarcus Russell at LSU
            He was the Offensive MVP of the 2008 National Championship Game
            He was drafted in the 7th Round of the 2008 Draft
            He beat out the giant Brian Brohm for the #2 spot this season
            He has thrown two picks and no touchdowns in the NFL
            His father’s name is Alvin
That’s it. Take the Pats, lay the points.

Over/Under 43.5. Here’s how many points the Pats have put up on their own since Week 10: 39, 31, 45, 45, 36.

We currently lead the league in average points with 31.9. And we’re throwing weather out the door with a valiant effort in Chicago last week and remember the snow game against the Titans last year?

Put all your money on the Pats and the Over and you’ll take presents away from your bookie’s kids. Ba humbug.


Charlie's Chalk of the Week and Woodhead: the Consummate Salesman

Charlie's Chalk of the Week:

The reign of Peyton has ended!  The Jags have the opportunity to put away the division in Indy and they are 4.5 point dogs, TAKE THEM!  The Colts just don't have it this year and I like the way things are going for the soon to be LA Jaguars.

PS: Pats Prediction to come

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Betting Today's Game...Don't

We don't care about lines, Over/Unders or injuries (and steroids). All we care about is weather. Our kicking isn't solid, we don't have a big powerful back and a wintry mix in Chicago is vastly different than the winter in Foxboro. Stay the hell away. Soldier Field is notorious for being awful and check out this TwitPic taken an hour ago by Brad Briggs of the Chicago Trib:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Two Teams, One Cup or One Man.....

By: Charlie
Following two different football teams is a precarious thing to do. Many people think that it is impossible to be a fan of two teams; others merely find it to be a disreputable thing to do. I think that it’s OK given a few simple rules. For reasons of full disclosure I’m pretty sure that I made up these rules so that they fit my situation perfectly.

1. Parental influence, moving and following a favorite player are valid reasons for adopting a team. Giving up on a local team because they blow (if you live in Buffalo for example) is not acceptable. My football allegiance was formed by having a dad who was from Boston and who had recently lived in Chicago. So even though I was in Frisco I was never much of a Niners fan but I loved the Pats and Bears.

2. One team that you like must be the Alpha Male of your teams. Whenever they play each other you should know without thought which team you are rooting for. If you can’t do this you aren’t a fan of two teams, you’re a sports slut and most likely a front runner.

3. They can’t be teams that play each other with any sort of regularity and they certainly can’t be rivals. I think you pretty much have to keep them in separate conferences for this. Would there be any worse person in the world than someone who was a fan of the Pats and the Colts?

4. In the rare instance that they play each other you CANNOT be that asshole wearing a Bears jersey and a Patriots hat while watching the game. As stated in Rule 2 you have to pick a goddamn team.

5. If you are writing for a fan blog of one of those two teams you should probably not try to antagonize the readers the week before the game.

I do my best to follow all of these rules. As a Pats and Bears fan it’s been pretty easy to follow these rules. They almost never play each other and when they do it has almost never been in a big game. This is probably the second biggest game between the two clubs ever.

The biggest, well, it was only the most important game in the history of the National Football League. January 26, 1986. New Orleans, Louisiana. Super Bowl XX. 46-10 Bears. Tony Eason going 0-6. The Fridge running it in. The Bears defense putting up 7 sacks while giving up 7 rushing yards. The Super Bowl Shuffle. Sweetness. The Punky QB and his Rozelle headband. Buddy Ryan and Mike Ditka getting carried off the field together while hating each other’s guts. 46-10. The 85 Bears are worshipped in this city in a way that is difficult to explain. Even guys like Mongo McMichael are treated like Gods 25 years later. It’s not uncommon for me to slip into a catatonic state before a big Bear game while chanting, “Coatch. Ditka. Bearssssss. Ditka.” Hell, if anything SNL understated the mentality of most Bears fans with the Superfans skit.

As great as that team was, and they are on the very short list for greatest of all time, it always bothered me a tiny bit that they had to embarrass the Pats like they did. Why couldn’t it have been against the Steelers or the Jets? Why did it have to be against my other favorite team? I guess the Pats side of me can find solace in the 3 recent titles and the fact that Henry Burris never started a game at QB in New England.

Looking forward to this game there is one thing that is abundantly clear, this isn’t 1986. Tom Brady is a wee bit better than Tony Eason and Matt Forte sure as hell ain’t Sweetness. I expect the Patriots to win on Sunday but I’ll be rooting for Da Bears as hard as I can. We need the win pretty badly as our schedule is killer (Pats, @Vikings, Jets, @Pack). Hopefully the league’s worst turf will help us out with a home field advantage, but I doubt it. Regardless of the outcome I will still be able to reminisce about January 26, 1986. (Did I mention that the Bears beat the Patriots 46-10 in Super Bowl XX?)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Thank you for Danny Woodhead

By: Greg
There hasnt been a bigger pick up than Danny Woodhead this season. This guy has been amazing. And we can all thank Rex Ryan for his stupidity in keeping Joe McKnight over Woodhead.
This guy is a stud, so all we can say is......

Danny Woodhead.....

By: Greg

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Could watch this over and over and over

By: Greg

45- 3 replay

Observations from 45-3

By: Greg
  • Every man in New England has a man crush on Tom Brady, and if you dont you are not a real fan
  • I also have a man crush on Danny Woodhead and Wes Welker, ya i like the little guys
  • Is LT still celebrating his first down run?

  • Logan Mankins is a beast: since getting him back in the line up the Pats have scored over 30 points in each game
  • Speaking of Mankins, the offensive line was the MVP of that game, Brady had a ton of time whenever he dropped back and the Jets were blitzing constantly
  • Does Rex Ryan want a God Damn Snack?

  • Or how about another challenge?
  • And does he really want to play the Pats again one hour after getting beat by 42?
  • Guess who is leading the league in wins??

  • The defense, which was one of the worst defenses in the league statistically, really showed up. Holding a good jets offense to 3 points is something to be proud of
  • Is there anything more exciting than watching Danny Woodhead run in open field?
  • Yes....Woodhead making a special teams tackle
  • Thank you Jets for Danny!
  • Did anyone see Donald Trumps hair during the time out?

  • I am scared of Shane Graham, his kick offs are short and FG attempts scare me
  • The Pats now have an 80 percent chance of winning the AFC East, but watch out for a good Bears team in a short week coming off a big win

Monday, December 6, 2010

Pats vs Jets Betting Lines, Over/Under, Charlie's Chalk of the Week and Tonight's Snacks

By Rocky

Jets +4 at New England Over/Under 44.5

We got this, lay the points take the Pats.

What can we say about the Jets that hasn’t already been said?

Let's just run down our five favorite snacks for the evening:

Sour Heads: Mark Sanchez, sucks at the beginning, comes on strong at the end.

Old Mike and Ikes that the Jets found under the couch: LaDainian Tomlinson and Laveranues Coles.

Beef Jerky: Darrell Revis. We really would like to have some beef jerky.

Rex Mix: Rex Ryan’s defense some stuff that is good, some that isn’t and most of the better stuff is broken (i.e. Leonard).

Mars Bar: Jenn Sterger, used to be here not anymore.

Charlie's Chalk of the Week

The real Chalk of the Week was the Jags over Tennessee butI was in such a deep hole that I didn't want to tell anyone and have the line move. I'm a selfish prick. But now I'm in a good mood, a mood to share, hammer the Under.


Wednesday, December 1, 2010

Hitler wieghs in on Bradys hair..

By: Greg
Hitler is angry about everything now a days....