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Finally Super Bowl XLVII is Here!

February 3, 2013

Super Bowl XLVII (or “47″ to us non-Romans) will kick-off tonight at around 6:30 EST, featuring the San Francisco 49ers versus the Baltimore Ravens. And it’s about time!  All the manufactured hype, hackneyed story lines, politically-tinged distractions, and self-congratulations makes this two-week interregnum nearly intolerable.  Oh, and don’t forget the Pro Bowl sans all the [...]

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Deja Vu at the Super Bowl

February 6, 2012

Last night, Super Bowl XLVI ended with the New York Giants defeating the New England Patriots 21-17 in a game that saw just about everything:  scintillating long-drives, a safety (!), great catches, key penalties, last-minute heroics on the field and chess-like determination from two master coaches.  An estimated 111.3 million people watched the Big Game [...]

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Randy Moss Traded to the Vikings

October 6, 2010

After the first game of the season, all-time great wide receiver Randy Moss said that this would be his last season with the New England Patriots.  This morning word came out that he was being traded to the Minnesota Vikings for a mere third round draft pick… today! As a Pats fan my emotions are [...]

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NFL Opening Weekend 2010

September 12, 2010

Ah, football. Rooting for the Yanks, Celts, Hammers and the Irish is cool and all, but it ain’t real American football!  I’ve felt in a kind of sports limbo since February.  Sundays were empty.  The late Douglas Adams’ “long dark tea-time of the soul” often hit about 3pm on those Sunday afternoons, but not today [...]

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Patriots Mascot Caught in Sex Sting

December 12, 2009

Apparently, not just Tiger Woods pays for sex nowadays!  As it turns out one of the guys who acts as the “Pat the Patriot” was picked up with 13 other people in an undercover sex sting in Rhode Island. Until last November there was a loophole in Rhode Island law which allowed for prostitution… only [...]

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The Saints Demolish the Patriots

December 1, 2009

Ugh. It started out well — the defense kept the New Orleans Saints to 3 points, then the New England Patriots offense marched 80 yards to score a touchdown on their first drive of the night.  Woo hoo! That would be the highlight of the Pats’ evening.  The undefeated Saints subsequently demolished the young and [...]

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A Well-Deserved 59-0 Pile-On

October 19, 2009

Did you get a chance to see highlights from yesterday’s first real snow game of the 2009 NFL season?  It was the surprisingly winless Tennessee Titans versus the New England Patriots in Foxboro, MA.  Well, without permission from Al Gore, it nonetheless snowed on October 18th and the Patriots pounced: I love snow games!  I don’t [...]

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Welcome to the NFL, Mark Sanchez!

October 5, 2009

The NFL is great for the sports drama and excitement it dishes out every week.  In keeping with that, New York Jets rookie quarterback Mark Sanchez put in a very rookie-like performance yesterday in his 24-10 loss to the high-flying New Orleans Saints:  The New York media has been generally forgiving, though.  With all the [...]

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Tedy Bruschi to Retire

August 31, 2009

New England Patriots inside linebacker Tedy Bruschi is set to announce today that after 13 seasons and 5 Super Bowls, it is finally time for him to retire.  Not only was Bruschi a class-act, but he was a critical part of the Patriots’ “bend-but-don’t-break” defense that carried the Pats to three Super Bowl victories in four years [...]

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2009 NFL Schedule Released

April 14, 2009

My two favorite sports to watch are football and the men’s college basketball tournaments.  If the Celtics are doing well, then I’ll watch the NBA playoffs.  I’m going to try once again to get into baseball this year — each season I get more into it so the trend line on the baseball-fan-in-me is good.  [...]

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Stop the Presses! Brett Favre Retires… Again

February 11, 2009

Where have I heard this before? That’s right, every single NFL post-season since Noah was trying to tick off “two emus” from his list!  Though this time I think it’s for real.  Maybe.  Thusly, I’m not getting all nostalgic.  I’ve already done that at the end of last season and what did that get me — Favre [...]

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Meadowland Mauling Killed the Patriots

December 28, 2008

The football gods are still inflicting more karmic mayhem on the New England Patriots. After the Spygate fiasco, the football gods waited until the last possible moment to exact their revenge against the Pats — waiting until the last three-minutes of the Super Bowl to take the possible undefeated season out of reach by losing [...]

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Jets Best Pats 34-31 in Overtime Thriller

November 14, 2008

AFC East division rivals, the New York Jets and the New England Patriots met last night in Foxboro and the result was great football!  Check out the last play of regulation with 0:08 on the clock: Talk about a crazy ending!  Yet, the game was a tale of two halves:  the Pats weren’t playing offense in the [...]

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Patriots’ Pyrrhic Victory

October 21, 2008

Last night’s 41-7 victory over the Denver Broncos was a relief to many New England Patriots fans who wanted to see if Matt Cassel had some real potential after five games.  Check.  The Pats fan was also interested in seeing how the Pats defense would handle the Broncos’ pass offense.  Check. But the price of these small [...]

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Fins End Pats Streak

September 21, 2008

I guess when a football streak comes to an end, you might as well make it memorable!  I won’t be forgetting this one soon. The last time the New England Patriots lost a regular season game was December 10, 2006, against the Miami Dolphins.  So, the Dolphins showed up to not just beat the Pats at [...]

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Tom Brady is Hurt

September 7, 2008

I’m sure all of you with Tom Brady on your fantasy teams were hoping for more than one quarter out of the two-time Super Bowl MVP and the man who holds the single-season touchdown record for quarterbacks at 50, but football is a contact sport and people get hurt.  But why did it have to be [...]

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Michael Strahan Goes Out On Top

June 9, 2008

Famous New York Giants Defensive End Michael Strahan decided to retire after fifteen straight seasons, seven of which were Pro Bowl seasons.  After winning his first Super Bowl title after being an important part of the Giant’s victory over the New England Patriots. I liked Michael Strahan.  He was a great player and had a sense [...]

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Cheaters Never Win: New York Giants Win Super Bowl XLII

February 3, 2008

This New York Jets fan is proud to congratulate the New York Giants for winning Super Bowl XLII 17-14 over the New England Patriots Cheaters and removing the stain that tarnished this season and threatened to remain on the record books forever. By stopping the Patriots, the Giants showed that although cheating can seemingly give [...]

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