Football

Time to shorten the NFL season to 14 games

Wednesday, September 1st, 2010

There’s quite a bit of talk about expanding the NFL season from 16 games to 18 games per team. the primary driver for the expansion talk seems to be that the league currently has a pre-season that consists of four games played overwhelmingly scrubs that aren’t going to play much or at all during the [...]

Sex tapes: 1. Super Bowl rings: 0.

Tuesday, August 31st, 2010

That’s the New England Patriots record since the last time the team won the Lombardi Trophy in 2004. The Brandon Spikes sex tape has turned the Bill Belichick era, or at least what remains of it (which probably isn’t much) into a farce. Belichick bet the team’s fortune on building a ferocious defensive line to [...]

Photos of Tom Brady, Randy Moss and Wes Welker

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Quarterback Tom Brady and wide receivers Wes Welker and Randy Moss are the core of the New England Patriots offense (and, by extension) the whole darn team and the crowd paid close attention to everything they did the Sunday morning training camp practice I attended on August 1, 2010. The spectators cheered Welker’s catches in [...]

Pictures from the 2010 New England Patriots training camp

Monday, August 2nd, 2010

Here a few pictures from the first weekend of the New England Patriots 2010 training camp. Most of the photos are from the Sunday morning practice. Wide receiver Darnell Jenkins strecthed out to make a leaping catch along the sideline. (Compare to a similar catch by Bam Childress in 2007.) Last year’s rookie sensation Julian [...]

Taking out the wild card trash along with the San Diego Chargers

Sunday, January 17th, 2010

The NFL divisional playoff round is where the wild card dreck and the San Diego Chargers are sorted out. All the winners of the wild card weekend lost this weekend, except for the New York Jets who traveled to San Diego where they dispatched of the heavily favored Chargers, 17-14. It was quite reminiscent of [...]

2009 another lost season for the New England Patriots

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

The 2009 season was a series of peaks and valleys for the New England Patriots. It ended six feet under after the Baltimore Ravens beat the snot out of the home team at Gillette Stadium in the second AFC Wild Card game. The 33-14 blow out didn’t expose any previously unknown flaws in the Patriots [...]

New England Patriots Offensive Linemen 2009: Starters, Backups and Practice Squaders

Saturday, September 5th, 2009

The New England Patriots offensive linemen in 2009 and the different combinations of starters the team uses: New England Patriots starting offensive linemen by game in 2009 Week Left Tackle Left Guard Center Right Guard Right Tackle 1 vs Buffalo Bills Matt Light Logan Mankins Dan Koppen Stephen Neal Nick Kaczur 2 @ New York [...]

Chalkboard Superstar

Wednesday, May 13th, 2009

New England Patriots tight end David Thomas is preparing for what is likely going to be his last training camp with the team. Hope springs eternal in the off season, as the Boston Globe’s Christopher L. Gasper reminds us: One advantage for Thomas is that for the first time since his rookie campaign he’s been [...]

New England Patriots 2009 Draft

Saturday, April 25th, 2009

Patriots Picked Twelve Players In the 2009 Draft The 2009 NFL draft is over. The New England Patriots picked four players in the second round after trading out of the first round entirely, two in the third, one in the fourth, and one in the fifth, two in the sixth and two in the seventh [...]

New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Schedule: Who, Where and When

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Record: 10-6.Play-off record: 0-1. Lost 33-14 at home to Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Wild Card round. New England Patriots 2009 Regular Season Schedule 9/14 vs Buffalo Bills 25-24 9/20 @ New York Jets 9-16 9/27 vs Atlanta Falcons 26-10 10/4 vs Baltimore Ravens 27-21 10/11 @ Denver Broncos [...]