Football

The Conceited Jason Whitlock

Wednesday, March 4th, 2009

The hallmark of a look-at-me sports columnist is the ability to base criticism not only on nothing but on assertions that run against known facts. Kansas City Star’s Jason Whitlock makes a hedged but still ridiculous accusation against the Kansas City Chiefs General Manager Scott Pioli after the team traded a second-round 2009 pick for [...]

New England Patriots trade Matt Cassel and Mike Vrabel to Kansas City Chiefs for second-round pick

Sunday, March 1st, 2009

New England Patriots decision to trade veteran outside linebacker Mike Vrabel and backup quarterback Matt Cassel to Kansas City Chiefs for a second round pick in the 2009 draft has quite simply stunned many Patriots fans. So convinced were many fans that Cassel is a worth a first-round pick that some speculate that Patriots Head [...]

Congratulations, Stephen Spach! Former Patriots tight-end make play-off mark with Arizona Cardinals

Saturday, January 3rd, 2009

Arizona Cardinals iced their Wild Card play-off victory over the visiting Atlanta Falcons when tight end Stephen Spach caught a third-down-and-16 pass for 23 yards and a new set of downs that allowed the Cardinals to kneel out the clock. The Cardinals picked up Spach in late October and he quickly became a regular on [...]

When you put your dreams in the hands of Brett Favre they are likely to be intercepted

Monday, December 29th, 2008

So that’s this is what it feels like when your team fails to make the playoffs. The New England Patriots took care of their business in their frantic late season push for a playoff spot but so did the other teams who ere in the mix. Baltimore Ravens pasted the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Miami [...]

West Coasting: New England Patriots pound Oakland Raiders 49-26

Monday, December 15th, 2008

New England Patriots concluded their second West Coast road trip of the 2008 season by pounding the Oakland Raiders 49-26. The game was never close but the fireworks was pretty entertaining at times, including touchdowns on three straight plays (not counting point after touchdown kicks). Patriots runningback LaMont Jordan ran for 97 yard son 12 [...]

Stick a fork in them: New England Patriots carved up by Pittsburgh Steelers, 10-33

Sunday, November 30th, 2008

New England Patriots 10-33 loss at home to the Pittsburgh Steelers underscore how average the Brady-less and defensively personnel depleted Patriots are. Had they played a tougher schedule this year they would be lucky to be a .500 team at this point given the circumstances they’ve battled this season. There’s a sharp dividing line between [...]

Skinned wildcat, anyone? New England Patriots 48, Miami Dolphins 28

Sunday, November 23rd, 2008

Yards, penalties, and most importantly points: New England Patriots piled up all of them on the road against the Miami Dolphins, exacting revenge for the embarrassing loss at home in week 3 of the 2008 season. New England accumulated 530 yards of offense, 38 penalty yards and 48 points. Quarterback Matt Cassel 30 of 43 [...]

Three tight ends and almost zero production

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

Ho-hum. The New England Patriots once again have three tight ends on their roster after having gone through most of the season with only two, Benjamin Watson and David Thomas. The newcomer is Tyson DeVree, an undrafted free agent out of Colorado. DeVree is said to be primarily a receiving tight end, which probably means, [...]

Troy Brown is not walking through that door: New York Jets beat New England Patriots 34-31

Friday, November 14th, 2008

In the immortal word of Paul Perillo: MAYO! Yes, New England Patriots inside linebacker Jerod Mayo had a great game, a truly great game, against the New York Jets, but otherwise there wasn’t much to be upbeat about as the Patriots stumbled to a 34-31 overtime loss against the New York Jets in a mid-season [...]

Sloppy New England Patriots end up second against Indianapolis Colts

Monday, November 3rd, 2008

I liked New England Patriots tight end David Thomas better when he was on Injured Reserve. The latest chapter in the storied rivalry of the decade, that between the three-time Super Bowl winning New England Patriots and the one-and-done Indianapolis Colts, concluded with an 18-15 victory for the Colts. The Colts just about literally picked [...]