Cheering for a Belichick Coached Team, by Uncle Diesel.
There is only so much that genius head coach Bill Belichick can do to make up for the mediocre general manager Bill Belichick. He’s coming up short. He no longer has control of his team. The players pay lip service to his greatness but their weak efforts and lack of discipline betray them. Maybe they feel betrayed, too. If the Patriots are so great, and their coach is so great, why are they so bad?
By Jim Donaldson. From classic Patriots such as Gino Cappelletti, Nick Buoniconti, and Vito Babe Parilli to newer blood including Tom Brady, Tedy Bruschi, and Randy Moss, all eras of the Patriots are represented. There are numerous stories about remarkable players and coaches, such as John Hannah and Bill Belichick, and the less-than-stellar, such as Clive Rush and Chris Canty. To complete this Patriots package, there is an accompanying CD featuring interviews with Steve Grogan, Jon Morris, and Larry Eisenhauer.
The fan - would it surprise you to learn he's a lawyer? - sued Bill Belichick and the Patriots under federal racketeering and New Jersey consumer-protection laws, alleging the team's taping of opponents deprived him of the full value of his season tickets to Jets games.
But the judges of the US Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit in Philadelphia said he'd get no Hail Mary Pass from them.
Former p.r. guy Seth Gitell writes how Belichick could have made things easier on himself.
If a Belichick could check signals, how many signals could a Belichick check?
The answer to this new tongue twister is "all of them" apparently as Bill has admitted and apologized.
As opposed to the woodchuck in the original, whom we found out couldn't chuck wood period.
Perhaps Borges thought his readers have the attention span of gnats and wouldn't remember that his column today on how the signing of Adalius Thomas was possibly a big mistake completely contradicts what he wrote just yesterday on MSNBC. Bruce Allen and his readers are all over Borges - and remind him that they can, too, retain information for longer than 24 hours.
At Pasquinade, Amy said the debate was pure comedy gold:
... Chris Gabrieli stood about two and a half feet taller than Tom Reilly and Deval Patrick, with a completely goofy expression on his face. With the three podiums next to each other, it looked like an SNL version of Celebrity Jeopardy. Tom Reilly twitched like a rabid dog on a leash, and Deval Patrick stood smoothly at his podium. ...