Onto the Super Bowl. Think Buckner will be calling Cundiff?
UPDATE: Of course they'll be facing the Giants. As Garrett Quinn tweets: "Two weeks of Boston vs New York hype. You're welcome, America."
Otherwise the Paul Revere statute in the North End is going to have to wear a Tebow jersey for a day.
Owen Strachan, a theology professor who admits to following the Patriots since the days when "Drew Bledsoe was completing cannon-like passes to more sideline coaches than receivers," struggles with the issue of whether God's hand is guiding Tebow's arm and what happens if the Patriots repeat their earlier stomping of Denver (Ed. note: Wouldn't it be something if the Pats won 66-6?), concludes that since the Bible basically promises suffering to Christians:
Did Jesus take the weekend off? And gotta love that 29-yard run the wrong way at the end.
AFC East champions. Again.
Will you be watching the miraculous quarterback who grabs victory from defeat in the fourth quarter?By adamg - 12/18/11 - 11:06 am
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it has dropped a charge of indecent assault and battery against wide receiver Julian Edelman for an incident at Storyville last month:
In a "nolle prosequi" form filed today in Boston Municipal Court, prosecutors wrote:
After a thorough investigation of this case by the Boston Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit … the Commonwealth has concluded that it would not be able to meet its burden at trial of proving each of the elements of indecent assault and battery beyond a reasonable doubt. Specifically, a review of both witness statements and video surveillance has revealed that the Commonwealth would be unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally engaged in a harmful or offensive touching of the complainant that would be regarded by society as immodest, immoral, and improper.
Little Christopher, who lives somewhere in the Philadelphia area, really, really, really hates Tom Brady. If you were his father, would you put this online?
Via Boston Daily.
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?
Pats Propaganda posts a photo of Sarah Palin in a Patriots hoodie:
I don't know what bothers me more, that the shirt says "Once a Patriot always a Patriot" (because when was she ever a Patriots fan?) or that she's just another politician stealing our name to appear "patriotic."
Yes, really, it got that far. Guy claimed the Patriots owed him and other Jets fans $185 million. Plus interest, of course.
When the train that's supposed to take you from Foxboro back to Boston after that game breaks down.
After that last Jets touchdown, Ninja Chick reported an apparent Jets fan on the Red Line at Ashmont:
Who clips their nails in public ugh STOP !!! the pats just lost and don't want to hear your clipping.
For smaller storms, we've got the Bouchard. But for a storm like this, we shift to the Woodhead, as in: I hope the snow doesn't get any deeper than Danny Woodhead-high.
To see the snow for yourself, the state has livecams beaming snow pix from along 128, 93, 3 and the turnpike.
Sunday's Patriots game disturbed Matt Goisman, not so much because of the sub-par play (the Packers, with a substitute quarterback, really?) as because of the fans:
I've never seen a crowd as overwhelmingly nasty as I did at Gillette Sunday night. It wasn't just the booing. It wasn't just the profanity. It was the raw anger of it all that I had never experienced before, and hopefully never will again. For God's sake, this is football we're talking about! Where's the fun? Where's the joy? ...
The crowd made me so uncomfortable that it was difficult to enjoy the game. I never turn down tickets to Fenway or the Garden, but given the atmosphere and the price, it might be a long time before I accept tickets to Gillette again.
What if the Pats were all 14 inches tall, you know, about so high? Now, what's your score of today's game?By adamg - 12/12/10 - 8:36 pm
Bill Swerski probably isn't too happy tonight.
Dan Shaughnessy Watch dissects the effort by the "fifth-degree black belt in the dark arts of character assassination and innuendo" to tie Belichick to the Broncos videogate thing without offering up a lick of evidence.
From the pre-Elvis days.
The Boston Police Department has issued an official statement on a collision this morning at Comm. Ave and Gloucester Street between a red Mercury Villager mini-van and a black Audi S8:
The operator of the Audi had no visible injuries and was being evaluated by EMS. He stated that he was operating the Audi on Gloucester Street toward Commonwealth Ave and the traffic signal was green. As he entered the intersection, the minivan crossed into his path from Commonwealth Ave., at which time he attempted to swerve, but was unable to. His vehicle struck the passenger side of the minivan. The operator of the Audi was found to have a current and active MA driver’s license.
Officer observed that the traffic signal light at the corner of Commonwealth Ave. and Gloucester St., located on the center median strip of Commonwealth Ave. had been knocked down, apparently by the vehicles just after they collided.
The driver of the mini-van was cited for failure to stop for a red light and will, no doubt, be hounded for the rest of his life, since the BPD release, longer than that for most murder cases, named him, unlike the operator of the Audi.
One of the two passengers in the mini-van was pried out of the vehicle with a Jaws of Life and taken to Brigham and Women's Hospital in serious condition. Police add a woman walking her dog on Gloucester Street was knocked to the ground by the cars but she declined immediate medical attention.
Tom Brady was in a two-car accident this morning at Comm. Ave. and Gloucester Street. Channel 7 has some video which seems to show that the front of Brady's Audi hit the right side of a mini-van. The Globe reports fire crews had to use the Jaws of Life to extricate a man from the rear of the mini-van. Dennis and Callahan report the quarterback refused a trip to the ER.
Channel 4 reports:
A spokesperson for Mayor Tom Menino confirmed to WBZ Radio that Brady was in an accident.
Ed. cranky media note: God! Which is worse: That a reporter would immediately think to call the mayor's press secretary about Brady's car accident or that she would immediately know the answer? Does BPD have some sort of protocol for informing the mayor whenever a local celebrity is in a car accident? Also, while it's nice Brady survived, what about the guy who had to be peeled out of the other vehicle?
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.
We don't have a chalkboard on which to scratch our fingernails, but fortunately, the Globe gave us Dan Shaughnessy todayBy adamg - 1/10/10 - 12:55 pm
I know the coin of the Web realm is the hyperlink, but no, I refuse to link to Dan Shaughnessy's slap upside the head of Patriots fans today. It's just too annoying. For some reason, Globe editors felt it important to use valuable space on the front page to let Shanko tell us to stop acting like spoiled brats and get over our hope the Patriots win today. Bonus points for a stupid Woodstock reference (yes, Dan, we get it, you're old enough to remember Woodstock, even if you were too busy at clown school to go). If you really want to replicate the sound of a mosquito endlessly buzzing around your head at night, you can figure out how to get to his column. But don't say you weren't warned.