Jay Fitzgerald contemplates the controversy surrounding Steve DeOssie and his pre-Super Bowl denunciation of the Pats:
The most annoying thing, besides his bite-the-hand-that-feeds-you behavior: The thick New York accent he employed.
OMG, Matt Light and Gronk went to a party after the Super Bowl! Clutch those pearls closer to your chest, Mabel! Or as David Robichaud asks, as he wipes away a tear:
What do you think about this? Should they have been celebrating after a crushing defeat?
Jay Fitzgerald says cut Gisele some slack:
[S]he was fundamentally right about bemoaning the dropped passes. Don't forget that.
Harvey Leonard (yes, that Harvey Leonard) tweets:
Our younger daughter is married & lives in NY. Her husband is a Giants fan, but she is on her way here to root for Pats.
Harv is also predicting a 30-24 Patriots win. Don't scoff - this is the man who correctly predicted the Blizzard of '78. Going even farther back, J.L. Bell shows us that Samuel Adams was a prescient man.
Boston Police say anybody not ensconced in a bar in those areas by the time Madonna starts to sing on Sunday will be turned away from the area. And people who are in a bar who leave after she starts belting it out will be escorted out of the area.
Henry Santoro notes:
If he practices today, we win Sunday's game by six points. If he doesn't practice...let's not think about it.
UPDATE: Boston Police Commissioner Ed Davis says memo is misleading; people can't be arrested just for being outside; a Northeastern official agrees. More in the comments.
Residents of at least a couple of Northeastern dorms got a warning tonight from college Residential Life: Don't even think about going outside during or after the Super Bowl:
Mike Bloomberg, late of Medford, posted this photo along with a note:
We disagree on who'll win the #Superbowl, but @MayorTomMenino & I agree on fighting illegal guns. Tune in Sunday
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."
Steve Garfield spotted this Patriots cake at the West Roxbury Roche Bros.
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: