Why did Tom Brady have a rotten season? Why won't he be the same when he returns in August? According to Dan Shaughnessy, it's because he's gone soft. And he hasn't gone soft by sniffing wildflowers and professing his love for kittens in meter and rhyme; no, the real reason is because (and please make sure you're sitting down before your eyes behold the startling... Read more
The U.S. Marshal for Boston and a federal lawyer improperly arranged government motorcades for the two Fox blabcasters during the 2007 World Series, according to a report by the Justice Department's inspector general.
The report centers on Joseph Band, an attorney for the U.S. Marshal's office in Washington:
Our investigation revealed that Band attended the 2007 World Series games as a paid, part-time sports... Read more
NotErnie notes Gil Santos's retirement from WBZ, wishes he would retire from Patriots games as well:
... In the last few years, I have become increasingly frustrated at his inability to correctly name the down, distance or where on the field the ball is even marked. He's got a great voice and when he gets things right, he's tremendous. But he gets too much... Read more
Angela's all-Patriots Christmas tree is back up.
Al now knows for a fact that his co-worker is awful, because she's upset "Grey's Anatomy" was replaced by the Patriots game last night.
Would be a good band name. In any case, the Herald tells you way more than you thought you'd ever need to know about his knee. Just in case, though, Bruce Allen rounds up all the media coverage of The Knee.... Read more
Angela tried being patient, but Matt Cassel just isn't getting any better:
... He looks just as confused as Week One. Shots of him behind center look like a deer in headlights. His passes are off target, sometimes by miles and he second-guesses almost every throw that isn’t a screen. ...
Take your pick sports fans. Sound off.
Dice K gets 18th win, Red Sox move closer to playoffs... Read more
(Clinch Tie for Wild-card)
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Toronto, ON - David Ortiz belted a two-run homer and Daisuke Matsuzaka pitched seven shutout innings, as the Boston Red Sox crept closer to a playoff berth with a 3-0 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays
Howie must be working on another book about the Bulgers, or maybe he spent too much time at Fenway with Castig and Obie last night, because based on the amount of time he put into today's CHB-like column about loser Patriots fans, he clearly is too busy to do any actual reporting for the Herald. Or maybe, he just needs a hug.... Read more
Adam Pieniazek will not be deterred; predicts the Patriots will win the Super Bowl.