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.
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:
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.
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.
At least Truck Day is Feb. 12.
Hub Money notes which Pats players will soon be free agents.
Angela wonders if she should blame herself:
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).
No word how close he was to scoring before he was intercepted; cops refused to give him a pass.
Did anybody manage to finish today's Shaughnessy column, in which Danny Boy just can't keep from marveling that few people in London have ever heard of Tom Brady?
Dan Shaughnessy Watch valiantly tries, also noting Shank's continuing disdain for Stateside Patriots fans.
Ed. note: Yes, I admit it: I've been waiting for the right moment to use that line from that eTrade baby commercial.
Angela has a lot to be happy about this morning, including:
...Laurence Maroney ran like he should. For the first time in a while, he wasn't auditioning for "Dancing With the Stars". ...
Who'd think a train to the Patriots game could cause so much trouble? But let's follow the tweets:
At 4:40, Jon Fournier tweets from Back Bay:
Stuck behind Patriots train. Chaos at Back Bay. Lv it to T to make smthng so simple so freakin' complicated.
At 5:11, Fournier gets out this word:
Herd of patriots fans boards Franklin train in Dedham. Told to get off at Walpole & "wait for train."
At 5:21, Ben Jackson explains:
Just got an alert. Pats train skipping stations due to overcrowding. Another train is coming later for those stations.
At 5:25, David Stopforth posts a photo of Pats refugees at a waystation somewhere in Walpole.