Giants jinx! Also, could somebody please get local radio reporters to stop calling them the "New York Football Giants"? A. We all know they play in New Jersey. B. They haven't needed to be differentiated from the New York Baseball Giants for 51 years now. C. It's just stupid.
Stupor Tuesday? Tom Menino in a Giants uniform? All because Menino wants to come up with a plan to keep drunken college students from going on a rampage IF the Patriots win?
Also, WBZ 1030? That poll about whether Bostonians would rather go to a Patriots rally or vote on Tuesday? What drugs did you take when you came up with that? It's not... Read more
UPDATE: No doubt spurred by thousands of calls from outraged Pats fans, Amazon has pulled the pre-order page down.
19-0: The Historic Championship Season of New England's Unbeatable Patriots (Paperback) - Now available for pre-order.
Via Peter N, who is aghast.
Harry hopes the book doesn't take its place in the library of other forgotten Globe books, including:
Unlikely Triumph: The Road... Read more
The New York Times throws in the towel, declares us winnahs:
Yet as the Patriots enter Sundayâ€™s Super Bowl as heavy favorites - over the New York Giants, naturally - to win the city's sixth championship in seven years, "Not so, Boston" seems as outdated as those Pilgrims. Backward is forward, and Boston is first.
No, not where he's been the last two days, but where he buys those flowers for Gisele. Would you believe the Stop & Shop on Newport Avenue in Quincy? How else to explain the sign Anali spotted there?
But, Jason wonders, does it matter?
So who's going to win the Super Bowl - again?!?
It's one-stop shopping at Boston Sports Media Watch, where Bruce Allen compiles all the links.
Exclusive pre- and post-game field access, plus some playoff tickets, to make up for the station's loss of what it had thought was exclusive rights to broadcast the Patriots game.
What do you mean we can only see the Pats game on four stations tomorrow? What's wrong with the other stations?
CBS AND NBC to carry game against the Giants. ABC, PBS just give up all pretensions of caring.
Jay Fitzgerald hears from a blog reader of his now living in Madagascar - the guy now has a satellite radio that lets him get NPR and he wonders if he'll be able to get Patriots games:
... Imagine sitting on a lawn chair in Madagascar, sipping Three Horses Beer and listening to Gil Santos and Gino Cappelletti call a Pats game. Talk about... Read more
Better watch out, Fitzy, this kid will have your job some day:
Kristen sure wishes so:
... They're so good at doing their talking on the field, as it were, but you just know that they let loose occasionally and I would LOVE to hear it. Just once. Especially Rodney. 'Cause you know Rodney was preachin'. After that 4th down stop at the goal line? ...... Read more
... After last week's slugfest with the Eagles, Tedy Bruschi predicted that the rest of the games would be dogfights. And if there's one thing Tedy Bruschi is not, it's a liar. ...
Denton: Thank you Brian Billick.