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Ray Lewis And The Patriot Way

And so it begins. In a development that surprised nobody, the Baltimore Ravens kicked off the trash talk before the Patriots had even finished defeating the Houston Texans on Sunday. Ravens Linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo sent out several tweets ripping the Patriots’ offense, calling them “a gimmick” and saying that their style of play was akin […]

A Few Ways to Fix Major League Baseball

Are you someone that watches baseball?  Have you ever been to a game at Fenway, or another ballpark?  Have you ever been REALLY bored while doing these things?  If you just said “Yes,” you are not alone. With the success of the NFL and its ability to change its rules from year to year, which in turn […]

Photo: Bill Belichick Throws Red Challenge Flag like a Javelin vs. Bills

The Patriots barely escaped with a 37-31 win over the Buffalo Bills on Sunday. During the game, coach Bill Belichick felt he needed to challenge a play. Belichick felt so strongly about the challenge that he threw the challenge flag several yards into the field of play. There’s nothing like an animated .gif to capture […]

Patriots RB Bolden Suspended 4 Games for PED Violation

New England Patriots running back Brandon Bolden has been suspended for four games for violating the NFL’s performance-enhancing drug policy. The substance he used is unknown. Bolden is currently suffering from a knee injury that occurred against the Seattle Seahawks. The injury has kept him out of the last two games as well as practice […]

A Tough Road to Home-Field: Patriots Will Have to Work to Secure a Bye

Every game matters. That is what makes the NFL so great. This is why the Patriots are really going to have to work to overcome that pathetic home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It was probably the worst home loss in the Tom Brady era. Thank Josh McDaniels and Bill Belchick for benching Wes Welker, […]

NFL Replacement Officials Wear Out Welcome During Seahawks-Packers on MNF

Everyone is talking about how poorly the replacement officials are doing, and I can’t say I’m surprised at how bad the first three weeks of the season have turned out. No one could have thought these refs, who are mostly from high school, junior college, or even arena football, could handle the speed and pressure […]

Patriots 2012 Roster Preview: Will the Kids be Alright?

Michael Felger began his show on Tuesday with a very interesting question. I am paraphrasing, but the question was do Patriot fans feel the same way about the team’s chances this year as they did at the beginning of training camp? Felger and Massarotti spent a lot of time discussing a Monday column by the […]

2012 Patriots Special Teams Preview: Kickers, Punters, Long Snappers, Oh My!

Our position-by-position Patriots preview continues with special teams. The Patriots have been blessed with little turnover over the last few years at special teams, and there have been no significant personnel changes this offseason. So, without further ado, let’s reintroduce you to some familiar faces at special teams. Read: Other 2012 Patriots Previews Kickers Stephen Gostkowski […]

Let’s Go: Patriots Open Up Preseason with 7-6 Victory over New Orleans

After months of updates, signings, and analysis, the New England opened up the 2012 campaign last night, squeaking past the New Orleans Saints 7-6 at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass. The game was sloppily played, marred by turnovers, and inundated with mistakes.  There were a total of four turnovers (two from each squad), and 15 […]

Cris Carter Adds Fuel to the Saints’ Bountygate Fire

In an interview with ESPN Radio’s “Hill & Schlereth,” Cris Carter admitted to placing bounties on opposing players. “I’m guilty of it,” Carter said.  “…I put a bounty on guys before. I put bounties on guys. And the guys tried to take me out, a guy tried to take a cheap shot on me, I […]

Patriots 2012 Schedule Includes Jets Game on Thanksgiving

For even more proof that the NFL rules the world, the schedule release for each team is topping sports news across the country. In Boston, it’s no different, even with the Red Sox and Celtics both in action on Tuesday. So, who’s on the 2012 Patriots schedule?

Could the Patriots Actually Trade Up in the 2012 NFL Draft?

With the NFL draft only about two weeks away, the New England Patriots have four picks in the first two rounds. In past years, the Patriots would trade out of the first round and get multiple later-round picks. One of the main reasons we saw that happen year after year was the rookie salaries were […]

Saints’ Payton Violated NFL’s Image with Bounty Program, Gets One-Year Ban

As punishment for his complicity in the New Orleans Saints’ “bounty program,” Saints coach Sean Payton received a one-year ban from the NFL Wednesday. Roger Goodell also banned St. Louis Rams defensive coordinator Gregg Williams – the Saints’ defensive coordinator from 2009-2011 – indefinitely, Saints GM Mickey Loomis for eight games and assistant coach Joe […]

Peyton’s Place: Manning Agrees to Join Broncos

Former Indianapolis Colts superstar Peyton Manning is changing his stripes for the first time in his career, with ESPN reporting that Manning has agreed to sign with the Denver Broncos. The move will send shock waves throughout the AFC. Denver now becomes a favorite in the AFC West, and will certainly be a trendy Super […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Sign Wes Welker)

I wrote at the end of September that Bill Belichick had lost his fastball on defense. As it turned out, I was wrong. Given the personnel, I thought it was a near miracle that the Patriots were an incomplete pass from a Super Bowl championship. Looking back, it was one of his finest coaching seasons. […]