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Jets Lose Interest in Moss, Avoid Disaster

It’s been an interesting week for former New England Patriot, Minnesota Viking, Tennessee Titan and Oakland Raider Randy Moss. On Monday, Boston Globe reporter Greg Bedard reported that the New York Jets were interested in signing the free-agent wide receiver. Less than 24 hours later, Fox Sports reporter Adam Schein tweeted that the Jets had […]

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

NFL Draft Boycott: If it Really Happened

Put yourself in the shoes of projected first-round picks Cam Newton, Nick Fairley and Da’Quan Bowers. Imagine the excitement. You’re going to be a first-round draft pick. You’re going to walk out of the dining hall and into a 40/40 club, from an on-campus house you previously rented to a penthouse you now own, from […]

NFLPA Decertifies; Legal Battles to Begin

UPDATE: The NFL locked out the players at midnight, as soon as they could. —————————— The 5:00pm EST deadline has passed, and (as announced on ESPN) the NFL Players’ Association has decertified, and no longer exists as a union. With no more CBA, individual players will file antitrust lawsuits against the NFL and owners. A […]

Super Bowl XLV Wrap-Up: Final Musings and Rantings

Rest easy, Roger Gooddell: Your Super Bowl champions aren’t a pack of cheaters. They’re not a bunch of bullies, either. Your Super Bowl MVP isn’t an accused rapist, a dog murderer or a penis-texter. Though your season was plagued with publicity nightmares as varied as a concussion epidemic, a second illegal surveillance accusation and a […]

Who Will Win the Super Bowl?

In recent years, the grand majority of Super Bowl predictions have always favored the same team. The New England Patriots were heavily picked against in their first Super Bowl appearance following the 2001 season, then were heavily favored in their next three. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers were heavily favored over the Oakland Raiders in 2002, […]

Regarding Spygate And Belichick, What Did You Expect Roger Goodell?

Anyone remember “V For Vendetta?” Pretty good movie, definitely the best Alan Moore adaptation so far (“Watchmen” was more accurate, but also more boring), even if some of its message about terrorism’s potential upside hasn’t held up in the five years since its release. Point is, there’s a line in it where Mr. Creedy, head […]

Patriots Fans Should Wear Cheeseheads on Super Bowl Sunday

If Aaron Rodgers wins the Super Bowl, he will most certainly take his place in the uppermost echelon of quarterbacks. When ESPN and the NFL Network endlessly debate the best quarterback in the game, he will be considered with established greats like Tom Brady, Peyton Manning and Drew Brees. Patriots fans should not feel threatened […]

Does Tom Brady Still Care?

Who is the best quarterback of the 21st century? Ask around the Northeast, it’s Tom Brady. Ask around the Mid-West, it’s Peyton Manning. But ask anywhere else and there probably won’t be a consensus. From 2001-2004, the differences between the two quarterbacks raised questions about what is most important in determining a player’s legacy. Brady […]

Big Words, Bigger Deeds: Jets Defense Stymies Brady, Patriots 28-21

For six straight days, the New York Jets did nothing but talk trash, building up their third match this season against the New England Patriots while putting down the Patriots themselves. At times, their talk was goofy, at times it was nasty, at times it was threatening. But all of it would have been for […]

Brady Quietly Named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by Sporting News

In a week in which he has seen his name disparaged and his competitive instigation (read: finger-pointing) criticized, New England quarterback Tom Brady was named NFL Offensive Player of the Year by the Sporting News. Tuesday proved to be a news-making day for the Golden Boy. In addition to the Sporting News honor, where he […]

The Patriots: A Hornets Nest the Jets Poke at Own Peril

Ever since Monday, we’ve all been subject to what the media calls the “War of Words” between the New York Jets and the New England Patriots. But is it really a war if one side attacks and the other side doesn’t respond? Perhaps this should be re-named the “Bay of Pigs Invasion of Words,” or […]

Devin McCourty Named Finalist For Rookie of the Year Award

Update: Vote for McCourty here. ——————– In one of the finest rookie seasons in New England Patriots history, cornerback Devin McCourty has been named a finalist for the 2010 NFL Rookie of the Year award. The 2010 first round pick from Rutgers has been tremendous during his first season in New England. McCourty finished the […]

BenJarvus, Brady, Brian, Brandon, Broken Records: Pats Beat Dolphins with Ease

Time and time again, Bill Belichick has shown that he possesses one of the greatest minds in NFL history. But in Sunday’s  38-7 New England Patriots win over the Miami Dolphins in Foxborough, he proved he has a great heart as well. Facing fourth-and-16 from the Miami 19-yard line and already up 38-0 at the […]

Patriots Defense Forces Seven Bills Turnovers, Clinch Division and Home-Field in Win

The New England Patriots, able to clinch the AFC East, a first-round bye and home-field throughout the playoffs with a win or New York Jets loss, could not have asked for a better opponent than the Buffalo Bills. The Patriots had beaten the Bills 14 times in a row coming into Sunday’s game in Orchard […]