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Do the Patriots have the Jets Playbook?

According to new Browns coach Mike Pettine, the former Jets defensive coordinator, old 2011 copies of the Jets defensive playbook may be in the Patriots’ possession. “The initial playbook itself is actually quite thin, and that’€™s by design,” Pettine told SI’s Greg Bedard. “€œI don’€™t put a lot of graduate-level information in it. We know […]

Why I Hate the Patriots

For the past couple weeks Deadspin’s Drew Magary has been posting his annual “Why Your Team Sucks” series, a scathing (and highly accurate) review of the reasons why each NFL teams sucks. Yesterday he posted his Patriots edition, and while it was pretty thorough, I—as a Boston sports fan—couldn’t pass up an opportunity for some […]

Patriots 2012 Draft Report: Courtney Upshaw, Alabama

Courtney Upshaw, OLB, Alabama Height: 6-2 Weight: 265 2011 Stats: 45 tackles, 17 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, 2 forced fumbles Overview: Courtney Upshaw may be the best defensive player on the best defense in all of college football. Upshaw’s role increased in his junior season, after recording 37 tackles in his two years at Tuscaloosa. While not known […]

Game of the Century: No. 1 LSU vs. No. 2 Alabama

It’s time. LSU vs. Alabama is finally here. How big is this game? Sportscenter has allocated 89 percent of its morning shows this week to covering this game (approximately). There was a segment Thursday in which they offered comparative analysis of the rooms in which coaches speak with new recruits, and not only did it […]

Who Makes Up Your “Mt. Rushmore of Hatred?”

Hatred. We all have it, whether we admit it or not. As sports fans, we’re fueled by hatred. There wouldn’t be rivalries if it weren’t for hatred. We wouldn’t get so emotional after big games, win or lose, if it weren’t for hatred of the opponent. This week, two of the world’s most hated athletes […]