// Super Bowl

Connelly’s Top Ten: The Patriots Dynasty Lives!

1. MISC – You Mad Bro? * Ya Baby! Might be my favorite championship. * Blue hoodie with sleeves safe, strong call * Giselle jinx? No more * Classy – the Seattle and Patriot-haters booing Belichick during the National Anthem * Anthem went over at 2:04 – two seconds over * Bad omen – didn’t […]

Super Bowl XLIX Fever Strikes as Patriots and Seahawks Kickoff Approaches

It’s here. It’s finally here. After two long weeks, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are finally set to kickoff later today for the Vince Lombardi trophy. But the long awaited arrival of Super Bowl XLIX has brought something else along with it: an outbreak of Super Bowl fever throughout New England. Super Bowl […]

The New Brady Six: Super Bowls

With their win this past Sunday, the New England Patriots advanced to their sixth Super Bowl since the start of the 2001 season. It is truly a remarkable achievement. Past great dynasties in the NFL did not have to deal with free agency and the salary cap, making this sustained run of success for the […]

So This is Awkward…Deflategate Continues as NFL Finds 11 of 12 Patriot Footballs Underinflated

Well, this is awkward. Quarterback Tom Brady laughed it off as “ridiculous.” Coach Bill Belichick all but ignored it (on to Seattle!). Wide receiver Julian Edelman said they didn’t feel any different than usual. Vince Wilfork took the bemused approach and claimed ignorance; after all, he just tackles people. Patriots fans scoffed and all but […]

With Two Legacies on the Line, Who Needs it More – Brady or Manning?

The New England Patriots and the Denver Broncos are set to square off this Sunday night in Denver for the AFC Championship. This will mark the 15th time that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have gone head to head. To date, Brady has gotten the better of Manning, winning 10 out of  the 14 games […]

Brady-Manning XV: Patriots Face Broncos in AFC Championship

The New England Patriots and Denver Broncos will be competing this weekend in a high-stakes, win or go home game for the AFC Championship at Sports Authority Field at Mile High and the chance to represent the AFC in Super Bowl XLVIII. The Patriots are underdogs going into Mile High and as history has proven, […]

Tom Brady Thinks He Can Win Another Super Bowl – Can He?

Over the past 12 years, the New England Patriots have dominated the league with three Super Bowl wins and five overall appearances to become one of the best franchises since 2000. The dynasty they established was due in large part to the undeniable success of future Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady. The dynasty has […]

Ravens’ Ray Lewis Used PEDs to Return in Time for Playoffs

Apparently Wes Welker’s wife forgot to add one item to her scathing Ray Lewis rant on Facebook: Cheater. According to a story in Sports Illustrated’s next issue, Lewis used a banned substance during his recovery from a torn right triceps, and despite that he will be playing in Super Bowl 47. Mitch Ross, who owns Sports with Alternatives […]

What Really Wins Super Bowls

Great quarterbacks, great coaches, and great teams win Super Bowls. But along the way, every championship team has been helped by factors other than their own play. Whether it is a coin toss, a forecast, an odd rule or the ineptitude of an opponent, no recent Super Bowl winner has been crowned without some form […]

SoB Crystal Ball: Predicting 2013 More Successfully than the Mayans

Now that it’s finally clear the Mayans didn’t bring about the end of the world, SoB can get down to business making some predictions for the new year. What sort of predictions, you ask? Fearless ones. Bold ones. Zero regard for possible Patriots playoff jinxes. Projected presidential candidates running on the Papa John’s platform. Celtics […]

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 […]

Forbes Ranks Patriots as Second Most Valuable NFL Team

An article in Forbes listed our beloved New England Patriots as the second most valuable team in the NFL, behind only the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots are valued at $1.64 billion while the Cowboys sit at $2.1 billion. The article goes onto mention that the Patriots have sold out every game at Gillette Stadium since […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Don’t Sign Wes Welker)

Tuesday, I introduced my blueprint for the Patriots offseason…if they re-sign Wes Welker. The following looks at the what the Patriots should do if they cannot sign their best wide receiver. Scenario #2 – the Patriots let Wes Welker walk This scenario would not surprise me in the least. Welker vs. Samuel It would be a […]

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. […]

What We Learned This Week: What Could Possibly Go Wrong?

Week of 2/5 – 2/12/12 This was a week filled with curious and controversial decisions like Kevin Youkilis popping the question to Tom Brady’s sister, Rob Gronkowski partying like he’s on the Jersey Shore right after losing the Super Bowl, and Tom Brady’s wife publicly blaming the receivers for blowing the big game. What could go […]