Welcome to the AFL… Errr, New NFL

The New NFL... Same as the Old... AFL Thank you Bill Polian. Because you could not stand watching Peyton Manning get throttled by the early 2000's New England Patriots, you devised a new NFL. One where wide receivers could run freer than wild prairie horses. Where breathing on anybody going out for a route would [...]

By | November 20th, 2018|NFL|Comments Off on Welcome to the AFL… Errr, New NFL

MicroPats Week 5: Jason McCourty–From Bubble to Beauty

MicroPats Week 5: Jason McCourty Goes from Bubble to No. 2 Corner in Five Weeks Jason McCourty played DEEP into the New England Patriots final preseason game. This is normally a bad sign; if you are on the field for the final preseason game, the coaching staff is still very much trying to figure out whether [...]

By | October 7th, 2018|MicroPats 2018, NFL|Comments Off on MicroPats Week 5: Jason McCourty–From Bubble to Beauty

MicroPats Week 4: Dwayne Allen, the $3.38 Million Man

MicroPats Week 4 vs. Miami Dolphins: Dwayne Allen, the $3.38 Million Man Through the first three weeks of the season, an unhealthy (but substantial) contingent of the New England Patriots fan base was worried about pretty much everything going wrong, with the impression that there was no way it could be fixed. The run defense? [...]

By | October 1st, 2018|MicroPats 2018, NFL|Comments Off on MicroPats Week 4: Dwayne Allen, the $3.38 Million Man

Reflections: When It Is More Than the Game

Three Instances This Weekend Reminded Viewers Life Is More Than the Game Tonight at sundown (September 18, 2018), Yom Kippur starts. Yom Kippur is the Day of Atonement for Jewish people around the world. It is a time for reflection and a time to apologize for all the sins of the past year. These moments of [...]

By | September 18th, 2018|General Sports, Lifestyle, NBA, NFL|Comments Off on Reflections: When It Is More Than the Game

MicroPats 2018 Week 2 vs. Jaguars: The Absence of Marcus Cannon

MicroPats 2018 Week 2 vs. Jaguars: The Absence of Marcus Cannon Leaves Big Hole in Patriots O-Line Marcus Cannon and his calf injury was one of the least talked about injuries heading into the Patriots Week Two tilt against the Jacksonville Jaguars. Cannon was a question mark when the Patriots drafted him in the Fifth [...]

By | September 17th, 2018|MicroPats 2018, NFL|Comments Off on MicroPats 2018 Week 2 vs. Jaguars: The Absence of Marcus Cannon

Why the National Anthem, the Flag, and Memorial Day Matter

Standing for the National Anthem, Respecting the Flag, and Honoring Memorial Day Some say it is just a flag. Some say it is just a song. But Old Glory and the National Anthem are more than that. The last time I remember really staring at the United States' flag was on a blisteringly cold Sunday [...]

By | May 28th, 2018|Lifestyle, NBA, NFL|3,731 Comments

The 10 Anti-Patriots Patriot Plays of the First Half

How the Patriots Went Full Anti-Patriots on 10 Occasions in the First Half Many people are wondering what in the world happened with Bill Belichick and Malcolm Butler after the cornerback did not play a single defensive snap in the Patriots' super bowl loss. It seemed that Bill Belichick, the man that always puts his [...]

By | February 6th, 2018|NFL|3,386 Comments

Bill Belichick’s Top Five Greatest Positional Changes; AKA The Do Your Job Starting Five

Bill Belichick's Greatness For Finding the Right Guy For the Right Job You always hear Bill Belichick utter his famous mantra, "do your job." From the first New England Patriots' super bowl victory over the St. Louis Rams through today, "do your job," encompasses everything that the Patriots have come to stand for. You only [...]

By | January 31st, 2018|NFL|4,430 Comments

Stephon Gilmore Just Pulled a J.D. Drew

Stephon Gilmore Elevates Play to Send Pats to Super Bowl LII and Other Musings from the AFC Championship Game Stephon Gilmore has been unfairly maligned this year for his play. Although Pro Football Focus has him graded as the No. 10 cornerback in the NFL Pats fans love to harp on contracts they deem gratuitous ("FIVE [...]

By | January 22nd, 2018|NFL|Comments Off on Stephon Gilmore Just Pulled a J.D. Drew

Five Oddest Things in the Seth Wickersham Article

The Seth Wickersham Article is Not Fake News, but It Is Odd I usually despise "Top Five" articles. But sometimes an article comes along where you need to organize things in bullet point form or else lose the narrative. This Seth Wickersham article that came out today is one such article. The article is strikingly [...]

By | January 5th, 2018|NFL|Comments Off on Five Oddest Things in the Seth Wickersham Article