BSMW has been only sporadically updated for some time now. As I find less and less of the on-air sports media to be even remotely palatable, it is difficult for me to find the desire to write much about it. I toss around occasional ideas for revamping things here, but time is sparse. When the … Continue reading BSMW Status Update
You know, I was never the type of kid who jammed lit firecrackers into piles of dog vomit. If I had been, that might give me a greater appreciation for New England's output Monday Night. The Patriots got outmatched at every level in Miami for an exhausting 27-20 setback. From a New England perspective, we … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Dolphins Review
New England ground down Buffalo 23-3 on Sunday, and in the process might have given us a preview of how the last quarter of this oddly-scheduled regular season will go. With three of the next four games vs. AFC East opponents, we can expect to see tough, hard-hitting tilts against geared-up foes taking their best … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Bills Review
If something called a "nerve-wracking blowout" exists, New England's 35-17 handling of Miami would qualify. With 5:33 remaining in the first quarter, tight end Rob Gronkowski outmuscled Reshad Jones and broke to the outside for a catch at the goal line. The score made it New England 14, Miami 0. Tom Brady had completed seven … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Dolphins Review
We're approaching the third anniversary of the farce known as deflategate. If this was really a plot by the NFL owners to get back at the Patriots and level the playing field, how has that worked out? What's happened to some of the key players who went after the Patriots in that drama since then? Mike … Continue reading Deflategate – Where Are They Now?
New England fans have myriad reasons to give thanks this holiday season, the latest a satisfying 33-8 win over Oakland at Mexico City. The Patriots spent 10 days at altitude, training at the Air Force Academy in Colorado Springs after the previous week's handling of the Broncos. The travel plans seemed to pay off, as … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Raiders Review
While it may too soon for Patriots fans to be thinking about Super Bowl tickets, with today’s onsale of the first-ever “The Night Before” concert, there’s a lot more to do around Super Bowl weekend, whether or not your planning to attend the game. The show, which is co-produced by On Location Experiences and CBS … Continue reading With or without Patriots, there’s a lot to do at the Super Bowl
We'll get to New England's 41-16 dismantling of Denver in a minute, but first, a quick story. When the Red Sox were making their way to the 2013 World Series, I watched a reporter asked a fan in his early 20s what he was thinking when the Sox were behind. The young man never had … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Broncos Review