Kevin Mannix writes about the Patriots’ new explosiveness. Bob Ryan writes about the “first class in every way” Patriots. Ron Borges, after praising Bledsoe so much yesterday, gives Tom Brady’s performance three sentences in his story today. Nick Cafardo has an extensive game story, and levels some thinly veiled disapproval of Belichick regarding the Ted Johnson situation. Michael Felger finally got through the traffic (he missed his scheduled FSNE appearance) and submits his game story as well as reporting Jamal Anderson may be back in the mix. Jim Donaldson uses very small paragraphs to tell us that the Patriots are a better team than the Steelers. Steve Buckley submits a typical Steve Buckley article….how will last night be remembered in history. (Is it higher or lower than the 1914 miracle Braves?) Karen Guregian looks at Tom Brady’s performance. Kevin Paul Dupont thought the night was overdone and self indulgent.
Amid the Patriots euphoria, there is the Manny Ramirez story. Michael Silverman is pretty objective about the incident. Sean McAdam called into WEEI and was very stern about the incident, saying this could be the catalyst that ends things for Grady Little here. Neumeier was similarly indignant at Manny, and whined on and on that we have to put up with six more years of this. McAdam thinks there needs to be a big meeting with Manny, his agent and Red Sox management at the end of the season to set him straight.
Jim Baker looks at the weekend NFL numbers. Bill Griffith has them as well, though he also has an copious look at last night’s broadcasts. He references the halftime piece by Jim McKay addressing 9/11, the piece was for the most part good, though when McKay talked about the workers not stopping until they had retrieved “every scrap of human bone and tissue” in the rubble, my friends and I who were gathered for the game, looked at each other and wondered who would put such a phrase into a speech for McKay like that…it just didn’t seem like the right choice of words. John Molori’s Media Blitz looks at the WBZ TV football crew. Bob Lobel gets venerated by Molori and the boys in this one. At the end, Molori gets on the NESN crew a little bit for “soft commentary”. I’ve been told by a couple people not to expect Jim Corsi back next year.
NESN has Red Sox/Devil Rays at 7:00. TBS has Braves/Mets at 7:30.