Friday afternoon Patriots links by Rich ( – giving the hardest working man in weblogbiz a much deserved break.

A match-up of the two 2001 Super Bowl champs – the team that actually went to New Orleans and won the game, and the team that spent the following off season talking about how they were really the best team in the NFL – just ask them. This was of course prior to the black and gold getting smoked by the Pats in the 2002 season opener, which led to one of my all time favorite Bill Simmons columns (fear not – no Starbucks references).

The major dailies locked in on two of the Pats offensive stars of late, with the Herald’s Michael Felger and the Courant