03.22.06 Afternoon

More fallout from Adam Vinatieri bolting the Patriots for the Colts…

Eric McHugh talks to Gino Cappelletti about the loss of Vinatieri. Apparently Gino hadn’t heard the news yet and McHugh had to convince him that he really was gone when he called Cappelletti for comment on it. Mike Reiss has his latest Ask Reiss Mailbag and he tries to answer fans who just don’t understand what is going on down in Foxboro. The Ask PFW mailbag is full of similar outcries of panic. Glen Farley also looks at Adam leaving for Indy. Bill Burt says that Bill Belichick and the Patriots only pay for future performance, not what you’ve done in the past. McHugh wonders if anyone will want the job of following Vinatieri in Patriots history. Hector Longo says that Adam Vinatieri goes to the Indianapolis as the greatest player in New England Patriots history. (!)

Mark Farinella looks at the impact Paul Tagliabue had during his tenure as NFL commissioner.

Mike Fine looks at the encouraging play of Tony Allen as of late. Christopher Young wonders if the Celtics can or should make the playoffs.

Mike Loftus looks at another weak finish spelling doom for the Bruins. Loftus’ notebook has Mariusz Czerkawski getting more comfortable with his new team.

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