Think people aren’t interested in a potential scandal involving someone other than the Patriots? That Youtube video on the crowd noise in the RCA Dome (posted here yesterday), was the third most highly viewed video on YouTube in the world yesterday.
Over on Patriots Daily, Christopher Price has Tony Dungy, Romeo Crennel and Bill Belichick gushing over Randy Moss and his unbelievable skills.
Michael Felger has his Patriots report card, and in the very last line of the article, he notes that “It felt artificially loud at the RCA Dome.” Ian M. Clark checks in with “C” marks for the linebackers and defensive backs in his report card. Eric McHugh also has his report card, which is a bit deeper than the first two. Hector Longo has the Patriots passing their midseason exam. He also trashes the Patriots defensive backs, making you think they are the least talented and worst group in the entire NFL. Douglas Flynn has the Patriots ready to continue their quest for perfection. Rich Garven says that running the table is much more than a possibility for this team.
Christopher L. Gasper looks at the noise issue in the RCA dome coupled with the fact that the Patriots radio equipment wasn’t working. John Tomase has CBS taking the hit and putting an end to audiogate. Shalise Manza Young has the soap opera continuing between the Patriots and Colts. David Heuschkel has the Patriots overcoming the noise and lack of radio to earn five days off during this bye week period. Guregian reports of the coach-to-quarterback system being down during the game.
Bob Ryan says that we can tell that Coach Belichick was happy with this game…he almost smiled. Bill Reynolds also focuses in on the Patriots coach, and how he’ll keep working right through the bye week to make his team better. Gerry Callahan has Tom Brady and the Patriots embracing their role as the new NFL bad boys. Lenny Megliola has Belichick already getting ready for the Bills, even with the bye week. Bob Halloran wonders what records Tom Brady might be chasing if he had a guy like Moss with him for his whole career.
Karen Guregian examines the key fourth quarter plays that allowed the Patriots to come back and defeat the Colts. David Brown also has the Patriots defense making the plays when it mattered the most. Robert Lee looks at how Randy Moss has been transformed in New England though hard work and dedication to football. Tomase has Belichick downplaying the chances of Corey Dillon returning to the Patriots. Lee notes that going the full 60 has been a theme of the Patriots this season.
Gasper’s notebook has the Patriots starting the clock on Troy Brown, meaning they’ll have 21 days to active him or put him on IR for the season. Guregian’s notebook has the Buffalo game being moved to prime time as the national audience can’t get enough of the hated Patriots.
Nick Cafardo, Sean McAdam and Rob Bradford have Curt Schilling close to returning to the Red Sox for his final season. Michael Silverman has the Red Sox working on bringing Mike Lowell back into the fold.
Cafardo’s notebook says that the Red Sox might be interested in a few Japanese relief pitchers. Silverman’s notebook has Pedro Martinez looking to pitch beyond his current contract, which runs out after the 2008 season.
Peter May has the new-look Celtics taking pride in their defense and having some high early rankings to show for it. Mark Murphy has James Posey’s hard work on his three point shot coming up big in the Toronto game. Jeff Howe has the Celtics taking some early strong steps towards restoring Celtics Pride.