Yesterday will go down as one of the better days in the history of Boston sports, with Adrian Gonzalez being introduced as a member of the Red Sox in the morning, and the Patriots absolutely crushing the New York Jets, 45-3 before a national audience on Monday Night Football.
Overnight numbers have the game doing a 42.2 rating locally. New England fans stayed tuned to the very end, and many also stayed up to see reaction from Patriots players and Jets head coach Rex Ryan.
My favorite moment of the evening had to be rookie Devin McCourty doing the “plane” celebrebration following his interception of a pass intended for Braylon Edwards. I half expected LaDainian Tomlinson to run out onto the field and yell at McCourty and the Patriots for having no class in mocking the Jets celebration.
Another golden season is in the making – Yes, I’m sending you over to a Dan Shaughnessy column. It’s a good one. I also always like a good Secretariat reference.
Ten Things We Learned Monday: Young Patriots were picture perfect in blowout – Christopher Price cranks out his weekly list of things to take away from the game.
Bill Belichick kicks butt – Karen Guregian says that the battle of the coaches was a huge mismatch.
Patriots’ defense comes together – Mike Reiss has the young defense taking another step forward.
Can you say championship? – Michael Felger is officially on the bandwagon.
Jets have no answers for QB Tom Brady’s perfection – Shaughnessy, Felger, and now Borges? Let’s just call it bizarro day at BSMW.
Visitors were grounded from the start – Greg A Bedard puts it simply – The Jets are frauds.
Numbers not always true story – Monique Walker’s notebook says that the Patriots defense is better than the numbers would should. The Herald notebook from Ian R. Rapoport has Antonio Cromartie struggling against Tom Brady last night. The Metrowest notebook from Andy Vogt has Danny Woodhead burning his former team. The two-minute drill from Hector Longo threatens to report Tedy Bruschi to DSS.
For all the right reasons, Adrian Gonzalez move to Red Sox was inevitable – Daniel Barbarisi says that this trade was always going to happen.
Red Sox interested in signing Ordonez – Sean McAdam reports on interest in the former White Sox and Tigers slugger.
Celtics finding time forAvery Bradley – Steve Bulpett has the rookie guard getting thrown into the fire. more links coming…