The Patriots put on an incredibly inept display of football last night, as they lost to the Detroit Lions 40-9 in their third preseason game.
Not much good to take out of this one, you can catch up on the gory details at PatriotsLinks.com.
Almost as bad as the game was this halftime “interview” by Steve Burton. WOW.
The Red Sox are in Los Angeles to face the Dodgers, the team that helped them completely change the future direction of their franchise with the blockbuster trade last August.
Consider the alternatives: Where would Red Sox be without golden wrecking ball offered by Dodgers? – Alex Speier looks at how the Red Sox might’ve proceeded had the Dodgers not bailed them out all at once with the trade.
A year later, effects of Red Sox-Dodgers trade still felt – Peter Abraham also offers his thoughts on the impact of the deal.
Tonight’s game (10:10om) is on NESN, while FOX has tomorrow (4:05pm) and ESPN on Sunday night (8:05pm).
Turning to the media side of things, there are a couple columns today:
Jay Onrait, Dan O’Toole show Fox Sports 1’s promise – Chad Finn gives his initial thoughts on the new sports network, as well as some notes on the latest happenings at WEEI and on Jerry Remy.
Fouracre to host spiritual sports show on Emmanuel Radio – Bill Doyle looks at sports talk of a higher calling being done by the longtime radio voice of Holy Cross football and basketball, Doyle also touches on WEEI and Remy.
Some national notes:
FOX Sports 1 and MLB Productions Collaborate For “Mission October – Each week this series will focus on a postseason contender.
NBC Sports Group To Produce Live On-Site Pre-Game Show Prior To All Notre Dame Football Home Games – The Fighting Irish are going to have their own nationally televised pre and post game shows.
ESPN.com Expands NFL Nation Network with Sites for All 32 NFL Teams – ESPN announced this week that they will have a blogger and site for every NFL team.
Bleacher Report Bolsters NFL Coverage, Fantasy Football Offerings – The blogging network continues its foray into the big time, with recent hires of Mike Freeman, Matt Bowen, Matt Miller, Aaron Nagler, Ty Schalter and Michael Schottey as featured NFL analysts providing year-round, in-depth NFL coverage for the site.