Forethoughts On The Playoffs: Fifth Quarter 2013

On the cusp of 2014, time to take a look back at another year of double-digit wins for New England, another first-round bye, and another year as AFC East Champs. Considering all that happened in 2013, 12-4's not too shabby. To review the fourth quarter of the regular season, the Patriots had a near-impossible 27-26 … Continue reading Forethoughts On The Playoffs: Fifth Quarter 2013

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Sports Media Musings: The Best & Worst of 2013

My New Year's resolution includes a re -commitment to write here more consistently, as in multiple times a week. In order to do so, I’ll need help from you guys, the BSMW community -- so send along tips, jokes, articles, or angry missives either to my email – hadfield.ryan@gmail.com – or, if you fancy yourself … Continue reading Sports Media Musings: The Best & Worst of 2013

Patriots Back Into Playoff Spot As Miami Chokes in Buffalo

The Patriots backed into yet another division title as the Buffalo Bills helped them out by shutting out the Miami Dolphins yesterday, 19-0. The same Dolphins team that beat YOU last week. Kidding aside, the Patriots played perhaps their best all around game of the season yesterday - or did Baltimore just play that poorly, … Continue reading Patriots Back Into Playoff Spot As Miami Chokes in Buffalo

Media Circling Wagons Around Shaughnessy Are As Clueless As He Is

https://twitter.com/SI_PeterKing/status/413310161768296448 https://twitter.com/BenVolin/status/413313977066602497 https://twitter.com/Melissa__Hanson/status/413343968751923200 https://twitter.com/Edwerderespn/status/413317619656048640 https://twitter.com/MrMichaelLee/status/413283479992807425 https://twitter.com/JeffDuncan_/status/413304090467106817 https://twitter.com/AdamMKaufman/status/413277884942282752 https://twitter.com/MikeRiley54/status/413304488322007040 https://twitter.com/chrisdbianchi/status/413671070957195265 I'm convinced that the majority of these media people 1) only read the headline or summary of the column, namely that sportwriters shouldn't root for teams,  and 2) have no idea about some of the stuff Shaughnessy has pulled over the years. I'm not going to … Continue reading Media Circling Wagons Around Shaughnessy Are As Clueless As He Is

Good News: Patriots Don’t Win On Gift Pass Interference Call

So, all those big Patriots "fanz" who felt that last week's win was "cheapened" by a "gift" pass interference call have to be waking up pretty pleased this morning, right? I mean, better to lose honorably than to get a cheap win, right? So, congratulations, Pats Fanz on the loss! The Patriots had issues scoring … Continue reading Good News: Patriots Don’t Win On Gift Pass Interference Call

Globe 10.0 To Debate Whether Or Not To Boo Ellsbury Ad Today

On today's Globe 10.0, Joe Sullivan and Chris Gasper will debate whether or not fans should boo the full-page ad that Jacoby Ellsbury took out in today's Globe. Would that surprise anyone? This week has been a banner one for bang-your-head-on-the-desk sports talk radio storylines. Consider: Patriots win cheapened by "gift" pass interference call. Feigned … Continue reading Globe 10.0 To Debate Whether Or Not To Boo Ellsbury Ad Today