Are you dreading the game tomorrow night?
Have you attended playoff games in the past, just so you could post on Facebook that you were there?
Are you decidedly not attending just because you think the Patriots are going to lose?
Would you rather attend at Justin Timberlake/Jay-Z concert (at Fenway Park) than go to a Patriots playoff game?
Then you may be suffering from Patriots Playoff Fatigue.
Yes, that’s real, courtesy of the local baseball paper, YOUR Boston Globe.
Lest you think I’m making this up, all those items are really in the article.
“I can’t justify it,” the North End resident said. “I don’t want to spend $300 or $400 to watch a game they may very well lose. I’d rather see Justin Timberlake and Jay Z. I know I won’t freeze — or go home disappointed.”
Where’s the emoticon for banging my head on a brick wall?
The Patriots and Colts play tomorrow night in the Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs. While the Patriots are favored, it’s hard to know which way this one is going to go.
After all, we’ve learned that Tom Brady sucks in the playoffs. Felger and Mazz devoted their show to this theme, without providing a shred of context. Facts and stats are great, but without any sort of context whatsoever, they come off very slanted in the direction they’re looking to take.
Tom Brady’s numbers are definitely uneven in the postseason, especially since 2005. That’s normal for NFL QB’s. What was not normal was his 10-0 start to his playoff career.
They like to bring up Joe Montana as the comparison, noting his perfect record in Super Bowls. Did you also know that Montana and the 49ers had three straight one-and-done postseasons in the mid-80’s? In the prime of his career. Montana’s passer rating for those games was 65.6, 34.2 and 42.0. He threw ZERO touchdowns and four interceptions.
Will you hear that on Felger and Mazz? No.
Interesting comparison in tone of articles on the exact same subject this morning, which actually cover much of the same material, but the tone is very different.
Compare Time for Danny Amendola to shine now by Chris Gasper to After a full season together, Danny Amendola and Tom Brady are still working on their connection by Nick Underhill.
The Story Of How David Portnoy Turned Barstool Sports Into The Nationwide Bible Of ‘Bro Culture’ – Interesting look at the Stool from Business Insider. Way back in the day, Portnoy used to purchase ads on BSMW when the Stool was a print-only deal. Now look at them.
The media columns today look at the same topic, retiring broadcaster Dan Dierdorf:
Dan Dierdorf signs off with Patriots-Colts – Chad Finn thinks that Dierdorf doesn’t deserve the criticism that he receives at times.
Dan Dierdorf concentrates on game, not his TV send-off – Bill Doyle has Dierdorf not wishing for any extra attention on his last game.
If the material in this ESPN.com column from Greg Garber – Patriot Way or the highway – sounds familiar, it’s because he simply took all the quotes from NFL Sunday Countdown in Week 12, and turned them into a “new” column. I’m not sure how often that happens, but it seems a little weird to me.
Catch all the Patriots coverage this weekend at PatriotsLinks.com.
If you’re looking for the latest odds on the game, most sports betting sites like SportsBettingOnline.ag have odds for the Patriots and all the other NFL action this weekend.