I made the mistake of reading Ron Borges' piece in The Boston Herald Wednesday. It's called "Borges: A one-sided conversation over breakfast with Bill Belichick," and I'm linking to it here, with the warning that it could cause severe agitation. This column makes me despondent. Borges used to write for The Boston Globe, which had the … Continue reading Why Is Ron Borges In Phoenix?
Every year, over 300 college athletes get invited to the NFL Combine in Indianapolis. There, they go under the proverbial (and sometimes literal) microscopes of pro football personnel, getting interviewed, tested, poked, and prodded to prove their potential worth to a franchise. And they're considered the lucky ones. For every invitee there exist multiple snubs, … Continue reading Pats Draft 2017: Combine Snubs Who Showed ‘Em, Part I
It seems like New England goes about free agency signings the same way I approach a breakfast buffet. I start out intent on just oatmeal and a banana, but after seeing they have omelets made to order? I mean, I've got to at least inquire, right? New England went against their typical wait-and-see mode this … Continue reading Patriots Draft Preview, “That Guy” Free Agency Frenzy Edition
Listen, I tried. For years, I struggled to figure out players Coach Bill Belichick and his cohorts would select in each draft. I'd look at New England's draft positions, figure out where athletes were ranked, and attempt to make them fit. At my prediction rate, I may as well have spent my time trying to … Continue reading Patriots Draft Preview, “That Guy” Combine Edition
If we hadn't seen it for ourselves, we wouldn't believe it. When Atlanta took a 14-0 lead with 8:48 remaining in the first half of Super Bowl 51, erasing that deficit would have counted as the greatest comeback in the game's history. An ensuing 57-yard drive by New England that took 15 plays (including two … Continue reading Patriots Super Bowl 51 Review, With Perspective