My Dad’s relationship with football was much different than my own. He tried out for his high school team, got soundly run over in what I can only imagine was an Oklahoma drill, and walked off the field, never to return. This experience colored his view of football, which resulted in him not being anywhere near as passionate a football fan as we was a baseball fan. Sure he’d watch a game if it were on and he mostly understood it conceptually, he just wasn’t invested. It probably didn’t help that the Patriots weren’t any good, didn’t exist until he was 11, and were never on TV due to blackout rules, but I truly think his brief playing experience was the key to how he felt about football.
FINALLY, NFL week 1 is here. It feels like we have been waiting for years! Thursday Night we will see the Super Bowl rematch and we will be off for another 17 weeks of NFL action! As a preview of sorts this week we start with predicting the record for each and every team!
It’s a lot of info, but its a fast read, so let’s get right to it! Continue reading
David Price sure isn’t pitching like we all thought or hoped he would. OK, lets be fair, no one can earn back the value of Price’s 31 million dollars a year unless they make 35 starts and go 35-0, and even then he hasn’t cured cancer, so it’s still not enough value. (To be clear that is no knock on Price, he should sign the best deal for him, and he did. I also have no expectation of him curing cancer.) So what is a reasonable expectation for Price?
How do you improve on having the best TE in the league? By adding a guy that had 53 catches and 439 yards in 11 games playing with a mediocre QB and who is the same size as the guy you already have.
I listed the stable of running backs the Patriots yesterday in the QB fallout talk, but here they are again with mini profiles.
Good Monday sports fans! It’s a big week all over the map as the MLB trade deadline is 1 week away and NFL training camps start. Where the Red Sox have already made a few deals, early in the week I am going to concentrate on previewing Patriots training camp. Today we are going to tackle the biggest of those. The QB situation….
So I was listening to Spotify at work today, checking out my Discover Weekly playlist (a great feature) when the song “Stars” came on. I know all the words
Last Friday I was in a bar with a few of my friends and, as often happens in bars, a statement of “fact” was made. It was stated that “Toad the Wet Sprocket” was one of the 5 best bands of the 90s. Now I’m perfectly fine with the concept of to each their own, but this struck me as complete and total hyperbole. We talked about it a bit and eventually he backed off the top 5 ranking, settling Toad into the top 15. Look Dave, I told that whole story without throwing you under the bus!
This occasion led to thinking, always dangerous, who are the best 5 bands of the 90s?
“The Life of Pablo” is more than just Kanye’s new album title, it’s become an existential question for Red Sox Nation. “What goes on in Pablo Sandoval’s life that makes him think its ok to treat ‘us’ this way?” It’s all over sports talk radio, all over the blogs, and papers that Pablo has wronged Red Sox Nation. Kayne probably didn’t think that when you typed ‘Pablo’ into Google News this week you’d get results about the Red Sox corpulent 3rd baseman ahead of his album, but alas Kanye finds himself in the shadow of Pablo’s potbelly.