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Patriots Owner Robert Kraft Dropped the Ball By Going with Stocking Capped Sully Over Jon Bon Jovi for National Anthem Duties in Foxborough
Blame Pie Gets a New Slice: Move Over Belichick, Brady, Welker, and Chung ... Pats Smacked Down After Sully Erna's Small Time Performance Before Big Game Shot Through the Heart: Kraft Leaves Superstar Jon Bon Jovi on the Sidelines Home Team Stumbles After Solo Album Promo Turned Gillette Into Sully Stadium This Never Would Have Happened If Dr. Charles Steinberg Were Still Alive You Guys Just Got Off On the Wrong Foot. Sincerely, Mrs. Rex Ryan Best Laid Plans: Kraft Had 'Fitzy' Lined Up to Sing Before AFC Championship
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Brady Looked Dazed and Confused in the Only Game That Mattered This Season Tom Needed a Guy to Take the Top Off the Defense. Sincerely, Randy Moss This Just In: The Alge Crumpler Attack Wasn't the Answer Inside Track: 'Gisele Jinx' Rears Ugly Head Again
ďUltimately, we all know this wasnít really a 14-2 team. It was nothing like the 14-2 teams of 2003 and 2004. The Patriots were suspect on the defensive side of the ball. Brady gave them a lot of big early leads and they looked great with big leads when the other team was taking chances. The 2010 Patriots were classic frontrunners. But when somebody came to town and hit them in the mouth, they didnít know what to do."
-- Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe
The Dead End
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It Was the Longest 7:45 in the History of the World
Bill Did a Great Job Of Running Out the Clock in Fourth Quarter... Only Problem Was, He Forgot His Team Was 10 Points Behind While You Are Reading This, The Patriots Are Still Walking From the Huddle Bad Timing: Save the Danny-Woodhead-Off-Left-Tackle Plays for the Buffalo Bills The BenJarvus 3-Yards-and-a-Cloud-of-Dust Blitzkrieg Wasn't So Hot Either
We Don't Need No Stinkin' Super Bowl Trophies ...
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... When Wes Welker Has This Awesome Plaque to Hang
"From what I understand is he denied it initially, after talking to Bill [Belichick], came clean about it. There's no choice at that point. If you run a team a certain way, you have to be consistent."
-- Steve DeOssie on WBZ-TV Ch. 4's Sports Final
Hello Grady Gaga
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Don't Look Now But Bill Belichick Has Turned Into Grady Little Legendary Coach Now 5-5 in Last 10 Playoff Games
Where Egos Dare: Belichick Keeps Welker Out Until 5:44 Left in Q1 Harris Poll: Was Brady Ever the Same After the Without-Welker Interception? If Patrick Chung Calls a Fake Punt, And You Blow the Game on the Play, the Decision Still Lands at the Feet of the Head Coach. Sincerely, Rex Ryan
"I donít know what to expect. From what I can gather, from what I see [on TV)], my take on it is, yeah, itís probably not going to happen. What can you do about it? There is not much I can do. ... Itís not a story I made up. It is exactly what happened to me. I took B12 I got from a teammate, I took it to my house and my wife gave me an injection and I threw the stuff away and that was the end of it. ... I think people hold that [finger point in Congress] against me more than anything and maybe that hurts me, but I was adamant about it and about telling the truth. I could have done what Mark McGwire did...." -- Rafael Palmeiro to Dan Connolly, Baltimore Sun