Star Spangled Bungle

Lead singer of Godsmack Sully Erna sings the National Anthem at the New England Patriots game against New York Jets at Gillette Stadium. Bon Jovi stands on the sidelines.
(Sully: Stan Grossfeld / Boston Globe Staff; Bon Jovi: Elsa / Getty Images )

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


Patriots Jettisoned

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady walks to the bench after his final play of ther season. The New England Patriots hosted the New York Jets in an NFL AFC Playoff Game at Gillette Stadium
(Jim Davis / Boston Globe Staff)

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

“Ultimately, we all know this wasn’t 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 didn’t know what to do." -- Dan Shaughnessy, Boston Globe


The Dead End
(BDD Photo Illustration / J. Nathan)
(BDD Photo Illustration / J. Nathan)

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 ...

BDD Photo Illustration / Morphinian
(BDD Photo Illustration / Morphinian)

... When Wes Welker Has This Awesome Plaque to Hang

'Footgate' Update: Everybody's Weighing in on Welker

"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

BDD Photo Illustration)
(BDD Photo Illustration)

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


A Kick in the Glass

BDD / James MacLeod Cartoons
(BDD / James MacLeod Cartoons)
BDD is a feature of Boston.com. All posts are by Steve Silva unless otherwise indicated.

Boston Globe:

Red Sox end losing streak > Shaughnessy: Debunking myths about the 2014 Red Sox > Cherington: Everyone needs to get better

Boston Herald:

Ortiz, Red Sox bats break out to end losing streak > Buchholz still bewildered > Memory loss haunting Red Sox

ProJo:

Lester was once a good hitter, now heading toward dubious record > Travis Shaw brings hot bat to Pawtucket > Ranaudo shines > Betts not a candidate for Boston, yet

NY Post:

St. Louis lets Ozzie Smith bid Jeter goodbye > Yanks prevail in extras again > Nonsense leads off in MLB broadcasts > Beltran elbow on mend

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