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According to Curt Nickisch of WBUR, the city of Boston is the using cannons for their fourth of July celebration that were meant to be used for the New England Patriots Super Bowl parade. Of course as we all know, the Patriots ended up losing last season’s Super Bowl, so the cannons were never used.
At least they decided to use them for something else, instead of just throwing them out after losing the Super Bowl.
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Running back Joseph Addai was once one of the NFL’s most productive running backs. He was not only a threat running the ball, but he also presented a threat as a receiver.
Addai’s last impressive season came in 2009 with the Indianapolis Colts when he ran for 828 yards and 10 touchdowns as well as recording 51 receptions for 336 yards and three touchdowns.
Since then, Addai has...
Just happened to check the Busted Coverage mailbox this afternoon and guess what was waiting for us? Yep, a wedding gift “thank you” note from Mrs. Wes Welker. You might remember how we were the first to report on the Welker online wedding registry. Yes, we bought the couple an avocado tool because it was reasonably priced & the general thought was that Wes would actually...
The debate for NFL expansion rages on as Patriots owner Robert Kraft recently has pushed for a NFL team to post-up in London.
That assumed move would happen after the Los Angeles team is in play.
We respect Mr. Kraft and his business acumen but truthfully there is a lot of land left to be mined here before we head overseas.
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Tom Brady and Mr. Gronkowski.
Six-year veteran Bobby Carpenter is hoping to become the contributing factor he was billed as when he was drafted by the Dallas Cowboys in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft, 18th overall.
His career didn’t quite get off to a great start in Dallas. Over the 4 years in Dallas, he failed to establish a starting role, racking up 96 tackles in that span. We saw in 2008, during...
Admit it one of the first things that comes to mind when you think of Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski is partying.
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Jason LaCanfora of CBSSports.com doesn’t believe the New England Patriots will end up giving wide receiver Wes Welker the long-term extension that he’s been looking for.
“I don’t sense any real motivation to get this extended,” wrote La Canfora. ”The Patriots seem perfectly fine with the talented, but older, receiver playing out the tag. While Welker, clearly...
It’s a scientific fact, the ladies love Gronk!
Rob Gronkowski is taking the world by storm this off-season. Armed with a new $54 million dollar contract and his pink Zubaz shorts, Rob is plowing through the ladies like it’s his job. His latest hottie conquest goes by the name of Meredith Pineapples or @LaPinaCoolada, a model and “spokeswoman” for Nantucket Nectar....
Matt Light was always a popular teammate during his tenure with the New England Patriots. When he decided to hang up his cleats after the 2011-2012 season, it was clear he would be sorely missed.
One of his former teammates may be seeing much more of him, as an interview with Tom Archdeacon of the Dayton Daily News revealed that Light, like former teammate Tedy Bruschi before...
Now this is a Patriots man cave!
Rodney Harrison signed a six-year deal with the Patriots in 2003 after spending his first nine seasons in San Diego. It was the best decision he ever made. Harrison revealed such while speaking recently at The Tradition at TD Garden. He spoke glowingly of coach Bill Belichick the whole time, saying that he knew he wanted to join the Patriots right after meeting Belichick. Harrison...
According to the Boston Herald, it makes sense for the New England Patriots to use Stevan Ridley as their main man between the tackles running back this season. The Patriots allowed BenJarvus Green-Ellis to leave during free agency, which makes sense when you consider that they spent two second-round picks on Ridley and Shane Vereen. If Ridley ends up being used in goal line...
One of the things that interests me about the 2012 squad is how the running backs will fare at protecting the quarterback. Andrew Luck is the new face of the franchise, and his development will likely parallel the Colts' success as a franchise for the next era of football.
In order to attack that question, I've tracked each pass play from 2011, tracking how many snaps...
The New England Patriots End Zone Militia has been firing away for the past ten plus years. Every Patriots score is capped by the firing of arms from these Revolutionary War replicators. What a better way to bring in this Independence Day!
Happy July 4th from Boston Sports Then and Now.
The End Zone Militia.
They have a lot to fire about!