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Boston Sports Then & Now:
“It’s not like we sit here in the locker room and say, ‘God, we’re terrible, we can’t make any plays, we’re not even in these games.’ We’re right in them. We just have to do a better job in certain areas. If we do that, we’ll start winning close games. If we don’t, we’ll have a miserable year. No one wants that around here.” Who better than Tom Brady to sum up the Patriots worst start since 2001 (1-3).
New England (11-5) upset the “Greatest Show on Turf”, the St. Louis Rams (14-2) in Super Bowl XXXVI that year, but Belichick and company are treading in unfamiliar waters in 2012. Take a look at the 2012 records of the 2011 playoff teams in the NFL:
New England Patriots (1-2)
Baltimore Ravens (3-1)
The Patriots (1-2) sit a game behind division rivals Jets (2-1) and the Bills (2-1). New York will be hosting the 49ers (2-1) in what should be a reality check for both teams as well. and our opponent come Sunday — the Buffalo Bills (2-1).
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Robert Griffin III isn't the only QB to remain brand loyal, as the Pats superstar signal-caller is also now covering up Nike's logo during public appearances as well.
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RT if you agree!!! #BillsMafia #PatriotsWeek #Buffalo #290Billboard twitter.com/NorthtownAuto/…— Northtown Automotive (@NorthtownAuto) September 27, 2012
Back at the Super Bowl, Tom Brady dissed Buffalo hotels. He said they're not "the nicest places in the world". Oops.Northtown Automotive, the official automotive dealer of the Buffalo Bills, took those words to...
“The Mighty Brady” Tom Brady meets Thor Mashup.
Tom Brady pulled an RG3. Brady showed up to Wednesday's media session wearing a gray sweatshirt. No big deal, right? Well, upon closer examination, it looks like the Patriots quarterback decided to follow in the footsteps of Robert Griffin III and cover up the sweatshirt's Nike swoosh logo. The logo, which is supposed to appear on the sleeve of the sweatshirt, appears to...
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady apparently is taking cues from a young quarterbacking whippersnapper these days as it involves eschewing NFL sponsors in order to protect his business relationship with a company he’s compensated to endorse. Brady appears to have taken a piece of tape to completely obscure the Nike Swoosh on his Patriots [...]
Tom Brady isn't used to losing, and he isn't very fond of it either. After enduring a heartbreaking loss to the Baltimore Ravens on Sunday night, the Patriots dropped to 1-2 on the season. And Brady believes that's exactly where they deserve to be. "We're 1-2, we're not in a good position right now," Brady said. "We're in the exact position...
Robert Griffin III isn’t the only NFL quarterback concerned about protecting his sponsor. Tom Brady is in the same position.
Boston Globe Patriots reporter Shalise Manza Young tweeted a picture on Wednesday of the New England QB speaking at a press conference, and she noted that Brady had a piece of tape on his left sleeve to cover up the Nike swoosh on his sweatshirt. The reason...
QB Tom Brady
After a few weeks of mediocre performances, I think this is the week that Brady really breaks out. The Bills defense is vulnerable to the pass, giving up 6 TDs through the air in games against the Jets, Chiefs and Browns so far this year. Expect Brady to pull out one of his “you’re going to win your fantasy game no matter what” games out of the hat...
Tom Brady, Arian Foster, Calvin Johnson, of course these guys will be in starting lineups everywhere.Here are a few guys that could be available, or have rode your bench all season, that will help contribute this week.Jacquizz Rodgers, RB, Atlanta - Given Turner's recent struggles, Rodgers has taken on a bigger role in the Falcons' explosive offense.Last week, Rodgers had...
Nebraska made a music video and it’s… You be the judge – Throw The Flag
Critical SEC East Showdown In Athens – Southern Gameday
6 teams that could threaten the SEC’s string of championships – SDS
We Must Be Nearing October… The Gruden Talk Has Begun – Mr SEC
Another QB leaves Penn St with Jones’ departure – SI
Big Brother Power...
Walt Anderson, who was one of the locked-out referees, said he would have changed the ruling to an interception. Meanwhile, a retired referee likened the use of replacements to a quarterback from a no-name school replacing Tom Brady.
Last week: 3 (-2)
The Patriots are under .500 for the first time since week 1 of 2003, but they’ll be fine. Over the past couple of years, they’ve started a little sluggish and then hit their stride. This week, they go to Buffalo to face an old punching bag and hope to avoid their first 3 game losing streak since 2002. They’re still the most consistent team in the...
[caption id="attachment_2241" align="alignleft" width="200"] Tom Brady and his receivers get A- grades for their performances Sunday against the Ravens, but the rest of the team didn't do nearly as well. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)[/caption]
Before Sunday's New England Patriots-Baltimore Ravens game, noted actor (also Ravens linebacker...
There was a lot going on in the 2012 season premiere of South Park. The focus of the episode was concussions and the NFL's pussification ("As a concerned parent, Randy radically changes the way...
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MIAMI DOLPHINS @ ARIZONA CARDINALS (-6.5)
The one downside to this pick is the Cardinals don’t necessarily have an offensive juggernaut and won’t light up the scoreboard against a solid Miami defense, but I’m banking on the Cardinals defense dominating the the Dolphins. The Cardinals defense is for real. I’m not overreacting their wins over the Patriots and Eagles either...