The 13th anniversary of 9/11 and the NFL

Former Patriot guard Joe Andruzzi (second from left), his three New York City firefighter brothers, and his father, a former New York City police officer, were honored before the Patriots-Giants game Sept. 1, 2011 at Gillette. AP Photo/Stephan SavoiaOn a sunny autumn day the New York skyline was filled with fire and smoke. A similar view was seen in Arlington on the Potomac and in...
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Sixth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament Raises Over $250K

New England pro athletes and celebrities teed off to raise money for cancer patients and their families at Pinehills Golf Club (Plymouth, Mass.) on Monday, June 30 for the Sixth Annual Joe Andruzzi & Friends Golf Tournament. Hosted by three-time Super Bowl Champion and cancer survivor Joe Andruzzi, his wife Jen Andruzzi, executive director of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF...
July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots tee off to support Joe Andruzzi’s fight against cancer

Patriots players past and present teed off at the Pinehills Golf Club on Monday with the hopes of tackling cancer in support of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation. This was Andruzzi’s Sixth Annual Golf Tournament. The former Patriots offensive lineman is a cancer survivor and the event raises funds for both research and families. Last year’s tournament raised $278,000. “The foundation...
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July 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixth Annual Joe Andruzzi And Friends Golf Tournament Tees Off June 30

On Monday, June 30, New England pro athletes and celebrities will once again tee off to raise money for cancer patients and their families at Pinehills Golf Club (Plymouth, Mass.,) for the Sixth Annual Joe Andruzzi and Friends Golf Tournament. Hosted by three-time Super Bowl champion and cancer survivor, Joe Andruzzi, his wife Jen, JAF executive director, and Patriots co-captains...
May 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Andruzzi’s Foundation Continues ‘(Up)Beat’ Tradition In Boston Marathon

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s slogan “(Up)Beat Cancer” represents its aim to maintain a positive outlook in times of struggle. Former New England Patriots Joe Andruzzi and Matt Chatham, along with several other members of the foundation, did just that when they helped victims of last year’s marathon bombing. “Your goal in life is to have the right people surrounding...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

For Andruzzi Foundation, challenge to remain '(Up)beat' continues with 2014 Marathon

Members of the Joe Andruzzi Foundation have been attempting to help Boston heal. They've been involved in all facets of the community and will step up big time for the 2014 race.
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Gillette Stadium, Waxy O’Connor’s Among Joe Andruzzi’s Favorite Places To Grab A Bite (Video)

After five seasons with the New England Patriots, it’s safe to say that Joe Andruzzi knows the best places to grab some grub in Foxboro. Dining Playbook revealed the former Patriots’ favorite restaurants on this week’s episode, and not surprisingly, four out of the five can be found near Gillette Stadium in Foxboro. The stadium even made his top-five list as it is his go-to...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Dining Playbook Episode Three: What They Ate

Dining Playbook with Billy and Jenny, combining two of America’s favorite pastimes: food and sports. Emmy Award-winning Billy Costa and Jenny Johnson will be cooking with your favorite athletes and showcasing the places to go before, during and after the game. FIVE FOR FIVE:  Each week a professional athlete shares his five favorite restaurants. This week features former Patriot...
February 22, 2014  |  Discuss

Sixth Annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala Raises Over $700,000 for Joe Andruzzi Foundation

  Joe Andruzzi was at it again this year as his sixth annual New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala raked in over $700,000. All proceeds went to The Andruzzi Foundation, which assists families with household expenses during cancer treatment, as well as funding cutting-edge pediatric brain cancer research.  Many local athletes and celebrities came out for the event, including Julian...
December 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Andruzzi Foundation Hosting New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala Dec. 2

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation (JAF) raised $500,000 at the 2012 New England Celebrities Tackle Cancer Gala, and they’ll be looking to top that number on Dec. 2 when they host this year’s gala at Gillette Stadium’s Putnam Club. Joe Andruzzi, cancer survivor and JAF President, and his wife Jen will gather supporters, celebrities and athletes – including current and former Patriots...
November 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Fiddlin' and Diddlin' Celtics Daily Links 9/15

 Herald   Tracked down: Kelly Olynyk, Joe Andruzzi, John Cena, and more... Globe  AP Sources: LeBron weds girlfriend in San Diego} CelticsBlog  Rebuilding, Rehabbing, and Random Rondo Lex Nihil Novi  Finkel Returns to Earth, as Baltimore Beats Boston Celtics jack up tix prices Celtic Nation  Why the Celtic’s will not tank this season Red's Army  KG, Magic and Truth...
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September 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Patriot Giving Back

Former Patriots offensive lineman and three-time Super Bowl Champion Joe Andruzzi is lifting the spirits of kids who are fighting cancer.
September 10, 2013  |  Discuss

The Patriots Weight Room Records Board Is Awesome & Surprising

(June 2013) A.B. A few interesting notes here. 1) Tom Brady holds no weight room records. I guess Pats fans will have to settle for MVP’s and Super Bowl Championships instead. 2) Joe Andruzzi squatted 725 pounds; the equivalent of him squatting more than 4 of me on his back. 3) Matt Cassel holds 4 of 8 QB records but still sucks. 4) As of June, Aaron Hernandez’s name was on the...
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August 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Johnson, New Hampshire track laud first responders

The New Hampshire Motor Speedway will honor and welcome first responders from both the Boston Marathon bombings and the Newtown school shootings at the July 14 New Hampshire 301. The announcement, made at a ''Champions Event'' luncheon at a Boston bar next to Fenway Park Thursday, was made by the track's general manager Jerry Gappins. ''We're going...
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June 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Andruzzi's 2013 NFL Draft tribute to Boston - NFL Videos

Joe Andruzzi's 2013 NFL Draft tribute to Boston - NFL Videos: Must watch!
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

"Q: Did you see Joe Andruzzi’s moment up on stage? NC: I did, yeah. It was neat. We were sitting in..."

“Q: Did you see Joe Andruzzi’s moment up on stage? NC: I did, yeah. It was neat. We were...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Top 11 Takeaways from Round One of the NFL Draft

11) Roger Goodell brought out Joe Namath, Phil Simms, Barry Sanders, Joe Andruzzi and wounded members of the nation's military in a transparent attempt to not be constantly booed10) The only guy drafted from a small school in the first round went first overall9) If you'd like to make fun of Geno Smith still being in the green room, you've got the overnight to keep working...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL draft: Round 1 trades

The first round of the 2013 NFL Draft has come and gone. The evening hosted special tributes to several charitable organizations, as well as a shout-out to our armed forces, and an unprecedented memorial to the Boston Marathon bombing victims. Here's a look at all of the trades made that changed the draft picture in the first round, as well as in the remaining 6 round of the...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Pats receive four picks in exchange for first-rounder

BY DAN BEGNOCHEBill Belichick has done it again.In yet another masterful draft move by the crafty coach and the New England Patriots front office, the team traded its first-round pick for four -- gaining a second, third, fourth and seventh-round selection from the Minnesota Vikings Thursday night.While the trade-down isn't surprising, the return is remarkable. The move turns...
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April 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Andruzzi Emphasizes Again That He’s ‘Not a Hero,’ Lauds Runners, Bystanders, Emergency Workers

Joe Andruzzi will let people give him attention for the photo of him carrying a victim away from the site of the Boston Marathon explosions Monday — but only if he can then use that attention to highlight the people he thinks should really be getting the praise. “I am definitely not a hero,” Andruzzi, a former Patriots lineman, told The Boston Globe after releasing a statement...
April 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Aid can't end with first responders

There is maybe no greater phrase in sports than "put his team on his back." I have used this many times because, for me, it speaks to will and resilience and what I love most about competition -- a single player, usually in the face of daunting odds, refusing to be beaten and thereby giving strength to those around him. This aptly describes former Patriots lineman Joe...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Helping Marathon Victims

With the tragic events of the Patriots Day Bombings at the Boston Marathon, New England Patriots players, alumni and the team itself have stepped up. Just moments after the explosions changed lives on Bolyston Street former Patriots lineman Joe Andruzzi was in amongst the injured helping out.  Andruzzi’s foundation sponsored several runners in the marathon on Monday and he...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Andruzzi helps woman after explosion

For anyone who is familiar with Joe Andruzzi, this photo will come as no surprise. The former Patriots offensive lineman, who was near the Boston Marathon finish line Monday when two explosions went off on Boylston Street, was seen carrying a clearly shaken woman to safety near the scene of the blasts. Andruzzi, who battled and beat cancer in 2007 after retiring from the NFL, is...
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Andruzzi circa 2001 I’ll try to ease my way back into...

Joe Andruzzi circa 2001 I’ll try to ease my way back into some Patriots stuff today, after all it is BB and my birthday, but it hasn’t been easy to think about football in the last day. Still, Patriots players like Joe Andruzzi certainly give us some hope. Joe Andruzzi yesterday:
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April 16, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Andruzzi Says Focus Should Be on First Responders at Marathon After He Was Seen Carrying Woman to Safety

Joe Andruzzi did a selfless act on Monday afternoon after two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, and now he’s passing the praise on to others. A photo was released of the former Patriots offensive lineman carrying a woman to safety following the blasts. Due to the attention he received from the picture, Andruzzi has released a statement telling people...
April 16, 2013  |  Discuss
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