…we’re going with the grey hoodie today!
Super Bowl 49! Here’s the pick:
New England Patriots 27
Seattle Seahawks 24
History Nerd Alert (from a PR guy): For everyone who is still upset about the Patriots and their deflated balls, can we all just reflect on American history for a minute.
This country was, in part, founded by people from Boston who didn’t believe in following the rules. The American Revolution began in Boston, as the British retaliated for the Boston Tea Party and the New England “Patriots” fought back! The twelve other colonies joined with Massachusetts, forming the Continental Congress, which appointed George Washington to take charge of militia units besieging British forces in Boston.
Long story short…we won our Independence!
The moral of this story: Go Patriots!
By the way, I assume that most of you are thinking this as you read this:
The Attleboro District Court has released court documents that include a number of photos taken from home video surveillance at Aaron Hernandez’s home that show him holding what appears to be a handgun the night of the murder.
It’s believed that this could be the weapon that was used to murder Odin Lloyd that night.
While some of the photos are a bit grainy, the two below seem pretty damning to me.
From CBS News:
The image is from Aaron Hernandez’s North Attleboro home and was captured on his own security camera. Police say the images show Hernandez getting out of a silver Nissan with Ernest Wallace.
The photo was taken 10-15 minutes after Odin Lloyd was murdered less than a mile away.
Hernandez appears to have a black handgun in his left hand.
…starts tonight! Go Patriots Go!!!
I guess NFL fans can easily forgive and forget.
Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Michael Vick, just a year and a half out of prison for his conviction surrounding dog fighting, is currently the leading vote-getter in fan balloting for the Pro Bowl.
Vick started the season as a backup to Kevin Kolb but has set the league on fire since becoming the starter. He’s averaging 249 yards passing and 52 rushing per game, and he has scored 21 touchdowns.
Vick, who served 18 months in federal prison and was vilified after being convicted on charges related to dogfighting, had 729,838 Pro Bowl votes as of Thursday morning. He leads the Indianapolis Colts’ Peyton Manning, who’s having a rough season, by more than 38,000 votes and the New England Patriots’ Tom Brady by more than 100,000.
“I’ve made three Pro Bowls before, but this one would definitely mean more than the others,” Vick told The Press of Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Wednesday. “I’m just working as hard as I can to change things around.
Brett Favre finally has someone to throw the ball to and it couldn’t come sooner as he has been KILLING my Fantasy Football teams this season.
The New England Patriots have sent Moss back to the team that made him famous, the Minnesota Vikings, in exchange for a 3rd round draft pick. This comes just two days after a 41-14 victory over the Miami Dolphins on Monday night where Moss and zero catches and only one pass thrown his direction by quarterback Tom Brady.
Moss was a first-round draft pick of the Vikings back in 1998 after his college days at Marshall. He spent his first seven seasons with Minnesota, where he became one of the biggest playmakers in the NFL. He was later traded to Oakland in 2005, where he had two sub par years before being reborn New England.
I’m not sure if the Patriots got full value for Moss with this trade, but I guess you take what you can get, right? It’ll be interesting to see how Favre and Moss play together and if it will bring either back to their stats of days gone by!
Thoughts on the trade?
From the Associated Press:
The New England Patriots traded the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver to the Vikings on Wednesday, giving Moss the exit he expected all along and sending him back to the place where he became a superstar, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the transaction had not been officially announced.
“When you have done so much and put so much work in, it kind of feels like I am not wanted,” Moss said in September. “I am taking that in stride and playing my final year out and whatever the future holds is what it holds, but it is kind of a bad feeling—feeling not wanted. It is not like my production has gone down.”
Moss later backtracked from those statements, telling The Associated Press that he hoped to finish his career with the Patriots.
“I don’t even know what my fate is, and for me to be 33 years old, it’s like I’m held at bay, and that’s definitely an uncomfortable thing,” he said. “If this is my last year here, I want to leave as good as I came in here in ’07. I know that’s really hard to duplicate, but I don’t want the fans, the organization, coaches or my teammates to have a sour taste in their mouths about Randy Moss.”
Got to love Sunday mornings when the kids come in at 6:45 a.m. ready to start the day!
I guess that’s why they say it’s “Easy Like Sunday Morning”. Or is it because it’s NFL Sunday!!! After church :(
Raiders…Patriots…and then the 49ers vs. Saints on Monday night!