Sunday, October 26, 2014

WEEK EIGHT VS. CHICAGO BEARS W 51-23

lalalalalalalalalalalalala!
 
hey kids-
 
there’s a dance that goes with all those las, but consider yourselves lucky you can’t see it. also consider yourselves lucky if you saw any of the patriots game against the bears, because it was holy freaking awesome.
 
it’s my favorite time of year, when tom brady dons his doofy hat and then puts up a performance that defies anyone to make fun of him. there was A LOT of defiance going on today, with our fearless quarterback going 30 for 35 for 354 yards. he also threw five touchdowns. FIVE TOUCHDOWNS. i really just want to say it one more time. tom brady threw five touchdowns!!! apparently this was the eighth best game of his career, which makes us very very very spoiled fans. here he is, celebrating in the tradition of a long line of bradys before him. and i was embarrassed about my dance!


our team looked good on both sides of the ball today, with some exciting performance by some new(ish) faces. on offense, rookie jonas grey – or little dude as he was called by me – took over running back duties admirably, while defensive cornerback brandon browner showed why the patriots signed him with some big breakups and batdowns. still, there’s no way you’re going to throw five touchdowns and not get the award named for you, so this week’s tommy goes to tom brady. games like this have me skipping for joy, too, tommy!
 

we play denver next week, kids, and our boys have certainly delivered on that momentum for which i was hoping. after last year’s miracle comeback, the broncos should be more fierce than ever – along with momentum, we’re going to need some big plays. a little bad weather and a lot of happy patriots thoughts can’t hurt – so start thinking yours right now, and i’ll start doing my nor’easter dance. please avert your eyes.
 
have a great week, and go pats!
 

love dav

Sunday, October 19, 2014

WEEK SEVEN VS. NEW YORK JETS W 27-25

hey kids-
 
well, the patriots beat the jets in a down-to-the-wire nailbiter, and i’m just now getting over the hangover this game induced. both my liver and i are extremely grateful we won’t have another night game until after the bye.
 
our fearless quarterback is looking both fearless and quarterbacky these days, and i’m loving it. tommy came out swinging again, this time with a lovely 49-yard touchdown pass into the waiting arms of shane vereen. brady ended with 261 yards and three touchdowns– one more to shane and one to danny amendola, who apparently has “come out of his funk” and is “finally contributing” all with one 19-yard catch. don’t get me wrong – i’d heart amendola if it weren’t hazardous for his health, but seriously! put me in there enough times and i’ll make one awesome important catch, too! in any case, we like danny, we like touchdowns, and we really like tom brady celebrating...although i’m not sure i really like this. maybe we should give these boys a little privacy.

 
while it’s great fun to watch our offense making big dramatic passing plays, the downside is that our defense was on the field literally twice as long as brady and the boys. i’m not thrilled that they allowed the jets to score 25 points, but they did manage to come up big when it counted. chris jones redeemed himself for last year’s loss by blocking a 58-yard field goal attempt... or so i’m told. i was outside sucking in air and trying to not hurl the entire bottle of wine i apparently drank over the course of the game. luckily, there’s photographic evidence (or the play, not the near-hurling) and here’s chris blocking that punt and earning this week’s tommy. thanks chris! winning made staggering home a much more pleasant experience!

 
we play the bears next sunday morning, and i think the bears started out good but aren’t that good any more, so i don’t know what will happen. (you know, as opposed to all those weeks when i totally predict exactly what’s going to happen.) think your happy patriots thoughts and i’ll let you know all about it next time.
 
have a great week, and go pats!
 

love dav

Monday, October 13, 2014

WEEK SIX @ BUFFALO BILLS W 37-22

hey kids-

the patriots won! my mom would tell you i complained about being bored for the whole first half of this game, but she’s a liar. this game was super awesome and exciting and i totally love winning. at least that’s how i remember it!

tom brady’s on fi-yah (fi-yah, fi-yah) and had his best game of the season, racking up four touchdowns and 361 yards. while i never ever take a win for granted, brady seems to own the bills, and the second half of this game almost felt like one of those games of keep away big brothers play with little brothers (or in my case, tall boyfriends play with short girlfriends). tommy would be the big brother or the tall boyfriend in this situation if there was any confusion. yeah... i kinda lost the thread on this one.


in any case, there were solid performances on both side of the ball again this week, and it’s heartening to see the pats playing with a little passion and pride. both of new kids caught touchdowns and jamie collins had another big game, but the totw is going to brandon lafell. he’s been making steady progress since joining the offense, and it culminated with 97 yards and two touchdown receptions against the bills – including a super pretty 56 yarder that  made our fearless quarterback look like a superhero. nice work brandon! here he is getting some much earned tommylove as a reward. tommy looks as surprised that he can catch the ball as i was!


we play the jets on thursday night, and it’s the first of three (count em, three!) home games we have before heading into our bye. it’d be nice to get a little momentum going leading up to our prebye broncos battle, but it would be even nicer to beat the jets! think your happy patriots thoughts that the jets don’t pick this week to remember how to play football – and that the patriots don’t pick this week to forget now that they’re finally getting the hang of it.

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

ps- my mom’s not a liar. i was totally bored during the first half of this game. sorry mom!