Monday, January 15, 2018

WEEK NINETEEN DIVISIONAL ROUND VS. TENNESSEE TITAN W 35-14

well kids, 

our patriots won their first playoff game of 2018 by whipping the titans soundly, and i have only two words for you: danny amendola. ok, i lied. i have two more: *dreamy sigh*

our fearless quarterback looked a little rusty to start - but still better than he was looking those last few weeks of the regular season. let's hope whatever was causing tommy to throw a season's worth of interceptions per game is well behind him. he wound up 35 of 53 - holy crap that's way too many - with three touchdowns and 337 yards, 112 of which we caught by - you guessed it: danny amendola. *dreamy sigh*


i was pretty happy with the team effort on this one, with everyone right down to ryan allen doing their jobs and doing them well. our defense recorded a record eight sacks - even more impressive since mariota's got some legs - and even stephen gilmore made a few plays that made me not curse his name. lewis rocked as always, gronk gronked, and chris hogan had a few drops, but it was just so nice to see him that he was mostly forgiven...or i was just mostly distracted by danny amendola. danny pulled off his best impression of julian edelman, coming up clutch on third downs and reading tommy's mind to fall down or jump up exactly the right way in exactly the right spot to make exactly the right catch after catch after catch. danny wound up with 11 catches for the aforementioned 112 yards and he's getting this week's tommy, along with an entire week's worth of *dreamy sighs*. frankly, he might get next week's tommy, too.


we play the jaguars on sunday, and i'd be more worried about it if not for the flood of oxygen in my brain from all the dreamy sighing. so, until i've recovered from amendolitis, think your happy patriots thoughts that our defense has enough pride not to let blake bortles rob them of a super bowl appearance - and tommy reminds the jags he taught jimmy g everything he knows.

have a great week, and go pats. *dreamy sigh*

love dav

Sunday, December 17, 2017

WEEK FIFTEEN @ PITTSBURGH STEELERS W 27-24

twas the week before christmas, and the season was ripe
for an AFC match-up surrounded by hype

on a cold rainy sunday, our patriots came
to see if the steelers lived up to their name

it wasn't just christmas at risk to be stealed,
but playoff advantage and precious home field

tommy started out fast but then made an exception
with his one lonely touchdown and d@mned interception


he threw 35 passes and 13 weren't caught
and two ninety-eight yards doesn't seem like a lot
plus our defense had trouble with the bs and big ben
and it seemed like we'd lose down in pittsburgh, but then!

all of a sudden tommy fought off the blitz
throwing pass after pass into gronk's waiting mitts
gronk was here, gronk was there, gronk would leap and he'd dive
then he really let loose and hit gronk overdrive

for one sixty-eight yards poor sean davis got burned
and with nine awesome grabs, this week's tommy was earned
with the t-o-t-dub, gronk's redeemed from suspension
(though that clutch pick by harmon gets hon'rable mention!)



now there's still one game left before christmas is saved
we must fight off the bills (and hope gronk's well-behaved)
so think patriots thoughts! think them happy and bright!
and in case i don't get to the tommy that night

i send all my best wishes for a holiday that's
filled with magic and love, merry christmas, go pats!

love dav



Thursday, December 14, 2017

WEEK FOURTEEN @ MIAMI DOLPHINS L 27-20

well kids- 

in case you were wondering, our patriots' d-game is not enough to beat the miami dolphins. but it did come close.

it's been so long since our fearless quarterback threw two inceptions in one game, i can't even remember it - but leave it to miami to bring out the worst in tommy. he went a miserable 24/43 for 233 yards and one touchdown, and trust me, it was uglier in real time than it is on paper. that's alright, tommy. save it all for pittsburgh.


i honestly have no idea who should get this week's tommy. there was only thing for which i remember cheering the entire game- and that was an awesome one-handed grab by dion lewis. i hate giving the totw by default, no one stepped up to earn it - so it's going to lewis. here's hoping next week's game is a little less of a blur. 


speaking of next week- we're playing the steelers in pittsburgh on sunday afternoon. i've been arguing that recent losses for philly, the saints, and rams are "good for them" heading toward the post-season- and i'd argue this loss in miami was good for our pats in the same way. however, there will be nothing good about losing to the steelers. think your happy patriots thoughts that our boys get their heads back in the game. wanna-be omar epps is going to whine either way, so we might as well give him some good reasons.


have a great week, and go pats.




love dav