Sunday, September 27, 2015


hey kids-
well, i started this week with no opinion about the jaguars, but i definitely have one now. i LOVE the jaguars. they might be my favorite team we’ve ever played, and i think we should play them every week! yup. it was that kind of game, and if i were writing this tomorrow instead of today, i’d have the hangover to prove it! 
our fearless quarterback is looking super sharp and went 33 for 42 and 358 yards. he also had two touchdown passes – the first of which marked yet another milestone – making brady the fourth player in history with 400 touchdown passes. seriously kids, how lucky are we? tommy celebrated in his typically understated style, but don’t worry. i screamed more than enough for the both of us.

there’s an obvious choice for this week’s tommy, but there are few honorable mentions before we get to that. i’m super hearting our receivers who already look to be in mid-season form, but my favorite play of this game was made by a defensive player i sadly can’t even name. jacksonville’s quarterback (who I also sadly cannot name) made a sideline pass that was caught, but our defender tackled the receiver midair and carried him out of bounds before he could get both feet down. it was holy freaking hilarious and maybe the best defensive strategy ever, aside from actually interfering with the ball. nevertheless, lagarrette blount is getting this week’s tommy. little lewis has been holding down the fort admirably, but it’s nice to see blount and with three touchdowns and in fighting form – since we have just about as few people who know how to carry the ball as we do who know how to catch it! nice work, lagarrette!

as we head into our ridiculously early bye, our team is looking pretty freaking amazing, and I’m hoping the break won’t stall our momentum. we play the gimpy cowboys when we get back, so think your happy patriots thoughts a) that belichick works his usual bye week magic and b) that neither of their backups break out between now and then (sorry jovan!).
have a great week and then a great week after that – and go pats!

love dav

Sunday, September 20, 2015


hey kids-
well, it was a little nail-bitey-er than necessary, but our patriots pulled out a win in buffalo. the bills were as douchey as expected under the leadership of rex ryan, but our boys rewarded them with an at home divisional loss. trust me. they had it coming.  
bills fans had been chanting “we want brady,” and boy did they ever get him. our fearless quarterback went 38 for 59 with a whopping 466 yards and three touchdowns. after the vengeance tommy wreaked on the field, i’m guessing the bills are wishing he hadn’t suited up.  after looking at this picture, i almost wish he hadn’t, too!

considering i was worried we didn’t have enough people on our team who knew how to catch the ball, our receivers are kicking ass. edelman pulled down two touchdowns, gronk picked up another one, and dobson looks like he’s finally coming into his own. our D made some great plays, too – including an astounding eight sacks and three interceptions. (in a non rex ryan world, i feel sorry for taylor.) one of those came from super bowl hero malcolm butler, and he’s getting this week’s tommy. he talked in the off season about continuing to grow – and how one great play isn’t enough. he put his money where his mouth was this week this week, making picks and tackles and showing how hard he’s working to grow into his reputation. that’s a real patriots hero, malcolm! way to do your job.

we face the jaguars at home on sunday, and they’re one of the few teams about which i have no opinion, mostly because they’re one the few team about which i know nothing. i do know that i’d like very much to win, so think your happy patriots thoughts. i’m sure i’ll have an opinion on the jags this time next week – i’ll fill you in then!
have a great week, and GO PATS!

love dav

Sunday, September 13, 2015


hey kids-
football’s back – and that means so is your tommy of the week. it was a relief in many ways to see tommy back on the field on thursday night – especially looking like the four time super bowl winning fearless quarterback we know and love. ready to get started on the road to number five? let’s go.
our fearless quarterback came ready to play, going 25 of 32 for 288 yards and four touchdown. tommy was as fired up to be out there as I was to see him. thank god it’s football.

it was a banner night for all our boys (yes, I totally just said that. suck it america- we won the super bowl!), with plenty of glad-to-be-back performances. gronk stole the show with his three TDs and amendola and edelman stole my heart with their dreamy smiles, and there were some great plays on both sides of the ball – but if you think anyone is getting this week’s tommy other than its namesake, you’re cracked. (spoiler alert: it’s possible tom brady will get the tommy of the week for the next 16 weeks – a new TOTW record!) leadership? check. competitiveness? check. general roguish charm? check. plus, this face conveys exactly the way I feel about the nfl these days...and bodes very, very well for patriots fans. thanks for pissing him off, america!

we head to buffalo on sunday, and I’m strangely conflicted. i generally like buffalo more than most teams we play, but I generally hate rex ryan more than most humans on earth. let’s hope he pulls his regular rex ryan ridiculousness and says something that infuriates our boys in blue. cause, you know, we could use a little motivation.
think your happy patriots thoughts and have a great week. GO PATS!

love dav