Tuesday, November 27, 2012


hey kids-
know what’s better than beating the jets? beating the jets in a thanksgiving night blowout on national tv. happy thanksgiving indeed!
the jets looked like the keystone cops out there on thursday night, and our patriots took full advantage of their ineptitude. once again, players on both sides of the ball got in on the scoring action, and our fearless quarterback definitely had his fair share of the fun with 323 yards and four touchdowns. the only thing more fun than watching tommy dismantle the jets on the field was the hilarious moment after the game when the postgame reporter encouraged him to pick up a turkey leg. after taking a great big bite, he wasn’t quite sure what to do with it – so he danced around shaking it awkwardly for the rest of the interview. luckily, no one was looking at the turkey leg.

rob gronkowski’s out for a while, which means the t&a is going to aaron hernandez for the foreseeable future – though i’ll admit to being a bit partial to giving it to him anyway. in the spirit of the holiday, i figured i’d give us all something for which to be thankful – not that i wasn’t thankful for his return...but this is better.

once again, there were lots of excellent totw candidates, but eventually i settled upon steven gregory as the winner of this week’s tommy. not only did steven have an early interception that both prevented the jets from scoring and turned into a touchdown for our pats, but he also recovered a fumble that he returned for six himself. it’s not often one player on the defense scores more points than our best receiver – and it definitely merits the tommy of the week. from the way steven’s cradling this ball, those butterfinger receivers better beware!

we play in miami early on sunday morning, and i’m hoping the pats have kicked that “lose to miami in december” once and for all. it’d be nice to gain some more momentum for our big monday night matchup the following week against houston. with our thursday game, i’m early with the totw this week, so you’ve got lots of time to practice your happy patriots thoughts. start now!
have a fantastic week- and go pats!
love dav

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


hey kids-
quick turnaround this week, so we’d better get this done.
in hindsight, i guess i shouldn’t have been surprised by our patriots’ spectacular blowout of the colts. the boys don’t tend to take well to the rookie-vs.-brady drama that the media creates, and you’ll remember the smack down the boys put on tim tebow and the broncos about this time last year. this year, the hapless rookie in question was andrew luck, and our fearless quarterback made him look like a hapless rookie indeed. tommy racked up 331 yards and three touchdowns, and for that, he was awarded a great big "w” and this ever-so-stylish beanie. i love east coast winter.

i think it might be time for me to stop having a sub-feature of the tommy of the week. just two seasons into the i heart wes welker, poor wes went down for the count with that brutal knee injury... and my powers of doom and destruction only seem to be getting stronger. the very first season in to the t&a, both the t and the a are now officially broken. rob gronkowski fractured his arm during sunday’s game, and he’ll be out for the foreseeable future. luckily, he left us with one last memorable touchdown dance by which to remember him. for the sake of our playoff hopes, i’ll refrain from lusting after any more patriots until the off-season...which means i’ll have to start watching the voice to get a regular fix of my maroon 5 boyfriend to tide me over. i hope you all appreciate my sacrifice.

i love it when it’s hard to pick the tommy of the week – because that means our team played like a team, and that’s exactly what happened on sunday. everybody made big plays, and it really goes to show the potential of this roster. hopefully, it’s all coming together at just the right time. while it took a lot of help from a lot of people, tom brady was at the heart of this victory, and for that, he gets this week’s tommy. it sure is nice to see him smiling for a change!

alright kids. we’ve got the jets tomorrow night, and i know you’re all going to be doped up on turkey and pumpkin pie – but you know i hatehatehate losing to the jets. sneak in some happy patriots thoughts, and let’s all hope the holiday ends on a high note. for us. the jets fans can suck it.
happy thanksgiving- and go pats!

love dav

Saturday, November 17, 2012


hey kids-
does anybody else feel like watching the patriots this season is sorta like watching groundhog day? this game against the bills looked a lot like that game against seattle – and almost ended like it, too. but we’ll get to that.
i think the only person more frustrated than i am this season is probably tommy brady, and he certainly has reason to be. scoring 37 points should be enough to beat almost anybody – and most definitely the bills, but you can’t put this one all on our defense. our fearless quarterback’s 237 yards and two touchdowns should have included at least another touchdown reception and probably another 100 yards had our receivers been able hold onto the ball. i’m as baffled as you are, tommy.

another dropped should-have-been-a-touchdown by wes welker has me hearting him less than ever, and aaron hernandez is still broken...so while i wasn’t particularly thrilled with rob gronkowski this week, i thought we could all use a reminder as to why he has his own co-feature on the totw. oh, yeah! and by that, i mean ohhhhhhhhhhhhh yeahhhhhhhhhhhh.

as i said, this game against the bills came dangerously close to going the way of that seattle game, except for a perfect catch by devin mccourty that stopped the bills’ last minute rally in the end zone. i’m not going to wax poetic since it was our freaking defense missing plays all day that got us into that situation, but i will give the tommy of the week to devin mccourty. thanks for doing your job, devin. if only our receivers could make catches like this!

we play the colts tomorrow, kids, and while it’s not quite the same as when peyton was at the helm, they do have the same record we do. we’re probably going to need more than happy patriots thoughts to get this one done, but think em anyway. they certainly can’t hurt.
happy saturday- and go pats!
love dav

Saturday, November 3, 2012


hey kids-
so,  i don’t want to brag or anything, but i think the patriots may be reading the tommy of the week. after complaining last week that we were having way too many down-to-the-wire games, i was thrilled to kick back and watch our boys put on a show against the rams. maybe we should play all our games in london.
our fearless quarterback looked just like that tom terrific guy we used to know, showing off a little with 304 yards and four touchdown passes. it was nice to see tommy playing so beautifully, though i suppose when they plaster gigantic images of you all along the outside of wembley stadium, it does inspire you to deliver a larger-than-life performance.

rob gronkowski also delivered a fantastic performances on sunday – both on the field and in the end zone. after last week’s criticism of the signature gronk spike, he spiced things up – first with what was apparently intended to be an imitation of the palace guards. A for effort, C- for execution.

fortunately, rob had more than one opportunity to strut – and shake – his stuff in the end zone, racking up 146 yards, two touchdowns, and the tommy of the week. here he is, doing what would definitely be my touchdown dance if ever had reason to have one. as someone said to me on the street this week, hips don’t lie!

we’re on the bye tomorrow, kids, which means i’ll have to find another excuse to drink my breakfast (i’m accepting suggestions!). in the meantime, we come back with a tough division game against the bills, so get your happy patriots thoughts ready!
have a great week, and go pats!
love dav