Saturday, December 21, 2013


well kids,

the patriots lost to miami, and i didn’t cry at all. we’ve had this loss coming for about four weeks, and while the boys did squander a chance for the one seed, i’m hoping this was one of those meaningful losses that wake up the team as we head into the post season.

in the first batch of games tom brady played without rob gronkowski, he was luck to hit 200 yards a game, so it was a good sign that he had 364 yards in this first game after rob’s injury. sadly, that’s where the good news ended – since it took 55 tries and only 34 completions to get there. i know it’ll be an adjustment going back to playing without gronk, but honestly, this game came down exactly like the last four before it did – all of which gronk played. our fearless quarterback was scrapping to pull off another last minute miracle, and even tommy can’t do that every week...though he does look a little surprised about it.

i’m loathe to give the tommy of the week to anyone – offense or defense – when we lose to the freaking dolphins, so i split the difference and i’m giving it to special teams. one of the highlights of this game actually had nothing to do with our patriots. the field goal holder wasn’t ready for the snap, and it bounced right off his face in the most hilarious play ever. luckily, nate ebner wasn’t laughing and had the wits to jump on the ball for a patriots recovery. that’s what we call a heads up play, nate!

we play the ravens tomorrow night, and with their playoff hopes on the line, it should be even more of a battle than normal. let’s hope our boys actually did learn something from this miami loss and don’t bring it down to the wire....or don’t waste any energy and just hope they win!

have a great saturday night, and go pats!

love dav

Saturday, December 14, 2013


hey kids-
well, the patriots won another come-from-behind-in-the-fourth-take-it-right-down-to-the-wire victory on sunday – and while i’m loving the winning, i’m not loving all the drama. after this one, i literally put my head down on the bar and cried. 
our fearless quarterback looked like crap for most of this game, so it’s mystifying that he wound up with 418 yards. most of those came in the fourth quarter,along with his two touchdown passes –  in a span of 31 seconds in last minute of the game. ok, tommy, we get it. you’re the king of the fourth quarter comeback... and of riding your offensive lineman line a pony. please stop trying to kill me. 

this game honestly exhausted me, and i’m not feeling the tommy this week – so let’s make it short at sweet. i’m giving this one to shane vereen. the only player with receptions in each of the four quarters, shane played 60 minutes of football– which explains why he had more than twice as many yard as anyone else did (153). shane’s going to have to carry a lot more of the load with the loss of rob gronkowski, but from the looks of it, he’s more than ready. way to show up, shane!

our pats play miami tomorrow, and while the boys seem to have shaken the lose-in-miami-in-december trend, i hope you’ve been thinking your happy patriots thoughts...even if we do luck ourselves into yet another fourth quarter comeback. nice work if you can get it, right?
have a great weekend, and go pats!

love dav

Wednesday, December 4, 2013


hey kids-
our patriots eeked out another win, and boy, oh boy was i happy about it. it’s that time of year when teams either sizzle or fizzle, and while i wouldn’t exactly say we’re on fire, things are definitely starting to heat up.
our offense continue to look solid, and our fearless quarterback had another great game with 371 yards and two touchdowns. there was also one interception that i blame on rob gronkowski, though i concede the possibility that it might have been underthrown. i vaguely saw headlines that houston was “suspicious” of the patriots after this game, and i can’t really blame them. tommy clearly had all the answers written in his helmet. c’mon, houston! don’t you think that if were cheating, we’d have beaten you by 28 LIKE WE DID LAST YEAR?!

sometimes it feels like the offense is improving at a rate inversely proportional to our defense, and this one was of those games. houston has lost the majority of their games in the last two minutes, but even so – they scored four rushing touchdowns, and it was embarrassing that this game came down to another fourth quarter patriots comeback. luckily, we have field goal kicker who is MONEY (when he’s not asked to kick improbably long distances).  while he did miss a 55-yarder, stephen nailed back to back 53-yard field goals to tie and then win the game in the fourth quarter. you might scoff at my decision to give him the tommy of the week for a game in which he actually missed a field goal, but i don’t care. he’s made 93.3% of his kicks this season, and it’s time to show him some love. plus, i think asking him to kick a 55 yards is mean. revel in your tommy, stephen. straight up the middle!

we host the cleveland browns on sunday, and the last time we played them, they gave us a well-deserved whooping. think your happy patriots thoughts for sizzle not fizzle, and lets hope the boys set that scoreboard on fire.
have a great week, and go pats!
love dav


Monday, November 25, 2013


hey kids-
holy mother of mothers. the patriots beat the broncos.
it sure didn’t seem like that was going to be the headline after the first quarter of this game. the only way it could have started worse would have been if tommy brady had left the field on a cart. still, for a girl who couldn’t muster any happy patriots thoughts all week long, i was remarkably calm when our pats headed into the locker room at halftime down by 24. luckily, so was our fearless quarterback, who came out in the second half and orchestrated one of the most fantastically-fun-to-watch comebacks ever (even better than 12 points in 75 seconds against the bills in 2009!).  tommy threw 263 of  his 344 yards in the second half, completing 81% of his passes – including three touchdowns. i’d say he kind of looked like a maniac when he celebrated this one with rob gronkowski...but that would be the pot calling the kettle black.

there isn’t much that makes me happier than beating peyton manning – but beating wes welker along with him made this one extra sweet. looking at wes wearing that stupid broncos uniform with his stupid wes welker face made me wonder how i ever could have hearted him (putting him in the company of pretty much every boyfriend i’ve ever had). the dropped passes and botched punt signal were great reminders of why i don’t miss him at all – though it looks like he might still miss new england a little bit.  nice catch, wes! watching the patriots win really turns me on, too.

the tommy of the week is going to julian edelman, and i couldn’t be happier about it. i’ve wanted to give julian the totw several times this season, but he’s narrowly lost every time. it seems fitting that after stepping up to be the unexpected go-to guy all season along, edelman would have his biggest game of the season in one of the patriots’ biggest games ever – in front of a national audience, to boot. with 110 yards and two touchdowns, julian definitely stole the spotlight and put on a show. here he is, making an awesome flying leap into the endzone to put the pats up in the fourth quarter.  it’s a bird! it’s a plane! it’s edelman!

and that’s all she wrote kids. we’re back to sunday mornings for a few weeks staring in houston this weekend. while the texans are having a terrible season, the pats embarrassed them pretty badly about this time last year, so you can bet they’ll bring their A game. think your happy patriots thoughts, and let’s hope next monday is as happy as this one was.
have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

Thursday, November 21, 2013


hey kids-
well, our patriots lost another game on a controversial call, and i’ve gotta tell ya, i’m getting really freaking sick of it. i generally don’t whine about bad calls because a) i’m not a pansy-assed bitch and b) no game is ever really lost because of one bad call. that said, after watching the tape of this particular bad call, i’m holy f$&%ing pissed off about it.
there was actually plenty of stuff that made me angry in this game, starting with the fizzle of our fearless quarterback. after an awesome performance against pittsburgh (i know, i know), tommy and the boys looked like they didn’t practice at all during the bye.  bad passes and dropped balls left brady 29 of 40 for 296 yards and one touchdown. huh. it seemed a lot worse than that when i was watching it! anyway, down by four, the offense had just 59 seconds to try to pull out another comeback – and anyone who knows anything knows tommy needs at least 1:08. if we’d gotten that one extra play from the penalty-that-wasn’t-a-penalty-that-really-was (aka nine more seconds), there’s a good chance we’d have won this game. yeah, i’m mad, too, tommy. give him hell!

aside from being super pissed off at the refs, i was also pretty mad at talib for seemingly trying to get ejected from the game (he didn’t) and giving up as many penalty yards as possible in the process(20). i also wasn’t too happy with ridley’s redzone fumble or with the D’s first game in like 17 without a single turnover. still, this award is called the tommy of the week, not the lets-be-a-douche-like-wes-welker-of-the-week, and it’s going to rob gronkowski. the only play of the game i remember being impressed by when it happened was gronk’s extra effort to hurl his arm forward into the end zone to make sure he broke the plane for the touchdown. if everybody on the team had played that hard, that one bad call really wouldn’t have mattered. way to work those abs, rob! good to have you back.

with another big sunday night game coming up, there’s no time for sour grapes or wallowing in this loss. i’m not feeling as confident about our pats at this point in the season as i’d hope i’d be – but they do have a way of surprising me in these overhyped matchups. still, denver’s really good, and wes is really douchey, and i’m not looking forward to seeing either one. i’m having a really hard time thinking happy patriots thoughts this week (feel free to yell at me), so pick up the slack and think a few extra happy patriots on my behalf. god knows we’re going to need them.
have a great week- and go pats!

love dav

Monday, November 18, 2013


hey kids-

i’ll have some more of that please!

after weeks of agony and frustration, our patriots offense finally came together in a big way to trounce the pittsburgh steelers. our fearless quarterback had more yards at the end of the first half than he did at the end of many of this season’s game, and he finished the day 22 of 33 with 432 and four – yep, count ‘em, FOUR – touchdown passes. now THAT looks like the tommy brady we know and love!

our defense continued its streak of forcing turnovers with two interceptions, but FINALLY, this game was all about the offense. it seems like everybody woke up all at the same time, and man, was it freaking awesome! four offensive players (not counting tommy) had more than 100 yards – including three receivers each with more than 120 yards and a touchdown. this was the most points scored by any team this season, and it’s good to know the boys can put those kids of numbers on the board with denver coming up. there were so many awesome offensive performances, but the tommy is going to aaron dobson. while gronk had more yards, dobson had more touchdowns – including a beautiful 81-yard catch that made it look easy. anyone who’s been watching since game one knows that it has not been easy for aaron dobson, and i’m so proud of how far he’s come (and how far he went!). way to seize your moment, dobson!

you’d think i’d have gotten this done earlier since we were on the bye last week, but i didn’t, so here it is. we play carolina in about 90 minutes, so i hope you practiced your happy patriots thoughts without me. i’ll be back shortly, but until then – have a great week and GO PATS!

love dav 

Friday, November 1, 2013


hey kids-
well, it was a little dodgy there for a while, but our patriots pulled it together and pulled out a win against the miami dolphins sunday.
our fearless quarterback still can’t choose which of our receivers to love, and all that indecision really took its toll this week. tommy threw for just 116 yards, and everybody who knows how to catch the ball was pretty much equally jilted out of opportunities to do so. in his defense, tommy’s hand did look like a pack of overstuffed sausages after one of those nasty jets tried to take it home as a souvenir last week. still, it’s time to start turning these sweet nothings into a little sumthin sumthin, tommy! 

our patriots looked pretty awful in the first half of this game, but whatever bill said during half time definitely worked. not only did the offense score 17 points in the third quarter, but the defense had a sack for a forced fumble and two interceptions – including the most awesome pick i’ve ever seen. knowing he couldn’t come down in bounds with the ball, devin mccourty tipped an errant pass toward marquice cole, who both caught it and forcibly touched both feet inbounds before stumbling out. apparently it’s called a tip drill interception, it was super genius. it earned both mccourty and cole co-tommies this week. it’s that kind of heads up football that’s got us 6-2 instead of 2-6! nicely done once again, defense!

we play pittsburgh on sunday, and while it would be awesome to head into our bye week with one more win, every time we play the steelers i just hope all our boys make it out of the game alive. pittsburgh doesn’t look quite as fierce as they have in years past, but that doesn’t mean that can’t kill somebody (i’m talking to you, danny amendola!). now that the red sox have taken care of business, you’ve all got nothing better to do than think your happy patriots thoughts – so get to it and i’ll try to catch you back here a little earlier next week.
have a great weekend, and go pats!

love dav  

Thursday, October 24, 2013


hey kids-

well, our patriots lost to the jets, and i’m really &#%!ng mad about it. blah blah blah, weird call, blah blah blah new rule, blah blah blah wtf. our patriots had lots of opportunities to win this game long before overtime and the stupid bizarrely-named unsportsmanlike conduct call, but they played like CRAP. i’m getting really sick of it.

our fearless quarterback led the crappy charge, going just 22 of 46 with another freaking interception. i know they’re not always his fault, but seriously boys! you’re &#%!ng killin me. tommy threw for what’s become a season average 228 yards – most of them to a finally-back-in-action rob gronkowski. in spite of the respectable stats, gronk was definitely a little rusty – highlighted by a fourth quarter drop that would have clinched the game. tommy was as annoyed as i was, seeing as how we’ve both been waiting FOREVER for gronk to get his &#%!ng abs on the field. c’mon boys. you know you’re getting back together. hug it out and let’s play some &#%!ng football!

i had a really hard time picking this week’s totw since i pretty much hate all patriots everywhere (but mostly the ones in foxborough) this week. i almost gave it to our new punter who’s been working really hard to make me learn his name after he usurped zoltan mesko, and i almost gave it to stephen gostkowski – who nailed two more field goals and is the only consistent point-earned on our team. however, at the end of the day, the tommy of the week goes to another rookie defenseman. newbie logan ryan followed in the footsteps of the injured talib and leapt right up to grab the first defensive points of the season. i wasn’t happy the D let the jets score 30 points, but another big play from another new guy whose name i had to look up on the internet definitely helped to make up for it. congrats, logan. we all know your name now.

we play a desperate miami on sunday morning – and i’m starting to feel a little desperate about this season myself. my only consolation is that only one of the last five super bowl winners had a better record than 10-6. let’s hope our patriots come together at the right time, and let’s hope it happens in new england on sunday! otherwise, there’s going to be a lot more &#% appearing in next week’s tommy.

i know many of you are distracted by the red sox, but you need to focus! think your happy patriots thoughts, and have a great week.

go pats!

love dav

Thursday, October 17, 2013


hey kids-
rumors of tom brady’s demise have been greatly exaggerated.
the patriots rebounded beautifully after last week, not only winning – but doing so in thrillingly dramatic fashion!  it was a wild and rowdy game on sunday, made all the better by my wild and rowdy friends in new york. our fearless quarterback is still throwing more passes than should be necessary to accumulate 269 yards, but he’s finding ways to make it work with an offense that’s maybe starting to come together. even drew brees was impressed!

i heard it said often this week that the patriots won another game that they didn’t deserve, but i strongly disagree. our offense sent us into the locker room with a lead, and our defense kept the NFL’s most productive receiver catchless and stopped drew brees from being drew brees all day long. tom brady is hardly ever tom brady this season, and the saints defense couldn’t even stop him from being tom brady for 75 seconds! it took everything from ridley’s two ground scores to gostkowski’s 54 yarder to keep this game within reach, but when time ticked down to 1:13, this was the tom brady show. with his trademark leadership, competitiveness and general roguish charm, tommy stayed cool and stepped up and reminded us all that he’s still got a little magic left in those fingertips. for that (and for saving my new york vacation!) he gets this week’s totw. damn, tommy. that was something else.

we take on the jets next week, and after putting up with all those stupid jets fans all sunday long, i’m hoping for a blowout (though we all know i’d happily take a win any way we can get one)! i’m also realllllly hoping this one isn’t as boring as our last jets matchup. think your happy patriots thoughts for A and C, and have a great week!
go pats!

love dav


hey kids-
well, the patriots finally earned their first loss of the season, and boy oh boy did they earn it. i’m actually a lot less upset about the loss than i am that they played in what was maybe the most boring game of football ever played by anyone anywhere for the second time this season.
our offense could never get in sync during this game, and our fearless quarterback definitely shoulders his fair share of the blame. even our experienced receivers would’ve had trouble catching some of these passes. tommy only needed to pass for touchdowns in the next three games to break the consecutive touchdown record, but he had a hard enough time just holding on to the ball in this game, much less getting anyone else to catch it. don’t worry tommy. there are plenty more seasons left to break that record!

the only reason this game looks like it was remotely close is because our defense kept the score from spiraling out of control in an utter embarrassment of a loss. turns out rookie chris jones – who had only played in one game prior to this one, sacked andy dalton one and half times, and for that, he gets the tommy of the week. if things keep going the way they are, we’re going to need big performances from our defense, and this rookie proved he’s ready. way to be a patriot, chris! welcome to the team!

this totw is absurdly late because i was in new york, so we already played our next game – which was versus the saints. without spoiling too much, i’m happy to see you alllll practiced your happy patriots thoughts without my prompting. we needed them!
hope you had a great week- and go pats!
love dav

Monday, September 30, 2013


holy crap kids! the patriots are 4-0!
it was an exciting game down in atlanta on sunday night – and not just because the falcons made a dramatic comeback right at the end of the game that stopped the hearts of patriots fans everywhere. our boys held their own as they continued to improve offensively and perform defensively, passing the first big test in a season with many more to come. exciting indeed!
our fearless quarterback looked both fearless and fantastic on sunday night as he racked up a season high 316 yards and two touchdown passes, still without his two most dangerous weapons. for a one man show, you’ve got some pretty smooth moves, tommy!

in the absence of, well, pretty much everyone, it’s been a thrill to watch solid and steady julian edelman turn into a shining star on the patriots receiving corps. i had all but given the tommy to julian until dad suggested that maybe it should go to tom brady. duh! if anyone earned the totw last night, it was definitely its namesake. even as another receiver staggered off the field with injuries, tommy put up his best performance so far this year – underscored with an astonishing pass threaded between two of atlanta’s probowl defenders into the hands of tight end matthew mulligan...who i didn’t even know was on our team. it kinda makes you think tommy could win passing to anyone. in fact, here he is recruiting a new receiver for next week!

we’re back on sunday morning against the bengals, which i’ll be back on sunday morning with bloody marys. raise your glass and cheer like you mean it, and hopefully we’ll all be this happy next monday, too!
have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

Wednesday, September 25, 2013


hey kids-
i can hardly believe it, but the patriots won AGAIN – and they did it with conviction! it was a blow out against tampa bay – and our patriots are actually starting to look like a football team...which is a big relief, since they are a football team. sometimes i think they forget!
it felt like déjà vu watching our fearless quarterback makin’ it work with his ragtag band of rookies. just three years ago, our tommy was bringing up our rookie tight end tandem  – and now he’s back at it with a brand new batch of  wide receivers. the newbies made great progress on sunday, catching 10 of 25 completions for 93 of 225 yards. somehow all tommy’s frustrated screaming feels totally worth it when pays off with moments like this one. bring on the tommylove!

the first resounding win of the season was a full team effort, and there were a lot of outstanding performances. it was nice to see bolden back to help out our ground game, gostkowski nailed a 53-yard field goal, and the d continued to stand their ground (with ANOTHER pick from talib!), allowing just three points. still, this week’s tommy of the week is going to aaron dobson. after dropping 7 of 10 passes last week, dobson rebounded beautifully to catch 7 of 10 against tampa bay. it’s got to be crazy to be 22 years old standing on the other side of a football thrown by tom brady, and dobson proved he deserves to be there after a shaky start. i may never call him aaron, but i do admire that kind of perseverance – and so does our fearless quarterback. oh yeah – bring on the tommylove! congrats, dobson!

we’re going to need a lot more than tommylove on sunday night in atlanta, even with their 1-2 record. matt ryan is sure to test our defense, and our offense may need more than improving rookies if we’re going continue this awesome winning streak. think your happy, healthy patriots thoughts extra hard this week – we’re going to be on national tv and i don’t want to get embarrassed!
have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

Monday, September 16, 2013


hey kids-
well, the patriots won, so i’m going to try not to complain...even though this was maybe the most boring game of football ever played by anyone anywhere.
the most exciting part of this terrible, terrible, terrible game might have been the temper tantrums our fearless quarterback had in between pretty much every play. it has to be super frustrating to watch your rookie receiver drop pass after perfectly-thrown pass for no apparent reason – although oddly-enough, it was hilarious watching the not-so-rookie receiver drop pass after perfectly-thrown pass for no apparent reason in denver on sunday! i know it doesn’t feel like it, but we actually have a better record now than we did this time last year. hang in there tommy. or rail at the heavens. whichever works for you.

while we were watching our offense go three and out over and over and over again, i kept thinking that there was no way our defense could hold the line and win the game – but hold and win they did. the jets offense was spluttering only slightly less than our own, but aqib talib seemed to make it his personal mission to stop every flailing attempt at a drive cold in its tracks. his foot-forced fumble and two fourth quarter interceptions more than earned him this week’s tommy of the week. nice to see you back and healthy this year, talib! why don’t you teach some of the new guys this move?

we’re back in action on sunday morning against tampa bay, and i’m really hoping that some of the patriots who know how to catch the ball turn up for this game. think happy healthy patriots thoughts just to be on the safe side – and aim a few in our fearless quarterback’s direction. i’m a little afraid his head might explode.
have a great week- and GO PATS!

love dav

Tuesday, September 10, 2013


hey kids-
hurray for football!! hurray for winning! and hurray for a brand new season of the tommy of the week! our patriots opened with their 10th consecutive week one victory, and even this ugly win was just sooooo prettttty to watch.
our fearless quarterback led the pretty parade on sunday, and while his stats weren’t particularly spectacular, he was perfect when it mattered. down by one, he went six for six during the final drive of the game to set up stephen gostkowski for the game winning field goal – and the first W of the season. with so many new faces on the field this year, it’s nice to see this old familiar one leading the charge. lookin’ good, tommy!

speaking of looking good, there were several fantastic performances on sunday – from new and old players alike. julian edelman turned into tommy’s go-to guy, catching two touchdown passes, and shane vereen kept us balanced with an amazing 101 yards on the ground. even our defense came up big with two fumble recoveries and an interception, but at the end of the day, the tommy of the week is going to the new guy. i hear there was lots of hand-wringing after we waved bye-bye to butterfingers (though after a season and a summer of douchery, i was pretty happy to see wes go), but watching danny amendola pull down 10 receptions for 104 yards in game one quickly put any fears to rest. i’m not sure my broken heart will ever recover from the devastation of the aaron hernandez situation, but don’t be surprised if you hear a lot of “run, danny, run” coming from this direction. here he is, looking a lot like the player formerly known as wes – back in the days when he used to try.

we have a quick turnaround this week and play the jets on thursday night. i wish our team had a little more experience playing together for this match-up, but i have faith that our patriots hate losing to the jets just as much as i do. think your happy patriots thoughts in full force for the next two days, and i’ll see you back here over the weekend. HURRAY FOOTBALL!
have a great week- and GO PATS!

love dav

Sunday, April 7, 2013


hey kids-
the good thing about procrastinating on the last tommy of the week of the season is that it gives me a chance to cover all the old business so we can start the new season with a clean slate. it’s almost like i planned it this way! yep, let’s go with that. we’ve got lots of old business to cover, so let’s dive in.
it’s forgotten news that the patriots lost the AFC championship game to the baltimore ravens, who went on to win the super bowl. with the second consecutive super bowl to be won by a mediocre team riding high on emotion, i’m losing faith in the system – but not in my fearless quarterback. tommy threw for 320 yards, which is shocking since it seems like half his passes were dropped. this wasn’t brady’s most stellar performance, but the boys definitely let him down. he can’t even look at them! don’t worry tommy. you won’t have to anymore.

in other news, i DO NOT heart wes welker, and we (eeeee) are never never NEVER getting back together. in the douchiest move since adam weenatieri fled in the middle of the night to play with peyton and the dome pansies, wes, too, picked up his toys to go play with peyton. apparently, he called up john elway and said something to the effect of “i want to win. sign me.” know what, wes? doesn’t matter who’s throwing those passes when you don’t catch em. here’s the former object of my affections in yet another big game – watching that big old contract with the pats slip right through his fingers. hey wes! blow last kiss.

with such a disappointing showing in this final game of our season and no stand out performances to be remembered three months later, the final tommy of the 2012 season goes to tom brady. as always, his leadership, competitiveness and general roguish charm kept patriots fans everywhere hoping for a miracle, even into a hopeless fourth quarter. yes, that was a nightmare, tommy – but it’s over. now rest up and get ready to ring in a new era!

and that’s 2012, kids! only four more months ‘til preaseason, so start practicing your happy patriots thoughts now. with or without totws, there will be a tom brady – which means next season is going to be awesome. have a great summer, and go pats!
love dav

Friday, January 18, 2013


hey kids-
well, there were a few bumps in the road, but our patriots came up winners against the texans in our first playoff game of the season. i know i’m late as usual, so i hope you’ve all been thinking your happy patriots thoughts that it won’t be our last!
our fearless quarterback led sunday’s charge with 344 yards and three touchdown passes, surpassing Joe Montana as he earned his 17th postseason career victory. in all those wins, tommy’s thrown 41 touchdown passes, but he still looks just as excited as if this was the first one as he celebrates with vereen. it never gets old for us, either, tommy!

in other news, it took all season long – but omg i heart wes welker! aaron seems gracious so i don’t think he’ll mind, and rob got hurt AGAIN so i really don’t care what he thinks. wes played like a superstar on sunday, ducking and dashing for 131 yards and reminding me why i started hearting him in the first place. remember this? dreamy sigh.

early in the season, shane vereen got my attention when he came in against the broncos for one play, one yard and one touchdown.  he’s come a long way since then, and he came up big against the texans. in addition to one rushing touchdown, vereen also caught two touchdown passes – including a 33-yard stunner that cemented this week’s tommy. cuz, you know, it’s totally normal that our third-string running back should catch a 33 yard pass. oh yeah – strut your stuff, shane! 

we play baltimore on sunday, kids, and i’m not gonna lie: i’m stressin out. i’ve said before that we often beat them but rarely deserve to do so, and they’re out for blood after our crazy win in last year’s conference title game. Add in all the emotion they’re playing with right now, and our patriots definitely have their work cut out for them. there’s been a lot of debate about jinxes, lucky hats, and outward facing beer labels this week, but the happy patriots thoughts actually DO work – so think yours in full force! i’m going to go bake something.
have a great weekend- and go pats!

love dav 

Sunday, January 13, 2013


hey kids-
our patriots ended the season on a high note with a win against the dolphins. i didn’t think we played particularly well, although the score would suggest otherwise. after all, we were playing miami. i’m super late and super over this game, so i’ll keep it short and sweet.
our fearless quarterback ended the year with two more touchdown passes and a respectable 284 yards. also respectable was the flying leap he took to celebrate rob gronkowski’s return...or maybe his touchdown reception. either way, tommy sure jumps better than he runs.

tommy wasn’t the only one happy to see rob gronkowski. looks like aaron missed rob’s abs just as much as i did!

it was a pretty well-balanced, if unmemorable game, against the dolphins, and i’m giving the last tommy of the week to tom brady.  here he is looking all leadershipy, competitive, and generally roguishly-charming. yeah- i know you’re not fooled. i was looking at aaron’s arms.

and that’s all she wrote on the regular season, kids. we play houston in just over two hours, and i hope our patriots have done a better job on focusing on the task at hand than i have. i was trying to force myself not to worry about next week even before baltimore upset the broncos. if you haven’t already, think your happy patriots thoughts in full force, and i’ll catch ya back here sooner than later, promise.
go pats!!!!!!!!
love dav