Monday, November 24, 2014


hey kids-

our patriots are rolling right through november, racking up another big win in the toughest stretch of our schedule. this week, our pats made short work of the nfl’s best defense and made me very, very happy in the process. remind me about this next year when i’m complain about how boring football is!

our fearless quarterback threw more passes than i’d have liked, but it was to be expected in the face of detroit’s famed run defense. tommy went 38 for 53 with 349 yards and 2 touchdowns, along with one fake interception on an uncalled penalty that still makes me so mad i can’t talk about it. if the lousy pictures of this game are any indication, all the photographers must have started thanksgiving – thanks to gisele, we didn’t need. here’s tommy being all quarterbacky as he’s cheered on by his biggest fan.

i usually love it when there are this many great contenders for the totw – but i have no idea who should get it this week. ryan allen picked up a botched snap and nailed a punt that reminded me why i learned his name, danny amendola had an awesome 81 yard punt return, blount came back with a bang, and rob ninkovich put his hands on matthew stafford so many times, that boy should take him out for lobster. this one is up for grabs – so it should be no surprise the patriots’ secondary is coming down with it. revis and browner led the way, but ryan (and his interception), arrington, chung, and mccourty all contributed to one of the worst games in stafford’s career. nice defense, boys.

it seems like every weekend we head into our “biggest test of the season,” and green bay on sunday will be no exception. rouse yourselves from your food comas and channel all those extra calories into lots of happy patriots thoughts this week. i’m going to be really annoyed if we lose to a team with fans that wear cheese on their heads.
have a great week and a happy thanksgiving – and go pats!

love dav

Wednesday, November 19, 2014


hey kids-
the patriots rolled right out of the bye and right on over the indianapolis colts on sunday, alleviating any fears that they might lose momentum with the week off.  whatever. don’t pretend like you weren’t worried too!
our fearless quarterback didn’t haven his best game ever, but it certainly wasn’t his worst. tommy wound up 19 of 30 for 257 yard and two touchdown passes – along with two interceptions that he definitely deserved. that’s twice as many as he’s thrown in last 5 games, but less than half as many as eli manning threw on the same day, so we’re not going to whine too much. tommy didn’t whine either – he just got right back on the horse, the role of which will now be played by rob gronkowski.

i couldn’t believe how fantastic our defense looked against the nfl’s #1 offense, holding them to just 20 points and stopping them on third and fourth down over and over again. it would take a truly spectacular performance to steal the totw, but by now everyone knows that’s exactly what jonas gray delivered. gray got honorable mention in the totw a few weeks ago, and the newbie clinched it sunday by rushing for 199 yards and four touchdowns. it’s crazy that our new rushing workhorse was on the practice squad last month, while legarrette blount is now teamless after getting cut from the steelers. sometimes i think the hoodie has powers of clairvoyance. in any case, here’s jonas celebrating his very first nfl touchdown... or maybe this was the second. no- that’s definitely the third...unless... well you get the idea.  

we go from the nfl’s #1 offense to it’s #1 defense with a matchup against the detroit lions on sunday. i know our defense is ready to go, so let’s all hope tommy’s worked out the wiggles and the wobbles and our offense comes to play. think your happy patriots thoughts, and i’ll see you right back here next... sunday? let’s be optimistic and say sunday! it is a morning game.
have a great week, and go pats!


Tuesday, November 4, 2014


hey kids-

the patriots beat the broncos. the patriots TOTALLY beat the broncos. HOLY CRAP THE PATRIOTS TOTALLY BEAT THE BRONCOS! in other news, daylight savings time totally turned this into another night game, and my liver and my central nervous system were entirely overstressed by this game. whatever. THE PATRIOTS BEAT THE BRONCOS! soooo worth the anxiety and the hangover.

reading the press about this, i think maybe everyone else was watching a different game than i was. i was still pretty freaking stressed out with eight minutes left in the fourth quarter. i probably would have continued to be stressed out, but thankfully a few shots of jamison intervened on my behalf. what i remember up to that point was a holy freaking fearless quarterback and a whole lot of receivers dropping a whole lot of touchdowns. luckily, tommy just kept on throwing them, winding up with four on the night – along with 333 yards. here he is, sharing a private moment with julian edelman in the midst of the madness.

like much of america, i was awed by the patriots team that showed up sunday afternoon – and there are so many contenders for this week’s tommy. i reallllllly want to give it to edelman, who had several great catches and a zig zag punt return that had me screaming so loudly the entire bar stopped to stare. gronk also had an amazing game – not to mention that whole tom brady dude. nevertheless, i’m giving this totw to the collective patriots defense. bill belichik always has a plan...but it’s not often that it’s executed as well as it was on sunday afternoon. the defense kept manning on his toes all day , flummoxing the offense with different configurations that are beyond the scope of my football knowledge. what i do know is that they shut that shit down, and i couldn’t be more proud.. i know all your names, now, boys.

we’re on the bye this sunday, and it’s hard to go from such a high high to a big old nothing – but i am a little grateful to be looking at a hangover free monday. we’ll be back in action the following sunday night against the colts, hopefully with no hitch in our momentum or our alcoholic tolerance. my happy patriots thoughts are irrepressible right now, but start thinking yours soon, and i'll see you in two mondays...or tuesdays as the case will more than likely be. 

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav