Sunday, October 16, 2016


hey kids-

the patriots won, and i'm not sure why i'm not happier about it. maybe it's because it took our offense nearly two quarters to realize we were in the middle of a football game...or because we sank to the level of the whiny-bitch bengals and probably left a tommy touchdown on the field...or because stephen gostkowski is broken and i'm really really worried we're going to have to get rid of him. whatever the reason, i feel a little ungrateful, because half the teams who played today did not win, and i should be happier that we were not among them.

our fearless quarterback was pretty harassed during the first half of this game, and i don't think either of us were happy with how much time he spent on his butt. things definitely looked better in the second half, and tommy somehow wound up going 29 of 35 for 376 yards and three touchdowns. he also notched his 5000th career completion, which i totally missed when the amateurs at our local cbs affiliate played the same political commercial three times in row instead of cutting back to the actual football game in progress. it was a frustrating day for both of us, tommy, but all's well that ends well.

i was totally thinking the tommy of the week was going to rookie elandon roberts, who stepped in for jamie collins and looked freaking awesome. then i was thinking it was going to donte hightower, who's second safety in two weeks turned the tide of the game. but then, there was gronk. tommy and rob must've had a nice long chat during half time, because gronk wound up with a career high 162 yards - 121 of which came in the third quarter. i wasn't very happy with the taunting penalty that probably cost us a touchdown, but his hilarious righteous indignation on the sidelines made it impossible not to forgive him - and to award him with the tommy of the week. be honest, gronk: this is way better than kickin it in cancun.

we play at pittsburgh next week, and brian says the steelers are pretty good this year - though the dolphins might argue otherwise. the steelers always play us tough, and i usually just hope we all make it out alive. think your happy patriots thoughts for aliveness - or, you know, for winningness if you're feeling particularly ambitious.

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

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