Sunday, December 17, 2017


twas the week before christmas, and the season was ripe
for an AFC match-up surrounded by hype

on a cold rainy sunday, our patriots came
to see if the steelers lived up to their name

it wasn't just christmas at risk to be stealed,
but playoff advantage and precious home field

tommy started out fast but then made an exception
with his one lonely touchdown and d@mned interception

he threw 35 passes and 13 weren't caught
and two ninety-eight yards doesn't seem like a lot
plus our defense had trouble with the bs and big ben
and it seemed like we'd lose down in pittsburgh, but then!

all of a sudden tommy fought off the blitz
throwing pass after pass into gronk's waiting mitts
gronk was here, gronk was there, gronk would leap and he'd dive
then he really let loose and hit gronk overdrive

for one sixty-eight yards poor sean davis got burned
and with nine awesome grabs, this week's tommy was earned
with the t-o-t-dub, gronk's redeemed from suspension
(though that clutch pick by harmon gets hon'rable mention!)

now there's still one game left before christmas is saved
we must fight off the bills (and hope gronk's well-behaved)
so think patriots thoughts! think them happy and bright!
and in case i don't get to the tommy that night

i send all my best wishes for a holiday that's
filled with magic and love, merry christmas, go pats!

love dav

Thursday, December 14, 2017


well kids- 

in case you were wondering, our patriots' d-game is not enough to beat the miami dolphins. but it did come close.

it's been so long since our fearless quarterback threw two inceptions in one game, i can't even remember it - but leave it to miami to bring out the worst in tommy. he went a miserable 24/43 for 233 yards and one touchdown, and trust me, it was uglier in real time than it is on paper. that's alright, tommy. save it all for pittsburgh.

i honestly have no idea who should get this week's tommy. there was only thing for which i remember cheering the entire game- and that was an awesome one-handed grab by dion lewis. i hate giving the totw by default, no one stepped up to earn it - so it's going to lewis. here's hoping next week's game is a little less of a blur. 

speaking of next week- we're playing the steelers in pittsburgh on sunday afternoon. i've been arguing that recent losses for philly, the saints, and rams are "good for them" heading toward the post-season- and i'd argue this loss in miami was good for our pats in the same way. however, there will be nothing good about losing to the steelers. think your happy patriots thoughts that our boys get their heads back in the game. wanna-be omar epps is going to whine either way, so we might as well give him some good reasons.

have a great week, and go pats.

love dav

Thursday, December 7, 2017


hey kids-

sorry i'm late! i've been busy- but i've also been pretty ticked off about this game against the bills. it's weird how i seem to get a lot more angry when we win than when we lose- but this one's got me all riled up!

just like last week, our patriots kinda brought their b-game, led by our fearless quarterback. tommy was 21 of 30 for 258 yards and one touchdown - pretty much all of which happened in the second half. that's alright, tommy. save it all for pittsburgh.

unless you live beneath a rock, you know our gronk totally lost his temper and took a fierce elbow dive on top of a buffalo bill who manhandled his way into the most bogus interception i've ever seen in my life. i'm told you're supposed to watch what you say online, so i'm just going to say that it's possible to love somebody while not agreeing with his bad decisions. it's also possible to love somebody while *totally* agreeing with his bad decisions (though i never root for anyone to get hurt).  i'm also gonna give the totw to gronk - who was manhandled all day and still managed nine receptions for 147 yards. surmise what you will. 

we're back up against miami on monday night, and losing to miami in december has become a patriots pastime. we're gonna be down a gronk, so think your happy patriots and hope our b-game is still as effective as it was two weeks ago.

have a great weekend, and go pats!

love dav