Monday, September 27, 2021


well kids,

i was too busy to remind you to think your happy patriots thoughts after our win over the jets last week, and apparently you forgot, because our patriots got walloped by the saints. i'm not that mad about it, but let's try to do better next week.

it was inevitable that macjones would have some growing pains during his first season in the nfl, and hopefully he got some of it out of his system. our rookie quarterback went 30 of 51 for 270 yards and one touchdown - along with three interceptions that pretty much sealed our doom. it wasn't fun, but it's not like experienced quarterbacks have never had three-interception games, so i'm not super worried about it. hang in there, macjones. we still love you.

this was one of those miserable, ugly games that seemed to slog on forever, with the only real spark of life coming in the fourth quarter when kendrick bourne pulled down a macjones pass and tiptoed along the sidelines long enough to extend the ball into the endzone and score our lone touchdown. along with his career high 96 receiving yards, it was memorable and exciting enough to earn this week's macdown, though that's probably overshadowed by this being his very first patriots touchdown. welcome to the team, kendrick - we like your style!

we play the buccaneers at home next week, and i have nothing to say about it. i might not have anything to say about it afterward, either, but think lots of extra happy patriots thoughts - and by patriots, i mean PATRIOTS, not people-who-used-to-be-patriots-but-are-now-dead-to-us. we're definitely going to need them.

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav

Monday, September 13, 2021


hey kids-

welcome to the weekly macdown- featuring our brand new rookie quarterback, macjones!

i wonder if anyone told macjones that when the patriots lose the first game of the season, it usually means they win the super bowl. it kind of seems like setting the bar pretty high for your rookie, but i like the ambition. in fact, i like everything about macjones, from the silly hair to the sideline rallying. our intrepid rookie quarterback had a decent showing in his first nfl game, going 29 of 39 for 281 yards and his very first touchdown as a patriot. may it be the first of many, mac! look at you, looking all quarterback-y!

our patriots are definitely still finding their feet, and while there were some bright shiny moments - i'm talking to you, mccourty and andrews! - there also were a few fumbles, literally.  it's never pretty when we're working out the kinks, but it was promising - and there's plenty of reasons to be excited. after all, it's a brand new season with a brand new quarterback and a brand new weekly award, and as is tradition, the very first weekly macdown is going to its namesake! congratulations, macjones - on playing your first nfl game, on getting your first patriots touchdown, and on receiving your very first macdown! fingers crossed we'll be congratulating you on your first nfl win next week!

speaking of next week, we're playing the jets in new york, and i'm glad somebody gets to go there, since my trip was cancelled thanks to the delta surge. start thinking your happy patriots thoughts a little early in case you're out of practice - or on the off chance the jets are actually good this season!

have a great week, and go pats!

love dav