BostonBrat

Established 2002

Month: December 2008

The end

Reason #1 on why I’m not super disappointed that the Patriots won’t make the playoffs this year: Because I remembered that Brett Favre is quarterback of the New Jersey Jets and I remembered that he sucks and when something big is on the line, the absolute last person in the world you want to hold your football fate is Brett Favre. Ask my dad, I called this last week.

I’m curious to know why the media fawns over him so much. Even as much as it pains me to say it, the Jets didn’t play terribly yesterday, Favre did. And some of those interceptions he threw didn’t seem like they were due to any physical duress, they were just bad decisions that a quarterback with as much experience as Favre should have never made. And once again, Mr. Self Important costs his team big time when it counts.

It’s karma because when the Jets made this trade back in August I KNEW something like this would happen and I laughed, but now my team got a raw deal due to it. Serves me right.

But I am so proud of the Patriots and I’m sad to see the season end. Everyone left them for dead when Tom Brady got injured and once Matt Cassel shook off the rust, they were anything but. Sure, finishing with an 11-5 record and missing the playoffs is unfair, but that’s life and life is definitely not fair. And I’m happy the season ended with a fun victory in Buffalo and not a crushing loss in the playoffs. Hell, last year’s Super Bowl loss was so brutally painful, I still don’t think I’m over it.

Today, things could be much worse. We could be Dallas Cowboys fans. Man, what a meltdown. Or Broncos fans. Man, what a meltdown. Or Buccaneers fans. Man, what a meltdown. And I’m happy for Chad Pennington. BURN! If I was him, at the conclusion of the game I would’ve been running around the field with middle fingers blazing.

Playoffs?!?!

All I want for Christmas is a New York Jets victory! Wait… WHAT?!?!

Yesterday, the Patriots’ playoff hopes were kept alive, no thanks to the Dallas Suckboys and the Kansas City Queefs, when the Seattle Seahawks knocked off the New Jersey Jets. I especially enjoyed the almost eulogy-like discussion the analytical panel on NBC’s “Football Night in America” had about the Jets and Brett Favre’s career.

Either scenario next weekend isn’t so bad. Either the Jets beat Miami and the Patriots take the division (after a Patriots victory in Buffalo, of course), or Miami wins and the Patriots sit home, but so do the Jets and stupid Brett Favre and Fat Ass Mangini. What a burn that would be… Chad Pennington can laugh all the way home to Miami.

My expectations of this Patriots season were lowered dramatically after Tom Brady got hurt. And after the Patriots’ X-Ray machine had one of its busiest seasons I can remember, I didn’t hold out too much hope that the Patriots would run away with the division. But if the Jets can win next Sunday, and the Patriots take the Golden AFC East championship, I will fall over. Considering that the team is running with 40-year-old linebackers, 20-year-old rookie corners, and a backup quarterback, an 11-5 season even with NO playoffs is a true success.

Who would have thought that an 11-5 season that might end in Week 17 would be one of Bill Belichick’s best coached ever? Just like Bill Cowher in Pittsburgh, I think the Patriots will always be competitive as long as Belichick is coaching this team and thanks to Spygate, I don’t think he’ll ever leave. You could tell after his standing ovation at the Celtics’ game last May. You could tell when he decided to sign autographs during Training Camp.

Well, I’ve got my fingers crossed. If only the Jets can stop sucking for five minutes and the Patriots can take care of business in Buffalo. Oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh please, oh….

We’re like Jehovah’s Witnesses except our religion is cool

Janine and Dad

My dad and I have been in the process of converting my little sister into a psycho-Patriots fanatic like us for a few years now and I think our evil plot is beginning to stick. Little Sis now comes over every Sunday to watch the games. Of course, she has her Sidekick glued to her hand for most of the game but progress is progress.

We began this arduous conversion a few years back during the Super Bowl years when my dad had me take the youngin’ to a Deion Branch autograph signing. When a woman asked us who Deion Branch was, Little Sis replied, “YOU DON’T KNOW WHO DEION BRANCH IS?!” It was the most attitude I had ever seen out of the eight-year-old.

She now accompanies us to all Patriots Training Camps and she will also be with us when we FINALLY visit The Hall.

And best of all, now that she’s over on Sundays my dad has begun explaining the game of football to her. Why does a player run one way… why is that guy doing that… et cetera and so forth.

Hey, I was around her age when I started watching. Who knows, maybe she’ll even surpass me in complete New England Patriots Obsession or “NEPO” as I like to call it. :)

After watching yesterday’s Patriots-Raiders game, I have come to the conclusion that the entire Oakland squad has quit on the season and just wants to get it over with and fast.

The Patriots’ playoff chances would have gotten a lot better if only Buffalo didn’t blow chunks all over Giants Stadium. I understand the concept of “Playing to win” but with slightly more than a minute left and a running attack that had been successful all game… AND a goofy loser at QB, why on Earth would you attempt a pass?!?! Reminds me of that Patriots-Steelers game in the playoffs in 1997 when the Patriots fumbled and the Steelers eventually got the game-winning field goal. And I only remember that because my dad cried, literally cried, for like an hour after the loss.

Getting caught up

I’ve been so wrapped up in the completion of my semester and the ever-pressing holiday nightmare at work I forgot to bitch and complain about the Patriots becoming the latest victims of Roger Goodell’s crazy international experiment! Sorry, what has it been, like two weeks since this was announced?

So next season, the Patriots will be forced to fly to London to play the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Which, come to think of it, isn’t as bad as the two two-week west coast trips the NFL handed us this year. It’s also a lot better than the threatened China preseason game the Patriots were supposed to play a couple years back. I guess it’s also not so bad since it’s Tampa Bay that’s losing a home game, not the Patriots.

I did get a chuckle knowing that the Patriots, who derived their moniker from a historical group which was united for the sole purpose of kicking England’s ass, will now be playing in London. I’m sure Sam Adams and John Hancock would be so proud. *tear*

Sunday’s Patriots victory against Seattle proved costly once again as Vince Wilfork was secretly scuttled off the field with a shoulder injury. It’s as if the oh-mighty Football Gods are looking at a Patriots roster and knocking off guys one-by-one based on importance to the team. Brady, Harrison, Thomas, Maroney, Warren… now possibly Wilfork, Bruschi, and Sanders?! No wonder Seattle gave us a run for our money.

Now, it’s time for my daily hysterical-crying-drive to work.

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