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  • Patriots Release Tim Tebow

    08/31/2013 8:16:46 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 89 replies
    CBS Boston ^ | August 31, 2013 10:53 AM
    Tim Tebow has been released by the New England Patriots, according to multiple reports. Tebow played in three of the Patriots four preseason games this season, finishing 11-for-30 (36.7 percent) for 145 yards, two touchdowns and two interceptions. He was sacked four times for a loss of 48 yards, and rushed for 91 yards on 16 carries for a 5.7-yard average.
  • AP Source: Tim Tebow cut by Patriots

    08/31/2013 12:56:38 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 78 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 31, 2013 3:41 PM EDT | Howard Ulman
    A person familiar with the situation says Tim Tebow has been cut by the New England Patriots. After being let go by his third team in 18 months—and with the regular season just five days away—the quarterback’s chances of immediately catching on with another team seem slim. The person spoke on condition of anonymity Saturday because the Patriots had not announced the move. It was first reported by ESPN. Tebow’s stay with the Patriots lasted just under 12 weeks and could be the end of his NFL career. …
  • Tim Tebow Released by Patriots, But Testifies Faith Provides Him 'Peace in Whatever Circumstance'

    08/31/2013 9:24:16 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Christian Post ^ | 08/31/2013 | Morgan Lee
    The New England Patriots have released quarterback Tim Tebow, according to an ESPN report, however, Tebow assured earlier this week that because of his faith he didn't "have to worry about the future." (Photo: Reuters) With quarterback Ryan Mallett's position as backup to franchise player Tom Brady already secure, Tebow's position on the team had been tentative throughout the preseason.In the Patriots' final preseason game against the New York Giants on Thursday night, Tebow threw two touchdown passes and one interception.After the game, Tebow told reporters his faith helped the anxiety he may have otherwise felt about his football future."I'm blessed,...
  • Patriots' Hernandez taken into custody

    06/26/2013 6:26:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 76 replies
    MSN ^ | 06-26-2013 | Staff
    American football player Aaron Hernandez has been taken from his home in handcuffs after a Boston semi-pro football player was found dead in an industrial park a mile from his house. Family members say the dead man, 27-year-old Odin Lloyd, was dating a woman whose sister is Hernandez's fiancee. Officials ruled the death a homicide but did not say how Lloyd died. It's unclear why Hernandez, who plays for the New England Patriots, was being taken into custody Wednesday morning and put into the back of a marked police car. State police have searched in and around Hernandez's home in...
  • Report: Patriots Sign Tim Tebow

    06/10/2013 2:27:01 PM PDT · by Rennes Templar · 145 replies
    Boston CBS local ^ | June 10, 2013
    BOSTON (CBS) — Tim Tebow is a New England Patriot. ESPN’s Ed Werder broke the shocking news via Twitter late Monday afternoon.
  • Chuck Fairbanks dies of cancer at 79

    04/02/2013 7:18:56 PM PDT · by massmike · 7 replies
    http://espn.go.com/ ^ | 04/02/2013 | Mike Reiss
    Former New England Patriots coach Chuck Fairbanks died of brain cancer on Tuesday, according to the team. He was 79. Fairbanks coached the Patriots from 1973-78, leading the franchise to some of its greatest success by the end of his tenure, including two playoff berths. The Patriots were 3-11 prior to his arrival and went 11-3, 9-5 and 11-5 over his final three seasons. Fairbanks' Patriots legacy has been widely discussed, in part because of how his time with the franchise ended, with Fairbanks ultimately becoming head coach at Colorado in 1978. But most agree the foundation created by Fairbanks...
  • Patriots select punter Zoltan the Space Emperor with their 150th pick

    04/24/2010 12:55:36 PM PDT · by GQuagmire · 8 replies · 569+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | April 24, 2010 | Ian Rapoport
    With the 150th pick, the Patriots [team stats] have made my day. And the day of every Michigan fan out there. Coach Bill Belichick has selected Michigan punter Zoltan Mesko, aka Zoltan the Space Emperor in the fifth round. This answers their punting issue. If you didn't know, we love Zoltan. We told you during the Combine that the Patriots were seriously interested in him, and Karen Guregian reported when the Patriots visited with him.
  • Patriots' cheerleader tryouts (photos)

    03/02/2009 6:21:10 AM PST · by reaganaut1 · 84 replies · 7,988+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 28, 2009
    More than 300 women showed up to compete to become a New England Patriots cheerleader at the Dana Farber Field House on Saturday February 28, 2009.
  • Former Patriots Writer Spills Rumors of Bill Belichick Sex Tape

    08/03/2008 6:16:55 PM PDT · by Sam's Army · 22 replies · 200+ views
    AOL Sports ^ | Jul 31st 2008 | Sportz Assassin
    An outgoing writer for Patriots Football Weekly drops in a rumor of a Bill Belichick sex tape on his new website. That's a nice way to walk out the door. Hold on for this one: I heard from someone who is close to the case that there is a sex tape of Bill Belichick banging the married woman he had an affair with. I [expletive deleted] you not. The husband who is suing that woman for being unfaithful to him has a tape of his wife and Belichick screwing while the two of them were still married. Belichick is a...
  • Spygate Eggs On Many Faces

    05/14/2008 4:17:34 AM PDT · by bocopar · 139 replies · 143+ views
    Bob Parks: Black & Right ^ | 5/14/08 | Bob Parks
    Four months after Republican Senatorial blowhard Arlen Specter piled on the public accusation (also illustrating his sheer ignorance of the sport) that surfaced just before the Super Bowl, that a former Patriots video assistant videotaped a walkthrough practice of the St. Louis Rams before the 2002 title game, we now know the conspiracy theorists need replace the worn out tin foil on their hats. Well, according to Wednesday morning's Boston Herald, some in the sports media world admit they got it wrong... On Feb. 2, 2008, the Boston Herald reported that a member of the New England Patriots’ video staff...
  • What George W. Bush and Tom Brady have in common

    03/17/2008 8:29:38 AM PDT · by tang0r · 4 replies · 230+ views
    The Prometheus Institute ^ | 3/17/2008 | Matt Fay
    For a time in 2007, the New England Patriots appeared to be the very definition of a superpower. After achieving an undefeated regular season and arriving at the Super Bowl 18-0, the Patriots seemed poised to make history and become the first team in the history of the NFL to have a perfect 19-0 season. On the eve of Super Bowl XLII, few predicted anything but a Patriot victory. Pre-game analysis didn't focus on the question of whether the Patriots would win the Super Bowl, but rather on whether the Patriots were in fact the greatest football team ever to...
  • NFL will soon have more Spygate info[New England Patriots]

    03/09/2008 7:17:48 PM PDT · by BGHater · 55 replies · 1,936+ views
    AP ^ | 09 Mar 2008 | AP
    Matt Walsh, the former New England Patriots employee said to have tapes of illegal spying by the team, is close to an agreement to turn over information to the NFL. The NFL said in a statement Sunday night that in the last week, lawyers for Walsh and the league have made "substantial progress toward an agreement that will allow Mr. Walsh to be interviewed." "Both sides are optimistic that any remaining issues can be addressed successfully and they are committed to reaching a full agreement as promptly as possible," the statement added. Walsh, a golf pro in Hawaii, has been...
  • In Nicaragua, it appears the New England Patriots did beat Giants in Super Bowl

    02/18/2008 1:55:56 PM PST · by stainlessbanner · 16 replies · 149+ views
    yahoo ^ | 15-Feb-2008
    MANAGUA, Nicaragua (AP) -- The New England Patriots won the Super Bowl and ended the season with a perfect 19-0 record -- at least it looks that way in Nicaragua. The NFL donated 290 Patriots hats and an equal number of team jerseys trumpeting the slogans "Super Bowl Champions, 19-0" to impoverished children from two small communities in southern Nicaragua. Thursday's gifts could not change history -- the Patriots lost the Feb. 3 game to the New York Giants 17-14 -- but they made a lot of youngsters in the communities of San Gregorio and Buena Vista very happy, said...
  • Belichick denies Patriots taped Rams' 2002 Super Bowl walk-through

    02/18/2008 4:53:43 AM PST · by Hatteras · 97 replies · 190+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 18, 2008, 6:05 AM ET | ESPN.com news services
    Patriots coach Bill Belichick and vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli issued a broad denial Sunday in a report on The Boston Globe's Web site regarding suggestions by a former employee that their team taped a St. Louis Rams walk-through before the 2002 Super Bowl. "In my entire coaching career, I've never seen another team's practice film prior to playing that team," Belichick told the newspaper Sunday. "I have never authorized, or heard of, or even seen in any way, shape, or form any other team's walk-through. We don't even film our own. We don't even want to see...
  • Class action suit asks for more than $1oo million from Patriots, Belichick

    02/17/2008 12:40:27 PM PST · by jsh3180 · 6 replies · 223+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | February 15, 2008 | ESPN.com news services
    NEW ORLEANS -- A class action lawsuit filed in federal court here Friday claims that the New England Patriots "fraudulent videotaping" of the St. Louis Rams' walk-through prior to Super Bowl XXXVI 2002 Super Bowl should cost the team damages in excess of $100 million. The suit targets the Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick. The suit says: "The basis of this action is that the Defendants illegally videotaped the St. Louis Rams ("Rams") "walk through" prior to the 2002 Super Bowl for the purpose of gaining an unfair advantage in the game." It claims the Patriots were engaged in...
  • APNewsNow: Lawsuit seeks compensation for Super Bowl loss

    02/15/2008 4:47:54 PM PST · by NRG1973 · 10 replies · 60+ views
    Yahoo Sports ^ | February 15, 2008 | N/A
    NEW ORLEANS (AP) -- A lawsuit filed Friday by a former St. Louis Rams player and others seeks millions of dollars in damages from the alleged taping of Rams practices by the New England Patriots before the 2002 Super Bowl. The Patriots won the game 20-17 in the Superdome. The $100 million suit, filed on behalf of former Rams player Willie Gary in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, names the Patriots, team owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick.
  • "Winning" Super Bowl shirts end up in Nicaragua

    02/15/2008 4:19:52 PM PST · by BenLurkin · 17 replies · 134+ views
    Reuters ^ | Fri Feb 15, 11:08 AM ET
    MANAGUA (Reuters) - Shirts and caps proclaiming the victory of the New England Patriots -- when the American football team actually lost the latest Super Bowl -- have ended up in the hands of poor Nicaraguan children. Hundreds of shirts and caps, which had been manufactured in advance to celebrate the Patriots' expected victory over the New York Giants, were handed over to children in the southern city of Diriamba. "The children are the winners," said Miriam Diaz, of World Vision, a Christian humanitarian organization. World Vision has links with the National Football League, or NFL, and every year helps...
  • $100M lawsuit filed against Patriots

    02/15/2008 3:59:49 PM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 88 replies · 237+ views
    BostonHerald.com ^ | Friday, February 15, 2008 | Jessica Fargen
    A team of out-of-state attorneys has filed a lawsuit seeking $100 million in damages from the Patriots [team stats] and coach Bill Belichick claiming that the team defrauded St. Louis fans and players when they allegedly taped a Rams practice before narrowly winning the 2002 Super Bowl. The complaint, filed today in U.S. District Court in New Orleans, is one in a series of attacks on the team and Belichick, who were fined and sanctioned in last year’s “Spygate” scandal for videotaping signals during a 2007 New York Jets [team stats] game. The lawsuit, brought on behalf of former Rams...
  • Goodell: Destroying Spygate tapes was 'right thing to do'

    02/13/2008 8:26:25 PM PST · by TexasNative2000 · 121 replies · 128+ views
    AP via ESPN.com ^ | 2.13.2008 | AP
    WASHINGTON -- Bill Belichick has been illegally taping opponents' defensive signals since he became the New England Patriots' coach in 2000, according to Sen. Arlen Specter, who said NFL commissioner Roger Goodell told him that during a meeting Wednesday. "There was confirmation that there has been taping since 2000, when Coach Belichick took over," Specter said. Specter said Goodell gave him that information during the 1-hour, 40-minute meeting, which was requested by Specter so the commissioner could explain his reasons for destroying the Spygate tapes and notes. "There were a great many questions answered by Commissioner Goodell," Specter, the senior...
  • History derailed. Giants ruin Patriots' quest for perfection with 17-14 stunner

    02/04/2008 12:00:09 AM PST · by Polybius · 167 replies · 653+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | February 4, 2008 | Dan Shaughnessy
    GLENDALE, Ariz. - There'll be no Hub parade on Super Tuesday. No commemorative books about "Path to Perfection." In New England, the church bells all are broken. Two-touchdown favorites and touted as possibly the greatest football team of all-time, the Patriots were beaten by the New York Giants, 17-14, in Super Bowl XLII last night at University of Phoenix Stadium. Twenty-three hundred miles from Foxborough, an 18-0 season dissolved when New York's Eli Manning found Plaxico Burress in the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown pass with 35 seconds left. The Patriots lost the Super Bowl. It is an alternate...
  • 19-0: The Historic Championship Season of New England's Unbeatable Patriots

    02/04/2008 8:23:42 AM PST · by no nau · 156 replies · 721+ views
    Maybe they need to rewrite that last chapter...
  • Giants Win Superbowl(NY 17 NE 14)

    02/03/2008 7:07:33 PM PST · by kellynla · 150 replies · 902+ views
    Fox Network | 2/3/2008
    Giants 17 Patriots 14
  • Once a role player, Patriots' Wes Welker now a budding star

    01/28/2008 5:38:11 AM PST · by TexasNative2000 · 100 replies · 803+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 1.28.2008 | Elizabeth Merrill
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- She went to her bedroom and cried that night, not because of what the man said but because she knew the whole world was wrong. One hundred and five faxes, 104 "no"s, and it was about to end there, on a harsh winter day, when Wes Welker sat at a long table at the University of Tulsa. All he wanted was a scholarship. If you sign Wes, his mama said, you won't be sorry. If you sign Wes, he'll change your program. The coach turned to Shelley Welker and sized up her 5-foot-9 son. "Well, my mother...
  • Patriots, NFL deny new spying allegation

    02/03/2008 3:57:28 AM PST · by SkyPilot · 79 replies · 282+ views
    AP and Yahoo News ^ | 3 Feb 08 | None
    PHOENIX - A member of the New England Patriots' video staff taped the St. Louis Rams' last walkthrough before the 2002 Super Bowl, a Boston newspaper reported Saturday. The NFL, however, said it was satisfied this was not another Spygate. New England Patriots chairman and owner Robert Kraft, center, is seen as the team gets ready for a team photo at University of Phoenix Stadium on Saturday, Feb. 2, 2008 in Glendale, Ariz. The Patriots will play the New York Giants in the Super Bowl XLII football game on Sunday, Feb. 3 "We were aware of the rumor months ago...
  • Fraud Under the Hood

    02/03/2008 8:48:23 AM PST · by Whitebread · 43 replies · 83+ views
    The NY Post ^ | 02-03-08 | BART HUBBUCH
    One could argue that Bill Belichick owes everything to Mo Lewis. After all, if the Jets New York Jets outside linebacker hadn't almost killed Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe - literally - with that brutal hit seven years ago, Belichick could very well be some team's defensive coordinator today. ....
  • Patriots Say They Did Not Tape Rams

    02/03/2008 7:22:25 AM PST · by Perdogg · 38 replies · 38+ views
    Courant.com ^ | February 3, 2008 | By DOM AMORE And DAVID HEUSCHKEL | Courant Staff Writers
    What could be a historic day for the Patriots and the NFL might be overshadowed by the latest twist to Spygate, the videotape controversy that resurfaced this week. An unnamed source told the Boston Herald that a former team employee secretly videotaped the St. Louis Rams walkthrough the day before they played the Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVI in New Orleans.
  • Latest Spygate wrinkle raises many questions[New England Patriots]

    02/02/2008 4:53:15 PM PST · by BGHater · 21 replies · 89+ views
    Fox Sports ^ | 02 Feb 2008 | Michael Rosenberg
    Well, we liked to think it wouldn't happen. We acted like the Patriots' spying scandal would never resurface again. So much for that. The Boston Herald quoted a source who said that on the eve of their first Super Bowl win, the Patriots videotaped a St. Louis Rams walkthrough. Former Patriots video assistant Matt Walsh has hinted to a few media organizations that he has some seriously damaging info on the Pats' videotaping practices. And suddenly, a compelling Super Bowl just got a lot more compelling. This is not going away. It will not go away. And it raises all...
  • Super Bowl XLII Live Thread (New York Giants win 17-14)

    02/02/2008 4:33:25 PM PST · by mainepatsfan · 2,917 replies · 3,696+ views
    OFFICIAL FR SUPER BOWL XLII LIVE THREAD NEW YORK GIANTS VS NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS Sunday February 3, 2008 At University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ 6:17PM ET TV Network: FOX
  • Report: Patriots taped Rams before Super Bowl

    02/02/2008 10:34:08 AM PST · by Deo et Patria · 71 replies · 220+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 2, 2008 | Deo et Patria
    An unnamed source has claimed a New England Patriots employee secretly videotaped the St. Louis Rams' pre-game walkthrough the day before Super Bowl XXXVI, the Boston Herald reported Saturday.
  • Source: Pats employee filmed Rams

    02/02/2008 9:06:35 AM PST · by Perdogg · 51 replies · 54+ views
    Bostonherald.com ^ | 02.02.08 | By John Tomase
    PHOENIX - One night before the Patriots [team stats] face the Giants in Super Bowl XLII, new allegations have emerged about a Patriots employee taping the Rams’ final walkthrough before Super Bowl XXXVI. According to a source, a member of the team’s video department filmed the Rams’ final walkthrough before that 2002 game. The next day, the Patriots upset St. Louis, 20-17, on a last-second field goal by Adam Vinatieri for their first championship.
  • Ode to the ( New England )Patriots.

    02/02/2008 6:17:08 AM PST · by Leisler · 109 replies · 430+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 31, 2008 12:46 p.m. | RUSSELL ROBERTS
    You're rooting for the Patriots to lose. I don't blame you. If they weren't my team, I'd probably be rooting against them too. I understand your dislike. The boredom of perfection. The unsporting offensive onslaught. The records broken. That cover boy with the dimples at quarterback. Spygate. Really, when you look closely, what's to like? But I come from a different place. I remember the first Patriots championship appearance. It was January 1964 and I was nine years old. The Pats suffered a 51-10 blowout....
  • Senator wants to know why NFL destroyed Patriots spy tapes (Compares NFL tapes to CIA tapes)

    02/01/2008 10:45:03 AM PST · by MissouriConservative · 48 replies · 138+ views
    ESPN ^ | February 1, 2008 | ESPN.com news services
    Sen. Arlen Specter (R-Pa.) wanted to hear the NFL's explanation for the purging of evidence in the infamous "Spygate" case involving the New England Patriots. He wrote commissioner Roger Goodell on Nov. 15. He got no response. Specter, the top Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote Goodell again more than a month later, after getting no acknowledgment to the initial communication. Two days before the Super Bowl, there is plenty of response. In a phone interview Thursday with The New York Times, Specter said the committee at some point will call on Goodell to discuss why the league destroyed...
  • Senator (Specter) Wants N.F.L. Spying Case Explained

    02/01/2008 4:05:13 AM PST · by Perdogg · 29 replies · 3,282+ views
    New York Times ^ | Published: February 1, 2008 | By GREG BISHOP and PETE THAMEL
    The ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee wants N.F.L. Commissioner Roger Goodell to explain why the league destroyed evidence related to spying by the New England Patriots. In the stretch of 12 days, from Sept. 9 to Sept. 20, the Patriots were caught filming the Jets’ defensive signals in violation of N.F.L. rules, ordered to hand over all tapes of illegal filming to the league office, fined $750,000 and made to forfeit a first-round draft pick. Then the N.F.L. announced it had destroyed the evidence.
  • New England gets down and dirty to win AFC championship

    01/21/2008 6:21:40 PM PST · by BigJohn44 · 43 replies · 95+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 1/21/08 | Filip Bondy
    FOXBOROUGH - If you want to hate the Patriots - and who doesn't? - then here was yet another reason to gnash your teeth and curse the scoreboard. The Pats won ugly Sunday, and maybe a little dirty. They put up the winning points in the AFC Championship Game during the second quarter, the turning point of the game, on a defensive play that looked very much like an illegal leg whip by outside linebacker Mike Vrabel.
  • 2008 NFL Super Bowl Odds thread

    01/21/2008 11:39:47 AM PST · by Perdogg · 37 replies · 459+ views
    Various | 01.21.08
    This is for entertainment purposes only. You are adults, if you lose your house payment on the Super Bowl, I am not responsible. Feb. 3 New York at New England (-12 1/2; -110) O/U 54 3:18 p.m.(PST) The line has already moved.
  • Super Bowl XLII: New England Patriots vs. New York Giants

    01/20/2008 7:12:13 PM PST · by Aristotelian · 35 replies · 160+ views
    Fox TV | Jan. 20, 2008
    The New York Giants will meet the New England Patriots in the 2008 Super Bowl to be played Feb. 3 at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. The Giants became NFC champs Sunday night after beating the Green Bay Packers in overtime 23-20. The unbeatened Patriots (18-0) claimed the AFC championship earlier by defeating the San Diego Chargers 21-12.
  • The Brady Punch (Don Shula Gives Patriots Asterisk)

    01/14/2008 9:26:18 PM PST · by BigJohn44 · 121 replies · 294+ views
    Chicago Tribune ^ | 1-13-08 | Rick Morrissey
    Don Shula, the coach of that Miami team, wants an asterisk put in the NFL record book if the Pats do go undefeated. "The Spygate thing has diminished what they've accomplished," he said earlier this season. "You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it."
  • Pro Athletes Setting Bad Example For Today's Youth (Cheating Patriots)

    01/14/2008 6:22:37 PM PST · by BigJohn44 · 63 replies · 170+ views
    Montery Herald ^ | 1/13/08 | John Devine
    Even if New England goes 19-0 and wins its fourth Super Bowl, being busted for cheating in Week 1 will always be a part of the conversation. Always.
  • Dallas Cowboys overwhelmed in battle of unbeatens

    10/15/2007 2:34:31 PM PDT · by Boston Blackie · 70 replies · 133+ views
    dallasnews.com ^ | October 15, 2007 | DAVID MOORE
    A Cowboys team inspired by its best start in 24 years, a franchise desperate to return to the NFL's elite, now has a better idea of what lies ahead. The outlook was as problematic as the snarled traffic around Texas Stadium after the game. But New England is the team of this decade. The Patriots' 48-27 victory was an affirmation of the present. "Well," Cowboys coach Wade Phillips said sheepishly, "they are that good."
  • Audiotaping Key to Patriots' Cheating Scandal

    01/05/2008 8:05:45 PM PST · by BigJohn44 · 48 replies · 629+ views
    ESPN.com ^ | 9/13/07 | Mike Sando
    "The illegal tactics the New England Patriots evidently employed Sunday against the New York Jets -- capturing signals and corresponding audio with a sideline camera -- might have allowed the Patriots to sniff out blitzes had security officials not intervened, scouts and coaches said. "With the computer and video technology, you can dial it up at halftime," an AFC personnel evaluator said. "You can say, 'This is their such-and-such blitz. We'll give you the signal, the code word, and let you know it's coming.'" " (emphasis added).
  • Don Shula is a Whiner CryBaby

    12/30/2007 7:59:15 AM PST · by beebuster2000 · 35 replies · 225+ views
    vanity cry for help | december 30, 2007 | beebuster2000
    What a whiner and crybaby old man is Don Shula. I mean really Don, get over it. No matter how good the Patriots do in 2007-2008 it doesnt effect how good you were. You are still as good as you were before the "perfect season" of the Pats. You are embarassing yourself and football generally by your whining about spygate, etc. PS: If your best team ever played the 2007 Pats, you would lose by 50-3. At least.
  • Perfect Pats: New England Makes It 16-0

    12/30/2007 6:08:14 AM PST · by DogBarkTree · 26 replies · 95+ views
    (AP) My Way News ^ | 12/30/07 | BARRY WILNER
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - Tom Brady was as giddy as the quarterback of an unbeaten and perhaps unbeatable team should be. Had Bill Belichick spotted him slapping the backs of his New England teammates, the dour coach might have scoffed. After all, a perfect 16-0 regular season won't mean much if the Patriots don't win their next three games and another Super Bowl. "We've been dealing with being undefeated all season," Brady said Saturday night after the thrilling 38-35 victory over the New York Giants in a game worthy of the NFL's championship showcase. "It was kind of a...
  • Patriots Make History With 16-0 Season

    12/29/2007 8:45:22 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 111 replies · 428+ views
    AP ^ | 12/29/07 | BARRY WILNER
    EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. (AP) - With one mighty heave, Tom Brady and Randy Moss took care of the record books. Now it's down to business for the unbeaten New England Patriots: stamping themselves as the greatest team in NFL history. The Patriots completed a perfect if somewhat joyless journey through the regular season Saturday night, finishing with a remarkable 16-0 record following a thrilling 38-35 comeback victory over the New York Giants. New England became the first NFL team since the 1972 Dolphins to win every game on the schedule, and that one was only 14-0. This victory required a...
  • ‘85 Bears would be tough for Pats

    12/29/2007 4:37:22 PM PST · by fkabuckeyesrule · 19 replies · 99+ views
    Atlanta Journal Constitution ^ | December 29, 2007 | Jeff Schultz
    When it comes to defining greatness, at least in comparing teams from different eras, there are only two absolutes: 1. It can’t be done. 2. Of course it can be done, stupid. Just ask any former player. “Well, you know what I’m going to say,” said Mike Singletary, the former linebacker for the 1985 Chicago Bears. “Of course I’m biased. But I think we would’ve done pretty well against New England.” The Patriots are 15-0. Barring a sudden show of sympathy from Bill Belichick or a career day from Eli Manning, they figure to complete an undefeated regular season today...
  • PATRIOTS and GIANTS live thread - will history be made tonight in New York?

    12/29/2007 4:35:54 PM PST · by doug from upland · 43 replies · 97+ views
    espn ^ | 12-29-07
    Will the Patriots make history tonight and go 16-0? The game takes place in the Meadowlands, but playing on the road has not stopped the Patriots this year. Will the Hillary Curse affect the Giants? Has Hillary always been a Giants fan? Is John Kerry's favorite player Randy Brady? We shall find out the answers soon. 8:15 Eastern on CBS and NBC.
  • NBC & CBS to Air Patriots-Giants In HDTV (First since '67 a NFL game simulcast)

    12/27/2007 1:40:26 PM PST · by Las Vegas Dave · 70 replies · 748+ views
    tvpredictions.com ^ | December 26, 2007 | Phillip Swann
    The Patriots are seeking to be the first team since the 1972 Miami Dolphins to go undefeated for an entire season. Until now, it appeared that millions of cable viewers would miss the game because Time Warner, Charter and Cablevision have refused to carry the NFL Network, which has the rights to the Patriots-Giants broadcast. The cable operators say the network is demanding unreasonable terms to carry it. But a league spokesman tells the New York Times that the network, which is owned by the league, approached CBS and NBC to carry the game and they agreed. It will be...
  • Pats-Giants to be first three-network simulcast game in NFL history

    12/26/2007 2:00:46 PM PST · by misterrob · 41 replies · 217+ views
    ESPN ^ | 12/26/07
    NEW YORK -- The New England Patriots' shot at history Saturday night will be available for every household in the country with a television after months of wrangling. The game against the New York Giants, in which the Patriots could become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season, was originally scheduled to be shown only on the NFL Network, which is available in fewer than 40 percent of the nation's homes with TVs. But the league announced Wednesday that the NFL Network feed will be simulcast on NBC and CBS. It's a major concession by league...
  • NFL: Patriots' big game can be seen by all (this Sat night's Pats Giants game)

    12/26/2007 5:12:53 PM PST · by RDTF · 27 replies · 87+ views
    cnn Money ^ | Dec 26, 2007 | not specified
    League announces that game, in which New England could be the first NFL team ever to go 16-0, will now be available to every TV viewer in the country. NEW YORK (AP) -- The New England Patriots' shot at history Saturday night will be available to every television viewer in the country after months of wrangling. Their game against the New York Giants, in which the Patriots could become the first NFL team to go 16-0 in the regular season, was originally scheduled to be shown only on the NFL Network. Fewer than 40 percent of the nation's homes with...
  • Did the Jets Spy on the Patriots Too?

    12/12/2007 3:03:38 PM PST · by big'ol_freeper · 11 replies · 293+ views
    New York Newsday ^ | 11 Dec 07 | Tom Rock and Bob Glauber
    Sunday isn't only Jets vs. .Patriots. It could be Spy vs. Spy. According to league sources familiar with the situation, the Jets were caught using a videotaping device during a game in Foxborough last season that resulted in the removal of a Jets employee. After Gillette Stadium officials saw him using the recorder early in the game, he was told to stop and leave the area. He had been filming from the mezzanine level between the scoreboard and a decorative lighthouse in an end zone. The camera was not confiscated by the Patriots or stadium security. Tuesday night the Jets...
  • John Kerry Weighs in on NFL Network Dispute

    12/08/2007 6:27:42 AM PST · by rightwingintelligentsia · 85 replies · 212+ views
    AOL Sports ^ | December 7, 2007 | Michael David Smith
    You know you've got a serious issue on your hands when U.S. Sen. John Kerry writes a strongly worded letter about it. With the real possibility that the New England Patriots (who play in Kerry's state, Massachusetts) could complete the first 16-0 season in NFL history on a channel most people don't get, Kerry sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell and National Cable & Telecommunications Association President and CEO Kyle McSlarrow. It read, in part: While the National Football League and a few major cable companies continue to blame each other for the current state of NFL Network...