Spooky Times in New England… Will They Last?

The New England Patriots are 2-3.

The last time the Patriots were below .500 this late in a season was 2002.

I was 4 years old.

For a whole generation of Patriots fans, these are uncharted waters… but is this cause to abandon the season?

No.

Continue reading “Spooky Times in New England… Will They Last?”

State of the New England Patriots

For the NFL, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic has been different than the other major sports leagues in the country. The preseason has been cancelled, mini camps as well as voluntary workouts were not able to take place, but the league did not have to pause or reduce their regular season… yet.

The league had the benefit of time, yet it seems inevitable their plans (or lack thereof) for this season will be flawed.

No bubble. Teams travelling across the country for games as if things are normal, and possibly fans in stadiums…

As we have seen this year in life, and in sports with baseball, we are in a fluid situation where there needs to be flexibility and an understanding things are not normal.

Continue reading “State of the New England Patriots”

What Wild Card Weekend Tells us About the Divisional Round

Wild Card weekend was one for the ages. I went two for four with my picks. As for Nick… pray for this man (zero for four).

All jokes aside, this was one of the more unpredictable NFL weekends in quite awhile.

Continue reading “What Wild Card Weekend Tells us About the Divisional Round”

Running Out of Time… Act Accordingly

They say one of the scariest things about being a human is having an understanding of time and the fact it is finite. Patriots fans are beginning to experience mortality in their own way.

The Patriots season came to an early end on Saturday, the earliest the team has left the playoffs since the 2009 season. With their loss to Tennessee, the offseason officially began much earlier than we’ve become accustomed to, and that means more time to ponder about the future of Tom Brady. Continue reading “Running Out of Time… Act Accordingly”