When you think about it, we didn’t have to become sports fans. Nobody put a gun to our head and forced us.



JERRY THORNTON

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When you’re a sports blogger and you’re aware of the fact that your target demographic is (slightly) younger than you, you think twice before you write anything that says things were better back in the day.



JERRY THORNTON

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After a week away, the mailbag returns with something for everyone.



KIRK MINIHANE

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Is it possible that the tears you saw coming from Wes Welker last Sunday were not the result of the pain he was suffering from tearing both the ACL and MCL in his knee just minutes before?



KIRK MINIHANE

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Is there anything people need more right now than a "Year in Review" column?



KIRK MINIHANE

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In December of 1982 I watched a man dressed as Santa Claus vomit all over the counter of a Papa Gino's in the Billerica Mall. Since then it's been kind of tough to wrap my arms around Christmas.



KIRK MINIHANE

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Tons of feedback (both in comments and e-mail) off the Bill Belichick column I wrote on Monday. I was surprised that most were in my camp (which is basically this: The guy is still a great coach having a rough year) or at least didn't completely disagree with what I wrote.



KIRK MINIHANE

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After a week off for the holiday, the mailbag returns in fine fashion. Two things I can promise here at the 'bag: lots of Patriots talk and almost no sexting. The Monday Night disaster is Topic A this week, and it seems that most of the folks are ready to call it a season.



KIRK MINIHANE

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Look, it’s all fourth-and-2 here this week. And I suspect that some may view that as more of a warning than an invitation.



KIRK MINIHANE

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Be warned: If you are a fan of Dan Dierdorf, Rajon Rondo, Jack Morris or Jim Corsi, this might not be



KIRK MINIHANE

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