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Why Patriots never engage in Antonio Brown-style Facebook foolishness

John Tomase  |  01/17/2017 - 1:28am EST

Bill Belichick once joked about MyFace. Now he mumbles about SnapFace and InstaChat in a sly acknowledgement that he's more aware of social media market share than he'd like us to believe. My guess is there's someone on the Patriots payroll monitoring everything from Twitter to Facebook to Snapchat to Instagram to maybe even Tinder and Etsy, making sure that players aren't stepping unnecessarily in any excrement that could befoul a game plan. Of all the Boston teams, the Patriots seem to cause the tiniest stir on social media despite having the largest profile (not to mention roster), and that's no accident. Outside of Tom Brady's Facebook posts, when do Patriots players make news for anything they say or do online? I'm probably forgetting ...

Give the people what they want: A Tom Brady-Aaron Rodgers Super Bowl

Christopher Price  |  01/16/2017 - 5:45pm EST

Don’t look past the Steelers. One game at a time. Blah blah blah. Forget all that noise. Feel free to look past Pittsburgh. I have no problem bypassing Atlanta. Because Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers is the Super Bowl matchup we all deserve. Frankly, it’s the one we all need. Patriots and Packers, in Houston next month, with the two best signal-callers in the game going head-to-head. The best quarterback in the history of the NFL against a guy who could be his heir apparent before he’s all done. What better way to end the 2016 season? Of course, there’s the matter of the conference championships. The Patriots have to find a way to dispatch the Steelers and the Packers have to figure out how to eliminate the Falcons. But at ...

Josh McDaniels made right decision not to leave New England, does this mean he ...

Ryan Hannable  |  01/16/2017 - 3:42pm EST

Taking a step back, it really was a no-brainer for Josh McDaniels. The Patriots offensive coordinator interviewed with the Rams, Jaguars and 49ers nine days ago for their head coaching jobs, and last week the Rams and Jaguars both filled the positions.This left just the 49ers as an option, which was reportedly his preferred team if he were to leave New England, but looking deeper into their franchise and location it wasn't a place right for McDaniels. On a conference call Monday morning, McDaniels confirmed he wouldn't be taking the job and will be returning to New England next season. "At this time, it’s best for my family and myself to remain here in New England and focus on this year’s playoffs and finish out the year ...

Tom Brady or Aaron Rodgers? One game to decide it all I'm taking Brady

Ryan Hannable  |  01/15/2017 - 11:47pm EST

One game with everything on the line -- final week of the regular season needing a win to make the postseason, a playoff game, the Super Bowl -- there are very few current quarterbacks who would be hand-picked to start these games. At the top of the list would be Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers. With both the Patriots and the Packers in the conference title games next weekend, it's worth asking the question: Who would you rather have in one game to decide it all, Brady or Rodgers? If it were me, I would take Brady. There's no question Rodgers is a great player. He is playing about as good as a quarterback can play right now and he can certainly make plays that Brady can't, especially with his feet. But when it comes to a consistency standpoint, the ...

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01/11/2017 - 12:25pm

You know who was Roger Goodell before Roger Goodell? Rick Pitino. Pitino was the original chicken-bleep when it comes to refusing to face the music from an orchestra of New England sports fans. As we ride through the NFL playoffs, the absence of the commissioner anywhere near his good buddy Robert Kraft and the Patriots becomes more and more of a ... more »

01/17/2017 - 1:28am

Bill Belichick once joked about MyFace. Now he mumbles about SnapFace and InstaChat in a sly acknowledgement that he's more aware of social media market share than he'd like us to believe. My guess is there's someone on the Patriots payroll monitoring everything from Twitter to Facebook to Snapchat to Instagram to maybe even Tinder and Etsy, making ... more »

01/16/2017 - 5:45pm

Don’t look past the Steelers. One game at a time. Blah blah blah. Forget all that noise. Feel free to look past Pittsburgh. I have no problem bypassing Atlanta. Because Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers is the Super Bowl matchup we all deserve. Frankly, it’s the one we all need. Patriots and Packers, in Houston next month, with the two best ... more »

12/22/2016 - 11:32am

Bad news, Claude Julien. You may want to sit down for this. Turns out things aren’t going great for the Bruins and the rumblings may soon come about a coaching change. If they aren’t yet, fans will be restless and radio hosts will be, well, radio hosts. You are going to hear a lot of things about being fired. Fortunately for you, ... more »

03/06/2016 - 10:42pm

Jessica Moran, a reporter for Comcast SportsNet who covers the Red Sox, resigned from the network Friday amid questions about the nature of her relationship with the team's manager, John Farrell. "I have stepped away from Comcast SportsNet as I thought it was in my best personal and professional interest to do so," Moran wrote in a text to ... more »

01/15/2017 - 1:46am

FOXBORO - This is what Dion Lewis worked so hard for in the spring. And this is why the Patriots believed in him. On Saturday night, belief translated into trust for the 5-foot-8, 195-pound running back as he became the first player in NFL history with a rushing, receiving and return touchdown in a single playoff game. Lewis didn't come back from a ... more »

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