We rank the four most painful losses of recent Patriots history and try and find ways to cope and move past the pain.
We rank the four most painful losses of recent Patriots history and try and find ways to cope and move past the pain.

[0:05:32] ... advantage of an opponent's mistake that coverage. And there's Tom Brady to Wes Welker. I know I'm not. I want stick games OK so. How did this happen it really confused me more than any other ...
[0:06:54] ... You don't know what's going on I think it. I looked at Eric Alexander for what is going on here. In the aftermath Colin excuse making in the cynics out there well but at least I ...
[0:10:03] ... and drive up. Right beside him. We did it over right there. David Tyree and in the grass but I felt they had a fourth and shorts. From their own and it was a parity. And ...
[0:12:40] ... scandal. Should have made that interception US. No question that's art to Wes Welker should've caught the best yes but here's the difference. What guys are wide receiver. Who should no question I mean let it ...






Dale and Michael close out the 2015 NFL season with our final visit with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Bill confirms the news that the Patriots are moving on from Dave Deguglielmo, breaks down the loss in the AFC Championship, and helps us look ahead to the off-season for the Patriots.
Dale and Michael close out the 2015 NFL season with our final visit with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Bill confirms the news that the Patriots are moving on from Dave Deguglielmo, breaks down the loss in the AFC Championship, and helps us look ahead to the off-season for the Patriots.

[0:00:10] ... strikes cakes and Shaw's and star market. The head coach for the New England Patriots Bill Belichick joins us from Mobile, Alabama side of the senior ball about how are yeah. I'm under our radar and don't find thank ...
[0:11:07] ... our point com. A turnover. Who's related to a you know the Pete Sampras. This year and we get another field goal. And on shorter to run that. I'm pro growth true. But how likely are ...
[0:22:20] ... you before we say good bye one is from. Your former player Christian Fauria who's who says they want jest bill when he's number my nephew back. I. Well all. I know a lot of players ...
[0:23:06] ... this out and I guess I missed it. You said this is bill Belichick's anniversary. Has echoed to the patriots when January 27. 2000 sector. Number sixteen years ago today. You were named the head coach ...






This video is up over a half million views, and you can see why. It was taken in Coos Bay, Oregon, by a guy named Steve Raplee. I don’t know what I’m more in awe of. The majestic power of the ocean, or Steve’s completely blase attitude as he comes within seconds of being swept out to sea by the relentless pull of the tides. I love how he keeps saying his heart is racing and how it’s more excitement than he bargained for with the same tone of voice I used to tell The Irish Rose how the Patriots lost. If that’s his demeanor after surviving a near-death experience, I’d hate to hear him on the couch some Sunday afternoon binge watching “Jessica Jones.”

Just to make it two “Seinfeld” blogs in a row, the proper response to seeing a massive sneaker wave wipe out the beach within seconds is, “The sea was angry that day, my friends. Like an old man trying to send back soup at a deli.” Clean that up next time you almost get killed filming a storm, Steve.

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Nov 8, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cheerleaders perform during the Jets' "Salute to Service" during the first quarter between the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Flight Crew are the most recent team to beat the New York Jets. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

North Jersey.comIn a move that could send a signal to teams in other NFL cities, the Jets have agreed to pay nearly $324,000 to cheerleaders to settle a class-action lawsuit in which women claimed they were cheated out of wages, ordered to practices but not paid and forced to cover work-related expenses, like makeup, hair care and transportation.

The lawsuit, settled Friday in state Superior Court in Bergen County, is one of several filed against NFL teams as the league faces pressure from lawmakers in New Jersey and other states to pay cheerleaders according to labor laws. …

The 52 current and former cheerleaders covered in the Bergen County case were all members of the squad known as The Flight Crew during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2014 by a former cheerleader identified only as ‘€œKrystal C.’€ in the court documents [and argued] the women were paid $150 per game and issued cheerleader uniforms but were not paid for other work.

Way to go, Jets. Leave to that corrupt, morally bankrupt organization to not only oppress working women, but get their asses kicked in court by a bunch of cheerleaders.

Not that I’m denigrating these young ladies by any stretch. Leading cheers is a noble profession and the cheerleader is no less an American icon than the cowboy. Without their selfless dedication to spreading pep through syncopated rhymes and choreographed kick lines, some people among us wouldn’t know how to root for the home team. And they deserve to be paid what their important duties are worth.

I’m just saying that only the Jets could refuse to pay these dedicated professionals their fair share. Or get smacked around in court by a group whose main job requirements are memorizing dance steps, being super attractive and not letting their weight get away from them. I’d expect nothing less from the franchise that had Brett Favre texting pictures of his Li’l Gunslinger to unsuspecting female employees and hasn’t won anything since before men walked on the moon. Which means this might be the most New York Jets story ever.

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Nov 8, 2015; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; Cheerleaders perform during the Jets' "Salute to Service" during the first quarter between the New York Jets and the Jacksonville Jaguars at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

The Flight Crew are the most recent team to beat the New York Jets. (Brad Penner/USA TODAY Sports)

North Jersey.comIn a move that could send a signal to teams in other NFL cities, the Jets have agreed to pay nearly $324,000 to cheerleaders to settle a class-action lawsuit in which women claimed they were cheated out of wages, ordered to practices but not paid and forced to cover work-related expenses, like makeup, hair care and transportation.

The lawsuit, settled Friday in state Superior Court in Bergen County, is one of several filed against NFL teams as the league faces pressure from lawmakers in New Jersey and other states to pay cheerleaders according to labor laws. …

The 52 current and former cheerleaders covered in the Bergen County case were all members of the squad known as The Flight Crew during the 2012 and 2013 seasons.

The lawsuit was filed in August 2014 by a former cheerleader identified only as ‘€œKrystal C.’€ in the court documents [and argued] the women were paid $150 per game and issued cheerleader uniforms but were not paid for other work.

Way to go, Jets. Leave to that corrupt, morally bankrupt organization to not only oppress working women, but get their asses kicked in court by a bunch of cheerleaders.

Not that I’m denigrating these young ladies by any stretch. Leading cheers is a noble profession and the cheerleader is no less an American icon than the cowboy. Without their selfless dedication to spreading pep through syncopated rhymes and choreographed kick lines, some people among us wouldn’t know how to root for the home team. And they deserve to be paid what their important duties are worth.

I’m just saying that only the Jets could refuse to pay these dedicated professionals their fair share. Or get smacked around in court by a group whose main job requirements are memorizing dance steps, being super attractive and not letting their weight get away from them. I’d expect nothing less from the franchise that had Brett Favre texting pictures of his Li’l Gunslinger to unsuspecting female employees and hasn’t won anything since before men walked on the moon. Which means this might be the most New York Jets story ever.

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I have to confess to not ever having listened to Phish. I plead ignorance on their music. And while I hate to pigeonhole them as just another smelly hippie band who took the torch from The Grateful Dead, my impression was always that they are … just another smelly hippie band who took the torch from The Grateful Dead. Sorry, but in a fractured, genre-driven music world where everyone stays with the familiar, I just never invested the time in Phish.

Until this. I can’t speak to the music. But scroll to the 6:00 mark when the late, great Abe Vigoda comes out in a wombat costume and tell me that wasn’t a fantastic moment. Any band who can pull off stunt casting like that deserves an apology from me.

One other thing that broke my brain when Vigoda died Tuesday at the age of 94. I thought he was at least in his 70s when he played Tessio in “The Godfather.” In fact he was 50. Meaning he was younger then than Johnny Depp, Tom Cruise, George Clooney and Brad Pitt are right now.

RIP, Abe Vigoda. We always liked you too.

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Glenn, Lou and Christian have some fun with Donald Trump's Instagram post saying he will skip the GOP debate because Megyn Kelly is the moderator.

In the hours after he was arrested in the back of a boat in Watertown, Marathon bomber Dzhokhar Tsarnaev repeatedly asked investigators from his hospital bed if his brother Tamerlan remained alive.