Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the state of officiating in the NFL, and how it particularly applies to the 2015 Patriots.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the state of officiating in the NFL, and how it particularly applies to the 2015 Patriots.
In honor of the David Price rumors we look at four guys we initially didn't like, but ended up liking in the end.
In honor of the David Price rumors we look at four guys we initially didn't like, but ended up liking in the end.

I didn’t understand all of this. I don’t get all the inside jokes. Most of these guys aren’t exactly Daniel Day Lewis. I’m pulling for Navy. But how can you not love Army putting this together? I love this. Best rivalry in all of sports.

 

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I appreciate Sports Illustrated summing up the entire Patriots-Broncos game in one photo. Dominique Easley getting a blatant Full Nelson from Matt Paradis with no penalty on the play. Not since the one with Muhammed Ali standing over Sonny Liston or the Miracle on Ice has an SI cover so perfectly captured a sporting event.

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It Is What It IsPete Morelli’€™s officiating crew did not have a good day last Sunday with the Cardinals-49ers game.

Because of this, the crew has been demoted from calling this week’€™s Sunday night game between the Colts and Steelers, according to Pro Football Talk. And according to ESPN’€™s Chris Mortensen, Morelli’€™s crew will be reassigned to the Patriots and Eagles game Sunday at 4:25 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.

Both teams had issues with the officiating, as the Cardinals were unhappy they had a down taken away from early in the game. Then, the 49ers didn’€™t like the number penalties called on them, especially four in one goal-line situation in the second half.

When I say the NFL is out to stick it to the Patriots, you can call me paranoid. You can say I’m crazy. You can ask how the league could possibly benefit from playing favorites. You can argue that Roger Goodell and Mr. Kraft are close and there’s no upside to him alienating perhaps the most powerful owner of the 32. But you can’t explain away this.

So this what the Patriots have become to Commissioner Goodell: the place you send your failures. The NFL’s island of misfit toys. A halfway house. The remainder bin where all the marked down, irregular clothes and overstock go. The six-state job lot.

The best franchise in the league and the defending Super Bowl champion just took the royal screwing of all royal screwings. And as a result they need to basically win out in order to preserve home field and a much needed bye week in the playoffs. So by all means send them the officiating crew that’s on punishment duty because God forbid these guys mess up that all-important Colts vs. Steelers game.

So go ahead and keep believing that the Patriots are just another team and not being treated any worse than anyone else. But just come back to me after the Eagles game after Pete Morelli’s gang of incompetents manages to call three more offensive pass interference penalties on Rob Gronkowski.

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Just two years after John Henry said he was opposed to signing pitchers to high price deals, it looks like the Red Sox might be front runners for David Price. Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether Dombrowski is really trying to spend the money or if he's using the media reports as strategy.
After Sunday night's loss, guys like Trent Dilfer, Steve Young and Dan Fouts are putting teams like the Broncos and Bengals ahead of the Patriots as AFC favorites. Also, Glenn, Lou and Christian have some fun with Dan Fouts picking the Redskins to win the NFC.

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According to Navy Sports the Navy football team is rolling out a special uniform for the Army-Navy Game on December 12th. It will not only feature all the design, color and fonts used on Navy vessels, the “Damn the torpedos!” motto and the Marine Corps logo, they’ll have different ships on the helmets, assigned according to position:

Helmet Details and Position Assignment:
— Linebacker: Cruiser– Provides anti-air defense and packs the biggest punch of Naval surface ships representative of the linebackers on the Navy football team.
Defensive Back: Destroyer– Known for significant fire power, speed, and anti-missile defense as are Navy’s defensive backs.
Wide Receiver: Submarine– Predominantly utilized as blockers, wide receivers play a key role in driving the Navy rush attack, taking on a stealth-like persona as they blend into the rhythm of the offense but bring significant fire power when called upon, just like a Naval submarine.
Lineman: Amphibious Assault Ships– Just as a lineman’s job is the create a hole for a running back or linebacker, these ships are utilized to establish the “beach head” that enables the invading force to gain access and ultimately accomplish their objective.
— Quarterback: Aircraft Carrier– The QB of the Naval Fleet, the aircraft carrier is the ultimate decision maker; the “quick strike” weapon of the Naval fleet.
Running Back: Littoral Combat Ship– Like running backs, these fast and nimble ships can navigate through both crowded shallow and deep waters.
Kicker/Special Teams: Minesweeper– Much like the specific task of the Navy special teams, this small ship has a unique mission of identifying and eliminating mines.

Like most football fans above the age of say, 25, as a general rule I’m not a fan of specialty uniforms. I see them as a cynical marketing ploy to vacuum money out of the pockets of easily duped suckers, mostly under the age of 25. Call me an old bastard, but being a great program or a pro team with a proud history means you’ve established a tradition. And given your uniform a cache’ that lesser teams can only dream of. That’s why Notre Dame, the St. Louis Cardinals, the Cowboys, Yankees, Michigan, the Canadiens and so on don’t need to lower themselves to go after gimmicky money grabs like alternate unis.

But for Navy, I’m making an exception. Because these are certifiably badass. I’m still all about tradition and honoring your past. And when that past consists of the Battle of Flamborough Head (1779), The Monitor vs. The Merrimack (1862), Manila Bay (1898), the North Atlantic (1941-45), Midway (1942), Roger Staubach, Steve Belichick, killing Somali pirates, taking out bin Laden and Machinist’s Mate John “Bud” Thornton aboard the U.S.S. Solomons? Then you’ve got cache’ no one else can match. Navy can do whatever the hell they want because they are tradition. Even to the worst traditionalists among us.

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