[0:04:58] ... Yeah Brady started up on file with the bingo thing. And the AdamVinatieri thing but then a bit Vinnie very without him it very I'll forever and it does sort of like judges dropped the ... [0:08:02] ... Taylor brown is singing the National Anthem tonight at Gillette Stadium for MondayNightFootball and let's be honest digging your country's National Anthem in front of a big crowd it's it's tough. At doing it when ... [0:09:41] ... not only lost all my but got embarrassed at home by the TampaBayBuccaneers with date rookie quarterback under center. And how much as we could actually play but let's go to our favorite angry Eagles ... [0:12:15] ... at Gillette Stadium where the Tuesday edition of patriots Monday. We'll talk TedyBruschi built ballot check in Chandler Jones and you guys. Julie your football Monday night everybody. ...
With ESPN in town we look at four major reasons why the Patriots have every right in the world to give them the cold shoulder.
[0:00:25] ... talking about why the patriots pit stop the FB and I've thrown. MondayNightFootball that night ESPN first telecast that's all over the lake gate stuff came down and it got us the thinking they want ... [0:09:12] ... the four highlights how about there was more no I don't believe TomBrady. I'm disappointed I'm upset I don't believe TomBrady. I think you've written after much had something good to do with this TomBrady simply was not believable in his press conference. I just didn't plead with TomBrady had to say you knew you seem pretty emotional about this well you know it's it's disappointing. It's one of the hosts ... [0:11:21] ... something bigger. Would you want to sit down at a desk with RayLewis. After he just said that the ring it you've won the ring that you barely gotten accustomed to wearing desserts and asked direct. Late do you wanna have that conversation with him I wouldn't he is telling you that that the major accomplishment of your professional career. Has no value because of a bunch of fake reports I have no desire to sit there and play nice with. Laugh I is that necessarily playing nice it's except it's actually weighing the pros and can't sit down with rayLewis and talk about football. Orchestra down without RayLewis being there and I can listen to RayLewis has wrapped. And then it it all and that's I would rather talk to rip the real RayLewis about football and here is a complete wrap. Now go to your point about what's the about the history of man there is no upside. For TomBrady there is zero upside. To going on that set post game tonight the patriots went. What's the upside. Not change anybody's minds. ... [0:13:11] ... ago or three years ago where it now but rarely in authors TomBrady. You. Act like somebody who is. With been flustered or with it and hole allowed all these TalkingHeads. Are you up for. I don't have to do what they help. Doing that help you if you are you kidding you ...
This video went viral with over 1.1 million views. Why? Because simply put, fire is cool. And fire tornadoes are even cooler. That’s been true since the Old Testament and it’s still true today. That said, if you happen to own a firepit and a dozen box fans and want to try this? Don’t.
As the Patriots Vengeance Tour 2015 has rolled on, they’ve already had quite a few revenge games. Obviously the Vengeance Bowl against the Colts. The home opener when the Super Bowl banner was unfurled as Roger Goodell watched from the Barcalounger in his mansion, sobbing quietly to himself. Certainly the Dallas game given the way that reptitilian ingrate Jerry Jones stabbed Mr. Kraft in the back. But in a way, no game they Patriots have played this season has involved more scores to settle than the Monday Night Football matchup. And I’m not talking about the Buffalo Bills.
I’m talking about ESPN.
This is the first time the Pats have been on ESPN since the World Wide Leader launched its all-out anti-Patriots offensive back in January. From the Chris Mortensen lie that started the whole false Deflategate narrative through his refusal to correct the record, from Mark Brunell‘s tears on into the fake Kelly Naqi report about the Pats trying to use an unapproved kicking ball, from the consistently dead wrong legal analysis by Roger Cossack and Lester Munson to Damien Woody calling the quarterback he owes his livelihood to a liar, from SportsCenter falsely stating as fact that the Pats taped the Rams walkthrough in 2002 to its half-assed, middle-of-the-night apology. Not to mention the blatantly slanted hit piece by Don Van Natta Jr. and Seth Wickersham that ESPN the Magazine ran after Tom Brady was exonerated in federal court. There is more bad blood between the Patriots and ESPN than you’ll find flowing down the halls of the Overlook Hotel.
So it begs the question: What are the Patriots going to do about it? Will they do a repeat of 2003, when Tom Jackson started the year saying “They hate their coach,” and finished it by trying to congratulate Bill Belichick on winning the Super Bowl, so Belichick famously gave him the Golf-Foxtrot-Yankee treatment? Or will they take the dreaded high road and play nice with Goodell’s favorite broadcast partner/journalistic lapdog?
If you listen to the great thinkers, they always advise against revenge. Confucius taught that before you embark on a journey of revenge, dig two graves. Gandhi said that “an eye for an eye” only makes the whole world blind. But on the other hand, most of your best movies are all about revenge. “Braveheart.” “Gladiator.” “Kill Bill Vols. I & II.” Tell me “First Blood” would be better if John Rambo refused to eat in jail instead of burning the whole town of Hope, Washington, to the ground and I’ll listen to Gandhi. But you and I both know revenge is way better.
So that’s what we should all be hoping for with Monday Night Football in town. Just a total disrespect from the Patriots and Pats fans at every turn. So far so good, as no one from the team sat down to grabass with Mike & Mike as they broadcast from Gillette Monday morning. And hopefully it continues. No Tom Brady palling around with Mike Tirico and Jon Gruden to give them game prep. No Belichick telling Lisa Salters, “We need to play better in all three phases” on his way to the locker room at halftime. Absolutely no postgame interviews with the players of the game. (Let them embarrass themselves further than they already do with even more incoherent ramblings from Ray Lewis.) And positively zero let-up from the crowd in Foxboro that should never for a moment let Commissar Goodell’s corrupt Ministry of Truth know nothing has been forgiven.
Keep Defending the Wall. All year, all season, from Foxboro to Bristol and the ends of the world.
One of my favorite movies of recent vintage is “300.” And one of my favorite lines is the part where the Spartans just got done kicking Persian ass in battle, and the Persian god-king Xerxes tries to talk terms with Leonidas. “There is much our cultures could share,” he says. To which Leonidas responds, “Haven’t you noticed? We’ve been sharing our culture with you all morning.”
Behold, the culture of my people. This was from the Irish hurling match between Dublin and my ancestral homeland of Galway at Fenway Park on Sunday. Now, the only hurling I understand is the kind where you did too many shots of Jameson the night before. But I do understand a little thing we call “Shillelagh Law,” and that seems to be what hurling the sport is all about. And if that’s how the Irish choose to present their sport in this country, count me in. It’s a hell of a lot better than us sending the Dolphins vs. the Jets or Bills vs. Jaguars overseas.
Irishmen, clubs and all-out brawls? As far as I’m concerned, you don’t even need the ball, the nets or a scoreboard. Just keep that stuff coming and you’ll do just fine over here. Slainte.
Meet 7-year-old Ethan, who is blowing up the Internet with the way he soldiered on through his rendition of the Australian national anthem despite a bout of hiccups that might have killed a lesser man.
You know, the word “courage” gets used far to often in today’s world. But what Ethan did is the very definition of a profile in courage. No holding his breath and swallowing a bunch of times to get rid of the hiccups. No drinking water from the opposite of the glass. And certainly no dropping the mic and running off the field because he has zero quit in him. He merely manned up, stared those hiccups in the eye and played them like a musical instrument. And in doing so, no doubt inspired his nation like probably no one not named Mad Max ever will.
So, I salute you, kid. You can drink from the other side of my canteen any time.
The Patriots play the Bills on ESPN tonight for Monday Night Football. The recap some things from Sunday's games, talk about how the Patriots are snubbing ESPN, and preview tonight's game.
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