Next man up
The mantra of the recently dispatched New England Patriots?
Final words on AFC Championship
Peyton was great, his receivers are great, his line protection was great.
Tom was average, his receivers are below average, his line protection was below average.
Good luck to the Broncos, clearly the best team in the AFC.
There are a few of us New Englanders here at the Gab and on a seasonal basis you fellow gabbers put up with our sometimes arrogant but always honest dissertations on our local pro teams. This is appreciated.
Thanks for your recent sympathies on the fall of the Pats.
A recent article I read listed the 25 top drunken cities in the US.
it was based on drinks per adult per month. Boston came in #1
No the Mayor didn't call for a duck boat parade to celebrate this distinction but the results may...may be directly connected to the 8
duck boat victory parades in Boston since 2001. One of the several categories used to determine the top cities that is noteworthy is the Binge Drinking category where Boston ranked 9th overall, behind
One of my sons surmised that binge drinking and frustratingly bad football goes hand and hand.
But in Boston
We are a spoiled rotten lot for sure our team won their division by 4 games and earned a first round bye, Won a home playoff game before being dismissed by a better team from Denver.
Yes its true we think we are the most astute and objective of sports fans. We sometimes feel we are entitled to another title and another Duck Boat Parade.
But with the recent departure of long time and beloved mayor Thomas Mumbles Menino
the run may be over.
Could we be entering into a dry spell?
Will this be known as the curse of Mumbles?
In our defense most of us lived thru the really bad years,
just say the names:
ML Carr, Ron 2-12 Erhardt, Jimi Williams and Bobby V.
and the NE gabbers
Sully, Lanz, Mo, Radatz, Hal and Tage will cringe. We all have seen the bad, worse, mediocre and the good, better and best.
The Boston teams have won some championships in my lifetime for sure.
The Celtics 17 times, The Bruins 3, The Red Sox 3
And the Pats 3
As a child of the 50s & 60s I grew up on the Celtics incredible run of ?9 in 10 years.
I was there for the Havlicek titles from 74 & 76
I was breathing the Beantown air and drinking in the Dirty Water as the Bird era brought home 3 more in the 80s
I was at the Bahstan Gahdin for the Bs Stanley Cups of 70-72 section 99 far above the banners.
I lived and died with the Sox close game seven WS losses in 67, 75 and 86
I lived thru the days when the Patriots would trot out the likes of RBs Josh Ashton and John Tarver and Marion one yard Butts?.. 1 yard, 1 yard, followed by an incomplete pass from the likes of Hugh Millen, Matt Cavanaugh or Tony Eason
followed by a punt but never ever did I lose my love for the Pathetic Pats.
We even had a group of guys in section 304 we called ourselves 3 and out.
In 1986 the Pats put a run together behind the quiet genius coach Raymond Berry all the way to the Super Bowl in New Orleans? was an impossible SB title finally a thing to grasp?
SB XX featured da Bears and the 46-10 slaughter at least my favorite football player of all time got his ring
Walter Payton that is!
New ownership for the Pats, Brookline businessman Robert Kraft bought the team he was a season ticket holder for.
In the 20 years the Pats have been in the Kraft ownership they have been to the Playoffs almost every year, been to the SB six times with 3 Lombardis.
Yada yada yada
But you know all that you say?
In Boston we take our sports seriously and we take our losses hard?don?t speak the name of David Tyffffffffffffffingrrreeee in my hearing please.
But we do believe in the next man up philosophy in our case its
Next team up
Pitchers and catchers report in 23 days
Title to defend
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looks like several question marks or dicks are gaining access to
the gab blogs I don't know how to control them