The New England Patriots jumped out to a commanding 17-7 lead in Denver just before halftime ended. Tom Brady had thrown for 2 TD's in the Red Zone. The Patriots D was playing fairly well. They were mixing up the run & pass on offense. Everything was looking up. Then the second half began...the Patriots offense stalled and the defense couldn't even stop Amy Winehouse from eating a toasted Quizno's sub (she does still have teeth left, right?). The Patriots fell apart like Smashing Pumpkins after Jimmy Corrigan did that thing that James Iha didn't like and never discussed with him bit told D'arcy about that she always refused to discuss with Jimmy (I'm a music nerd, remember?). The Patriots never scored another point and ended losing in overtime 20-17. Stephen "Goldentoe" Gostkowski even missed a field goal in the second half!
Considering that the beloved Boston Red Sox were bounced out of the postseason in gutwrenching fashion, we Boston sports fans' only solace lies with the Boston Celtics. To quote Leia in regards to Obi Wan Kenobi they're "our only hope". Can the Patriots manage to get it together later on in the second and make a run? Possibly. It is unlikely? Yes. That defense would have to gel into world beaters first and Junior Seau (or "Senior Seau" as many New Englanders call him) is not the answer (no Allen Iverson). Today, the Patriots play the hapless Tennessee Titans @ 4:15 in hopes of going to 4-2 on the season. For other cities that'd be reason for hope and excitement. Not us. We're used to greatness...we need to get in out heads that those days may be long gone. Fuck!