The Patriots play their twelfth regular season game at at
Holy crap... It's already December. The season is 75% over. Noooooo!
Savor every last bite.
Was there any way I wasn't going to go with this image? No.
Before we start with the Dolphins, let's take a moment to look back and reflect on the Thanksgiving Massacre in North Jersey. So much Jets schadenfreude! (Rex-enfreude?)
Remember - That game was 0 - 0 at the end of the first quarter. Then 7 minutes of game time later and it was 35 - 0 and pretty much over. Whoa.
That game had everything you could want.
Passing touchdowns? Check
Rushing touchdowns? Check
Defensive touchdowns? Check.
Special teams touchdowns? Check.
LOL-Sanchez moments? Check.
I've been spending about 20 minutes a day every day since then watching this. It just makes me happy. That play will be on Jets "highlight" reels for years.
Go... Go ahead... spend 20 minutes watching it right now... I'll wait for you. You deserve a little happiness.
/waits 20 minutes
OK... You back? Good.
Sebastian Power Rankings:
3) Belle and
4) that crab from "The Little Mermaid"
Here's five things I'll be watching for this week:
1) Julian Edelman - Edelman gets ANOTHER game ball for his performance last week. Two weeks in a row.
2) Shane Vereen - Excellent run after the catch last week.
3) Dont’a Hightower - Watch to see if they send him after to the Quarterback a bit more this week with Cunnigham and Jones out.
4) Brandon Spikes - Putting together a career year. Leads team in penalties. Has a sex tape.
5) Vince Wilfork - Big Man picked up a guy and backed him into Mark Sanchez last week. Enough said.
Did Michael Hoomanawanui have a catch last week?
My prediction (Game 12): Pats 35, Dolphins 21
My prediction (Season): 11 - 5 (Steady from last week.)
Nut up or move on.
This year, we're going to have regular contributions from Fake Bill Belichick for your reading pleasure. Here's this week's selection from Fake Bill Belichick's second book "My Patriot Years":
Scott Pioli and his team had the draft board out. One year, just for fun, before we went to work on the actual NFL draft, we decide to do a fake draft with movie bad guys. (The scouting guys are always a little too tightly wound. They spend all their time either watching tape or on the road. You've got to let them blow off a little steam once in a while.)
Pioli, being a huge Star Wars nerd, takes Darth Vader with the first pick. By the time his turn came around again, he was forced to take Grand Moff Tarkin.
Brady was wandering in and out of the room. He kept asking if he could take Lord Voldemort. If he wasn't there, we'd skip his turn. Sit down and pay attention if you want to be part of the game! You'd think he went to Hogwarts or something. Stop acting like such a Hufflepuff!
I trade out of the first round for more picks. I end up with The Joker, Agent Smith, Hans Gruber and John Kreese (the Cobra Kai Sensei guy). That's a good, deep roster right there. Needless to say, I think I won that little game.
One of the younger scouts drafted Eric Mangini as a joke. We all had a good laugh at that. (But seriously... Eff that guy...)