by | Sep 30, 2019

I have published articles on many controversial topics: Trump, border walls, religion, politics, terrorism, Tim Tebow, and, heck, even one on dodgeball. But this may be my most controversial subject yet. Here goes: Tom Brady is overrated. Now, before the…

by | Feb 5, 2018

It was probably exactly the game that the NFL craved. It was close; coming down, in fact, to the final play, which was one of those long desperation passes that they call a “Hail Mary.” No Patriots receiver could quite…

by | Feb 3, 2018

If you want large numbers of people to hate you, accomplish something great. The New England Patriots compete in their eighth Super Bowl of the Brady-Belichick era and try for their sixth win this Sunday against the Philadelphia Eagles. America…

by | Feb 2, 2018

Many, many Super Bowls ago, it was a few days before the game, when the media was, as usual, desperately trying to find material for its coverage. Some desperate reporter asked a Dallas Cowboys running back named Duane Thomas how…

by | Jan 22, 2018

Could have been worse. That, anyway, is what serious NFL fans were most likely thinking after the conference championship games were done and the Super Bowl matchup had, thus, been decided. It had been a season of discontent. The worst,…

by | Jan 6, 2018

There’s a breed of economist who constantly predicts recessions and depressions. When a severe economic downturn eventually occurs, as it inevitably will, he expects you will reward the great foresight with a financial newsletter subscription, ignoring all the times the…

by | Feb 8, 2017

Tom Brady’s wife, Gisele, wants him to retire. It would be a fine time to do so, after winning a record fifth Super-Bowl. Brady is 39. Hardly ancient, but an awkward age for an NFL player. Awkward or not, Brady…

by | Feb 6, 2017

All week long — actually, for two weeks — I was worried about the New England Patriots’ chances against a hot and talented Atlanta team. It didn’t help that all the pre-Super Bowl coverage focused almost entirely on the Patriots…

by | Feb 2, 2017

Did you, Tom Brady, vote for and support Donald Trump for president? Are you, or any of your family members, Donald Trump supporters? How deep does this run through the New England Patriots organization? Is it just you, the owner,…

by | Feb 2, 2017

In one of the endless parade of media séances leading up to Sunday’s Super Extravaganza (there will actually be a football game in there somewhere), NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told assembled sports reporters and TV viewers that there is no…

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