It Is What It Is

Rob Bradford
August 21, 2008 - 4:59 pm
I promised I would be back today, and, at 11:58 p.m., I am. There has been some truly magnificent blogging today on our Web site, including an extremely insightful entry from Gary from Chapel Hil l regarding Tim Wakefield . I have to go (I didn't say I was going to have time for a good entry. That...
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Mike Petraglia
August 21, 2008 - 8:34 am
The Patriots announced on Thursday the signing of veteran offensive lineman Mike Flynn . Terms of the agreement were not disclosed. To make room on the 80-man roster, the Patriots released cornerback Ade Jimoh . Flynn, 34, is a veteran of 10 NFL seasons, all with the Baltimore Ravens (1998-2007)...
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Mike Petraglia
August 21, 2008 - 8:02 am
Patriots owner Robert Kraft issued a statement on Tuesday on the passing of NFL Players Union Chief Executive Gene Upshaw , who died Wednesday night from pancreatic cancer at his home in Lake Tahoe, Calif. He was 63. "I am deeply saddened today to learn of Gene Upshaw'€™s passing,'€ Kraft said...
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Mike Petraglia
August 20, 2008 - 7:16 am
The lasting image that most New England Patriots fans have of Asante Samuel is the ball going through his hands on New York's game-winning drive of Super Bowl XLII, giving fans an airborne version of Bill Buckner . Now, while the catch would have been clutch and not entirely routine, many Pats fans...
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Mike Petraglia
August 20, 2008 - 6:35 am
Tom Brady was a lanky, sixth-round pick out of Michigan and he was, like Kevin O'Connell , way down the Patriots depth chart at quarterback. Going back to Tampa Bay on Sunday night had John Lynch remembering the 2000 season opener at old Foxboro Stadium. While with Bucs, defensive guru Monte Kiffin...
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Mike Petraglia
August 20, 2008 - 3:53 am
It's truly fascinating what we reporters, photographers and other assorted media members do to kill time waiting for Bill Belichick to address us down here in Foxboro. A colleague of mine, whose identity will be protected - for now, actually is railing against "Batman-Dark Knight" because it's too...
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Rob Bradford
August 19, 2008 - 2:35 pm
 Was just on the award-winning Planet Mikey show and Mike Adam s said he had a list he wanted to read on the air. I convinced him that it would better if he released the coveted info on our new Web site. So, here it is: Mike Adams can name nine right-handed batters in baseball history better than...
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Mike Petraglia
August 19, 2008 - 7:07 am
That's an easy thing to do and also a prerequisite of work covering your New England Patriots . So, with that in mind, I'll take the leap off a not-so long limb and say that it's almost certain based on what Tom Brady said yesterday on Patriots Monday on WEEI, this morning's comments from Bill...
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Mike Petraglia
August 19, 2008 - 4:28 am
A bit a of a stunner in Foxboro as Patriots release veteran tight end Marcus Pollard ... '€œAll the players that are here we'€™re comfortable with to a certain degree,'€ Bill Belichick said of the 36-year-old who has played with the Colts, Lions and Seahawks . '€œWith Marcus, we just felt...
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Mike Petraglia
August 19, 2008 - 3:30 am
In the Patriots media room for the first time since mini-camps in the spring and it's all quiet as I join a couple of other scribes in waiting for Bill Belichick to address us at 11:30 on the status of his team. It's not likely that we'll get a lot of detail on either Tom Brady's right foot or...
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