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Big Papi & Gronk Sing A Latin Love Song About Iced Coffee (VIDEO)

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Big Papi & Gronk have teamed up again with Dunkin’ Donuts for something a little softer. This new singing sensation has done a love song that Jon Secada would be proud of.

Get your lady, an iced coffee and make some sweet amor.

Oh yeah for all the youngins out there this is Jon Secada….

Linen clothes for all!

This ESPN Commercial Will Piss Off Patriots Fans (VIDEO)

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When ESPN is not giving LeBron James a tongue bath or the ESPY for the best championship performance (when he lost), they are taking pot shots at the New England Patriots. In their fantasy football commercial, ESPN makes a deflategate joke at the Pats’ expense.

WARNING PATRIOTS FANS: Your blood pressure will go up and you may be inspired to drive to Bristol to overtake their campus with pitchforks and torches.

“More soft than the footballs in Foxboro”…..wow f’n hilarious!

Who wrote that piece of comedic gold?

Chris Berman?

Funny thing ESPN, your Chris Mortensen was dead wrong with his report that 11 of the 12 balls were under regulation which made you look like an even bigger collection of incompetent fools.

What a way to remind everyone how you started this witch hunt that was a sham from jump street!

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Thornography

Projecting the Patriots Starting Offense

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SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 07: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 and his New England Patriots teammates take the field against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Now that the NFL’s team OTA’s are underway, we can take a look at what might be the Patriots starting lineup. Going into the draft, many believed New England would take a Cornerback in the 1st round. But there was also a sense that the Patriots might move up for CB Byron Jones out of UCONN, the Patriots didn’t do that either. But when it came to their 1st round choice, they picked 6’2″ 320 lb Defensive Tackle Malcolm Brown out of Texas. Scouts said he was a top 20 talent, but as many players do, Brown slid further and further down the draft board till pick #32. Lucky enough for New England, they had just lost All-Pro Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork to the Houston Texans. So New England thought Brown would be a perfect replacement.





After the draft the Patriots would go on to sign multiple free agents, even some Patriots fans should remember. The Patriots inked LB Brandon Spikes and LB Dane Fletcher to 1-year deals.

The Patriots were hurting for depth at Linebacker and this is the exact veteran depth they needed. The Patriots filled their roster to the brim at 90 players. The Patriots have exactly $9,998,212 in salary cap after they signed their draft picks and multiple free agents after the draft. So lets get to assessing the roster.

Lets play devil’s advocate and say Tom Brady’s suspension stays at 4 games, for the first 4 games you have Jimmy Garoppolo under center, after that. Tom Brady re-claims his throne and the Patriots continue their winning ways.

We all know at Running back LeGarrette Blount is the starter, but with Shane Vereen going to the Giants, the Patriots need a receiving back, my best guess for a starter is last years 4th round pick out of Wisconsin James White. The 5’10” 205 lb back has great hands and is great at finding open space. The Patriots drafted White to prepare for the departure of Vereen. James White is my pick, but he has other competition like Tyler Gaffney, Dion Lewis and Travaris Cadet.

At Wide Receiver the top 4 starters would be Edelman, LaFell, Amendola and Dobson. I believe that Dobson (if healthy, which is a huge “if”) can put up some good numbers for New England. The former 2nd round pick out of Marshall has all the ability to be the Patriots deep threat. In Dobson’s first season he put up good numbers for New England. Dobson went for 37 receptions, 519 yards and 4 touchdowns. Not too shabby for a rookie. But Dobson will have to out battle Brandon Gibson, Josh Boyce and Brian Tyms.

The Patriots added great Tight end depth this offseason, bringing in, 6’7″ Buffalo Bills Scott Chandler. Scott Chandler will add an extra dimension to the Patriots offense, with Chandler and Gronkowski working the seams, it makes LaFell and Edelman even more dangerous. The Patriots also added former Washington Redskins Fred Davis. Davis will have to beat Michael Hoomanawanui for a roster spot, but I believe that you could pencil in Chandler’s name next to Rob Gronkowski.

Now, time to see who will protect Tom Brady. I strongly believe Nate Solder is a shoe-in at Left Tackle for the Patriots. While at Left Guard, its up in the air, the Patriots could go with their 4th round pick out of Florida State, Tre Jackson. The 6’4″ Guard was listed as the 2nd best all around Guard in the draft behind the Redskins Brandon Scherff. But they could go with their other 4th rounder, Shaq Mason. Mason is a big mauler at Guard, the 6’1″ 300 lb beast could fit very well in the run game. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he believed Mason was the best run blocker in this draft. But the one thing that allowed Mason to drop in the draft, was his lack of skill in the pass blocking department. At Center, Bryan Stork is an obvious starter. For Right Guard, its a little tougher. The Patriots don’t have a plug-and-play Right Guard, their only options are Marcus Cannon, Jordan Devey & Ryan Wendell. Wendell isn’t exactly the Patriots fix at Right Guard. He did a pretty solid job last year, but maybe the Patriots could get more out of a Marcus Cannon who is younger and bigger. Lastly at Right Tackle the Patriots have a fine starter in Sebastian Vollmer. Vollmer has been in the NFL for several years and has a great experience at the position.

Overall, the Patriots offense looks to have only gotten better in the off season, maybe New England will have a juggernaut of an offense and defense that is sub par at best. Only time will tell.

 

BST&N Road Trip Diaries – Super Bowl XLIX

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My first Super Bowl. My last Super Bowl. It was perfect.

During the third quarter of the AFC Championship game with the Patriots up three touchdowns vs Luck and co., I opened my laptop (something I never do during a Patriots game). I began to feverishly search for flights to Phoenix.

My girlfriend said to me “don’t jinx it, the game isn’t over” – the Patriots proceeded to go up a fourth touchdown. She said “you don’t even have a game ticket” – I told her things would work out and I owed my college roommate a visit.

With a plane ticket booked I proceeded to reach out to just about everybody in my network to let them know I was Super Bowl bound and was in the market for a ticket. I was hoping (against hope) that someone would come across a ticket and think of me.

Days went by and the prices on resell sites were going up and up and I had heard nothing from any of my friends, families, and long lost cousins (from Seattle).




My positive outlook was warranted as I got a call from a friend of mine asking if I would be interested in a ticket for face value. The answer, was obvious.

I was set – I had transportation, a place to stay, and THE ticket.

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12 Reasons The Patriots Lost Super Bowl XLVI

The Patriots are just about set to take on the NFC Champion Seahawks in their sixth Super Bowl appearance in the last 13 years. In their two most recent trips in 2007 and 2011, however, the Pats have not been able to come away victorious. In their most recent Super Bowl loss to the Giants, there were some pretty clear reasons as to why they were unable to win the game. We all remember the last-minute, game-winning touchdown drive orchestrated by Eli Manning, Ahmad Bradshaw’s accidental touchdown and the last-second Hail Mary attempt falling incomplete. Chances are, however, most people have forgotten about some of the other reasons the Pats came out on the wrong end of the score, but not to worry. Here are the top-12 reasons the Patriots lost Super Bowl XLVI.

Tom Brady walks off the field in Indianapolis following the Super Bowl XLVI defeat.

Tom Brady walks off the field in Indianapolis following the Super Bowl XLVI defeat.

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Pats Witch Hunt: Panthers, Vikings Cheated By Heating Up Balls This Season

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As the Foxboro Witch Hunts (AKA Deflategate) drag on and on and on, stories are surfacing on how other franchises cheated by doctoring the balls. Brad Johnson of the 2002 World Champion Tampa Bay Bucs admitted to paying a ball boy to alter the footballs. But perhaps that is ancient history to most, so lets step into the hot tub/sauna time machine to November 30th, 2014.

The Panthers were taking on the Vikings in the coldest game in Minnesota in over 38 years. So cold in fact that BOTH teams “cheated” and/or “altered” the footballs by trying to heat them up which is indeed AGAINST NFL Rules.

ESPN:

NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said Monday morning on NFL Network that officials warned both the Vikings and Panthers not to heat up the balls during Sunday’s game, and would remind teams this week not to heat game balls.

“You can’t do anything with the footballs in terms of any artificial, whether you’re heating them up, whether it’s a regular game ball or kicking ball, you can’t do anything to the football,” Blandino said. “So that was noticed during the game, both teams were made aware of it during the game and we will certainly remind the clubs as we get into more cold weather games that you can’t do anything with the football in terms of heating them up with those sideline heaters.”

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