After watching on television all season, I finally got to see the mighty Patriots in person today and I was not disappointed as they laid a 28-7 thumping on the hapless Dolphins.
My brother-in-law Brian (that’s him in the Rodney Harrison jersey) cooked up some steak tips before the game. … Our end zone seats are pretty good. … There’s the scoreboard with the good news.
In terms of the football, I’m glad to see Lawrence Maroney putting two good games together. He could prove very important in the playoffs. It’s still crazy to me to see Randy Moss being such a good citizen. After his second TD catch today, I watched him on the sidelines and he shook hands with every lineman. He has taken a big drink of the Kraft Kool-Aid.
This may sound corny (and if so, so be it) but every newspaper beat writer should go to a game as a fan from time to time. You lose some perspective in the press box. It was good to sit in traffic, drink beer, watch a game and high-five total strangers.
Plus going to a game represents an opportunity to wear my John Hannah throwback jersey from Mitchell & Ness and not look like a fool.
Pats-Giants next week. I don’t think 16-0 is a lock but their defense should get after Eli Manning pretty well.