Thursday Ramblings

Happy 379th birthday to Boston! That’s right, on this day in 1630, the City of Boston was founded by Puritan colonists from England. So all you beantown people out there, grab a brewski and celebrate. …  Nothing like a opening-night scare to knock the “we’re awesome” out of the Patriots locker room. They know they can lose to anyone (even the Bills, probably not the Lions), anytime (Monday Night Football), anywhere (at the Razor). The NFL Network replayed the game a few times during the week and the worst performance I saw on film was Gary Guyton, who was forced into action when Jerod Mayo hurt his knee early in the game. The Bills O-Line had their way with Guyton, and it will be a point of interest to watch this weekend against the Jets’ Pro Bowl center Nick Mangold, guard Alan Faneca and Thomas Jones. … Phish‘s new album, Joy, is extremely decent. For once the critics agree, as Rolling Stone gave it four stars and dubbed it the band’s “best studio album.” For the record, the magazine feels Billy Breathes is No. 2. … Want to go to Las Vegas for free? All you have to do is win the Rose Alley Ale House’s Football Picks contest. Just head in anytime Wednesday-Sunday and enter your picks on their machines. The person with the most wins at the end of the year will win a trip to Sin City with airfare and a 3-night stay at the Bellagio. Weekly winners get $50 giftcards. … For the record, spell check wanted to change Bellagio in the previous note to fellacio. … Remember all the talk many years ago around Boston how Nomar was better than Derek Jeter and A-Rod? I don’t care how many home runs A-Rod has, I’d take Jeter over him in two seconds. He’s been a great leader and the face of the Yankees for years. I wore “Yankees suck, Jeter swallows” tee-shirts for years at Fenway but, but the two words I use these days to describe the Yankees captain? Awesome and respect. Nomar isn’t even worthy to be used in the same sentence as Jeter, by the way. … Decent Community Movie Reviews: District 9 (thumbs up), The Final Destination (thumbs down), The Goods (thumbs kinda up, thumbs kinda down). … Tedy Bruschi looks like a natural fit as a football analyst on ESPN. His work last week before and after the Steelers-Titans kickoff game was superb. Another feather in ESPN’s cap is new NFL analyst Adam Schefter, who has been outstanding so far since joining the network in August. He spent five years with the NFL Network and is the former president of the Pro Football Writers of America. … Some decent advice for our readers: Don’t buy untaxed cigarettes from Indian reservations on the Internet or Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick will send you a bill for hundreds of dollars, like I got earlier this week. … Cheers to David, who recently set the world record on Pac-Man. His last name is being withheld by video game officials pending verification, but reports are that David achieved a perfect score (eat every dot, every fruit and every ghost on all 256 levels without dying) in 3 hours, 41 minutes and 22 seconds. Not bad. … Happy 89th birthday to the National Football League, which was founded in 1920 in Canton, Ohio. What would Sundays be without the NFL? … Happy 35th birthday to new Celtic Rasheed Wallace. He and KG should make the Celtics a scary team come playoff time next year.

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One Response

  1. Only the second track on the phish album is any good. Time turns elastic is terrible. Trey should forget about writing lyrics

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