New England Patriots, Green Bay Packers: franchise twins

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In 1997, the Green Bay Packers and New England Patriots came together for a Super Bowl in New Orleans. In 2007, the Pack finished a couple plays short of joining the NE Pats in the NFL title game once again. This season, a Packers-Patriots finale could very well happen; and it’s becoming a trendy pick to actually forecast this scenario.

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Ravens’ Terrell Suggs mocks Patriots with expletives, insults

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Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs was anything but a gracious winner as his team defeated the New England Patriots to advance to the Super Bowl. Suggs looked like a jackass with these postgame comments: “These are the most arrogant pricks in the world, starting with [coach Bill] Belichick on down. Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant fuckers.”

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Patriots honoring Newton victims, Kraft family donating $25,000

 

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Pictured above is the Newtown, CT helmet decal the New England Patriots will wear tonight when they take on the San Francisco 49ers in what could very likely be a Super Bowl 47 preview. But do remember that as big a NFL game this is, it’s still meaningless in the grand scheme of life. Sports are a distraction from life, not life itself. And a lot of people have lost sight of it.

The tragedy in Newton, Connecticut puts all this into perspective. Football is insignificant when measured against real instances of life and death. The Patriots are not just Boston’s team, they are all of New England’s team, and that includes the tiny Connecticut town founded 71 years before America was born.

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Tom Brady’s new UGG’s ad (video)

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Today marks the official launch of the new UGG for Men TV spot and integrated marketing campaign starring Tom Brady, entitled “Pink Slip.”

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Crowded New England Patriots WR Corps: room for Jeremy Ebert?

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The New England Patriots truly have an abundance of talent at the wide receiver position. It’s probably their strongest and deepest group. Wes Welker may be very unhappy about his contract, but he claims he will not hold out this season. Chad Ochocinco tries to hold on for another year, former Illini star Brandon Lloyd will compete with Deion Branch to be the team’s deep threat, and 2007 perfect season role players Jabar Gaffney and Donte Stallworth are back in the mix. Don’t forget Julian Edelman, Matthew Slater and Northern Illinois and Riverside-Brookfield High School product Britt Davis.

Jeremy Ebert from Northwestern is hoping to find his niche in New England as well.

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New England Patriots reach to grab Illini Tavon Wilson in 2nd round

New England certainly needs help in their secondary. They have WRs playing DB for them that’s how short-handed they are. Remember Julian Edelman covering Anquan Boldin in the AFC Title game? Troy Brown actually played some defensive back too; even though he was a wide receiver by trade. And the Patriots legend fittingly announced this pick Tavon Wilson from the Illini, tonight in the 2nd round of the NFL draft.

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New England Patriots: most interesting team in 2012 NFL Draft?

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Doesn’t it seem like the New England Patriots go out of their way EVERY season to trade down and acquire more picks? Every year, they’re a fun team to watch on draft day, because they always seem to end up with more picks than anyone else. In 2012, even more so, because they have four picks in the first two rounds.

And even though they were just one Wes Welker drop, or perhaps one inexplicable Tom Brady interception, away from winning the whole thing, they still have a ton of needs (as losing to the worst world champion in sports history taught us). First and foremost are DB, pass rushing in the front seven, depth at OT and OG, and maybe another running back.

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Asante Samuel coming back to the Patriots?

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If Deion Branch and Josh McDaniels can come back into the fold, there’s no reason Asante Samuel can’t do the same. This year’s Wes Welker franchise tag situation is similar to how it played out when the New England Patriots slapped the tag on Branch and Samuel in the past. If Welker, wants to hold out, and leave- fine.

He’ll soon see the grass was greener where he was. Cornerback Asante Samuel needs to as well. Like the Philadelphia Inquirer reported, the Eagles are pretty desperate to sell

And consider this from The Victory Formation:

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New England Patriots 2012 draft preview: breaking it down

Patriots officially franchise tag Wes Welker today

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The New England Patriots are expected to place the franchise tag on wide receiver Wes Welker today.

The one-year tag is worth $9.5 million to the NFL’s leading receiver, and give the Pats more flexibility to work out a long-term deal with the wideout before the 2012 season. Franchise-tagging Welker would keep him from becoming an unrestricted free agent next month.

You do recall the Butterfingers publicity stunt in Boston right after the Super Bowl? Which made Welker the comedic foil? Well, at worst Welker is getting 9.5 million reasons to forget about it.

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New England in Super Bowl 2012: Our Most Popular Patriots Stories

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Final score: New England 23, Baltimore 20. My prediction in my game preview: NE 24, Bal 21. Not bad!

The New England Patriots are set to take on the New York Giants in the Super Bowl 2012, or Super Bowl 46. They’ll do it in the house of their arch-nemesis, Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts. What a fine venue- and storyline for this ’07 Super Bowl rematch. Lots of our Pats stories have blown up this past year, so I’d figure I’d compile them in one spot to re-run them for our new readers; and those who missed it the first time.

Rob Gronkowski, a big, fast second year tight end out of Arizona. He’s redefined the TE position this year through his play, breaking all the records you could ask. And off the field you must take a trip to Gronk Nation. It’s a land that includes posing for risque pics with porn star Bibi Jones while she wears his jersey, or shirtlessly tweeting pics with large phallic symbols to supermodel Kate Upton.

Tom Brady has a number one option in Wes Welker, the greatest slot receiver in NFL history. Michael Irvin called him the best receiver in the game right now. The numbers back that up. And he inspired a great parody song. “Moves like Welker, moves like Welker, moooooooooooooooves like Welker.” Watch it here.

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Super Bowl 2012 Early Favorite: Patriots or Giants?

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It’s Super Bowl time! Two most storied franchises in NFL history: the New York Giants and New England Patriots are set to square off. The Patriots are the dynasty team of the 2000s in football, winning it all in 2001, 2003 and 2004. Yet they’re still the Boston sports team with the longest title drought- crazy fact isn’t it?

The Giants also have three Super Bowl titles: 1986, 1990 and 2007. They’ve been around a lot longer than the Pats so they also have four more NFL championships from the pre-Super Bowl era.

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