January 20, 2015 |
FOXBORO, Mass. - They've played nine Super Bowls since the New England Patriots edged the Eagles on a humid night in Jacksonville. The Pats, despite being the NFL's showcase franchise of the 21st century so far, haven't won any of them, which is something you will hear quite a bit about over the next XIII days. The Pats earned their eighth all-time Super Bowl trip last night by thoroughly trampling the overmatched Indianapolis Colts, 45-7. New England set a franchise record for points in a postseason game, en route to tying the Dallas Cowboys and Pittsburgh Steelers for most Super Bowl berths.
January 20, 2015 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - There were the requisite hugs and handshakes in the New England Patriots' locker room Sunday night, but the celebration of their sixth AFC championship with the Bill Belichick-Tom Brady coach-quarterback combination seemed to occur with almost a restrained excitement. The tone might have been set during the trophy presentation, when Belichick played off one of his phrases from earlier this season: "We're on to Seattle. " The Patriots have become the gold standard of the NFL, and their consistency has made events like the 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium seem like a television rerun.
January 9, 2015 |
TOM BRADY isn't worried about the predicted sub-freezing temperatures he will face when the Patriots host the Ravens in Foxborough, Mass., tomorrow. Game-time temperature for the AFC divisional playoff is expected to be 16 degrees. When asked by Comcast New England how he'll prepare for the cold, the Patriots quarterback - wearing a ski mask that covered all but his eyes and nose - replied: "I know exactly what to wear. I know how many layers to wear every degree. I'm a [bleeping]
December 11, 2014 |
WITHOUT two starters yesterday, La Salle High stunned Germantown Academy at the Team Taggart Classic, a special basketball event at Cabrini College with far greater meaning than a non-league matchup between two top area schools. Missing seniors Najee Walls and David Krmpotich, the Explorers led nearly the entire game, trailing only after the Patriots nabbed the game's first basket. By rule, Walls and Krmpotich had to sit one game after each was disqualified during an in-game kerfuffle against Coatesville last week.
November 30, 2014 |
PLAYER OF THE YEAR / MIDFIELDER Evan Vare CENTRAL BUCKS EAST Not many players were more consistently dangerous or clutch than the Patriots junior was all season, as Vare ratcheted up his game to become one of the most dynamic offensive presences in all of District 1. He scored 28 goals and added six assists in 24 games for C.B. East, as the Patriots claimed the Suburban One League Continental Conference and District 1 Class AAA titles...
November 26, 2014 |
Perhaps this season will go down as an anomaly, rather than the beginning of a trend; but there is no doubt that this rookie wide-receiver class is special. No less than seven first-year players are ranked among the top 30 WRs in Fantasyland, with Tampa Bay's Mike Evans leading the pack. By comparison, since 2000, only twice have as many as four freshman wideouts finished among the top 30, with Percy Harvin setting the pace at No. 25 in 2009 and Michael Clayton at No. 13 in 2004.
November 16, 2014 |
HERSHEY, Pa. - Dave Moffett went down the line of his Great Valley boys' soccer players. He shook hands, put his hands on their shoulders, and said words when words needed to be said. His Patriots were devastated, having just fallen, 2-1, to Peters Township in the PIAA Class AAA state final Saturday night at Hersheypark Stadium. "It's two really good teams going toe to toe," Moffett said. "We knew they were very good defensively and aggressive, but every team has weaknesses, and we were looking to exploit that.
November 1, 2014
THE DAILY NEWS has uncovered the secret behind Tom Brady's resurgence over the last month. The Patriots are spying again? No. Gisele's cooking has improved? Think again. Rob Gronkowski has gotten healthy? Well, that's part of it. Actually, the biggest reason Brady is on a 14-touchdown, zero-interception roll is as fundamental to football as the oblonged ball itself: Brady has had time to throw the ball. "We had some growing pains that we were all trying to get used to earlier," Brady said.
October 31, 2014 |
At the start of the season, Haddon Heights coach Brad Kent set a few goals. At the completion of Wednesday's home soccer game, the Garnets accomplished one of them. Haddon Heights (14-4-0 overall) clinched the program's first Colonial Conference Patriot Division championship with a 2-0 victory over division rival Haddon Township. Alex Pease started the scoring in the first half and assisted Sara Roselle on her second-half goal. Kacie Pisani made four saves. "We are very pleased," Kent said.