U.S. District Court Judge David S. Doty, who brokered the NFL's collective bargaining agreement with the players union in January of 1993, sits in his chambers July 7, 2005, in Minneapolis with a football signed by all the lawyers involved. (Photo by Beth Schlanker)

JUDGE DAVID S. DOTY QUESTIONS ROGER GOODELL’S UNDERSTANDING OF CBA

The deeper this Deflate Gate thing goes between NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell and Tom Brady, the greater the likelihood that Goodell is going to come out of this disagreement looking like a fool. The judge who was involved in the Adrian Peterson suspension hearings came out yesterday, saying Roger Goodell does not understand the collective […]

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Patriots In For Heavy Dose Of Stewart, Tolbert And Newton Vs. Panthers

The last time Patriots’ fans saw their team play the Carolina Panthers Aqib Talib and Steve Smith started a brawl, Panthers’ linebacker Luke Kuelchy mugged Rob Gronkowski in the end zone on the same play that Tom Brady threw a game-ending interception. The end of that 2013 week 10 game wasn’t even close to the […]

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Can Joint Practices Continue To Work?

This past week, plenty of teams practiced together. Of those teams, several got into fights. Dez Bryant got his earrings knocked out. Tempers flared at the Texans and Redskins practice. Tim Tebow broke up a fight at the Eagles and Ravens practice. What gives? Now, I get that these are grown men competing for potentially […]

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Building Greatness

In an almost Wile E Coyote Super Genius manner I watch in awe as Bill Belichick puts the pieces in place in hopes of building yet another championship team. Those outside of New England wring their hands, cry, whine and wail at the loss of a player on their team. We as Pats fans do […]

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Postgame Observations: Patriots vs. Saints

The first team offense did not look like the offense that just won the Super Bowl 7 months ago. Tom Brady did start the game, but with Gronk, Edelman, LaFell, Stork, and Ryan Wendell out, the offense was missing half of their projected starters, so it is not a big worry. But, the Saints were […]

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A Closer Look at the Patriots 2015 Opponents

There is no denying the Super Bowl 49 champs have a huge target on their back heading into the 2015-2016 season. They are in the midst of another BS cheating scandal that has put them in the national headlines for over 8 months and because they won it all last season it feels like the […]

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What’s the problem Mr. Goodell? Concede something…anything

With the season closing in, and still no decision from Judge Berman regarding Tom Brady’s suspension, it would seem Tom Brady has made the first move. NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport and Albert Breer report, per sources involved in the proceedings, that Brady is willing to negotiate some form of admittance to a lack of cooperation […]

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Being a Female Patriots Fan

It can be challenging being a girl and being a football fanatic. People always underestimate your passion and knowledge. They assume you like the players for their looks or you just like the team colors, although being easy on the eyes certainly does not hurt. No one actually believes you know the names of the […]

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We’re Onto 2015

Last year we were onto Cincinnati. Then we were onto the playoffs. Next we were onto the Super Bowl, and before you knew what happened we were onto a parade. The 2014 season was an unbelievable ride that ended in absolute jubilation when Malcolm Butler ended the hopes and dreams of bandwagon Seahawk fans across […]

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Predicting the @Patriots’ Week 1 Starting Lineup by @wcandella

There are many questions surrounding each position as to who will start at each position when the season begins against the Steelers week one. Here’s who I believe will start for the Pats on opening night. Quarterback: As we have all come to know, the overblown Deflategate is the one thing that is keeping us […]

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - DECEMBER 21:  Tight end Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots is tackled by inside linebacker David Harris #52 of the New York Jets during a game at MetLife Stadium on December 21, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty Images)

Jets Fans Asked For It Part II

I wrote an article last week, http://patriotsextra.com/2015-articles/3154.html, and in it was a laundry list of things that should have kept Jets fans embarrassed for years to come. I blew them up about Rex Ryan, Mark Sanchez, the flip-flopper Darelle Revis, and the newest cast member of The Fast And The Furious, Sheldon Richardson. I mean […]

NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 08:  NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell holds a press conference on October 8, 2014 in New York City. Goodell addressed the media at the conclusion of the annual Fall league meeting in the wake of a string of high-profile incidents, including the domestic violence case of Ray Rice.  (Photo by Andrew Burton/Getty Images)

Deflategate Saga: First Court Hearing by @wcandella

On Wednesday, August 12, Tom Brady and Roger Goodell participated in a 7.5 hour court hearing to present their sides to Judge Richard Berman and try to put and end to this 200 and some day Deflategate, or as I like to call it “FrameGate.” It took place in New York, a place friendly to […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26:  Tom Brady #12 talks with owner Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots before a game against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

An Ode to Number 12 By @jgallagher10193

It’s quite interesting how much public opinion seems to vary on the ever-so-relevant topic of “deflategate.” To patriots fans and those involved in the organization, it is a witch hunt and a true attempt to ruin the reputation of a franchise and a player who have rewritten history books time and time again. To fans […]

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Football Etiquette by @Mar1f1c3nt

Ladies and Gentlemen, It has FINALLY arrived, that glorius time of year when FOOTBALL is once again upon us!! All is right with the UNIVERSE!! Allegiances will be cemented,lines will be drawn, friendships WILL be tested and frenemies established.  With that said, I find it necessary to provide you “non FOOTBALL fans” with FOOTBALL ETIQUETTE. […]

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No Revis, No Problem – by @teddimando

(All stats via pro-football-reference.com)   Aside from the obvious, the one storyline that has surrounded the Patriots this pre-season is the loss of star shutdown corner, Darrelle Revis. In his one year with the Pats, Revis tallied 47 tackles (2 for loss), 2 interceptions, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. But what was more […]

New England Patriots Enter NFL Preseason Amidst Uncertainty

The preseason schedule for the defending Super Bowl Champions may not seem like such an important time on the NFL calendar, but for the New England Patriots, it may prove to be a little more valuable than other teams in this position. That mainly relates to Patriots backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo getting the majority of […]

FOXBOROUGH, MA - JUNE 4: Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots, jogs during organized team activities at Gillette Stadium on June 4, 2015 in Foxborough, Massachusetts. (Photo by Darren McCollester/Getty Images)

A Fans First Training Camp Experience – @nhcowboy72

I want to share the story of my first Patriots training camp experience and the nightmare that unfolded on my 2nd day of camp. In early August for Patriots fans the season starts with Training camp. The first day is packed with excitement and the adrenaline is flying high. Fans start lining up as much […]

FOXBORO, MA - OCTOBER 26:  Tom Brady #12 talks with owner Robert Kraft of the New England Patriots before a game against the Chicago Bears at Gillette Stadium on October 26, 2014 in Foxboro, Massachusetts.  (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

R-E-S-P-E-C-T: Examples of What NFL Could Be

Respect!  It is not something that can be demanded it is something that is earn because of a mutual understanding of the character of the individual to which the respect is given. Big Vince Wilfolk among others illuminated that fact by the honor they showed to Jr. Seau with his induction into the Pro Football […]

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Logo or No-Logo Debate

“That’s how — that’s how the logo gauge is. It always is reading high. And the only way you could get those measurements where Walt says he saw just what the Patriots saw and what the Colts saw is with the non-logo gauge. And that’s why we made that finding. Now, maybe lightning could strike […]

Why I Dont Care About Deflategate

As another week of new “damning” information comes out, and the Deflategate scandal drags on I sit here in a very similar place I was over 6 months ago when it started. Except for the few weeks between the AFC Championship Game and the Super Bowl, my thought process is the same. Whatever comes of […]

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