Pats vs. Titans: My Gillette Experience

-by NHBruh

Contrary to popular opinion, they don’t serve caviar at the Pats stadium. At least not in the nosebleed section that I was in.

And, for BSJ, they also don’t sell TUMS; so BYOT.

We got to Foxboro at around 4:00, and parked in one of the street side parking lots about half mile away from the stadium. It made it so much easier when leaving. We were in stop-and-go traffic only for about 10 minutes.

We did not tailgate. We went to a pizza place around the stadium, but it was standing room only at the bar. At 4:30 they had table reservations all the way to game time. But we were fairly well lubricated when we got to our seats.

It was cold. Despite the multiple layers that we had on, we got cold before the game even started. But the sense of excitement all around compensated for it.

The interesting thing that I noticed is that while fans and we were loud, and really loud at times, it did not seem like the noise carried through. We were seated on the other side of the lighthouse (toward the “closed” side) and it still didn’t help with the acoustics. I am guessing it is worse from the open side.

I had always wanted to see Brady once in a game. That it happened in a playoff game in which he was so dominant, was fantastic. Overall, it was a great experience for me.

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DNOMN8R314
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Sounds like a one Thumb down game which translates to one TUM truckload for pats fans

NorthShore
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Good night! BTW, those were the days, when men wore hats and took them off upon entering a building!

MasterAndCommander
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5….4…..3….2…1….SHUTDOWN!

NorthShore
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Wait what?

Jonc77
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oh my god the the US didnt blow up

NorthShore
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yea, except for those of us who are government employees and won’t get paid for who knows how long now.

NorthShore
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and did you have that same ho hum reaction when the government shut down under Obama? Just curious.

Jonc77
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yes

NorthShore
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at least you’re consistent and not a hypocrite

MasterAndCommander
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Folks are focused too much on Tom’s hand to notice.

NorthShore
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until the checks bounce

MasterAndCommander
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Yep. That’s why we plan to get through as best as possible. But I know many in our office are paycheck to paycheck.

NorthShore
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we have about 2 months worth of savings. After that it’s credit cards.

cqrun
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iyi geceler.

NorthShore
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iyi uykular

NorthShore
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I admit I googled that one

PatriotPrideBoy
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bonne nuit

NorthShore
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dors bien

dfwpatsfan
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Balvenie 21 year, Buddy Guy and King Henry. My night is set. Gute nacht meine freunde!

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Schlaf gut!

NorthShore
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That settles it

MasterAndCommander
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porcupine-gate

NorthShore
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nonsense. Green apples are good for eating. Red ones good for baking.

MasterAndCommander
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The suspense, the intrigue, people on the Senate floor sitting, standing, and milling about. I’ve got popcorn.

MasterAndCommander
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Nope. That’s why we’re eating some.

MasterAndCommander
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Maybe if this goes on 5 or 6 months.

PatriotPrideBoy
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MAC, why don’t you rewatch old Patriots games on youtube? there’s plenty of them there now.

Dingo
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There’s a couple with Gus Johnson announcing.

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uh oh

MasterAndCommander
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YESSSSS

SamiG
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aloha

NorthShore
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Did you move to Hawaii?

Dingo
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He’s looking for elusive birth certificates.

NorthShore
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He’s a few years too late. Better go looking for pee hooker tapes over in Moscow.

Dingo
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I meant Don Ho’s. He is rumored to have been born in Idaho.

SamiG
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Trump paid me to investigate. All ive discovered is how easy it is to con trump into paying for a Hawaiian vacation

Dingo
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Why are you saying goodbye, Sami? You just got here…

MasterAndCommander
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How bad is Friday night TV? I’m watching the vote on government funding.

NorthShore
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same here.

rking88
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you could watch womens tennis…

MasterAndCommander
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Eh…… Still trying to find that rum. What was the name again? Is it known by something else?

cqrun
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Well, that seems like a reasonable thing to do.

NorthShore
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If the government shuts down, we might regret having bought those football tickets : /

NorthShore
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Zoo, thanks to you always talking about Bourbon we decided to try some instead of our usual Scotch that we get on holidays. Got Woodford Reserve double oaked. Not too shabby, I must say!

rking88
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bourbon and ginger is one of my favorite summertime lazy day sipping drinks

NorthShore
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I’m not much of a whisk(e)y drinker in summer, so it’s usually with egg nogg or neat

zoocore
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Woodford is not a bad starting point. Make sure to try different mash bills. Some are higher in rye, corn, or wheat. The wheated bourbons are the easiest to sip on.

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I don’t know a lot about whisky, but I’m learning. So far, my favorites are the ones that have a sweet aftertaste, not the lighter fluid kind. Scotch has fit that bill so far, and this particular Woodford Reserve did, too. On edit: So wheated would be smooth and a sweet aftertaste?

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Yeah, you’d like a wheated bourbon then. They’re sipping bourbons and a little more on the “sweet” finish side. Any of the Wellers. The Special Reserve is the easiest to get and probably the sweetest/cheapest. Weller 12 is a very good wheated bourbon but it’s next to impossible to find anymore. Weller Antique 107 is one of my favorites, but it too is hard to find, now. William Larue Weller is part of the Buffalo Trace Antique Collection and is pretty much impossible to buy, unless you have a close friend at a liquor store that gets the allocation, or… Read more »
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thanks! A lot of the ones you mentioned seem to only be available on ebay! I’ll start with the Wellers that’s the easiest to get and the other three. I don’t mind spending money on them because they’re not ‘guzzle in one sitting’ types of drinks. As long as they don’t have that sharp alcohol taste. (I call it lighter fluid)

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Generally yes. Only special occasions like Christmas, birthdays, Superbowl wins

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I happen to have a bottle of the Wellers Spec Reserve in my liqueur cabinet along with an Eagle Rare, 12 yr Pappy along with a Makers.

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i’m having ginger ale

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Moscow Mule?

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zoocore
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Boney, I’m sippin’ on some bourbon and cranking this. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=So9Ee64XYsY

cqrun
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Yeah? I’m drink’in some cheap rum.

zoocore
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I will drink some on some Ron Abuelo, El Dorado, or Zacapa. I just prefer my whiskey.

cqrun
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I have Abuelo 7 and 12, but drinking cheap stuff tonight. I do have some Dewar’s 12 Whiskey….

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Fitzy’s Wicked Pissah AFC Championship-Cast 2018
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4X8EPE-cuo

rking88
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so close yet so far…

Jonc77
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huh

rking88
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boney got it

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Posted an article on the Jags Defense. Hope its up tomorrow

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NorthShore
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Yep. It was my first introduction to the Patriots and even football as a whole. By the end of the game, I wanted to kill that fat ass Perry and burn down Chicago.

Dingo
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Being a Pat’s fan, as explained by the grandma from Parenthood: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VxsQ3QlAK00

Dingo
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:>I

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NorthShore
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Win or lose tomorrow or next week, my sincerest wish for next season: A SB run without any drama. No injuries, no -gates, no scandals, no nothing.

Dingo
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Fate, the media, nor the NFL will allow that to happen.

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Why? Every other team gets to enjoy their SB run without any added side drama.

Dingo
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It’s not always easy being the King….

dfwpatsfan
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“Uneasy lies the head that wears a crown”

dfwpatsfan
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Ha good luck with that. Drama means ratings, we’re a country binging on reality shows.

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well, then let the other team be the one with the scandal next time.

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Right now Pats are the most hated team in the country. People love to bring down icons. They would love to watch Belichick and Brady burn.

I’ve watched way too much Black Mirror dammit.

NorthShore
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that show is pretty damn good

Jonc77
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i guarantee we wont lose tomorrow or next week

dfwpatsfan
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Well duh next week is the Pro bowl.

Jonc77
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hey we wont lose

dfwpatsfan
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Did you see Belichick had a message for you in his presser
today?

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no

NorthShore
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After today’s news about Brady’s digit I feel better about Sunday, too. The other game remains to be seen. What I do know is this: Whichever team wins the NFC, even if they were our preferred opponent – will by the end of the two week wait be the scariest team the Pats ever faced.

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In reality, definitely. In the minds of nervous fans and trolling beat guys: Every opponent.

rking88
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in the wise words of one TB12… the most difficult opponent? the next one!

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Mike Reiss✔
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Looking forward to talking Patriots…

He sounds really enthusiastic.

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you can tell this from a tweet?

Dingo
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It was tweeted in Gothic-Psyched font.

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Is that the font they used for the Dark Shadows credits?

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Indeed I can. It also helps my cause that he works for ESPN. ;D

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I’m all ears to listen someone talk anatomy.

Let’s talk about anatomy, baby
Let’s talk about you and me

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I need a cigarette after this and I quit 10 years ago. Is Jules allowed on the sidelines during the game? The Pats could use his enthusiasm and spirit.

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After reading comments from Jaguars fans on various articles about the upcoming game, I’ve come away convinced that it’s Jacksonville’s year, they’re unbeatable, it’s destiny, Brady is a wimp and has no chance against their D, and Gronk will be useless on Sunday. Not much about Bortles except that 4-0 stat against SB winning QBs. Welp….The Pats might as well stay home on Sunday, I guess.

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They should be happy. They haven’t been able to give away tickets to their games for the last decade. The fairweather fans will go back to being Seahawks fans after Sunday.

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Ha! I knew they reminded me of some other fan base!

zoocore
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Cowherd told it how it is. Nobody in their right mind should want to see Blake Bortles in a Super Bowl. People may want a different team to win the Super Bowl, but you WANT New England in that game, even if you’re rooting against them.

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Has he backed off his earlier comments that the Pats aren’t good enough to win the Super Bowl?

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but you’re a Pats fan, so you have extra motivation to NOT watch if they’re not in it

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Really, this is why NFL might be in a decline. 3 of 4 QBs are.not household names. That’s a sign of a true team sport, however majority of the people tune in to watch TD celebrations.

PatriotPrideBoy
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Also, casual fans don’t like defenses unless it’s the 85 Bears or the 2000 Ravens because defenses aren’t jack if they’re not legendary

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2003 Patriots.

zoocore
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I don’t want to watch a defensive game if both offenses are led by second string QBs. No thanks.

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That wasn’t my point, I’m just saying people care a lot less about defenses regardless if they have a good QB or not.

Mattsky
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The NFL has wanted parody.

Dingo
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Cheap Trick?

Dingo
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Rotoworld: Leonard Fournette (ankle) was left off the injury report for Sunday’s AFC Championship game.

DinoScapelli
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Barrett-Jackson is where it’s at. Tired of the Big American Iron, though. I want more classics, dammit!

LaFeteMattDog
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What are we talking about?

cqrun
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Does Brady wear a white glove Sunday and the Pats get their Curt Schilling moment?

LaFeteMattDog
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Depends. Does Brady collect Nazi memorobilia?

cqrun
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Good point. We’ll find out for sure after he retires.

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Well, he has a Trump cap. Just sayin’.

zoocore
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Whiskey > Rum

LaFeteMattDog
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>>> wine in a box

cqrun
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uhhhhhhhh…..no.

zoocore
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It’s not even close. Bourbon, specifically… trumps any aged rum.

MasterAndCommander
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Nope. nope. nope.

SamiG
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ay

MasterAndCommander
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Nevah!!!

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Girl, you know it’s true!

LaFeteMattDog
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Girl you know it’s, girl you know it’s, girl you know it’s, girl you know its,….(oh shit!)

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Who do you like in the NFC game? I am really not sure I have a preference for which team to play or know which team will win. I’m weary of Minny being the home team but I also think it would be a fun match-up. Also, I remember a question directed at BB a couple years ago about long-tenured coaches in the NFL and even though he wasn’t mentioned in the question, Bill brought up Mike Zimmer. Seems to really respect Zimmer as a coach. I think it would be a compelling SB. Besides, we’ve already played the Iggles… Read more »
DinoScapelli
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Love Zimmer, but if Foles plays decent football, the Iggles are the better team. I’m rooting for the Philly guys.

MasterAndCommander
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Just about dinner time. Baked chicken, rice, veggies. Ain’t as hoidy toidy as Dino, but it’ll do.

Calipatsfan3473
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These are hard times!!

LaFeteMattDog
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Soon to be un-frozen pizza and wine in a box. Eat your heart out, foodies.

Calipatsfan3473
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You need to stop with the wine in a box- expand your horizons!!

LaFeteMattDog
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But it’s cheap!!!

Calipatsfan3473
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I’m aware.

Dingo
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According to Tom Petty’s family via Facebook, he died of an accidental overdose https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tom-petty-died-accidental-drug-overdose-family-says/ He apparently died after injesting fentanyl, oxycodone, temazepam, alprazolam, citalopram, acetylfentanyl and despropionyl fentanyl.

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Did he own his own pharmacy??

Dingo
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That’s Michael Jackson territory.

Calipatsfan3473
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Scary.

evaldes101993
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That’s a lot of drugs, some of them I can’t even pronounce

Calipatsfan3473
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I don’t even know what most of them are.

LaFeteMattDog
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Isn’t fentanyl for like terminal cancer patients?

LaFeteMattDog
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It’s also the drug that finally did in Nurse Jackie! R.I.P.

Calipatsfan3473
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Who is Nurse Jackie??

LaFeteMattDog
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It’s a show on…showtime maybe? Also, netflix. A great show about addiction. Highly recommend it.

Calipatsfan3473
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Never heard of it.

LaFeteMattDog
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Dingo
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Ready for a vacation next week, MAC?

Calipatsfan3473
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He’ll be babysitting.

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¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Dingo
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“I’m on to Saturday.”

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Today is Friday.

MasterAndCommander
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TUMS-O-METER prediction has been submitted.

evaldes101993
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I trust you used the appropriate quantity for Jim

Calipatsfan3473
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Jim is camping out at the factory.

MasterAndCommander
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Yep, with a contingency situation as well.

MasterAndCommander
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Did I see a Yo sighting below?…short that it was?

Calipatsfan3473
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Dog catcher was after him- couldn’t stay.

MasterAndCommander
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hope he pops back soon.

Calipatsfan3473
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Depends on if he got caught.

MasterAndCommander
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Have to question the NHL scheduling team/office. You have 2 of the fiercest rivals in the game play each other 3 times in the span of just 7 days. Not smart for ratings or developing fan interest over the course of a season.

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What is this hockey you speak of??

LaFeteMattDog
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Who’s playing, Las Vegas and Anaheim?

LaFeteMattDog
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Tampa Bay and Nashville?

MasterAndCommander
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{sigh}

Kerthwap
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I also can’t get past the original six.

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Cali and MAC, is this a new schtick you’ve been working on?? The “I don’t know” Bros?

Calipatsfan3473
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I don’t know 🙂

MasterAndCommander
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More the “we’ll see” team.

LaFeteMattDog
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Isn’t Patriots All Access usually on now? Is it going on tomorrow since it’s the AFC Championship?

Calipatsfan3473
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No idea.

LaFeteMattDog
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You’ve been very helpful.

Calipatsfan3473
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Just doing my job.

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Cali is the ideal Good Locker Room Guy

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It’s been changed to Patriots Paid Access Only.

dp73
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My guess is that there will be a live one on Saturday night.

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I’m reading a story on Boston.com about Jalen Ramsey potentially covering Gronk. I wouldn’t mind that. I think Cooks/Hogan would have better matchups and the killer will be the backs coming out of the backfield. Let Gronk beat up on Ramsey and act as a decoy.

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Maybe he’ll throw him out of the club.

LaFeteMattDog
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More probably than not.

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What did I miss today? Any news coming out of Foxborough?

MasterAndCommander
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Zzzzzzzzzzzzzz… just a normal, routine press conference.

Calipatsfan3473
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It ‘s been very quiet 🙂

LaFeteMattDog
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So Brady is good to go?

MasterAndCommander
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We’ll see.

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I guess the question would be: If Hoyer plays, he obviously destroys Jax. Does Brady lose his job? Or do we trade Hoyer in the off-season for a first round pick?

MasterAndCommander
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It depends….¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Calipatsfan3473
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They’re going to cut both.

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“Questionable”

MasterAndCommander
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And OJ approved the use of gloves today.

Calipatsfan3473
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Maybe TB found them behind the stadium.

MasterAndCommander
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I think Bledsoe was secretly signed as the 3rd QB.

Calipatsfan3473
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That’s comforting!!

Calipatsfan3473
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Lovely.

dp73
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I think Lewis is going to have a huge game.

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Me too.

Calipatsfan3473
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I think Burkhead will too.

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They both might have to.

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It’ll be fine.

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Nick Cattles‏
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Great stat by @TonyMassarotti – Half of Jacksonville’s sacks this year came in the four games against Indy and Houston.

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he stole that from my post here a few days ago!

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That’s neat

On the other hand we’re still going to have to double-team Campbell

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just want to remind folks that the NFL took away the probable designation, so questionable is the lowest severity now

dp73
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The kind of gloves Tom Brady wore at the press conference are on sale at the Patriots Pro Shop for $300. $500 if you what the words ” Will See” embroidered on them. 🙂

dp73
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Who’s Clark 🙂