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Patriots Honored With Incredible Super Bowl Rings

By Josh Hamburger, 2 years 1 week ago
After winning the Super Bowl in dramatic fashion, with a seemingly improbable victory, Patriots owner Robert Kraft awarded his team with the biggest rings in NFL history. It is a small sum for an impressive victory and overall season, but nothing is small about the ring itself. The ring itself is decorated with 205 diamonds, which create an image of the Patriots’ four Lombardi...

Spikes charged in crash

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Former New England Patriots linebacker Brandon Spikes is being charged with four different motor vehicle violations stemming from his alleged involvement in a crash in the early morning of Sunday, June 7. Massachusetts State Police issued a citation Friday charging Spikes with leaving the scene of a personal injury crash, operating a motor vehicle...

Pats sign veteran QB Flynn

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Foxborough, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots announced they signed veteran quarterback Matt Flynn on Friday. Terms of the contract were not announced. Flynn, 29, is a seven-year NFL veteran who has played for the Packers, Seahawks, Bills and Raiders. In 51 games (seven starts), he has thrown for 2,541 yards with 17 touchdowns and 11 interceptions and a 61.3 completion...

Extra Points: Stick a 'Spikes' in it

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Philadelphia, Pa (SportsNetwork.com) - One of my favorite editors called me a contrarian one day, assuming I had some sort of twisted desire to take on difficult arguments no matter what my real opinion was. That's not really the case, however. My willingness to take on politically incorrect positions has nothing to do with debating for some kind of warped sociological experiment, it comes...

Patriots release Brandon Spikes

By The Sports Network, 2 years 2 weeks ago
Foxboro, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - The New England Patriots released Brandon Spikes on Monday, just hours after Massachusetts State Police began an investigation into an abandoned car belonging to the linebacker. According to a Massachusetts State Police release on Sunday, troopers responded to a report of a vehicle in the median strip of Route 495 in Foxboro and were notified by a...

New England Patriots Have Never Invested in Cornerbacks

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 3 weeks ago
The headline of the New England Patriots' offseason, if you're not including "Deflategate" of course, has to be their decision to decline expensive options on cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, while also cutting fellow corners Kyle Arrington and Alfonzo Dennard. A Super Bowl-winning team completely jettisoning their top-four covermen is unheard of, but given...

What Will Deflategate Mean for the Final Act of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick?

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 1 month ago
The fourth Super Bowl victory was supposed to be the one that put the controversies behind the New England Patriots. For eight long years since the tide turned against them after 2007's Spygate, the Patriots and their fans were subjected to the incredibly simplified "they haven't won anything since Spygate," which summed up a popular general...

Kraft says Patriots won't appeal penalties

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
San Francisco, CA (SportsNetwork.com) - In the interest of moving on, the New England Patriots are moving on. Patriots owner Robert Kraft announced Tuesday that the team will "reluctantly" accept the penalties handed down by the NFL in the deflated footballs scandal. During an unexpected 5 1/2-minute address at the NFL owners' meetings, Kraft said "DeflateGate" has already taken up too...

Extra Points: Kraft's bark had no bite

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
(SportsNetwork.com) - Robert Kraft had the big bark, but history will confirm there was no bite as the New England Patriots owner tapped out on Tuesday, deciding his team will "reluctantly" accept the NFL penalties handed down in the deflated footballs scandal. "I don't want to continue the rhetoric," Kraft said at the NFL's spring league meeting. "I'm going to accept, reluctantly, what (the...

Union asks for Goodell recusal in Brady appeal

By The Sports Network, 2 years 1 month ago
New York, NY (SportsNetwork.com) - The NFL Players Association said Tuesday it has formally asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to recuse himself and allow Tom Brady's appeal to be heard by a neutral arbitrator. The NFL said last week that Goodell would personally hear Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension over "DeflateGate." The union says a neutral arbitrator should hear the...