Jerry Beach has just written a book called Fighting Words: The Media, The Red Sox and How Boston Finally Won It All. The book focuses on the relationship between the Boston Red Sox and the Boston media but was originally going to be about the Boston media and all four pro sports teams. What may be of interest to Pats fans is that there was originally going to be a chapter devoted to the relationship between the Boston media and the Patriots. That ended up not being included in the book, but the author does talk about what he was prepared to include on his blog/website: Fighting Words The Director's Cut: The Patriots Chapter (Part One) Although it is a somewhat lengthy column, I thought it was very good read. Interesting to note at the very end of the column was a quote by the Globe's Nick Cafardo - he had Mike Reiss' position with the paper before the Globe hired Reiss - about how Bill Parcells would spend time with reporters in off-the-record sessions after press conferences. Cafardo goes on to talk about how Parcells was "very entertaining" and "would always fill up your notebook." Following in Parcells footsteps, it's not a surprise that the media excoriates Belichick; they lust for another Parcells.