Discussion in 'PatsFans.com - Patriots Fan Forum' started by shmessy, Jan 25, 2008.
Yeah, I read that this morning. Good article by Lupica.
Excellent read, thanks shmessy. I really like Lupica's writing, find him a little tough to take on the Sports Reporters.
I read it with my coffee this morning and was surprised that he's breaking the code of the NY tabloids and writing something positive about the pats this week. However, he is a sports writer with ambitions beyond the sports page (and he is by far the best pure writer on the Daily News in any department.).
I think he's hooked by the Lombardi connection and I would bet a dollar or two that he's writing two Post-SB pieces this week. If we win the piece will be a solemn "move over Vince, make room on the pedestal for Bill, whether we like him or not." If we lose the piece will be a pompous: "Lombardi, winner of five NFL championships, once again goes unchallenged as the greatest ever."
Maybe he's thinking about writing a book on Belichick and Lombardi. He covered him when BB was in New York and would have the credentials to do so.
Are we ever going to hear the story of Belichick leaving the Jets?
The real story?
Ol' Vince will always go unchallenged in the Goofiest Hat Ever competition.
Lupica's a BC grad so Boston must have made some kind of positive impression on him. For the whole time I've read him or seen him on tv, he hasn't been nearly the obnoxious prick most NY sports writers are regarding Boston sports.
I'm pretty sure Lupica was raised in Massachusetts too...just saying.
One small nitpick: Belichick was not the Defensive Coordinator of the Pats when they lost Super Bowl 36. He was the Assistant Head Coach/Secondary Coach. I believe the DC was Al Groh.
UMMMM The Patriots WON Super Bowl 36
Are you drinking again?
Nah, just doing too many things at once. Super Bowl 31, of course.
I know what you meant,Just joshin' with ya
Lupica is from New Hampshire. I don't think that has much to do with the fairly written article though. I think he's usually pretty fair in his assesement of games and what to expect.
I thought Beliichick was the secondary coach when the Goants won their first SB.
Great article. Maybe could've went without including BB calling him and adding his comment in, just because it seemed like a personal thing, though I know his intention was not to gloat or anything.
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