FWIW...NEM took the big adios over a decade ago. He was a staunch righty "get off my lawn" guy that posted everywhere...KFFL? there's NEM all day? The old Herald and Globe boards? all day, all night. CNNSI had a national board up for years back at the turn of the 21st century, NEM frequented the Pats tab there.Even the old Mikessports.com (Francesa's failed excursion into cyberspace) would sport an appearance from the cantankerous NEM. Way back when Ian was just bringing Patsfans online there was the Unofficial Patriots.com board where most of the old hall of fame guys like Box posted regularly.Don't ask me why I remember this but NEM was the only person ever banned from there. Once he fixated on a topic he'd go off for DAYS arguing. I don't think he ever agreed with anything BB did back then. An original "knower of things" and a true character.
(lots of dust on my brain, but ...) Wasn't the solution to all Patriots woes more slants?