The Chowdah Bowl
by Brian Freedman (Chowdah)
we go again……………….
I had hopes that maybe this year...with the loss of Romeo, Weiss, Bruschi & TJ that maybe, just maybe, the football Gods would be kind to the Pats and not push any further adversity down our beloved teams throats.
weekend basically burst that bubble.
Score: Pats 23...Tin Foils 20...
Harrison on IR, Matt Light out 4-6 weeks and now..Kevin Faulk has a
broken bone in his foot and is expected to be out up to 8 weeks!!!
before has Kraft/Pioli/Belechick's “stocking up the bottom of the
portfolio plan” been so tested. They had instituted a plan that should
be attrition-proof. One in which top players can go out with injury and
another will step in and get the job done.
this plan will be pushed to the limit as the Patriots enter game 3 of
what is recognized as the toughest 5 game stretch any team has ever had
to face. Jim Keenan and I are bringing the mojo as we head out to
Gillette this weekend to see the Patriots take on the Chargers. Then its
on the road to Atlanta then Denver.
say all these games are winnable! Why? BECAUSE THESE ARE THE
other team is as capable of stepping up in the face of adversity than
this team. Those who discount the quality of the Pats championships have
no clue about what this team has endured and how the game is played. To
the Patriots you only need to be 1 point better than your
opponent…THAT’S IT! Stealing
a line by that old fart in the jump suit that is running the Rai”Duhs”….JUST
WIN BABY! Its that simple!
is a team who’s championship run has been forged from a
“crippling” injury to Drew back in 2001 (Mo Lewis is still that
years Pats MVP!!). A team that at one point had 11 starters out and
still took home the trophy!!! As
long as Brady’s at the helm..Seymour is leading the defense and
Vinitieri keeps his leg strong we can win ANY GAME!!!!
you know that not 1 of the so-called Experts has predicted that the
Patriots will win the Superbowl! In fact I’m yet to find one that
predicts the Pats will even MAKE IT to SB XL!!!!
This level of disrespect has fired me up!!
Imagine the level of satisfaction that will come when the Pats
once again get to hoist the trophy this year!!! I can’t wait!
are really no gimme’s on our schedule this year. Each game will be a
battle. The consensus in the club after the Steeler’s game is that we
haven’t felt that kind of edge of seat tension and stress in quite
some time. In a way it is
exhilarating and invigorating!
Chowdah’s Random Thoughts
weekend is actually a full Chowdah weekend as Jim K. & I will be at
Fenway to see the Red Sox battle it out with those hated Stankees!
Between the Red Sox and the Pats the atmosphere out there will be
electric and I am thrilled to be able to be there and take part of it!
is the 1st year I have 2 Patriots on my fantasy football
roster. Corey Dillon and D. Branch (3 if you count Bledsoe). So far so
good as Corey has given me 2 strong games, and Branch has been
consistent (just need a few more TD’s Mr. Brady!) and Bledsoe is the
best QB in the NFC!! 3 games in my Bahstahn Chowdahheads are 2-1!
at “What’s” has been great! Being
able to share all the Patriots triumphs with others really makes it all
worth while! Kudos to John
& Dorothy for allowing us to take over their business every game
day!! It’s a real
pleasure not to have to compete and share our club with any other teams
live on the East side of town and have to get up early for work so for
certain night games I just can’t make it to the club and will go to a
great place in Macedon called Flaherty’s on Route 31.
Any East side Pats fans wanting to experience the “Pats Fan
club of Rochester” experience please come on down! I will post those
games on our web sites message board! The only club member, other than
those who live on my side of town, to have joined me is Ron “Zilla”
& Cammie Antonow!(Thanks
guys!) How about a few more make the trek out to my side and join me,
for at least 1 game this year!
actually broke down and bought a digital camera so I promise to get some
pics up on the site!
that’s about all this limited cranium can muster for now!
go Red sox!!! Lets Go PATS!!!!!
please…Sing it with me!…….
Past Chowdah Bowls