1. The New Prime Time Draft and the Old Patriots

    Football has changed a lot since I first remember becoming a fan. I’ll turn 50 during my final (again!) season as a semi-pro kicker as we get ready for the first NFL prime time draft...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 4 years ago 300 reads 0 comments

  2. Of Patriots and Prostitutes

    Aren’t things bad enough in Foxboro? The wheels may in fact be coming off the wagon! First this week, Coach Bill blew his stack at four players late for a team meeting Wednesday during the winter’s first storm...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 5 years ago 462 reads 6 comments

  3. Has Tom Brady Lost the Fire? Has Bill Belichick Lost the Magic?

    Pats Lose by 1 Point, 1 Yard & 1 Throw They got what they deserved. Crucial 4th-and-1 and they couldn’t punch it home. Quick snap when Brady saw one-on-one coverage on Moss in the end zone and throws short...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 5 years ago 680 reads 19 comments

  4. A Hangover for Monday Morning Coaches in Foxboro

    Monday Morning Coaches... I watched last night’s heartbreaker at the CBS Scene at Gillette Stadium. As one might imagine, everyone at the scene instantly became a coach. I admit I fell into the vibe myself...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 5 years ago 150 reads 12 comments

  5. The Problem with Tom Brady and Suzy Kolber

    Tom, whatcha thinkin’? I know you guys had a tough night, but hey, it finished in legendary Patriots style, didn’t it? Why did you give the cold shoulder to cute little Suzy Kolber ...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 5 years ago 1,524 reads 17 comments

  6. Patriots Fans: Quit Whining and Watch Some Football!

    OK, Seymour is gone. Here we go again. Lawyer Milloy…gone: Pats win. Drew Bledsoe…gone: Pats win. Patton, Givens, Andruzzi, Asante Samuel:.....

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 5 years ago 267 reads 9 comments

  7. 50 Years of Patriotic Passion

    I’m celebrating a milestone with the Pats over the next few months; we’re both turning 50! Actually, the Patriots are technically a year older than I am. They started their first season in 1959, mine was 1960...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about almost 6 years ago 284 reads 7 comments

  8. Patriots-Seahawks: Apparently Surfing Is Good Conditioning for Junior Seau!

    “It’s just not playing football,” said Bill Belichick last week, when asked about Junior Seau’s retirement conditioning regime...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 6 years ago 255 reads 1 comments

  9. New England Patriots Sign Roosevelt Colvin...Again!

    Who's next, Andre Tippett? The Pats just signed Rosey Colvin to help the LB corps. Read more here. If Gotti misses another short one, I might go try out! It seems for the Pats 40 might be the new 20! Plus...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 6 years ago 290 reads 0 comments

  10. What If He Shot Someone Else?

    Guns and booze; great combination! It’s just plain stupid to carry a loaded weapon while drinking. Plaxico Burress messed up big time. Antonio Pierce may have made some poor decisions trying to protect his friend...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 6 years ago 160 reads 1 comments

  11. Keep Your Matt Cassel Stock...and Your Tom Brady Stock!

    First, let’s talk about the ridiculous speculation that the Pats would be interested in trading Tom Brady...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 6 years ago 739 reads 6 comments

  12. Buy Matt Cassel Stock...NOW!

    Buy Cassel Stock…NOW! Two, count ‘em, two back to back 400-yard passing games. Matt Cassel carves his name in the Pats' record book and shuts up Joey Porter in the process...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about 6 years ago 310 reads 11 comments

  13. NFL Week Three: Patriots Vs. Joey Porter's Mouth

    It's almost too good; Joey Porter says beating the Pats without Tom Brady “shouldn’t be that hard.” After all, says he, Cassell is just a backup who “don’t get that many snaps, right? So you throw the kitchen sink at him...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 6 years ago 937 reads 2 comments

  14. Why Football Fans Should Endorse Sarah Palin

    This is not a political argument. Frankly, I’m already to the point where I just want November 4th to be in the books so we can get on with our obsession: NFL football...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 6 years ago 969 reads 10 comments

  15. Matt Cassel vs. The World: Round One

    Round One of Matt Cassel’s bout with the NFL goes to the challenger. Cassel went toe-to-toe with one of the consensus living legends of the modern game and hung in there, blow ...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 6 years ago 355 reads 4 comments

  16. Remembering the Day Football Was Silenced

    Do you remember the debate? The World Trade Center was still burning. They were still digging into the rubble at the Pentagon and wondering how the passengers took another plane down in a field in Pennsylvania before it could strike its target...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 6 years ago 482 reads 2 comments

  17. In New England, Every Disaster Is an Opportunity

    Ok Pats fans; we've seen harder times...At least some of us have. "Tom Terrific" is down but not out. He'll be back next year. Let's see how many of you "nouveau fans" stick it out...

    Jim Bouchard Written by Jim Bouchard about over 6 years ago 949 reads 16 comments