Hmm…

Randy MossWhile the Internet was exploding with talk of a Randy Moss to the Cowboys rumor, the Patriots pretty quietly released a big member of their defense — Roosevelt Colvin. Colvin is a playmaker who spent the end of the season on the injured list.

The Patriots were due to pay him over $7 million, which they clearly felt was too much. Although that may be true, keep in mind this is a team with an aging linebacker group — Colvin is younger than Vrabel, Bruschi, and Seau.

So the move is a curious one. It will give the Patriots $5 million extra in cap space — perhaps a step towards signing you know who.

Suck it, Belichick

And though the Giants’ victory is a tragedy in my world, I still find solace in a Patriots loss.  Watching Belichick ignore Mike Carey’s pleas to stay on the sideline, abandon his team and leave the field with time on the clock was staggering.  What an asshole.

Seeing the Patriots fail is something that brings me happiness, and I feel no guilt over this.  Will they suffer the curse of the Super Bowl loser?  God I hope so.

Cheating

I try to veer away from the hyperbole as much as possible. But if the rumor that the Patriots taped the Rams’ walk-through prior to Super Bowl XXXVI is proven true, the phrase “lifetime suspension” should be thrown about.

There is very little benefit of the doubt they deserve at this point, so I’m looking forward to the organization’s efforts to clear their name. This might actually be one case where the Federal Government deciding it needs to meddle in the professional sports world won’t annoy me.