Sunday, December 18, 2016

Accentuating The Positive

When Shank writes a column about Patriots football, what else comes to mind except Larry Bird?
DENVER — Larry Bird wrote a fine autobiography with our own Bob Ryan in 1989 and the back of the tome included a bonus section in which Larry talked about his favorite and least-favorite arenas.

A sampling: “I don’t like playing in New Jersey. I knew I wasn’t going to like it the first time I walked in the building. I never liked to shoot there . . . There are few places I hate more than the Kingdome . . . I never liked the Silverdome . . . I’ve had some bad games in Oakland, including my 0-for-9 game during my second year . . . It’s always a tough game in Denver, both because of the Nuggets themselves and because of the altitude.’’
OK, it's actually a decent leadup to this:
Which brings us to Tom Brady’s personal House of Horrors — Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Brady is 2-7 in Denver (and one of those was against the Tim Tebow Broncos). In Pedro Martinez parlance, Mile High is Tom Brady’s “Daddy.’’
What follows from here is a paint-by-numbers and 100% completely predictable history of all Tom Brady games in Denver. Throw in a few quotes from Brady & Belichick, and it's a fish wrap.

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