The Legend of Tom Brady and the Legends He Created

The Legend of Tom Brady and the Legends He Created

Can you easily define a legend? Well, if you want the easy answer, yes. Our legends in sports and pop culture go by one name: Montana, Favre, Woods, “Sweetness” … Brady. Hear one or more of these names uttered and you understand at least a context for the legacy that...
Brian Babikian: Riding the [Digital] Wave

Brian Babikian: Riding the [Digital] Wave

I recently sat down with Brian Babikian, also known as The Spike King, to discuss his goals in Digital Sports Media, and how he’s coping with his newly minted celebrity status.   You can find him on nearly every Boston and Rhode Island news station imploring Pat’s...
Refuse to Lose: New England’s Improbable Super Bowl Run

Refuse to Lose: New England’s Improbable Super Bowl Run

I don’t get it. Even when the Patriots aren’t supposed to be as good, they’re great. I’m reading the complete Harry Potter series for the first time this year; and, I’ve yet to discover anything in J.K. Rowling’s books as mythological as New England’s 2018-19 season,...
The Last Stand: 2018 Patriots are a Relic of Bygone Era

The Last Stand: 2018 Patriots are a Relic of Bygone Era

We meet again, old friend. What about fall’s rise stokes such fire in our lives, year after year? Is it a Rick Porcello four-seam fastball? Or perhaps a Tom Brady play-action touchdown pass to Josh Gordon? The answer is yes. Although in different ways than in previous...
The Reluctant General: Tom Brady’s Mystifying Late Career

The Reluctant General: Tom Brady’s Mystifying Late Career

These things just don’t happen. As any cultured Bostonian will convey, all great performances follow a rigid, three-act structure, culminating with a stirring finale. But then, there’s the curtain call, and the encore. Perhaps that’s where we join our old friend Tom...