Sunday, January 08, 2006

Like I said, it's good to be a Patriot

We writers can be a vain bunch. But when Dan Shaughnessy, widely considered one of journalism's best sports writers, recounted in The Boston Globe yesterday's 28-3 victory by the New England Patriots over the Jacksonville Jaguars, well, he wrote the way I write only in my dreams, and my vanity gave way to grateful reverence:

Patriots sail past Jaguars

If you click on this link after Monday, you'll have to purchase the article through an archive service. But here are perhaps the best lines from Shaughnessy's report:
But [the 40-21 loss to the Colts] was in mid-autumn, a couple of football lifetimes ago, back when New England was struggling to get healthy and Belichick was trying to integrate new players into a new system. Those Patriots started the season 4-4, but the team we've seen since Nov. 13 bares a frightening resemblance to the robotic football dynasty that has won three of the last four Super Bowls.