Weekly Patriot’s Update
The NFL off-season is not really much of an off season at all. Every week during the off season a series of new events take place. A quick recap on this week’s Pat’s off season. Firstly, Patriot’s tight end Rob Gronkowski (GRONK) was battling Lion’s wide receiver Calvin Johnson (MEGATRON) to continue for the running of the Madden ’13 cover. On Wednesday 04/11/12 Gronkowski was defeated by Johnson and is now out of the running for the cover. Many fans were having mixed emotions about the possibility of Gronkowski being on the cover because of the “Curse”. ESPN’S sports insider Adam Schefter tweeted Wednesday “Last year’s Madden Curse on Peyton Hillis was so strong it might have even affected Peyton Manning and Sean Payton. Bad year to be Peyton”. On the bright side of Gronkowski’s defeat, many fans will not be holding their breaths all season because of the apparent curse.
Next on the list for an off season recap, Patriots cornerback Antwuan Molden has joined the New York Giants. Falling short of a Super Bowl win last season with the Patriots, Molden is set to be a Giant for the upcoming season. Last night via Twitter Molden tweeted “Glad to be a Giant” and then later he also thanked his loyal fans of PAT NATION for their support. Being a member on twitter I read many tweets last night filled with mixed emotions about his move.
Some things to look forward to within this upcoming week: Patriots will announce their 2012 season schedule April 17. Many fans are anxiously waiting this schedule to be released. Who will they face off for their first game? Another event to look forward to is the NFL draft. The NFL Draft begins Thursday, April 26, 2012, and ends Saturday, April 28, 2012.
This is my first piece I have chose to post to my blog:
Being Brought Up With Brady
I am growing up in a generation where the NFL is one of America’s most competitive sports, and one of the most watched sports by loyal fans. I am one of those fans. I am a proud fan of the New England Patriot’s, better yet known as: PATSNATION. Being raised as a Pat’s fan has been nothing but exciting, but Brady is all I know. I only know the Patriots with Tom Brady; prior to Brady’s role as quarterback was Drew Bledsoe, but I was too young to remember him.
Let’s think back to 2003 with a Superbowl win against the Carolina Panthers, led by Brady or the 2004 Superbowl win against the Philadelphia Eagles. This win was the “Brady Branch” duo. In 2007 we had a devastating loss to one of our biggest rivals: The New York Giants. Even more devastating was to watch it happen again this past season. Even with this past loss, the Pats have set so many different records including the most wins in a decade (2001-2010).
My childhood memories about the Pat’s were always about Brady, or where the Superbowl party would be, or which party we would attend. I have grown up in the generation of the Patriots with Brady. Currently the Indianapolis Colts are experiencing what I think many of us fear: that is the day our quarterback finally departs ways and retires. I cannot picture the Pats without Brady because I have grown up with him. Who would be next? Will he break Brady’s records? Will he help lead our team to future Superbowls? … I want to believe that Brady will lead our team forever but the day will come that we all dread. For us kids, it will be like a sibling leaving for college or moving out to their own house. It will be a feeling of mixed emotions, especially for my generation. After all, I have “been brought up with Brady”.
Gronkowski doing the damn thing last season.
In his new video for the Madden contest, he has no boot on.
This is a good sign.
I hope his injury is healing and he brings his A game this season.