The Race is On
First of all, the Patriots will compete without the great Tom Brady. Will they win the Super Bowl? Most likely not. But this team has won three Super Bowls already in the 21st century and a lot of football teams have never won a single Super Bowl.
What do I know about Matt Cassel? First of all, I’m not even positive my spelling on his last name is right. OK, I’ve just confirmed that it is. Second of all, I know about as much about him as I knew about Tom Brady the day Drew Bledsoe got hurt, which is — not much.
As Richard Seymour said on the radio this morning in that deep voice of his, “Defense wins championships.”
Now, I’ll stop digressing. There is a buzz in the air at Fenway with the Rays in town. You have to think the Red Sox will win the Division at this point. They are finally healthy. Look for J.D. Drew to be back in the lineup either Tuesday or Wednesday. With Kazmir going tomorrow, I could see them waiting until Wednesday.
The Sox also announced that top prospect Michael Bowden won’t throw another pitch this season. They are happy with the year he’s had, but have decided it’s best to let him rest up.
Kotsay will lead off tonight and play right. Ellsbury is getting a night off.