Patriots

On Sports
11:45 pm
Sun February 1, 2015

Unbelievable Is The Only Way To Describe Patriots Super Bowl Victory

Unbelievable!

Absolutely unbelievable!

No other word aptly describes the New England Patriots 28-24 victory over the Seattle Seahawks Sunday night in Super Bowl XLIX.

Unbelievable that Patriot Malcolm Butler, an undrafted rookie free agent from that college football factory West Alabama, intercepted a pass at the goal line with 20 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter.

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On Sports
12:25 pm
Thu January 22, 2015

Deflategate Is A Gift For The Sports Media

Deflategate is a migraine for the National Football League and an embarrassment for the New England Patriots, but for the nation’s sports media, it’s a gift. A Big,Beautiful, Wrapped Present.  Think Christmas morning, and the largest box under the tree is labeled: To Reporters, From The Patriots.

That’s Deflategate, the ball controversy swirling about the Super Bowl-bound New England Patriots. Did the Patriots deflate game balls last Sunday, possibly making it easier for quarterback Tom Brady to throw and tight end Rob Gronkowski to catch in the rain? If they didn’t, who did?

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Engineer's Corner
5:08 pm
Mon February 3, 2014

TheEC: Prison Radio

Sony SRF-39FP
Credit Museum of Everyday Objects

A recent article in the New Yorker about radio in prison piqued my interest.  Besides providing a window into a world that many of us know little or nothing about, it caught my eye that these Sony SRF-39FP ("FP" for "Federal Prison") radios are actually remarkably good receivers.  

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RI News
11:20 am
Wed June 26, 2013

Patriots Hernandez Taken from Home in Handcuffs, Released

Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was led away in handcuffs from his MA home.
Credit Flo Jonic / RIPR

New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez has been released after being arrested on unspecified charges Wednesday morning.  The arrest comes eight days after his friend, semi-pro player Odin Lloyd, was found dead about a mile from Hernandez’ home.

Massachusetts state troopers and North Attleboro police arrested Hernandez at 8:47 a.m. at his North Attleboro home. He was led away in handcuffs and casually spit into some bushes on his way to the cruiser.

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