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Sharks are circling around Patriots

It might be freezing in New England. That won’t stop the sharks from circling around Foxborough. Criticism of the Patriots is more fair right now than usual. They have lost two in a row, not looking like a championship team in either defeat. For sure, at 42 Tom Brady has taken a step backward, which…

TFC's dynasty not something we see around these parts often

Before my young friend takes over and writes stuff about the game and team that I can’t, here’s a bit of football poaching to start the week. I’m not sure the casual fan around these parts quite understands this but, to my mind, what we’re seeing with the TFCs is nothing short of a local…

NHL glue guys are struggling to stick around thanks to the salary cap

Stanley Cup-winning experience isn’t worth what it used to be. Neither is experience of any kind. As NHL teams move toward paying their stars more money and relying on young players to fill the gaps, hockey’s middle class is being squeezed out. Veterans are finding it increasingly difficult to land guaranteed contracts and are often…

The coolest police cars from around the world

Police departments save money by purchasing cars in bulk; it’s like going to Costco. This partially explains why the venerable Ford Crown Victoria faithfully served nearly every American law enforcement agency for decades. Cops sometimes think outside of the box, however, either because they need to — a Crown Vic won’t catch a Dodge Viper…