Saturday, February 2, 2013
Enjoy the big game with big flavor.
I know you're upset the Patriots aren't playing in the Super Bowl, but stop claiming you're going to skip the big game. You have to watch, or you aren't an American. Besides, now that your team isn't playing, you can relax and enjoy the party without having to worry about every play. Your blood pressure will rise because of all the snacks, not because of iffy calls by the refs. The best features of the Super Bowl, in order, are watching the commercials, eating party food, hanging out with friends (just don't talk while the commercials are playing), making ridiculous bets and actually watching the game. Unlike other media members, I'm not going to spoil the commercials for you, it's too late in the week for me to find you friends and I am …
A Ravens cheerleader has been making headlines for the reasons she says she was banned from cheering on Super Bowl Sunday.
The story of a Baltimore Ravens cheerleader who said she was disciplined for weight gain—and believes this is a reason she was left behind from the Super Bowl—has been making headlines across the country. Cheerleader Courtney Lenz said she thinks her team didn't take her to the Super Bowl was because she gained 1.6 pounds. Admittedly, her story has changed through the week: Yahoo Sports noted she first said the team was upset because she had chosen to retire at the end of the season. She later told Good Morning America she thought the decision was because of her weigh-in. The alleged snub led to supporters starting an online petition to reinstate her, The Huffington Post reported. The team has said they picked cheerleaders for the Super …
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
For the first time in program history, the OA cheerleaders were invited to cheer at a college bowl game.
Success seems to be contagious at Muscato Stadium on Friday nights and Saturday afternoons. After a historic football season in 2011 that ended in the program's first ever appearance in a Super Bowl at Gillette Stadium, the OA football squad isn't the only program making their mark on school history. With every snap, play call and touchdown; the OA cheerleaders have been on the sideline showing their Tiger pride. And, this December, they'll be the first group in school history to cheer at a college bowl game. "We’ve been working hard," senior captain Jacquey Gover said. "We came from not a very good reputation and we’ve been building it up. The Super Bowl definitely helped our team. The cheerleaders were there for all of it and the Shriner…
Monday, February 6, 2012
No Joy in Mudville ... I Mean New England ... and in Easton
AAAAGGGGHHH!! Eli @$%#^*% Manning Mario #@%^&(% Mannigham. Oh, man that was tough. Wes Welker? You never not make that catch. Gronk had a shot at the Hail Mary. I knew well a very successful high school football coach who told me that in games he coached in which is team was blown out, he often slept well. Weird, huh? He said in those instances he could look back and be fairly confident that nothing different he could have done could have resulted in victory. But games he coached in which his team lost a close one – when it came down to one play or two – well, those were the games that kept him up at night. I just know that this game and the way it played out will at least lightly haunt many of us. If only that. Or if only …
Saturday, February 4, 2012
Patch editors weigh in on Sunday’s big game.
Patriots or Giants … who are you taking? Super Bowl XLVI is almost here. Enough of the hype, trash talk and analysis – we’re ready for some football. On the eve of Super Sunday, several Patch editors took the time to answer the most asked question over the past two weeks – who will win Super Bowl XLVI? Here are their answers: Courtney Jansson, Foxborough Patch Editor: I feel this is going to be a close game. Both teams are extremely talented, however in the end, the Patriots will have more drive to pull this out! – Patriots 28, Giants 21 Michael Hardman, Boston Patch Regional Editor: Giants score on five field goals while the Pats find the endzone on two Rob Gronkowski scores. I can't lose. The Pats are my AFC team and the Giants my NFC …
Friday, February 3, 2012
A Super Bowl specialty at Maguire's is featured in this week's Dish of the Week.
Beginning this week, we'll feature a different dish at a local restaurant. If you have a suggestion for a local dish, email Patrick.Maguire@patch.com Ever since Boston radio personality Eddie Andelman made the term "Jambalaya" synonymous with the Super Bowl for New Englanders during the 1996-1997 football season, the spicy Cajun dish has been a favorite in the New England area. It has also been a staple for Super Bowl season at Maguire's Bar and Grill. "It's a must when the Patriots are in the Super Bowl, but it's kind of become a tradition," owner and chef Neil Levine said. Andelman, formerly a radio host on WEEI, used the term "Jambalaya" during the Patriots quest to play in the Super Bowl in New Orleans in 1997. It symbolized a desire …
Here's your chance to call the game (and then prove to all your friends that you had it right).
Friday, February 3, 2012
All right Easton, it's time to ante up to the best Super Bowl pool ever. Write your game predictions in the comments - winner and final score - and settle in to see which of your neighbors gets the Patch bragging rights. If you're feeling lucky, give us a team to score first and game MVP as well. There's nothing to bet, so there's nothing to lose, and when you win (see, we have confidence in you) you'll have proof that you were right, here on Easton Patch. Check out Boston.com's predictions here. And go Pats!
Oliver Ames football coach Jim Artz takes a look at Super Bowl XLVI between the New England Patriots and the New York Giants.
Friday, February 3, 2012
While Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are gearing up for Super Bowl XLVI against the New York Giants, Oliver Ames High School head football coach Jim Artz is coming off a Super Bowl appearance of his own. Last fall, Artz led the Tigers to their first league championship since 1968 and the program's first ever appearance in an MIAA Super Bowl. While he is waiting to begin his 7th year at the helm for OA, we asked him to break down this year's NFL Super Bowl. Here are Coach Artz's five keys to the game: Key No. 1: Rob Gronkowski. The health of Gronkowski will greatly alter the Patriots' game plan. If healthy and ready to go, it creates many matchup problems for the giants. The Patriots do a great job in their no huddle high …
Thursday, February 2, 2012
What's happening around Easton this weekend?
It’s Thursday and you’ve got no idea what you’ll do for the weekend. Patch is coming to the rescue. We’ve got the best bets for your done-work-outta-here time. Check our picks for the activities to hit and new events to explore. We'll feature events from Easton and things to do within driving distance. 1. TEMPO Dessert Show Where/When: Oliver Ames High School Auditorium/ Friday 7 p.m. Why Go?: The Annual Dessert Show is TEMPO’s largest fundraiser. Proceeds from the event help TEMPO continue their work in supporting the music programs in all of the Easton Public Schools from grades K-12. To learn more, click here. 2. Maplewood Country Day Camp and Enrichment Center Open House Where/When: Maplewood Country Day Camp and Enrichment Center/…
Our Ties to the Big Game
We’re almost there New England. Early Sunday evening – the kickoff of Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis. As I have admitted in this space before, I am not the biggest sports fan – despite being a part of a big sports family, and even having competed in sports in college. Heck, I even worked for two newspapers as a freelancer for their sports departments. So, now, not a big sports enthusiast? Go figure. But, of course, I am rooting big time for our Pats. Yet, I'm not one of these fans who posts Patriots images all over their Facebook page, and who have Patriots stickers on their cars, and who watch the game in Patriots apparel. I defer to true Patriots fans. They’ve earned it. Still, I am offering here some reflection on Easton …