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  1. Tom Brady and Bill Belicheck disappoint with reaction to Aaron He...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN the Magazine's College Football Preview issue, Howard Bryant writes about Tom Brady and Bill Belichick's disappointing reaction to the Aaron Hernandez scandal.

    Story | Conversation | August 05, 2013
  2. The dynasty that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick built in New Englan...

    Howard Bryant

    In ESPN The Magazine, Howard Bryant writes about the end of a dominating dynasty in New England and how fans should appreciate this season they are having.

    Story | Conversation | December 27, 2012
  3. NFL's defenders in political fight for future of football

    Howard Bryant

    A rising defense, which challenges the growing orthodoxy that football is a death sport, is nothing more than a clever filibuster. Like cigarettes and steroids, the seriousness of concussions is no longer open for debate.

    Story | Conversation | May 23, 2012
  4. Negativity about New England Patriots loss in Super Bowl XLVI is ...

    Howard Bryant

    The culture of sports today seems to leave little room for an appreciation of the competition. How else to explain the negative reactions to the Patriots' loss in Super Bowl XLVI?

    Story | Conversation | February 09, 2012
  5. Reasons to temper enthusiasm over Drew Brees and Tom Brady beatin...

    Howard Bryant

    It was a Mount Everest of a record. But the game has changed so much that Dan Marino's passing mark didn't have a chance of standing tall against the Drew Brees and Tom Brady ascents.

    Story | Conversation | January 05, 2012
  6. Boston Bruins, Boston Red Sox, Boston Celtics and New England Pat...

    Howard Bryant

    Boston sports fans have been treated to championships from all four of their major pro sports teams in the last seven years. A writer reflects on the way it is and the way it was in his hometown.

    Story | Conversation | July 01, 2011
  7. NFL: The New York Jets gave the league a personality it needs as ...

    Howard Bryant

    The Jets were a breath of fresh (not to mention hot) air this season. And with a fun-free work stoppage looming large, the NFL needs all the pizzazz it can muster.

    Story | Conversation | January 26, 2011
  8. Roger Goodell winning public battle vs. NFLPA's DeMaurice Smith

    Howard Bryant

    What passes for excitement in the NFL today happens on Park Avenue in the commissioner's office. Roger Goodell is the person to watch in the NFL, on every issue, with every team. The NFLPA is losing the battle for the public.

    Story | Conversation | May 07, 2010
  9. Boston sports fans shouldn't expect a repeat of the 2000s in the ...

    Howard Bryant

    After a decade of riches in Boston, a market correction seems inevitable.

    Story | Conversation | January 27, 2010
  10. The New England Patriots' mystique was shattered by the Baltimore...

    Howard Bryant

    After their playoff exit, it's clear the Pats have been knocked off their perch.

    Story | Conversation | January 10, 2010
  11. Wes Welker's knee injury shows how fragile success in sports can ...

    Howard Bryant

    Wes Welker's injury shows how fragile success in sports can be.

    Story | Conversation | January 03, 2010
  12. Did Randy Moss quit? Cracks in the Patriots' invincibility have e...

    Howard Bryant

    The Patriots' newfound vulnerability has opponents lining up to take their shots. This week, Randy Moss is the target.

    Story | Conversation | December 15, 2009
  13. Dynasty no more, New England Patriots going through growing pains...

    Howard Bryant

    The rebuilding Patriots are going through growing pains.

    Story | Conversation | December 09, 2009
  14. Is the tide of perception turning on Bill Belichick and the New E...

    Howard Bryant

    Belichick's 4th-down call latest in a troubling trend for Pats on the big stage.

    Story | Conversation | November 18, 2009
  15. The Buffalo Bills' implosion Monday night shows they didn't think...

    Howard Bryant

    Is there an escape hatch in a culture of losing? After Monday night, Dick Jauron and the Bills need to find one, and fast.

    Story | Conversation | September 16, 2009
  16. Good fortune and Tom Brady helped lift the New England Patriots p...

    Howard Bryant

    It wasn't always pretty, but Tom Brady helped lift the Patriots past the Bills.

    Story | Conversation | September 15, 2009