It might have been the best chance the Pats had to win, but that matador defense against Ahmad Bradshaw in the closing minute just didn't look good. It wasn't worthy of the Super Bowl.
Personality. Panache. Popularity. All that mouthiness from Antonio Cromartie and the Jets has people paying attention, and that's a good thing. Don't you wish the killjoy NFL saw it that way?
The over-importance placed on every aspect of the NFL created Bill Belichick and his quest for advantages.
Page 2's Tim Keown lives, eats and breathes every word out of Patriots training camp for a day.
Brady Quinn didn't free-fall -- all that happened is the guys who guess for a living guessed he would be chosen earlier.
LaDainian Tomlinson may have gotten caught up in the moment, but Tim Keown still agrees with his take on the Patriots.
The NFL should take a page from the NBA's code of conduct before it's too late.