The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

‘Mac Jones Can’t Throw Deep’?

Fox Sports host Colin Cowherd posted a video rebutting the frequently heard criticism that Mac Jones lacks arm strength. Because of NFL policy, I can’t embed that video here, but you can click the link and watch five minutes of Jones’s NFL highlights so far his rookie year. What infuriates me about this “weak arm” […]

They’re BA-A-A-A-ACK!

Belichick’s boys are looking good: Despite starting the season with a 2-4 record, the New England Patriots now have the inside track to win their division. Not only has the team won five straight to move to 7-4 on the year, it also leapfrogged the Buffalo Bills in the standings in Week 11. While the […]

Patriots Extend Winning Streak to Five Games, and Super Bowl Chatter Begins

Exactly as I predicted: Since dropping a thrilling overtime game against Dallas on Oct. 17, New England has churned out five straight victories, with four of them coming by double-digits. The Patriots have held each of their last three opponents to fewer than eight points, including a shutout of the Atlanta Falcons on Thursday night. […]

Patriots Dominate Browns, 45-7

On Saturday, I wrote that if the New England Patriots could “get a convincing win” against the Cleveland Browns, fans would begin talking about the team in Super Bowl terms. Sunday’s 45-7 win was about as convincing as could be and, having won four games in a row, the Patriots now have the second-longest current […]

If the Patriots Beat the Browns …

Look, I don’t want to get too hyped up here. At 5-4, New England is still just one game above .500, but they’ve won three in a row after last week’s win over the Carolina Panthers and — interesting comparison — this is their first streak of three consecutive wins since Tom Brady led the […]

Guess Who’s in the NFL Playoff Hunt?

On Oct. 17, after the New England Patriots lost a home game to the Dallas Cowboys, NBC Sports ran a story with this headline: Could Patriots make the playoffs despite 2-4 record? Here’s what history says Three weeks later — and three wins later — the AFC East standings: Buffalo Bills ………………. 5-3 New England […]

Defense Wins Football Games

The University of Alabama survived a scare Saturday against LSU, coming away with a hard-fought 20-14 victory to keep alive the Crimson Tide’s hopes of another trip to the college football playoffs. LSU stopped Alabama’s running game — something that is cause for concern going forward — and forced the Tide to rely on quarterback […]

Controlled Opposition: Has AllahPundit Always Been a Democrat Trojan Horse?

“In the context of journalism, here, we are dealing with a new kind of ‘lead’ — the Symbiotic Trapezoid Quote. The Columbia Journalism Review will never sanction it; at least not until the current editor dies of brain syphilis, and probably not even then. “What? “Do we have a libel suit on our hands? “Probably not, […]

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