11.09.05 Afternoon

A bit of a slow day for the fund drive thus far today, still about $250 short of the daily total needed to keep on pace with the goal mark. Thanks again to those who have participated thus far.

David Scott has a couple of items today, leading off with the news that Bill Griffith might be getting nudged out at the Globe. He also talks with Howard Bryant on his way out of town.

Gordon Edes has been blogging like mad from the baseball GM meetings today.

Eric McHugh hands out midterm grades for the Patriots, and as the 4-4 record would indicate, they’re a very average team right now.

Mark Farinella doesn’t like how the Patriots are conducting themselves after losing to the Colts on Monday night.

Tom King says that the Patriots know they have a long way to go before they can be considered contenders.

A couple of items from Mike Reiss, his Reiss’ Pieces blog has a couple of entries today, including a note that Duane Starks was not around for the start of practice or in the locker room today. From yesterday, we have another edition of Reiss’ Mailbag, which has a lot of stuff from after the Colts game.

The Baltimore Sun (Free Registration Required) has an article on the Sports Guy, Bill Simmons.