11.06.06 afternoon

Maybe the Colts smackdown of the Patriots has effecting the mood of people more than I thought. So far just one donation to the 2006 BSMW Fall Fund Drive, and if that holds up, that person will be the winner of the $50 Staples Gift card…if you get a chance, please consider sending along something to support the site.

Some afternoon links:

Glen Farley notes that if the NFL handed out championships in November, the Colts would be a dynasty. Tom King says that the trend had changed…the Colts are no longer afraid of the Patriots…at least in the regular season. Eric McHugh looks at the Patriots once again coming up short against the iron of the AFC at home. Hector Longo has more on the Colts defense showing a little something against the Patriots.

Rob Bradford says last night was pure Patriots football…Colts style. Ron Hobson notes that the Colts didn’t need Vinatieri to be their hero last night. Tom King has more of the more thorough articles on Vinatieri’s return to Foxboro.

McHugh’s notebook has a look at a rough night for the Patriots secondary. King’s notebook looks at the debate raging on…Brady or Manning?

John R Johnson says QB Matt Ryan is the key to BC’s ACC title hopes.

The Revolution are making another trip to the MLS finals, and with all the Patriots links this morning, they sort of got lost in the shuffle. Frank Dell’Apa has the account of the Revs beating D.C. United 1-0 to advance to the championship. Andrew Hush has the story in the Herald. Taylor Twellman scored the lone goal in the game, and Ryan Mink has the Revs forward deflecting attention on the matter. Hush’s notebook has the Revolution changing alignments for the game.