19-8: So bad it’s merciful.
Slamming the door on the Sox, Reader No. 1 moves on to another subject:
“Recommended: Michael Holley's new book on the Patriots.
“I thought it started better than it ended. The 2nd Super Bowl season recap has too many overly familiar game recaps. Also, too much telling us how the coaching staff works, rather than showing us by example. But there are fresh insider gems, eg
“-- How the coaching staff had begun to look differently at stars like Bledsoe and Milloy long before the rest of us (and they were right)
“-- The Pats alternative QB choice to Tom Brady in the 2000 draft (read it)
“-- Vinatieri wearing a Size 9 shoe instead of Size 11 for his last game-winning fieldgoal so his foot won't slip.
“Most of all, there is Belichick -- the ultimate workaholic and bottom line guy. Others have remarked on the emotionless, results-only style that Holley captured. It's not pretty, but it certainly works.”