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Sunday Clutter: New England Patriots, Mitt Romney, Sarah McLachlan, and more

Hi everyone,

Welcome back!  How's your weekend going so far?  Things are fine on this end.  I had to dig out the Northern Estate yesterday, so I'm pretty sure that shoveling takes care of my cardio for this week.  The garden is now completely buried, so regardless of what the calendar says, I say winter is here, though now it appears to be turning into rain.  Hmm.  Other than that, nothing too crazy.  There's a fresh pot of coffee waiting for you, so help yourself to a nice medium DD, and let's clear out some Sunday Clutter!

The New England Patriots play the Denver Broncos in Denver at 4:25 this afternoon.  A victory gives the Patriots the AFC East title and a first-round playoff bye.  Now, all they have to do is...win in Denver.  Gulp.  Playing in Denver always feels like the hardest assignment of the year, and the results often aren't pretty.  Having said that, the Patriots have a much stronger running game than the last time they played the Broncos, so here's hoping LeGarrette Blount and friends are enough to help Tom Brady overcome his previous struggles in Mile High Stadium. 

Oh, and why exactly did new wide receiver Michael Floyd make the trip to Denver?  Having been with the team for all of three days now, does he actually have a role int today's game, or is he just there to pick up as much as he can, as quickly as he can, for the last few weeks of the season?  Guess we'll just have to wait and see what Bill Belichick has up his sleeve this time.

LeGarrette Blount December 18 2016

Can LeGarrette Blount put the Patriots over the top today?  (pic via patriots.com)

Next year's Boston Red Sox lineup looks pretty close to being locked in.  We assume Pablo Sandoval will at least start the season as the third baseman, if for no other reason than to try to reestablish something resembling trade value.  Other than that, the only real question mark is who should be the catcher.  Sandy Leon shocked the hell out of everyone with his offensive performance, but we would argue that the Sox should try to figure out who their long-term catcher is, and right now, the two candidates are Christian Vazquez and Blake Swihart.  Whoever doesn't make the cut should be a trade chip for whatever needs come up for the Sox during the season.

The Red Sox are adding 124 new luxury seats for 2017? Good for them.  We're sure they'll be great, but we wouldn't trade our bleacher seats for them.  Seriously, you can see everything without having to turn your head for the entire game, plus we can watch the pitchers warm up, and all in all, it's a reasonable price for a few nights at Fenway Park.

Mitt Romney is now trying to rationalize his humiliation at the hands of Donald Trump. Romney says it was a good thing that Trump considered him for the secretary of state gig.  Oh Mittens, you were never in the running.  Maybe it's time to just put politics to the side for a while and go back to the private sector.  This is just awkward.

The GOP's obsession with repealing Obamacare has nothing to do with effective health care coverage (shocker.)  It's all about making the rich richer. If you're not one of the top 1%, Republicans have no use for you.

We're sorry to hear that Doctor Henry Heimlich died yesterday. Yes, he was the inventor of the Heimlich Maneuver, and we can only imagine how many lives that move has saved since he invented in in 1974.  Dr. Heimlich was 96 years old.

Okay kids, that's going to do it for now.  You know, we really aren't asking for much for Christmas this year.  Frankly, next year's Red Sox tickets already pretty much did the trick.  Really, we're just hoping for good health for loved ones, a more peaceful world than we're really expecting next year, and we don't know...maybe some Sarah McLachlan.  Not sure how much control we have over the first two wishes, but here's the lovely Ms. McLachlan to close things out with, "O Come All Ye Faithful," for today's, "Song of the Day."

Yeah, besides that, we're pretty much all set.

Thanks for stopping by, everyone.  It was great to see you, as always.  Enjoy the rest of your day, be good, and we'll meet up again for more silliness soon.  Until next time, that's today's Clearing out the Clutter, and we are outta here.

 

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