Like a spicy nightlife scene or brazen Jets fan, big September games are hard to find in Foxborough. That ends, at least for a few hours, today. The Patriots and Dolphins will kick off at 1 p.m. in a game with implications better fit for an October or November showdown. To review, if the Pats lose they'll fall to 1-3 by way of their first three-game losing streak since the first term of the second Bush administration. Historically, only 14 percent of NFL teams that start 1-3 make the playoffs. And with a win, the Dolphins would move to 4-0 and own a three-game lead in the division. Less critically, outside concerns over New England's punchless offense and slow-footed defense would be completely legitimized. Fan anxiety is already stoked to problematic levels that could soon make a worry wart out of even the guy wearing a "In Bill We Trust" T-shirt under his Richard Seymour jersey in the 300 … [Read more...] about The Patriots’ biggest September game since the dawn of the Brady-Belichick era is here
Dawning of the day
Matthew Lee, Ap Diplomatic Writer Updated 8:07 am PDT, Thursday, September 27, 2018 Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attends a meeting with permanent members of United Nations Security Council in New York, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. From left, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres, Pompeo, Jonathan Cohen, U.S. deputy ambassador to the U.N., Jeremy Hunt, Britain Foreign Affairs Secretary and last on left side row is Karen Pierce, Britain's U.N. ambassador. From right, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, French Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian, French ambassador to the U.N. Francois Delattre, Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Russian Ambassador to the U.N. Vassily Nebenzia. less Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from left, attends a meeting with permanent members of United Nations Security Council in New York, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. From left, United Nations Secretary General ... more … [Read more...] about Pompeo says ‘dawn of new day’ with North Korea
Balko Des Flos progressed to win the Ryanair Chase at the Cheltenham Festival a little more than six months after last year’s Ballybrit success while Carlingford Lough was a five-time Grade One winner and Road To Riches a dual scorer at the highest level. The Plate has a special place in the heart of Irish racing and the quality has improved immeasurably in recent years with many graded horses running in handicap company and this year’s 22-runner showpiece is another ultra-competitive affair. English raider Drumcliff ticks a lot of boxes for Harry Fry but he must defeat the best the Irish have to offer, with champion trainer Willie Mullins (below) saddling five runners – and exciting first reserve Patricks Park. Gordon Elliott also throws four darts at the lucrative pot with Grade Two-winning novice chaser Jury Duty the partner of champion jockey Davy Russell in another intriguing renewal as the Plate switches to an evening start for the first time in its rich … [Read more...] about Galway Plate Day: A race-by-race guide, top tips from our expert team and our lay of the day
Our illustrious stage connoisseur Chris Rohmann, has recommended a pick of the day, Guys and Dolls at the Majestic Theater in West Springfield. I like all the help I can get, so take it away, Chris: “Guys and Dolls, the “musical fable of Broadway,” is playing now at the Majestic Theater. The clockwork plot turns on a pair of bets and takes us from Times Square street corners to a chintzy burlesque house, a Salvation Army mission, and a Havana that was still, in the ’50s, the norteamericanos’ playground. “The large, likeable cast, directed by Rand Foerster, is headed by Billy Clark Taylor as the suave gambler Sky Masterson, Rebecca Flinker as prim missionary Sarah Brown, Buzz Roddy as twitchy crap-game impresario Nathan Detroit, and Annie Kerins as adenoidal showgirl Adelaide. “Mitch Chakour leads a tight nine-piece band, Dawn McKay’s costumes nail the postwar era’s gaudy fashions, and Greg Trochlil’s brick-walled set evokes … [Read more...] about Pick of the Day 5/21: Guys and Dolls at the Majestic
Near the dawn of the gaming medium, Atari was so dominant that when you talked about playing “Atari”, you might as well have been talking about playing any video game ever. Today, Atari is… not that dominant. But the legacy remains strong. A huge glowing Atari logo even shows up in Blade Runner 2049, a movie that is set in the year 2049. Now that’s a future-proof #brand. But Atari wants you thinking about Atari a whole bunch before we start getting replicants. Sure the company’s still putting out games like an upcoming Nintendo Switch version of Roller Coaster Tycoon. And of course, there’s the mysterious new Atari VCS gaming hardware we sort of got to go hands-on with at the Game Developers Conference. But what if you were more interested in living the Atari lifestyle? What if instead of playing Atari you could just wear it? Put on the Atari Speakerhat. The Atari Speakerhat is, first and foremost, a pretty good hat. I don’t wear too … [Read more...] about GEEK PICK OF THE DAY: Have You Worn the Atari Speakerhat Today?