You suppose the state of Arizona is ready for the media mountain that is heading its way? The New England Patriots left Sunday for the Valley of the Sun (never mind that it's been the victim of the same deluge of rain we in Southern California have experienced the last week).
It was a lovely sendoff at Gillette Stadium. Linebacker Junior Seau looked like a member of the Rat Pack with his '60s-style fedora. Owner Robert Kraft wore the blue striped shirt with the white collar, but went a little crazy and had no tie!
The star of the show, of course, was quarterback Tom Brady, who was GQ-ready in his pinstriped suit, complete with hanky in the pocket. Most important to everyone watching, however, were his shoes. The AP story said Brady "walked with long strides and without a limp in his brown wingtips." The collective sigh of relief in Foxborough was enough to melt the snow.
OK, enough Patriots for a while. I promise next time, we'll be just as irreverent toward the New York Giants.