The following is a text message exchange between our own Max Powers and fellow 60 Max staffers...
Dateline Boston, Saturday 8/27/11, 7:45pm ET – Here we are sitting at home and bracing for hurricane Irene and waiting for the Patriots game to begin. We have the sausages ready, beer nice and cold, and ready to see the Patriots do their thing.
Then Blammo!!! From the start this game was over. As all Patriots fans know, it a rough ride going through a game where you’re watching them get trounced. You need support from your Patriot family... Here at 60 Max we get upset, rude, and run the gamut of emotions. Here are some our thoughts via our texts to each other during the action (names have been changed to 'Text:' to protect the innocent).
Texting back and forth:
Text 1: “They look like crap”
Text 2: “They better pull Brady before he gets hurt... O'Brien is going off!” - channeling Charlie Weiss
Text 3: “Yeah Welker is the truth” - on his TD catch
Text 4: “This is all Ochocinco’s fault”
Text 5: “He sucks”
Text 6: “Nice hit Welker” - Welker's neck injuring TD saving hit after Brady's interception
Text 7: “The Patriots look like the Panthers”
Text 8:” I’m sure the Panthers have a better pass rush”
Text 9 “Screw Irene I’m going for a drunken walk outside”
Text 10: “That Butler is so good, they should use him more” - sarcasm
Text 11: “Yo here comes the big preseason comeback” - delusional at this point
Text 12 “I wouldn't put it past Bill to leave them in the whole game”
Text 13: “Are you kidding me” - Mark Anderson letting Drew Stanton out of his grasp for a sorely needed sack
Text 15: “Cut that bum Anderson”
Text 16: “Get up you bum” - a hurt Jonathan Wilhite taking a breather on the ground
Text 17: “Why are you insulting the bums?”
Text 18: “Mowtown Meltdown Patriots gets eaten alive our title for Tomm”
Text 19: “Locked in Detroit prison has Patriots watching their back in the shower”
Text 20: “A man named Suh and a lady named Brady”
Text 21: “Surfer boy even in on the action” blonde dreadlocked Mr. Irrelevant Tim Toone making a catch
Text 22: “Will he catch the F!#(*&$ FOOTBALL! - Ochocinco dropping Brian Hoyer's perfect pass
Text 23: “The ball looked like a wounded duck” Drew Stanton TD pass to Derrick Williams
Text 24: “It’s only our 1st team against their second team”
Text 25: “Coffin Corner for Darius Butler” Giving up an easy touchdown
Text 26: “Coffin Corner for everyone”
Text 27: “I was thinking the Patriots WR routes are names not numbers, maybe they can tweet them to Ochocinco. I’m sure he’ll remember them then” - Maybe he can put them on his friends list
Text 28: “Ocho sux”
Text 29: “Nochocinco”
Text 30: “Time to 86 number 85”
Text 31: “If only Price stepped up”
Text 32: “Ryan Mallet looks like he’s been smoking crystal meth in some lab somewhere”
Text 33: "What's going on with Green-Ellis' dreadlocks, is he using a crimper?"
That’s a game in the life of 60 Max Power O, we’re true fans whose feelings get hurt when their team gets beat down. Such is the love/hate relationship with New England and their sports teams.