Tuesday, January 8, 2013
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PLANET MIKEY CONQUERS STOUGHTON: Mike Adams, creator and host of Planet Mikey on WEEI sports talk radio (93.7 FM in Boston and 103.7 FM in Providence), was the featured speaker at the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting at the N.E. Sinai Hospital and Rehabilitation Center on Monday night. Adams features a lot of self-deprecating humor ("I look just like the guy you have in produce," he quipped to the Stop & Shop contingent in the crowd), and had the audience laughing hysterically. Adams said he was thrilled to be in Stoughton. “It’s a manly-sounding town. It’s not like Beverly, or Seekonk,” he joked. He said he just loved radio. “Radio beats working. I talk sports. People call when they’re drunk. I talk them down. People just …
Saturday, January 14, 2012
Students and staff at the O’Donnell Middle School and the Hansen Elementary School wore their Patriots gear Friday, on the eve of New England's playoff showdown with the Denver Broncos.
No one was “Tebowing” at the O’Donnell Middle School on Friday. Students and staff were encouraged to don Patriots gear on the eve of New England’s playoff showdown with Tim Tebow and the Denver Broncos. Dozens of students and staff came wearing the jerseys of their favorite Patriots player. Not too far from the OMS, students and staff at the Hansen Elementary School did the same. Support for the Patriots wasn’t limited to the schools. Librarian Lori Garcia was seen wearing her Tom Brady jersey Saturday morning at the Stoughton Public Library. The Patriots host the Broncos Saturday at 8 p.m. in an AFC Divisional Round playoff game, with the winner advancing to the AFC Championship game next Sunday.
The Patriots host the Broncos in a Divisional Round playoff game. Plus the Saints, 49ers, Ravens, Texans, Packers and Giants are all in action this weekend. Here are some at-home tailgating basics, so the whole family can have fun while watching football.
We’ve reached the Divisional Round of the National Football League playoffs and only eight teams are left standing, including our hometown Patriots. The Patriots host the Denver Broncos Saturday night (8 p.m.) and prior to that, New Orleans plays at San Francisco (4:30 p.m.). On Sunday, Houston plays at Baltimore (1 p.m.) and Green Bay hosts the New York Giants (4:30 p.m.) So, with four big football games on slate for this weekend, here are some at-home tailgating tips to help add to the playoff excitement: Pre-Game: * Patriot Pancakes Hit the Gridiron: Work off some of the days anticipated calories. While a simple game of catch will burn a few, try one of these to get the whole team involved… Stay Hydrated: Serving thematic drinks keeps …
Friday, January 13, 2012
Former New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan was the guest speaker at the Stoughton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting on January 9. Check out video highlights from his appearance in the media gallery.
When he introduces himself to younger children at speaking engagements, former New England Patriots quarterback Steve Grogan tells them, “I used to be Tom Brady.” After all, they are the same person, Grogan says. Both were low round draft picks—Grogan a fifth rounder from Kansas State, and Brady a 6th rounder from Michigan—and both were thrust into the lineup early in their careers when the star quarterback they once backed up—Jim Plunkett (Grogan) and Drew Bledsoe (Brady)—went down with injury. But, there are three main differences between Brady and himself, Grogan admits. “I didn't win three Super Bowls. I never made 15 million dollars a year, and my wife didn't make twice what I made modeling underwear," he joked. “Otherwise, we’re the …