GloucesterTimes.com, Gloucester, MA

November 19, 2012

Crunch Time


Gloucester Daily Times

---- — Football players on Kiss

A pair of Gloucester football captains will be appearing on Kiss108’s Matty in the Morning Show Wednesday for the annual Turkey Toss.

Gloucester’s Mark Horgan and Santo Parisi will be representing Gloucester against pairs from the Arlington, Everett, Lawrence, Matignon, Minuteman, Mystic Valley, St. Clement and Westford Academy high school football teams in the Turkey Toss. The event will be broadcast on Kiss108 beginning at 7:00 a.m, Wednesday 107.9 FM. The Matty in the Morning show runs from 6:00-10:00 a.m. weekday mornings on Kiss108.

Police All Stars

vs. Bruins

The Gloucester Superior Officers Association is presenting the Gloucester Police All Stars vs. Boston Bruins Legends hockey game this Friday, November 23 at the Talbot Rink (7:00 p.m.).

Tickets will be sold at the door, kids get in for free.

No Karma

Those getting on Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for Rob Gronkowski’s broken forearm, which occurred on the team’s final extra point try to make it 59-24, are off base.

It’s easy to call for the team’s backups after the fact, but even if the second string offense was in the game, Gronkowski still would have been on the extra point/field goal team.

It is rare for an NFL, or a football team at any level for that matter, to replace somebody on an extra point or field goal team regardless of the situation and the score. In other words, Gronkowski is on that special teams unit and he did not have a replacement.

In fact, 98.5 the Sports Hub host and former Patriots quarterback Scott Zolak took it one step further saying he has never been on a team where a player on the extra point/field goal team was replaced at any point in the game except for an injury.

Sure the injury is going to hurt the Patriots over the final six weeks of the regular season, but it was an injury that could not have been prevented by the coaching staff, as much as some believe it could have. Bad karma is surely was not.

— Compiled by

Nick Curcuru