Dan Shaughnessy offers a piece in Monday's issue of* The Boston Globe* reminds you that while your sports heroes may be fun to idolize, there are 1,600 real-life heroes in Boston that risk their lives every day to save perfect strangers. He features firefighter Andrew Lee.
*The Boston Globe* explains that tickets for a July 28 concert at Gillette Stadium sold out in 15 minutes on Saturday... All 50,000-plus.
Greg Beacham offers an Associated Press piece from Sunday's Boston Globe explaining that the AFC beat the NFC 31-28 in Saturday's Pro Bowl. Patriots tackle Matt Light and other all-star linemen protected the game's MVP, quarterback Carson Palmer. Bill Belichick and his staff coached the winning team.
Michael Felger has a piece in Sunday's Boston Herald about the history and intent of the NFL's franchise tag, also taking a look at what's impacting the Patriots decision to franchise a player or not.
Lenny Megliola has a piece in Sunday's MetroWest Daily News that discusses Patriots linebacker Don Davis and his relationship with Colts coach Tony Dungy.
In Saturday's edition of The Boston Globe, Mike Reiss takes a look around the league at how last year's free agent signings turned out. Also included is a piece on Pats tight end Daniel Graham, who's slotted for free agency come March 2.
Don't forget to check out USA Today's Inside Slant on the Patriots for a look back at the '06 season.