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.
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.