All anyone wants to talk about today, it seems, is this coming weekend's NFL Draft.
Who can blame them, of course. It's one of the most exciting times in the pro football calendar. And with 10 selections, the Patriots will be major players, as always.
What they do with those picks is the topic of lots of speculation in the local media as we approach the Draft. Many beat writers think the defensive backfield is an area where the Pats will pick early.
Last week, we heard how thrilled Arizona Wildcat running back Chris Henry was with his recent visit to Foxboro. He and a few other ball carriers might fit into the Patriots system very nicely, according to some observers.
Other writers, meantime, are taking a more general look at the Draft. One article goes into great detail about the value of drafting low in the first round.
And in an interesting retrospective, there's a ranking of the Pats' all-time Draft classes and Draft picks.
And for those of you craving some Tom Brady news, here you go. Number 12 is now the official pitchman for a big-name brand of men's cologne. For starters, Brady will shoot TV and print ads which will start appearing this fall.