Good morning! The First Shot provides you with a healthy helping of links to the top Patriots-related stories around the internet to get your day started. Enjoy your breakfast, your coffee, put off your work (just keep an eye out for the boss), and get your early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- The Steelers’ James Harrison had quite a few hate-filled things to say about various people throughout the NFL, with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell feeling the brunt of Harrison’s venom. However, he also directed a fair amount of hate towards everyone’s favorite team from New England and two hallowed member of the franchise. He has since tried some backtracking and apologizing, mostly to teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Rashard Mendenhall, who were also victims in Harrison’s rant.
- Patriots Football Weekly counts down the Patriots who were the Best Playmakers from the Championship Era.
- Tickets to individual Patriots games will be available today at 10 am at Ticketmaster. These usually sell out within minutes, so be ready at 10 on the dot to log on and make your purchase.
- Tom Curran from Comcast Sports counts down the Top 10 Worst Free Agent Signings of the Bill Belichick Era in New England.
- The owners and the players seem to finally be moving towards a CBA settlement! Football is on the horizon!!