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…
- Is ESPN showing some anti-Patriots bias? Patriots Football Weekly’s Paul Perillo thinks so. I don’t know about that, but its “Dream Team of the Future” does include some pretty stupid decisions from a Patriots perspective, from not choosing players who should be in the conversation to choosing players who do not belong in the conversation.
- ESPN Boston passes along some of the Patriots’ player tweets regarding the women’s World Cup game…Apparently Rob Gronkowski has a crush on Alex Morgan (#13). I’d have to go with Hope Solo on this one.
- ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss passes along some interesting Patriots-related thoughts.
- The Boston Herald‘s Ron Borges looks at how Logan Mankins could impact the final settlement in Brady vs. the NFL, where Mankins is listed as a plaintiff.
- Who does Brian Billick think is the greatest Patriot of all time? Find out in this video.