But Danny Woodhead really IS tiny

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But Danny Woodhead really IS tiny

By Mary Paoletti
CSNNE.com

A couple thoughts on the recent Danny Woodhead buzz:

There has been coverage overkill of New England's newest running back's diminutive size, it's true. Nobody is actually going to set a drink down on the guy's head because she's accidentally mistaken him for an end table. Not unless she has been shooting Mind Erasers at Daisy Buchanan's, but even in that case she will probably have tried to set her drink down on not just Woodhead but a barstool, toilet tank, or... air.

So I will acknowledge that there have been too many size similes thrown excitedly around. And then I'm going to add to the whole steaming pile. It's one thing to read articles about Woodhead and choke your Style Booklet in disgust, scoffing at the overwritten lines.... But come meet him sometime.

During the September 22 Patriots media scrum, one reporter grabbed another by a sleeve, "You've gotta' see this,'' the scribe said. The two of them tiptoed over to where Woodhead was being interviewed. The first reporter pointed, "Look,'' he whispered to his colleague, the way children point and whisper at sleeping kittens.

"Oooh,'' was the cooed response.

Such is the Woodhead effect. Among the Mike Wrights, the Gerard Warrens, and other enormous New England professional football players, Danny Woodhead looks like the kid who should be running around collecting jock straps in the locker room, not ducking NFL tackles on the gridiron.

The sight sincerely catches you off-guard.

And you won't find a plethora of tiny footballers on Boston's list of folk heroes, however long it appears to be. So have a little patience with the people whose job it is to cover this team. You can't really blame them when they pick Woodhead up by his little feet and bludgeon you to death with the pithy headlines and HOW AMAZING IT IS THAT SUCH A TINY PERSON MAKE SUCH GREAT BIG PLAYS.

I mean, the movie Rudy grossed almost 23M bucks. So, yeah. Give it time. The novelty will wear off eventually.

(Hilarious Photo via Sports Pickle)

Mary Paoletti can be reached at mpaoletti@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Mary on Twitter at http:twitter.comMary_Paoletti

Alarm-puller: ‘I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan’

Alarm-puller: ‘I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan’

Intentionally or otherwise, the guy who allegedly pulled the fire alarm at the Steelers’ hotel Sunday morning may have also provided the average Bud Light-loving Bostonian a new motto. 

“I’m drunk. I’m stupid. I’m a Pats fan,” Dennis Harrison told police after he was arrested, according to the Boston Globe.  

Citing the State Police report, the Globe wrote Monday that Harrison was talked into pulling the alarm while at a party in Revere, with a friend driving the 25-year-old to the Boston Hilton Logan Airport hotel Sunday morning. 

Harrison reportedly walked up to the second floor and pulled the fire alarm before returning to the car, but his friend and the keys were gone. He was then picked up by police while walking away from the hotel. 

According to the Globe, Harrison pleaded not guilty to charges of disorderly conduct, disturbing the peace and setting off a false fire alarm Monday and was released on personal recognizance.
 

Gary Tanguay hits the road to Houston for "Tanguay Takes America"

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Gary Tanguay hits the road to Houston for "Tanguay Takes America"

CSN and Tanguay to Provide Daily Patriots related stories from various cities on the way to Houston on TV, Online and through Social Media All Week Long

The New England Patriots are Super Bowl bound and will take on the Atlanta Falcons in Houston on Sunday, February 5th.  CSN New England’s Gary Tanguay is also Houston-bound, boarding a CSN trailer today and starting his road trip to Super Bowl 51 – and fans can get an inside look as TANGUAY TAKES AMERICA!
 
Tanguay departed from the CSN studios in Burlington, MA this morning at 6AM and has already logged more than 300 miles on his journey to Texas.  He will be making several Patriots-related stops along the way including places like New Jersey, Washington, DC, Pittsburgh, Atlanta, New Orleans and more. 
 
"I'm looking forward to telling many off the field stories from the road," said Tanguay. “I’ll be checking in throughout each day on TV, online and on social media and look forward to bringing Patriots fans different types of stories that they normally don’t see.”  
 
“Tanguay Takes America” will be a fun, interactive way for Patriots fans to get ready for the big game as the New England Patriots continue their “drive for five”. This is just the beginning of the robust Patriots Super Bowl coverage that CSN will offer over the next two weeks and through game-day.
 
Among the stops and visits that Gary will make:

  • A visit to the city of the team they just beat (Pittsburgh), plus the city of the team they’ll play (Atlanta)
  • The Capitol Impact of the Patriots going to another Super Bowl
  • A meet-up with Troy Brown at his home in West Virginia
  • Stops in towns that hold roots of success for some of the current Patriots
  • A visit to where the Patriots Dynasty began 

Patriots fans can follow Gary’s journey via @Gary_Tanguay and CSNNE on Twitter and Facebook, as well as on CSNNE.com and on CSN’s television programming.