Today is the kind of day that a native Bostonian misses home. A northeastern (Nor'easter) blizzard is hitting town and the Patriots are hitting Pittsburg for the conference championship.
How bout them Patriots. A World Series and a Super Bowl just 3 1/2 months apart? From the Red Sox first World Series victory in 86 years and now the local footballers are inching toward dynasty status, threatening to win a third Super Bowl in four years, which would put them in the pantheon of pro pigskin powers alongside Vince Lombardi's Green Bay Packers of the '60s, Pittsburgh's Steel Curtain of the '70s, the San Francisco 49ers of the '80s, and the Dallas Cowboys of the '90s.