So why are the Patriots our D-Bags O' the Day? I mean, how could they go above and beyond their usual level of d-baggery and get on our radar again? Well, when a junior high school's students achieved a phenomenal participation rate in an NFL-sponsored fitness program, the schoolkids were promised a workout with Patriots team members. Instead, the team sent over a communications intern who played some kickboxing workout tapes, and the kids also got a lecture from a dietician. Seriously Patriots, you couldn't get three or four obscure starters to take a morning off to hang out for a couple of hours with some kids for whom it would be the highlight of their year? Way to go all out to connect with your young fans! At least the kids learned an important lesson—pro athletes in general, and Patriots players in particular, just don't give a flying pig about their fans.
Now that the Patriots have stolen candy from kids, what's next? Kicking puppies? Or worse, stealing footballs from puppies? Berkeley sure isn't taking any chances!