The Patriots take on the Chiefs in the AFC Championship game at 6:40 p.m. Sunday. The contest will be televised on CBS. The game-time temperature is projected to be about 20 degrees and feel like 10. Coin toss: Kansas City won the toss and elected to defer. Tom Brady and the Patriots offense will start with the ball. Inactives Patriots: DB Duke Dawson, DL Keionta Davis, OL James Ferentz, DL Danny Shelton, TE Stephen Anderson, DL Deatrich Wise Jr., and DB Ufomba Kamalu. Chiefs: LB Dorian O’Daniel, OL Kahlil McKenzie, OL Jimmy Murray, OL Laurent Duvernay-Tardif, WR Kelvin Benjamin, TE Deon Yelder, and LB Tanoh Kpassagnon. Safety Eric Berry is officially active. Pregame scenes How the freezing cold will affect the playing surface at Arrowhead A pregame dispatch from Nora Princiotti at Arrowhead: KANSAS CITY, Mo. – It didn’t turn out to be quite as cold as forecasts predicted earlier in the week (score one for weatherman skeptic Bill Belichick) but it was still below … [Read more...] about Patriots at Chiefs: Live updates and analysis
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Visit The Boston Globe Share on Twitter Share on Facebook Comment on this Scroll to top of page By Dave Barry December 30, 2018 We can summarize 2018 in two words: It boofed. We’re not 100 percent sure what “boofing” is, despite the fact that this very issue was discussed in a hearing of the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. All we know for certain about boofing is that it is distasteful and stupid. As was 2018. In spades. What made this year so awful? We could list many factors, including natural disasters, man-made atrocities, the utter depravity of our national political discourse, and the loss of Aretha Franklin. Instead, we’ll cite one event that, while minor, epitomizes 2018: the debut of Dr. Pimple Popper. This is a cable-TV reality show featuring high-definition slo-mo close-up videos of a California dermatologist performing seriously disgusting procedures on individuals with zits the size of mature cantaloupes. You might ask, … [Read more...] about Dave Barry’s year in review: Good riddance to 2018!
By Teri Sforza | [email protected] | Orange County RegisterPUBLISHED: December 9, 2018 at 9:40 am | UPDATED: December 11, 2018 at 8:59 am First of two parts. See Part 2 here. Brandon Nelson loved to fix things. When his mother’s computer froze up with a weird error message, he scoured the Internet until he found a solution: Put the motherboard in the oven for 20 minutes. “I said, ‘That’s crazy. It’ll never work,’ ” said Nelson’s father, Allen Nelson. “But he did it — and when he put that motherboard back in the computer, the error message was gone. It worked.” Nelson had a gift for that kind of thing, his parents said: He taught himself computer programming, was an outstanding student at Santa Monica High, was enchanted with flight, and earned a degree in aerospace engineering from UCLA. He loved basketball and soccer and played on the varsity football team in high school, where a coach predicted that his smarts … [Read more...] about Parents agonize: ‘Did our son really have to die?’