It was three Sundays ago, the Patriots scheduled for a 1 p.m. start, when an
e-mail arrived in my inbox from Democratic Representative John Tierney with a subject field that said — and I’m absolutely serious here — “Before Kickoff.”
That’s just like John, I thought, taking the time to make sure I’ve filled out my betting form. Ends up, he wanted a campaign contribution, not a Benjamin on the over/under, but that’s not really the point. The point is that Tierney is facing some suddenly tough odds, something he may have some familiarity with.