Looks like we can’t count Houston Texans running back Arian Foster among those athletes who claim they don’t read what’s written about them.
Foster changed his Twitter avatar to an image of the first three paragraphs of Globe Dan Shaughnessy’s Sunday column about the Patriots-Texans rematch.
Here’s how Shaughnessy began his piece:
“The 2012-13 New England Patriots just became the first team in NFL history to get back-to-back byes before advancing to the conference championship game.
“Could this get any easier?
“I mean, seriously? The planets are aligned and the tomato cans are in place. The fraudulent Houston Texans are the only team standing between the New England Patriots and a trip to the AFC Championship game. All the Patriots have to do is beat the terrible Texans. One week from Sunday. At Gillette Stadium.”
The Patriots defeated the Texans on Monday Night Football in early December. (And Shaughnessy correctly predicted a Patriots blowout win in that matchup too.)
Their rematch in the divisional round of the AFC playoffs is Sunday at 4:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium.