Block & Tackle: Losing isn’t so bad, eventually

Block & Tackle is John Teti’s column about pro football.

Hats off to the Ravens

I got a new hat this Christmas—the pom-pom cap that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady wears on the sideline, with the old “Pat Patriot” logo on the front. I had put it on my wish list with the idea that wearing this hat might increase the likelihood that Brady would pass me on the street someday and say, “Hey, I have that same hat,” and then we’d get some Mario Kart going, and he’d teach me the art of the play-action fake, and when he parted he’d say, “Let’s hang out again sometime,” and he’d mean it. Okay, it’s a long shot, but you’ve got to put yourself out there.

I wore the hat when I went out on Saturday night after New England edged …

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