Page 10 THE SAUGUS ADVOCATE – Friday, February 1, 2019 THE SOUNDS OF SAUGUS By Mark Vogler H ere are a few tidbits that you might want to know about this week in Saugus. Well done, New England Patriots If you are a professional football fan, Sunday night should be a fun time for you – joined by family and friends – whether the Patriots take home their sixth Super Bowl title or not. This marks the third consecutive year that the Pats will be playing in the Super Bowl, the fourth time in five years, the fifth time in eight years, the sixth time in 12 years, the seventh time in 15 years, the eighth time in 16 years and the ninth time in 18 years. The three constants during the unprecedented period of success are that Bob Kraft has owned the team during those 18 consecutive winning seasons (an NFL record second only to the Dallas Cowboys’ 20 straight winning seasons under Coach Tom Landry), Coach Bill Belichick has been the coach and Tom Brady has been the quarterback. In the context of modern day sports, three A’s for excellence in team ownership, coaching and leadership by one player. Professional sports is meant to be entertainment, shared by friends and family – two things that should matter the most in anyone’s life. A hobby, a pastime, a fun diversion from the daily challenges in the world. So, win or lose, enjoy Sunday night. The so-called experts had at Friday, February 1 at 8 PM Singer/Guitarist DAVE MACK Saturday, February 2 at 8 PM DJ LOGIK Dance to all the Hits of Yesterday and Today! MONDAY'S SHUCK! $1.00 Oysters Book Your Special Events With Us! Call 781-629-3798 SUNDAY BRUNCH BUFFET Only $19.95 / 11am-2pm Featuring Al Whitney Jazz Band BOOK YOUR NEXT FUNCTION WITH US * GIFT CARDS AMPLE FREE www.marinaatthewharf.com 543 North Shore Rd. Revere 781-629-3798 PARKING AMAZING WATER VIEWS least two other American Football Conference teams picked ahead of the Pats to make it into the biggest NFL game of the year. The late season power rankings had New England as the seventh best team overall. Yet, here the Patriots stand just a game away from yet another championship. Savor the moment, just for being in that position which has eluded 30 other NFL cities this year. I’ll stick my neck out here and say the Patriots – motivated by a huge chip on their shoulders – are going to win another NFL title. They already beat two teams that were expected to win: the LA Raiders and the KC Chiefs. Another Kane’s wager on the Pats Boy, it was a little more than a month ago when I was talking to an employee at Kane’s Donuts about how there probably wouldn’t be any Super Bowl wager this year with a donut shop in another NFL city competing against the Pats for the title. That was shortly after the Pats had disappointing back-to-back losses to the Miami Dolphins and the Pittsburgh Steelers. How sweet things have turned out to be now, especially for the folks at Kane’s. Oh yeah, they have their wager after all – this time with Los Angeles’s Sidecar Doughnuts & Coffee. If the Patriots beat the LA Rams in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night, Sidecar will give a free donut to any Patriots fan wearing Pats paraphernalia. If the Rams win, Kane’s will offer a free donut to all Rams fans in team attire. In addition, the loser of this year’s wager will have to pose for a photo while wearing the victors’ team jerseys as they make their own donuts. It’s all in fun, of course. Stay tuned for the outcome. Football fun at the library Even before the Patriots beat the AFC’s top-seeded Kansas City Chiefs to assure themselves a ticket to Atlanta to play in the Super Bowl, Saugus Public Library Director Director Alan Thibeault decided it was a good time to treat local sports fans to some fun reading. “I suggested on a Monday putting out some books related to the Patriots team in a nice display,” Thibeault said this week. “But it all disappeared by Wednesday – before the AFC Championship game. About 15 books upstairs in the adult section were all loaned out,” he said. But the display downstairs SOUNDS | SEE PAGE 11

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