It’s a hallmark of the Boston sports media: one bad game and our sports heroes are instantly labeled "has-beens." And after last week’s dismal showing by the Patriots, Tom Brady became the latest all-star to feel the contempt of a fickle press.


Dan Kennedy is a journalism professor at Northeastern University.

Callie Crossley is the host of WGBH News' Under the Radar.

Justin Ellisis a journalist at the Nieman Lab.