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The ESPN Article Tells Us Nothing

The ESPN Article Tells Us Nothing The ESPN article on the rift in New England is nothing new. The main Boston media and myself have been saying for weeks that there’s a rift. Belichick, Brady, and Kraft stand united because that’s what is best for the team. The only thing that matters right now is getting ready for the playoffs. Did Belichick want to keep Garoppolo? Yes. Did Kraft side with Brady? Yes. Brady is the franchise guy and the most important player in the sport. Robert Kraft spoke to Peter King and denied the ESPN report saying it...

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Robert Kraft Only Thinking About the Present?

Robert Kraft Stepped In Robert Kraft stepped in and traded Jimmy Garoppolo this season. Going into 2018 Garoppolo is now 7-0 as a starter in the NFL. In the five games with the 49ers Garoppolo passed for 1,560 yards with seven touchdowns. Garoppolo has proven that he is a legit NFL quarterback in the NFL. Meanwhile in New England the Patriots have 40-year-old Tom Brady, who really has not been playing well. He threw an interception against the Steelers for the first time since 2005. It’s clear Bob Kraft wanted to move on from Garoppolo and keep Brady who is...

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Matt Patricia, Josh McDaniels Are Going Nowhere

Let the Rumors of the Coordinators Leaving Begin The Patriots are once again in the playoffs. Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels are in rumors of head coaching jobs around the league. Josh McDaniels said this week, “My focus here when I come into this building will always be on what’s best for the Patriots. Trying to do what I can to help us prepare to play our best game the next time we go out on the field”. Patricia also is only focused on the Patriots, saying, “I have no idea about any of that. None of that is...

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Manny Machado Rumors Heating Up

Are the Red Sox Going to Do Something? The quiet Red Sox offseason so far might be heating up soon. According to reports, the Red Sox are interested in Orioles power hitter Manny Machado. Machado hit 33 home runs last season and had a batting average of .259. If the Red Sox do get Machado they would only have him for one season. Now they can do one of two things. One, the Sox get the power hitter they need and trade Xander Bogaerts to at least be competitive with the Yankees. Or they keep the team they have and...

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Harrison Has Landed in New England

James Harrison to New England The Patriots, who lack pass rush, were in the hunt for Harrison after Pittsburgh released him. With this singing there is no reason why the Patriots don’t at least make another Super Bowl. We can guess that the AFC Championship game with be against the Steelers in Foxborough in about a month. Judging how the game ended two weeks ago and how the Patriots just picked up Harrison, that game will be a blood bath. The two-time Super Bowl champ has 82 sacks in his career and 570 tackles. In 2016 he finished with...

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Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick, and Tom Brady Meeting?

The Meeting That Never Happened There was supposed to be a meeting between Robert Kraft Brady and Belichick prior to the Dolphins game in Miami. According to Greg Bedard of Boston Sports Journal, the meeting was going to be about the rift between Alex Guerrero and Bill Belichick. However, the meeting never happened and it’s not certain when the next meeting will be. The rift hasn’t really been a distraction on the field but that Miami game was the worst performance of the season. Brady has thrown more interceptions than he did last season. For the first time since 2005...

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Rift Between Alex Guerrero and the Patriots

Tension Between Alex Guerrero and the Patriots Alex Guerrero has been working with Tom Brady for a long time. Guerrero has his own personal office and travels with the team. In a story by the Boston Globe today, Alex Guerrero has had his privileges revoked recently, Players besides Brady have worked with Guerrero such has Chris Hogan, Rob Gronkowski, and  Julian Edelman. All have had negative results. Tom Brady Benefits from Alex Guerrero’s Treatment It seems like the only player who has benefited from Alex is Tom Brady. At a press conference today Belichick was asked only one question...

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Game of the Year Lived up to the Hype

Patriots-Steelers: Game of the Year That game yesterday was just what the doctor ordered. It was the highest rated game on CBS for three years. The Patriots get the number one seed and clinch the easy AFC East once again. The Patriots never really have two bad games in a row but yesterday they really didn’t play all that great. Injuries showed for the defense, which attributed to Ben Roethlisberger’s success. The Final Drive… To the drive and play everyone is talking about. Tight end Jesse James caught a pass from Ben Roethlisberger and as he crossed the plane...

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Patriots Steelers: Game of the Year

Patriots Travel to Pittsburgh The Patriots travel to Pittsburgh to take on the Steelers Sunday for the game of the season. Both teams are trying to get the number one seed in the playoffs. The Patriots couldn’t get anything going in Miami while the Steelers took care of business against the Ravens. Belichick wasn’t too happy with a reporter asking if the Patriots overlooked the Miami game on Monday shaking his head. Tom Brady Has an Injury Tom Brady is battling an Achilles injury which has kept him out of practice last week. Brady did practice yesterday and will be...

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Top Five Boston Sports Moments of 2017

It’s December, which means 2018 is right around the corner. A lot of things happened this year in Boston sports from the Patriots winning the Super Bowl to Kyrie Irving being a Boston Celtic. Claude Julien is no longer the coach of the Bruins and the Red Sox are looking to add a power hitter after the Yankees just got Stanton. It’s been a year of up and downs the Red Sox fired John Farrell and hired Alex Cora who is coming off a World Series win with the Houston Astros. Here are my top five Boston sports moments...

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The Yankees Became a Powerhouse

Back in Time… Remember in 2004  when Alex Rodriguez went to the Yankees? Everyone was saying the Red Sox would never win the World Series, but they did that year. The difference between the 2003 and 2018 Red Sox is they had power back then. The 2018 Red Sox have no power hitters and are now the Cleveland Browns of baseball. This Red Sox team just became the laughing stock of the American League East. An interesting stat: Stanton, Judge, and Sanchez had a combined 144 home runs last season. The entire Red Sox lineup hit 168 and got...

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John Farrell Opens Up About Being Fired

John Farrell on MLB Network John Farrell was fired and Alex Cora was named the new Red Sox manager. On Wednesday’s Hot Stove Show on MLB Network, Farrell opened up about his firing. He admitted that it was hard for him to accept the firing after the success he had: “In some ways, yes, because I felt we as a team, as an organization, as a coaching staff, we were proud of the number of accomplishments that we had there. Including as you saw in 2013 and back-to-back championships in the AL East the last couple of years”. Farrell Respects...

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The Patriots Travel to Miami to Take on the Dolphins

Monday Night Football The Patriots travel to Miami to play the Dolphins on Monday night without Rob Gronkowski. He lost his appeal and will serve his one game suspension on Monday night. The Patriots however should beat the Dolphins without Gronk anyway. Far from elite quarterback Jay Cutler, who will be playing on Monday night, has never beaten the Patriots in his career. In the three times Cutler has played the Patriots his team was outscored by 34, 29, and 28 points. In two of the three times Cutler didn’t even finish the game. Bill Belichick on Playing Without Gronk...

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Trade Jackie Bradley Jr.

Writers That Cover the Red Sox Writers of the Boston media don’t want to trade Bradley Jr. for Jose Abreu. Pete Abraham of the Boston Globe wrote that Abreu offers more power, while Bradley is more a complete and arguably more valuable player, given his defense and base running. What is with the people that don’t want to trade for power? Bradley is better Okay let’s look at some stats. Abreu has 124 home runs in his career while Bradley only has 57 home runs. Abreu has 410 RBI’s  while Bradley has 233 RBI’s in his career. Trade Jackie...

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Will Garoppolo Return to the New England Patriots?

Jimmy Garoppolo Throws a Touchdown Pass in 9ers Debut Jimmy Garoppolo made his San Francisco 49ers debut Sunday, throwing a touchdown pass with time running out in the fourth quarter. The 49ers are starting Garoppolo on Sunday. Jimmy found out Tuesday morning according to my source. It seems like they are holding him until next season and might give him the franchise tag in 2018. I have a source that says Garoppolo is not happy San Francisco won’t pay him. Will Garoppolo Comeback to New England in the Future? My source also said Garoppolo doesn’t know if he would comeback...

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Patriots Fans Have Nothing to Worry About During the Last Month of the Season

December Is Right Around the Corner The Patriots begin the final stretch of the regular season next week in Buffalo. They took care of business in Denver, then in Mexico against the Raiders. Yesterday they played the Dolphins for the first time this season, and going in everyone figured it was going to be a blowout. Let’s face it: the AFC blows. Nobody is catching the Patriots. They have the easiest division in football. They have the greatest quarterback of all time on their team and a coaching staff that can make any opponent look bad. Patriots Always Find...

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Young Athletes’ Relationships

Young Athletes in Relationships Young athletes who are in their 20’s are very popular sometimes in the public eye. Sometimes girls that are in their late teens crush on a athlete who is in their early 20’s. For example Kobe Bryant was 23 when he met his future wife. She was a senior in high school at the time they met. Yes, he made some bad choices, but they are still married to this day. Even with the cheating scandals on Kobe’s part. Reports said it was cheaper for Kobe to stay married with Vanessa. Mark Sanchez’s Friendship with...

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Will Jeter Send Stanton To Red Sox?

Red Sox Stanton Talks Heating Up According to the Miami Herald, the Red Sox Stanton talks are “heating up.” Dombrowski told the Boston Herald he could not comment on any trade talks at this time. Let’s take a look at what the Red Sox may have to give up. They really do need a power hitter, after missing David Ortiz. The question is, who has to go in order to get Stanton? The Red Sox would probably have to send them Jason Groome, Jackie Bradley Jr., and either Devers, or Nunez. Will Andrew Benintendi Stay Or Will He Go?...

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Mike Felger Rant

Mike Felger Rant If you listen to 98.5, The Sports Hub, daily like I do, you know they have the highest rated station in Boston. They have great shows, and the 2-6 show in the afternoon has a lot of hot takes. For people that listen or watch Felger and Mazz, you will know they have very strong takes and opinions everyday. They are the most critical show on that station, which is why it’s very popular. When the news came out about Roy Halladay dying in a plane crash, you probably thought what a tragic accident–a player flying...

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Alex Cora Excited To Be Back

Manager Alex Cora Is In Boston Alex Cora was introduced yesterday at Fenway Park. My takeaway from that press conference was him saying Boston won’t be a challenge for him. “Boston, for a lot of people, is a challenge. For me, it’s not, I don’t think experience is going to be an obstacle for me. I think I’m prepared.” I think it’s a good look for this team with a lot of young talent. The Red Sox hired Tony Larussa to as a resource for Cora, if needed. Questions remain if Cora was Dave Dombrowski’s choice, or some believe ownership...

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Is Belichick Only Thinking Of Now, Not The Future?

In Bill We Trust? Last night, the night before the NFL trade deadline and Halloween, Belichick made a massive trade. The Patriots traded Jimmy Garoppolo to the San Francisco 49ERS, for a 2018 second round pick. With this move, it’s clear the Patriots expect Brady to be the guy at least until his contract is up. I believe Brady will play until he is 45, and retire a Patriot, which means he and Belichick will walk away together. Thus leaving the Patriots with no decent quarterback. I get Garoppolo wanted a chance to play, but why not give him...

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The Patriots At The Half Way Point

The Patriots Are 6-2 Going Into The Bye Week We have reached the halfway point in the NFL season. The Patriots are going in to the bye week at 6-2. Yesterday’s win was all about field goals for the Patriots. They couldn’t convert in the red area. Good thing the Chargers are stupid, if it had been a better team, they could have lost. Bill Belichick was asked about the offense not scoring and the defense giving up big plays. He said, “Yeah, we’re obviously not doing a very good job in that area and that’s something we have...

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Alex Cora Named Next Red Sox Manager

After the season ends for the Houston Astros, the Boston Red Sox will get their new manager in Alex Cora.  Cora was the front runner all along for Dave Dombrowski and the Red Sox. Ken Rosenthal for Fox Sports reported the three-year deal that Cora will accept once the Astros are done. This is a great move for the Red Sox.  Dave Dombrowski can get his guy who he thinks is right for the job.  Cora also brings that young vibe to the clubhouse which will help this young team. Cora played infield positions for the Red Sox  for...

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What’s Wrong With The Patriots?

The Patriots Are 4-2 The New England Patriots are 4-2 and atop the AFC East. But they don’t play like a Super Bowl winning team right now.  Why? Because the new guys think they can just walk in and think they’ll just win a Super Bowl?  With Tom Brady and Belichick here we should be fine? It’s okay for the media to say that, but as a player, you can’t think that way or you’ll be out. The defense can’t give up 300-plus yards a game as they have done. The defense ranks last in the league. With Stephon...

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Boston Red Sox Season in Review

Boston Red Sox Season In Review The 2017 Boston Red Sox season had a lot of ups and downs. A 93-69 season. The Red Sox acquired Chris Sale, the pitcher they needed at the top of their rotation. Lingering questions burned about David Price, and his spat with Dennis Eckersley and the media only added more fuel throughout the season. The ‘little leader’ Dustin Pedroia, batted just .204 in his last 26 postseason games. The Red Sox starting pitching in four ALDS games pitched 11.1 innings, gave up 23 hits, 16 ER, 6 HR. ERA: 12.70. Lots Of Young Talent...

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