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Boston’s FanDuel Champion: Frank Borawski

By on October 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Twenty-seven year old BU grad, Frank Borawski, is not only a great fantasy football player, but also the Assistant Director of Finance at a nearby bank. His analytical business mind translates very well to the statistical minutia that is fantasy football. But Frank knows, like every fantasy football player knows, “Luck has a lot to do with it.” And I’m not talking about Andrew Luck.

Borawski is being sent to Las Vegas to participate in the FanDuel Championship because of a $1,000 Week 4 game, which he won. Frank was helped in Week 4 by huge performances by Steve Smith, Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson. Borawski has been playing FanDuel for two years now, but remembers hitting it big for the first time last season.

“I was lucky enough to play LeGarrette Blount when he had the four-touchdown game.”

Yeah, that’ll help. And he wasn’t a diehard Pats fan going for the “homer” pick. Born in Connecticut, Borawski is a Cowboys fan, like his father. Continue reading Boston’s FanDuel Champion: Frank Borawski »

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Andrew Hawkins is just one options fantasy players should consider in Week 9 (Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports)

With six teams on bye, it is time to dive deep and take advantage of those teams missing plenty of players on bye weeks. Even if you are 2-6 or 1-7, this week could put you back into the playoff picture depending on how many squads you are fighting for that final playoff spot.

Start ‘Em

Brian Hoyer (vs. Tampa Bay): The Buccaneers defense is ranked third to last in the NFL against the pass. Plus, the center for the Cleveland Browns is out for the foreseeable future which means the run game could get stuffed at the line of scrimmage. Expect at least 25 throws from Hoyer in this one. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 9 »

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Thomas_Menino,_Mayor_of_Boston

On 10/30/2014, Former Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston, MA passed away at the age of 71. Mr. Menino was a huge part of the city of Boston since he came into office as the mayor of Boston in 1993.

Born 12/27/1942, Menino was a longtime resident of Hyde Park, MA before he entered into political office as mayor in 1993. Menino began his service to the city of Boston as a city councilor in 1983 and held various positions until becoming the Mayor of Boston after his predecessor Mayor Flynn vacated the office. Although as the mayor of Boston, Mr. Menino’s major responsibilities included ensuring the safety of its citizens through collaborative efforts with public safety agencies such as the Boston Police Department. He also played a huge role when it came to the major sporting teams that currently reside in the great city of Boston- the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics. Continue reading Mayor Menino: We Salute You and the City of Boston Thanks You »

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World Series Cardinals Red Sox Baseball

The Boston Red Sox signed closer Koji Uehara to a two-year $18 million deal. This is one of the first moves the Red Sox have made to rebuild their bullpen after a rough 2014 season.

In 2013 Uehara was as close to perfect as a pitcher can be saving 21 games in 24 appearances. He had a .57 WHIP, a league-wide record for pitchers that took the mound over 40 times. He was simply undeniable.

Continue reading Red Sox Sign Koji Uehara to 2-Year, $18 Million Deal »

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Connelly’s Top Ten: Just Enjoy!

October 31, 2014 at 7:59am in Featured, Now!, Top Story

1. Patriots – Denver preview:

* Denver is 25-19 against the Patriots all time  (3-1 in playoffs)

* Which is Ex-Bronco is more worthy of our hate – Shannon Sharpe or Tom Jackson?

* No one talks about Denver violating the salary cap laws, leading to their Super Bowl run in the 80′s

* Best draft pick – Bob Hayes 105th in the 1964 draft, leading to a Hall of Fame career

* John Elway ran for 3,407 yards in Denver Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Just Enjoy! »

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"Pro Wrestling," NES

The World Series is over, in a thrilling Game 7 no less. That led to a hearty celebration, to be sure. Usually a starter, but with no games ahead, Madison Bumgarner got a very rare five-inning save to cap off the Giants’ third title in five seasons.

The Giants were the favored team among our experts, though nobody saw the series going the full seven games, much less concluding in such a tactical game. Still, points are points in the final round. So who ended up with the big win? Without further ado, the winner of the 2014 MLB Playoffs Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 MLB Playoffs Expert Picks: World Series Results »

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Rajon Rondo (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports)

Despite low expectations the Celtics came out ready to play in their season opener against the Brooklyn Nets on Wednesday night. With a rehabbed Rajon Rondo and some added scoring punch off the bench the Celtics were able to light up the visiting Nets.

Despite breaking his hand prior to the start of the pre-season, Rondo was able to recover enough to participate in game 1. He told reporters on Monday that he was at about 79 percent, and on Tuesday upgraded himself to 83 percent and added that he would decide if he was healthy enough to play after his typical game day nap. As it turns out, Rondo slept like a baby, because he was on the court to play less than five weeks from having his hand surgically fixed. Continue reading Celtics, Rondo impress in Season Opener »

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