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Walter McCarty Arraigned on Larceny Charge

By on October 24, 2014 at 8:25pm

Beloved ex-Celtic and current Celtics’ assistant coach Walter McCarty was arrested this week on larceny charges. He pleaded not guilty in a Framingham court Thursday, and is now due to show December 11 for a pretrial hearing at the Massachusetts District Court.

In the wake of a recent and embarrassing streak of athlete and ex-athlete arrests, we can be thankful that McCarty’s is far less serious than the majority of cases coming these days from high-profile names. Apparently his arrest stems from several checks bouncing that he paid out to a contractor who was installing cabinets in his Wayland home. Continue reading Walter McCarty Arraigned on Larceny Charge »

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Injury Fallout: Chara to miss 4-6 weeks

October 24, 2014 at 8:42am in Boston, Bruins, NHL
Zdeno Chara ( Michael Ivins-USA TODAY Sports)

The Bruins lost to the New York Islanders 3-2 on Thursday night but it turns out they may have a lost a lot more than that. Zdeno Chara, the team’s captain and anchor on the blue line,  suffered a knee injury and did not return to the game. He is expected to miss 4-6 weeks, maybe more.

This is a huge blow to the team because in Chara they have their leader as well as the most important part of their defense.

“You see your captain go down, and probably your most important player go down. It’s definitely not a great sight to see,” B’s winger Milan Lucic said after the game. “He’s irreplaceable.”

The situation goes from bad to worse when it seems as though Chara may need surgery on top of that. For someone his size, at his age, this is not a good thing to hear. Chara has been a rock for the Bruins in his 9 seasons here, missing only 20 games during that span. Needless to say, his loss will be a very difficult one to replace.

Injury Fallout

So what options to the Bruins have in the wake of his injury? For starters, each of the members of the defense has to step up. This is especially true for Dougie Hamilton and Dennis Seidenberg, who will be called on to log the most minutes on the team’s top pairing. Adam McQuaid will have to up his physical presence, and Torey Krug will have to be the B’s top weapon on the blue line.

Continue reading Injury Fallout: Chara to miss 4-6 weeks »

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Connelly’s Top Ten: Da Bears

October 24, 2014 at 6:49am in Featured, Now!, Top Story

1. Patriots-Bears Preview:

* Look at Jay Cutler’s weapons – Alshon Jeffrey 45th pick on pace for 1,152 yds / Martellus Bennett 61st pick on pace for 9 TD / Brandon Marshall on pace for 11 TD

* Willie Young has 7 sacks / Kyle Fuller 3 interceptions

* Kicker Robbie Gould is 3-3 from 40 yards out

* The-e-e-e Bears Super fans appeared on Saturday Night Live nine times

* Best draft pick – Richard Dent 203rd in 1983

*Walter Payton ran for more than double the yards of the second place Bears career runner – Payton 16,726 / Forte 7,114

* Three of the top four receivers in Bears history are from the 60′s: Johnny Morris 5,099 yds / Harlon Hill 4,616 / Ditka 4,503

* William Perry – 8 rushing attempts / 5 yards / 2 TD

2. Around College Football:

* Picks of the week – Cal getting 18.5 from Oregon / Kentucky getting 14 from Miss State / Over 59 Kentucky – Miss State / Colorado getting 14 from UCLA / Ole Miss giving 3 to LSU Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Da Bears »

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Should Jordan Reed be a must-start tight end? (Bruce Hemmelgarn/USA Today Sports)

With not many players on bye this week, there are plenty of match ups to take advantage of in Week 8. There isn’t much time to get back into the playoff race, so don’t tinker too much.

Start ‘Em

Ryan Tannehill (vs. Jacksonville): The Jaguars have a weak secondary and Tannehill should be able to throw the ball a ton against this team. Expect at least a couple touchdowns for the Dolphin. Continue reading Fantasy Football Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em: Week 8 »

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2014 NFL Week 8 Betting Tips

October 23, 2014 at 6:19pm in Featured, NFL, Opinion, Top Story
Eagles vs Chargers: Week 6's prediction for the Super Bowl

Week 7 in the NFL was a rather lackluster week, as I recorded a 2-2 record last week. The Indianapolis Colts and New Orleans Saints had no trouble covering, but that was not the same story for the New York Giants and San Francisco 49ers, as they both flamed out. I look to have a better showing in Week 8 in the NFL. My overall record for the year is currently 14-11.

Take the San Diego Chargers (+9) over the Denver Broncos.

I am not one to usually give advice about the Thursday Night game, but this is a different situation. Continue reading 2014 NFL Week 8 Betting Tips »

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Greetings millionaires! The Redraft King hopes that you consider donating a portion of your winnings from week 7 to a charity of your choice. Because if you followed my advice last week you probably vanquished all of your fantasy enemies and are now doing the backstroke through mountains of gold coins. So it is with great cheer and self-admiration (with one exception) I review my week 7 advice.

Week 7 Recap:

My prediction that Colin Kapernick and the 49ers would be in a hole against the Broncos was correct, but he was woefully unable to dig his team out. Alex Smith’s 15.7 fantasy points was almost exactly in line with his average fantasy points per game so far this season (15.8).

Continue reading Redraft King: Week 8 2014 Advice »

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The Bears will travel to Gillette Stadium on Sunday to face the Patriots and will bring with them one of the most difficult to defend offenses in football. Their mix of dominant wide receivers, and elite running back, and matchup nightmare tight end make them a challenge for any defense. The wild card is their quarterback who can both destroy his opponents or his own offense. This should be a fun match up to watch across the board and the Patriots defense will have to come with their A game to slow the Bears down.

Every offense starts at the quarterback position and the Bears have the enigmatic Jay Cutler at the helm. When playing well, Cutler can carve up defenses and look like one the best quarterbacks in the National Football League but he has a habit of having off days or throwing inexplicable interceptions that kill drives and cost games. Continue reading Patriots’ Defense to Face one of Season’s Toughest Tests in Bears »

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