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SoB NBA Power Rankings 4-16-11

The NBA Playoffs are upon us, and it’s time for the basketball junkies here at Sports of Boston to bring you our final NBA Power Rankings for the 2010-2011 season. After sitting atop the SoB NBA Power Rankings for the last three months, the San Antonio spurs were dethroned by the Chicago Bulls. The Bulls, […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-22-11

The San Antonio Spurs continued their dominance of the SoB NBA Power Rankings this week, coming it at No. 1 yet again. The Spurs still have the NBA’s best record, but they may sputter down the stretch after losing Tim Duncan to a sprained ankle Monday night. The All-Star center is expected to be out […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 3-7-11

The San Antonio Spurs didn’t make any moves at the trade deadline, but that didn’t stop them from maintaining their stranglehold on the No. 1 spot in the SoB NBA Power Rankings. The Spurs have now held the No. 1 spot in our rankings for two straight months, and despite getting drubbed by the Los […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 2-14-11

With one week left before the All-Star break, the NBA playoff picture is now coming into focus. Out West, the San Antonio Spurs have separated themselves from the pack, and are in the driver seat for the No. 1 seed. The Dallas Mavericks, who trail the Spurs by seven games, have a precarious hold on […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-24-11

The first half of the 2010-2011 NBA regular season is officially in the books, and it appears the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Lakers are on yet another collision course (unless, of course, the San Antonio Spurs and Miami Heat have something to say about it). Those elite teams currently hold the top four positions […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Divisional Round vs. Jets

Things played out quite nicely for the No. 1 seed New England Patriots (14-2) in the wildcard round of the AFC playoffs. The Baltimore Ravens, a team the Patriots would like to avoid for as long as possible, dismantled the Kansas City Chiefs 30-7, earning them a ticket to Pittsburgh. Meanwhile the New York Jets, […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-9-11

It’s crowded at the top in this edition of the SoB NBA Power Rankings, and a theme seems to be emerging: if you want to be a dominant team this season, you have to have at least three star players. The Spurs, Celtics, and Heat all have their own version of a “Big Three,” and […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 16 vs. Bills

A victory over the Buffalo Bills (4-10) this weekend will give the New England Patriots (12-2) the AFC East title and the No. 1 seed heading into the AFC playoffs. The Patriots suffered a scare last Sunday night, but managed to squeak past the Aaron Rodger-less Green Bay Packers, 31-27. The win over the Packers […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 15 vs. Packers

After blowing out the NFC North division-leading Bears 36-7 in Chicago, the New England Patriots (11-2) now appear unbeatable.  Sunday’s victory marked the second time in as many weeks the Pats have dismantled a division leader. Barring a complete catastrophe, New England will without-a-doubt clinch the number one-seed in the AFC heading into the playoffs. […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings 12-17-10

There’s a new top dog in this week’s edition of the SoB NBA Power Rankings. Our very own Boston Celtics, currently riding a 12 game win-streak, dethroned the Los Angeles Lakers to earn the No. 1 spot. The Celtics benefited from first place votes from John and KC. I ranked the San Antonio Spurs slightly […]

Shaq to Play with Turkish Team Besiktas Cola Turka?

Many were shocked to see former NBA great Allen Iverson bring his talents to Istanbul, Turkey this fall. Now there are reports that Besiktas Cola Turka, the team that signed Iverson, is also interested in acquiring Boston Celtics’ center Shaquille O’Neal. Shaq is currently in the first year of a two-year, $3 million contract with […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 13 vs. Jets

The New England Patriots have had a lot of big games this season, but none of those come close in importance to their upcoming Week 13 matchup with the division rival New York Jets. The Jets and Patriots enter this week’s showdown with records of 9-2, which means the winner of this game will have […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: 11-30-10

A lot has changed in the NBA during the month of November. The San Antonio Spurs currently own the best record in the NBA, the struggling Miami Heat have fallen out of our top 10, and Chris Paul and the New Orleans Hornets have come back to reality after their torrent 8-0 start. One thing, […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 11 vs. Colts

Who are the 2010 New England Patriots? Are they the team that got embarrassed by the 3-6 Cleveland Browns, or the team that shredded the 6-3 Pittsburgh Steelers? We’ll find out in Week 11 when Peyton Manning and the Indianapolis Colts (6-3) come to Foxboro to challenge the Patriots (7-2) in yet another battle for […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 10 vs. Steelers

The New England Patriots’ (6-2) five-game winning streak came to an abrupt halt last weekend in Cleveland, where they suffered a 34-14 shellacking at the hands of the Browns. Bill Belichick obviously didn’t read last week’s Keys to Victory column. His defense allowed Peyton Hillis to rush for 184 yards on 29 carries, and the offense […]