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Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 9 vs. Browns

Thanks to a 28-18 victory over the Minnesota Vikings, the New England Patriots (6-1) own the best record in the NFL heading into their game with the Cleveland Browns (2-5) this Sunday. At first glance, this looks like an easy matchup for the Patriots. The Browns are currently tied for last place in the AFC […]

SoB NBA Power Rankings: 11-7-10

The 2010-2011 NBA season is nearly two weeks old, which means it’s time for us basketball junkies here at Sports of Boston to bring you the first installment of the SoB NBA Power Rankings. So, just in case your forgot, here’s how this works: Our three NBA experts (John Scullane, KC Downey, and myself), have each […]

Logan Mankins Reports to Patriots

The Patriots announced on Tuesday that left guard Logan Mankins has finally reported back to the team after missing the first eight weeks of the season. He was the last NFL player to report to his team. Mankins had until Nov. 16 to report in order to add another year to his NFL career in […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 8 vs. Vikings

Sometimes it helps to be good and lucky. The Patriots (5-1) found that out last week, squeaking out a 23-20 victory over the hapless San Diego Chargers (2-5). A win is a win in the NFL, however, and the Patriots will take all the wins they can get in what is shaping up to be […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 7 vs. Chargers

Fresh off an overtime victory over one of the league’s best last weekend, the Patriots are carrying a lot of momentum into their showdown with the San Diego Chargers this Sunday. Winners of their last three games, the Pats are hotter than any team in the NFL right now. The Chargers, on the other hand, […]

Celtics 2010-2011 Preview: Forwards

The Boston Celtics will begin the 2010-2011 NBA season with four forwards on their roster. Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, if they can remain healthy, will provide great leadership and experience, while fourth-year pro Glen Davis will add depth and look to continue to be a spark coming off the bench. The Celtics also added […]

NFL, Media Vilifying Meriweather, Robinson, Harrison Over Concussions

Enough is enough. After an NFL weekend that featured an unusually high number of concussions, talking heads and media types have beaten the story into the ground, and managed to vilify a few players in the process. There is no question the hit by Brandon Meriweather was illegal and has no place on the football […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 6 vs. Ravens

There was a plethora of news coming out of Foxboro during the Patriots’ (3-1) bye week—beginning with the trading of Randy Moss to the Minnesota Vikings, and ending with the re-acquisition of Deion Branch from the Seattle Seahawks. There are certainly a lot of question marks for the Pats heading into their Week 6 show […]

Vikings’ Childress the Essence of Idiocy on MNF, Jets’ Ryan a Close Second

I started this Tuesday the way I start all Tuesdays here in Istanbul, with a pot of coffee and an archived Monday Night Football game via NFL Game Pass. This week’s matchup featured the Minnesota Vikings at the New York Jets, a much-anticipated showdown between teams that both fell one game shy of the Super […]

Game of a Lifetime for Patriots’ Chung

Tom Brady did not have to do much to earn his 100th career win. The Patriots’ veteran quarterback played mistake-free, and watched safety Patrick Chung and the special teams turn a one-point game at halftime into a 41-14 blowout. Rookie wide out Brandon Tate, a special teams monster, returned the second half’s opening kickoff 103 […]

Patriots Keys to Victory: Week 4 vs. Dolphins

The Patriots face a stiff challenge in the Miami Dolphins in Week 4. Coming off a disappointing loss to the New York Jets, the Fish will be determined to rebound at home. New England meanwhile, travels to south Florida coming off a less than convincing 38-30 victory over the notorious AFC East basement-dwelling Bills. Sun […]

Who is Danny Woodhead?

When the Patriots traded veteran running back Laurence Maroney following their Week 1 victory over the Cincinnati Bengals, they opened up a very big roster spot. Last week, just before their loss to the New York Jets, they filled that big roster spot, with a very little man. The release of Maroney left many wondering […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Offensive Line

The offensive line was by far the most consistent unit of the 2009/2010 New England Patriots. Left tackle Matt Light, left guard Logan Mankins, center Dan Koppen, right guard Stephen Neal, and right Tackle Nick Kaczur allowed opposing defenses very few cracks at three-time Super Bowl champion quarterback Tom Brady. Brady –unfortunate to sustain nagging […]

U.S. Earns Shocking 1-1 Tie with England in World Cup Opener

I’ll be the first to admit I didn’t see this one coming. Entering the game as a heavy underdog, the U.S. National Team miraculously earned a 1-1 draw with world soccer superpower England in their World Cup opener on Saturday evening in South Africa. The eyes of the world were fixed on Royal Bafokeng Stadium […]

Rondo and Allen Help Celtics Overcome Lakers in Game 2

The Boston Celtics did what they had to do in a Game 2 of the NBA Finals on Sunday night, defeating the Lakers 103-94 at the Staples Center in Los Angeles.  Game 2 was all but a must-win for the Celtics, who will head back to Boston feeling pretty optimistic about their chances to take […]