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2010 NFL Predictions: NFC East

As usual, the NFC East is probably the most difficult division to forecast.  The Redskins made some moves that could really go either way, and the exciting young Eagles will definitely entertain.  The Cowboys have remained in-tact while adding the draft’s most exciting play in Dez Bryant.  Throw in a healthy Giants team and you […]

2010 NFL Predictions: NFC South

The NFC South is interesting as it holds last year’s Super Bowl champion entering its first post-Super Bowl season in franchise history.  Add to that a healthy, hungry Atlanta Falcons team coming off of a disappointing season last year, and we’re talking about a division that could hold two threats to go deep in this […]

2010 NFL Predictions: NFC North

Thursday night, we’ll see what Brett Favre can do after spending his entire off-season playing toss in the mud with his Wrangler Jeans buddies and that golden retriever.  More importantly, though, we’ll see what Adrian Peterson can do against an ailing Saints defense, who exactly Brett Favre will pass to other than Visanthe Shiancoe and […]

2010 NFL Predictions: AFC East

The AFC East this year is one of the most competitive divisions in football.  Aside from the Bills, the division boasts three playoff-caliber football teams.  As a result, we may end up seeing the Miami Dolphins turn into the Boston Red Sox of this season – better than other teams in the conference, but not […]

Papelbon Hopes Save Record Will Salvage Season

Yeah, Jonathan Papelbon broke a major league record the other night. Yeah, he looked better than we’ve seen him in a long time after striking out the side, hitting 97 miles per hour in the ninth inning against the Angels. And he deserves a congratulations for becoming the first player in baseball history to record at […]

Patriots Have ‘Totally Lost’ Logan Mankins: What Now?

Logan Mankins’ on-going dispute with the Patriots has recently gotten uglier than his beard.  Deals have been offered, changed, rejected, and even compared to certain irrelevant contracts crafted by the New Orleans Saints. More recently, matters seem to have reached the point of no return. Frank Bauer, Mankins’ agent, told the Boston Globe his client […]

Shut Up and Fight: The Pacquiao-Mayweather Nonsense

One of them is a wild, gritty, scruffy-looking Filipino, who has been hailed as the best “pound-for-pound” fighter in the world.  He is the first boxer to win titles in seven different weight classes and became famous for his thunderous left-hook that knocked Ricky Hatton not only unconscious at the time, but possibly out of […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Wide Receivers

This isn’t the 2007 Patriots’ offense, as much as we hope it can play like it.  But since that record-breaking season, the wide receivers in New England have come and gone, grown old and grown up.  The Pats’ offense has seen some major development in the past three years:  Randy Moss is approaching the end […]

Cliff Lee Messes with Texas

Cliff Lee got a pretty good deal getting traded from the last place Seattle Mariners to the first place Texas Rangers in an inter-AL West trade.  The move is a white flag for the disappointing Seattle team (35-53 and 15 games out), and a jump to a short list of elite AL teams for the […]

A Proper Boston Farewell to George Steinbrenner

The era is officially over.  It had unofficially ended previously when George Steinbrenner retired a couple years ago and largely remained out of the public spotlight after. But after his sudden death from a heart attack on Tuesday morning, we, as Red Sox fans, can say it is officially over. And although he was a […]

Eric Mangini Wants to be Friends with Bill Belichick Again

Apparently, former Bill Belichick colleague and betrayer Eric Mangini wants to kiss and make up with the Patriots’ coach. Previously, he was Eric Mangini’s mentor, and, according his recent interview with NBC Sports’ Mike Florio, he was the reason Mangini got involved with the NFL.  That’s why it was so dramatic when he left. None […]

Five Patriots Named Among FOXSports.com’s Top 100 NFL Players

With training camps closing down and a new season coming up, the previews, predictions and breakdowns of the NFL are starting to come out. FOXSports.com’s Pete Shrager recently came out with his idea of the 100 best players in the NFL. While he deserves some credit for putting the time to gather the information and […]

Manny Ramirez Set to Return to Fenway Park

No one really knows what to expect from Red Sox fans this Friday night. With the Red Sox hosting a three-game interleague series against the Los Angeles Dodgers this weekend, every fan in Red Sox nation is trying to decide how to react when they see Manny Ramirez in Fenway Park again. We’ll probably see […]

Red Sox Blow Two Leads, Let Cleveland Walk Off

The Red Sox lost the game twice in Cleveland on Thursday night.  After hitting through the order and going up 4-0 in the first inning, it looked like the Red Sox were going to cruise through an easy win over a lowly Indians team.  Jon Lester made it look like more of a sure thing […]

Patriots 2010 Preview: Defensive Line

It wasn’t too long ago that the Patriots’ defensive line was the most consistent part of the defense, if not the team. But since Richard Seymour could no longer fit the budget, the void he left has been bigger than any of us expected. Lately, the defensive line has been so questionable that some have […]