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Tom Brady Signs Extension: What Does this Mean for the Patriots?

According to Peter King of SI.com and reported by WEEI, Tom Brady signed a three-year contact extension with the team on Monday for $27 million dollars, including a $3 million dollar signing bonus. The deal keeps Tom Brady in a Patriots uniform until he is forty-years-old in 2017. This news is great for all Patriots fans, […]

Boston Red Sox Acquire 1B/OF Mike Carp

The Boston Red Sox have officially acquired 1B/OF Mike Carp from the Seattle Mariners in exchange for a player to be named later or cash considerations. The Red Sox had been rumored to have interest in Carp for about a week now. In order to make room for Carp, OF Ryan Kalish was placed on […]

Red Sox Spring Training Fantasy Rundown: First Base

The Red Sox had seemed set at the first base position for the next half a decade, and then that certainty vanished. Adrian Gonzalez was shipped to the Dodgers in a salary dump unlike any other in professional sports history. The were relegated to starting Mauro Gomez and James Loney (now of the Tampa Bay […]

Red Sox Spring Training Fantasy Rundown: Four-Headed Catching Monster

Last season, the Red Sox had one strong starting option at the catcher position at the start of the season. After this past offseason, you could argue that they now have four big league catchers with the ability to produce on a day-to-day basis. However, the volatility at the first base position has resulted in one player […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots Season Over

After the sting from the disappointing end to the New England Patriots’ season has subsided, it’s time to take an objective look at the game for some Positives and Negatives. Positives The run-stopping defense looked excellent in the first half, as they managed to contain the two-headed rushing attack of Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce […]

Jonathon Joseph Thinks Texans are Still Better than the Patriots… Really!?!

Reported by WEEI’s Jerry Spar, Jonathon Joseph was quoted with the following: “For whatever reason, we didn’t advance… I still can’t put that over because I think we were a better team. I think we just didn’t make the plays at the right time… Just four or five plays,” he said. “You take a few of those plays that they […]

Positives and Negatives: Brady Sets All-Time Postseason Wins Mark

With a win on Sunday against the Houston Texans, Tom Brady has become the all-time leading winner in postseason history. It came against a Texans team who still looked like they didn’t belong at the big kids’ table, as they were handily defeated by a score of 41-28, but it never really felt that close. Overall, there […]

What Will Happen if the Red Sox Can’t Sign Mike Napoli?

A little over a month ago, the Boston Red Sox agreed to terms with slugger Mike Napoli to be their primary first baseman with a 3-year, $39mm dollar deal, and yet there has been no formal press conference, no real news, and much speculation as to why this deal is not finalized. On the surface, […]

Positives and Negatives: Big Win over Miami gives Patriots First Round Bye

On Sunday, the New England Patriots entered an afternoon game against the Miami Dolphins knowing that a win would mean a week off from a game. Earlier in the day, the Houston Texans had lost to the Indianapolis Colts, forfeiting their hold on a top 2 seed in the AFC. The Pats played a great […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots Outlast Jaguars in a Sloppy Contest

Were those really the New England Patriots who took the field in Jacksonville last Sunday? Both the offense and defense looked positively sluggish following their emotional loss against the 49ers, but there is no excuse for the way they played against a team destined for the first or second pick in the NFL draft. For […]

AL West Swap: Angels trade Kendrys Morales to Mariners for Jason Vargas in wake of Hamilton Signing

In the past week, the Angels shocked the baseball world by signing Josh Hamilton to a 5-year, $125 MM deal to play in the outfield and hit behind Albert Pujols. This left a major logjam in their batting order and still some holes in their starting rotation. Sure, their front two starters were excellent, in […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots Struggle Against San Francisco

Now that New England fans have had a few days to mull over the current circumstances of the team in the aftermath of their loss to the 49ers, we can take a look at some of the Positives and Negatives from Sunday night’s action. Positives Tom Brady continued to stake his claim as one of the best […]

Tale of Two Halves: Fierce Comeback not enough to beat San Francisco

Ah, Sunday Night Football, just another weekend where the New England Patriots are on the national stage. Last Monday, the Patriots embarrassed the Houston Texans, and many believed that momentum would carry into Sunday night against, arguably, the best team in the NFC. This game had all the signs of being one of the best heavyweight fights in […]

Positives and Negatives: Patriots-Texans Week 14

On Monday night, the Patriots showcased just how dominant they can be when their team is running on all cylinders. The offense jumped the team out to a fast start and the defense played strong enough to keep them there by the end of the first quarter. If this team can move forward with this […]

Patriots Rout Texans in a Battle of AFC’s Best

In the Boston Sunday Globe, writer Dan Shaughnessy predicted a blowout victory for the Patriots. He made the same prediction on 98.5 the Sports Hub, and all week I heard people bashing him for making an egregious prediction in a game between two football powerhouses. He ended up being absolutely correct as New England was […]