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Bill Belichick, Patriots No Longer the Smartest Guys in the Room

Listen, you can’t screw up a season as bad as the Patriots have screwed this one up so far and we are in week 2 and they haven’t lost. Before the dust settles, this may be on par with the Red Sox decision to hire Bobby Valentine after their infamous collapse in 2011. This was […]

Regarding Newtown, There are No Words, but Maybe We Can Do Better

Here at Sports of Boston, we want to keep the focus on sports and stay away from politics. Politics are just too divisive and too emotional. Sports arguments usually have just a few angles. Political arguments have angles, levels, agendas, religions and more beliefs that I want to mention here. As a website, we had […]

Patriots Must Respond to Difficult Challenge on Thanksgiving vs. Jets

The last time the Patriots were scheduled to play the Jets, we heard the same propaganda from the media and the fans. Pats will roll. The Jets stink. Mark Sanchez is not a big-time quarterback. All of this may be true. But, I wasn’t being a contrarian when I predicted a Jets victory, and I […]

A Tough Road to Home-Field: Patriots Will Have to Work to Secure a Bye

Every game matters. That is what makes the NFL so great. This is why the Patriots are really going to have to work to overcome that pathetic home loss to the Arizona Cardinals. It was probably the worst home loss in the Tom Brady era. Thank Josh McDaniels and Bill Belchick for benching Wes Welker, […]

What Would Happen if Tom Brady Shrugged?

Atlas was a Titan in Greek Mythology that was forced by Zeus, King of the Gods, to hold up the heavens on his shoulders for eternity. Ayn Rand, a controversial novelist once wrote a book called “Atlas Shrugged,” where she warned of a society that would crumble if the most successful minds and achievers stopped […]

These go to Eleven: 11 Observations on the Boston Sports Scene

1. Wes Welker Well it looks like the Wes Welker versus Julian Edelman experiment is over. Shame on everyone in the media and those fans who tried to rationalize the lunacy of starting Julian Edelman over Welker. Edelman is versatile but does nothing great. He caught 11 passes the last two years combined. So, let’s […]

Patriots 2012 Roster Preview: Will the Kids be Alright?

Michael Felger began his show on Tuesday with a very interesting question. I am paraphrasing, but the question was do Patriot fans feel the same way about the team’s chances this year as they did at the beginning of training camp? Felger and Massarotti spent a lot of time discussing a Monday column by the […]

Revisiting the 2010-2011 Red Sox Offseason

I am not a fan of Theo Esptein. I always found him arrogant and overrated during his tenure in Boston. I will always remember how the sports media of Boston gave his White House snub a pass while they attacked Tim Thomas for weeks on end. He deserves credit for helping refine Dan Duquette’s underachieving […]

Emptying the Tank: Big 4, Lester, Theo, Thomas, Welker, Schilling, Media

I haven’t written a column in a while, so I figured I would chime in on a bunch of sports topics floating around the airwaves, newspapers and Twittersphere the past month. So let’s start with the… Celtics • Unfortunately, this team has more experience and guts than talent and playmakers to truly go the distance. […]

Assessing the 2012 NFL Draft: A Patriots Perspective

It’s a joke that websites publish NFL Draft grades the day or even the year after the actual NFL draft. Draft “experts” like Mel Kiper and Todd McShay say they evaluate team’s drafts based on whether they fulfilled their needs and received draft “value” with their picks. There is nothing wrong with those evaluations. Just […]

Was Wes Welker’s Contract Dispute Avoidable?

On Wes Welker, let me be clear that regardless of his size, leaping ability or big play capability, I think I am in agreement with all Patriots fans – that I want this guy on the team. I also think the Patriots should come up with an offer that works for the Patriots. They have […]

The Felger & Mazz Agenda: Not Fact Or Opinion

A year and a half ago when the ratings at WEEI began to falter, Michael Felger and Tony Massarotti offered something refreshing. It was an alternative to what had become the Big Show’s stale rhetoric on WEEI. Also, by starting out as an FM station and adding the Bruins broadcast rights, 98.5 immediately gained street […]

Red Sox in the American League: On Outside Looking In?

Yesterday, we looked at the top three teams in the American League. Next, let’s take a deeper look at my power rankings and examine which of the top six teams will miss the playoffs in October: 4. Tampa Bay Rays The Tampa Bay Rays were the laughing stalk of the American League for 10 years. […]

2012 MLB Preview: Yankees Top American League Power Rankings

For the Boston Red Sox, the 2011 season was an homage to all of the disappointing Red Sox teams of the past. The Sox had a potent offense, mediocre pitching staff and even a historic collapse to cap it all off. The baseball season is an epic journey and usually teams with the most talent, […]

What A Week It Was: March Madness, Rounds 1-2

Locally, the NCAA tournament is always an afterthought. There is some talk on the local radio and television shows about the upsets that happen, but for the most part, without a local team in the “Big Dance” and a lack of local college basketball knowledge amongst the media, it’s no surprise discussion is almost non-existent. […]