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What A Week It Was: NBA Trade Deadline

It’s been a strange NBA season to say the least. We had the lockout to start the season and that produced this ridiculous condensed schedule. There have been countless injuries, and of course the endless free agency speculation involving Magic center Dwight Howard. Despite all that, TV ratings are up over last year and the […]

What A Week It Was: Patriots Sign Lloyd, Manning Joins Broncos

Well we knew all thought it was going to be a big week and it certainly did not disappoint. Usually, the first week of the NCAA tournament dominates the national headlines because of the thousands of bracket and office pools across the country. This week was different. Beyond the spectacle that is “March Madness” was […]

Patriots Place Franchise Tag on Wes Welker

It was refreshing to hear Wes Welker discussion and not have it be about whether or not he should have caught that Brady pass in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl. Monday, as was speculated, Wes Welker was given the franchise tag by the New England Patriots. The Patriots waited until the final hours […]

Sports Hub Once Again Tops WEEI in Latest Ratings

The January Arbitron numbers were published last week by Chad Finn of the Boston Globe and once again, 98.5 The Sports Hub came out the big winner. This is technically the “winter book” of ratings and the primary sports topic during this time was the New England Patriots. Both WEEI and the Sports Hub benefited […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Don’t Sign Wes Welker)

Tuesday, I introduced my blueprint for the Patriots offseason…if they re-sign Wes Welker. The following looks at the what the Patriots should do if they cannot sign their best wide receiver. Scenario #2 – the Patriots let Wes Welker walk This scenario would not surprise me in the least. Welker vs. Samuel It would be a […]

2012 Patriots Blueprint to New Orleans (If They Sign Wes Welker)

I wrote at the end of September that Bill Belichick had lost his fastball on defense. As it turned out, I was wrong. Given the personnel, I thought it was a near miracle that the Patriots were an incomplete pass from a Super Bowl championship. Looking back, it was one of his finest coaching seasons. […]

It’s Been Target Practice for the Boston Sports Media

This is “The Dead Zone” in the sports calendar. It begins the Monday after the Super Bowl and usually ends with the opening tip-off of March Madness. Included in that Dead Zone is the charade of pitchers and catchers playing long toss in late February while local media members take advantage of the timing to […]

Hey Patriots, “Coffee is for Closers”

Alec Baldwin famously said “Coffee is for closers” in the movie “Glengarry Glen Ross,” and when it came to Super Bowl 46, he couldn’t be more right. The Patriots couldn’t close. I have had a couple days to digest, and I am like many Patriot fans, I’m ready to move on. I wanted to reflect […]

Super Bowl Media Day: Lies, Brady Bashing and Rich Cimini is an Idiot

Before I get to Media Day, I want to discuss a couple of topics that took place on Monday. I previously wrote Bob Ryan had lost his fastball. Well, Bob stayed consistent when making a guest appearance on Mike Francesa’s radio show on Monday. When asked why Brady had struggled in recent playoff appearances, Bob […]

Super Bowl Media Hype: Felger Talks Spygate AGAIN, Brady’s “Trash Talk”

The Super Bowl media hype really kicked into gear Sunday night with the arrival of the Boston sports media in Indianapolis. So, let’s start the insanity with our resident contrarian, Michael Felger. Felger began his “Sports Sunday” program with his “Reality Check.” Felger on Spygate Incidentally, Felger stole that segment from Bill O’Reilly, but regardless, […]

Thomas’s White House Snub Brings Out the Cult of Media Hypocrisy

This week, Tim Thomas made a choice. He chose not to join his teammates at a White House ceremony honoring the Boston Bruins for their 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. Thomas released a statement to the public stating why he did not want to attend the ceremony. It had something to do with big government, rights […]

NFL Team Building: Ozzie Newsome vs. Bill Belichick

It’s not by accident that the Patriots and Ravens are facing off in the AFC Championship this weekend. They were clearly the two best teams in the conference and have been on a collision course for about a month now. Once the season gets down to the final four, I find the ongoing discussion of […]

Tim Tebow Has Nothing to be Ashamed Of, But Some Others Do

It was a great night for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. For Patriot Nation, it was a night to enjoy and exhale after three straight playoff defeats. It was also a night to reflect on what was a great season for Tim Tebow. I wrote last week that the media has embraced a […]

Why is the Local Media so Divided on the New England Patriots?

It’s been a year since the New York Jets and Rex Ryan’s big mouth came into New England an upset the Patriots. It was a humiliating offseason for Patriot fans as they had to hear a lot of talk about the changing of the guard. This Saturday, Jan. 14, the Patriots can accomplish two things: […]

Boston Sports Radio Fall Ratings: WEEI Strikes Back, But Still Lagging

The Arbitron ratings for the “Fall Book” came out last week and as Chad Finn of the Boston Globe reported, it was another victory for 98.5 the Sports Hub. However, it was the first ratings period in which WEEI was broadcasting under their new FM signal, 93.7 as well as 850 AM, and the upgrade […]