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Overvalued and Undervalued 2014 Fantasy Football Players

Fantasy football is fickle. It is a game of chance where the best laid plans can regularly crumble before your tear-filled eyes. In the most basic sense, it is a game of risk analysis. Drafting your team is easily the most important part. Which players are most likely to score the most points? Which players have the greatest […]

Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzynski: Sign of Things to Come

In a NESN interview on Tuesday, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington admitted, “At some point, we may need to be realistic and focus on helping the 2015 team.” That time is now. It is time for all of us to be realistic. They aren’t closing the gap. The Sox have struggled all year, and the […]

2014 Fantasy Value of Patriots Players

Patriots players and coaches have taken to the practice field, and Rob Gronkowski was spotted running up a hill. Consequently, it is time to begin thinking about which Patriot players you will want on your fantasy squad, and which players you should avoid. What do the odds makers say? Bet now on the best NFL odds here. Everyone […]

Brock Holt: Baseball Player or Superhero?

“Who is this Brock Holt guy,” I, and many other Red Sox fans asked ourselves back in mid-May. He sounds like a superhero. The name ‘Brock Holt’ has a lot of pizzazz. Like Peter Parker, Clark Kent, or Bruce Wayne. I will admit that I wrongfully dismissed him, “Ehh, he’s probably just some fill-in prospect.” May 17, […]

Bats Come Alive During Red Sox Turnaround

Twenty-six runs scored over a ten game span is bad, that is an average of 2.6 runs per game. A barren wasteland of offensive production. No wonder the Sox lost ten games in a row. In the last three games the Sox have averaged six runs per game. Not surprisingly, with that level of offensive firepower, […]

Can There Be Hope Despite Red Sox 9-Game Slide?

There is no way to put it sugar-coat it; the Sox have been bad, terrible, atrocious, putrid, pick any negative word you would like and the Red Sox have embodied it. If the Toronto series wasn’t bad enough, the Red Sox extended their losing streak to nine games with a soul-crushing 15th inning loss Saturday night. It’s […]

Top 10 Fantasy Football Rookie Options for 2014

Sure, the NFL draft was only a week ago, but it’s never too early for an examination of which rookies will have the most impact on your fantasy football team. This list is based primarily on skill and situation. There are many talented players who did not make this rookie only list because they are on a team […]

Patriots Trade 93rd (3rd round) Pick to Jaguars

The Jacksonville Jaguars traded for the Patriots’ 3rd round pick and selected OG Brandon Linder from Miami. Mel Kiper Jr. glowingly described Linder on live television as ‘a career back up.’ Seemingly, the Patriots didn’t miss out on much. As compensation, the Patriots received the 105th and 179th picks (4th and 6th rounds).

Patriots Select QB Jimmy Garoppolo With the 62nd Pick; What Happens to Mallett?

The Patriots calmly waited for their ideal development QB, Jimmy Garoppolo from Eastern Illinois (Tony Romo’s alma mater). He was the fifth quarterback taken in the draft. The Patriots selected him over notable SEC quarterbacks AJ McCarron, Aaron Murray, and Zach Metternberger.

QB Panic Will Help Patriots Move Back in NFL Draft

As per usual, the Patriots don’t have a lot of glaring needs heading into the NFL draft tonight. At pick #29, the Patriots could go almost any direction: tight end, pass rusher, defensive tackle, cornerback depth — chances are, many of the elite prospects at those positions will be long gone by the time the […]

No Spark for Sox Offense With Victorino Return?

Baseball is a game of patience. It’s a marathon, not a sprint. But, it never feels good to start the season in the basement of a competitive AL East division. Many Red Sox fans, myself included, hoped that Victorino’s arrival to the plate would provide a needed spark. Victorino’s return was an emotional spark, but so […]