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2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Conference Championships

The Conference Championships are upon us. Two elite quarterbacks power New England and Denver in the AFC, while two elite defense look to tear up young quarterbacks in the NFC. They’re two very different games, but two that are sure to be equally entertaining. The winners move on to the first cold-weather Super Bowl in […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 11

Teams are coming up on the halfway mark on the season, and the West continues to have many of the league’s best teams, though race for #8 in the East is at least entertaining as well, albeit for a different reason. Indiana and Miami are well-entrenched in their respective seeds, while San Antonio is trying […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 15

Now into the second half of the season, teams are officially starting to run out of time to make moves. Still, many teams are still alive, especially in the jam-packed Wildcard race in the East. Last season’s Stanley Cup Finalists are barely holding onto leads in their divisions, while Pittsburgh and Anaheim are still going […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round Results

The NFL is down to its final four, and with two rivalry games for the Super Bowl slots, things couldn’t have been scripted better. Denver gained vengeance on San Diego, while New England rose to meet them by dispatching the still sloppy Colts. Seattle held back Drew Brees, while San Francisco finally cracked Carolina’s defense. […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Divisional Round

The NFL is down to its final eight teams, and after the first round, expect big things this weekend. Denver looks to overpower the upstart Chargers, New England looks to continue their rivalry against the Colts, Seattle and New Orleans lock up in a classic offense vs defense battle and the 49ers and Panthers dual […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 10

10 weeks are gone from the season, and it’s already almost half over. There’s still plenty of room to make it in in the East, what with how most of the conference is faring. The West is more settled for its half of the bracket, but seeding is still anyone’s guess. A lot is changing […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 14

14 weeks into the season, and all teams have played more than half their games. The race in the East has gotten quite cluttered for the final spots, while Minnesota is still poking their nose around the playoff race. The Central and Atlantic Divisions are still close at the top. It will be a tough […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round Results

The first round was complete, and was even more thrilling than anyone could have imagined. From Indy’s wild comeback to San Francisco’s buzzer-beating field goal in four degree weather, and big road wins by the Saints and Chargers in between, we can only hope we get games with a fraction of the entertainment value in […]

2014 NFL Playoffs Expert Picks: Wildcard Round

The playoffs are finally here, and it looks to be an exciting round. The Saints and 49ers will have to deal with cold temperatures outdoors, while the Chiefs have to win in the stadium of a team that beat them in theirs and the Chargers have in win in a stadium where no road team […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 9

Nine weeks into the season, the playoff teams are starting to come into view. Seeding, though, is very much up for grabs in various patches throughout the brackets. Any of five teams right now could walk away with home-court advantage through the Finals, so the top of the brackets aren’t exempt by any means. With […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 13

The season is about half over now, and while the probable division winners have made themselves known, the rest of the seeding is easily up for grabs. Below Pittsburgh, the Metropolitan Division is wide open. Similarly, the Pacific Division is available from #2-#4, and Montreal and Tampa are fighting for home rink advantage in the […]

2013 SoB Player of the Year: David Ortiz

Thanks to an amazing year in which he played a major role in bring the World Series Trophy back to Boston, David Ortiz has been named the SoB Player of the Year for 2013. During the regular season alone, Big Papi hit .309 with 30 homers and two triples, the latter being amazing for someone […]

2013 SoB Game of the Year: Patriots vs Broncos 11/24

This was the toughest decision of the Awards, between the Pats/Broncos, Bruins/Leafs and Red Sox championship clinchers among other choices that couldn’t all be included in the nomination phase. In the end, the Patriots showed the biggest grit and determination in a situation that was perhaps closer to impossible than any other game. Turning the […]

2013 NFL Regular Season Expert Picks Results

Week 17 is over, with thrilling results. With the playoffs now set, it’s time to announce the results for our 2013 Pick ‘Em for the regular season. The Broncos and Patriots did not disappoint, which is far more than can be said for the Texans and Falcons. The 49ers did well, but the Seahawks really […]

2013 SoB Story of the Year: Boston Marathon Bombings

It was one of the most difficult days our society had in some time. On April 15, two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 264. The city, nation and world were rocked, but the spirit and determination of Boston and those willing to help brought normalcy […]