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While Waiting for Surgery, Gronkowski Shops for Groceries in Motorized Scooter

Look out, Rhode Island. Gronk has a new set of wheels and is on the loose. In Whole Foods. Buying groceries. Wearing a hoodie. Snapping photos with little kids. (A far cry from this, eh?) I guess that’s what happens when you tear your ACL and MCL, reducing you from 6’6″ beast of an NFL […]

Video: Celtics Honor Doc Rivers in his Return

If anyone wondered whether the Boston faithful might boo Doc Rivers for forcing a trade to the Los Angeles Clippers (was it just me?), last night laid those doubts to rest. When the timeout before the second quarter arrived, the Boston Celtics honored Doc Rivers with a special tribute video covering his nine years with […]

Patriots-Ravens Inexplicably Flexed Out of Sunday Night Football Slot

Defending Super Bowl champions? Check. Perennial Super Bowl contender? Check. Two playoff bound teams? Check. Two star quarterbacks? Check, and check. A rematch of last year’s AFC title game? Oh, the last TWO AFC title games? Discount double check. Basically, the New England Patriots taking on the Baltimore Ravens fits every possible criteria for what […]

Reunion Week: Celtics to Face Garnett, Pierce, and Doc with Nets and Clippers Up Next

It’s reunion week for the Boston Celtics, as they will play back-to-back games against the Brooklyn Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers, bringing back old faces Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Doc Rivers (and Jason Terry, I guess, but I hardly think he counts). Pierce will be on that suit and tie with a broken […]

Saltalamacchia Pens Thank You to Red Sox Fans

When I learned that Jarrod Saltalamacchia wouldn’t be coming back to the Boston Red Sox, I can’t say I was heartbroken. Sure, Salty had put together a career year, hitting .273/.338/.466 with 14 home runs, 40 doubles, and 65 RBIs. But you could dig your way to China using the holes in his swing, and […]

Patriots Lose Gronk But Complete Miraculous Comeback to Beat Browns, 27-26

For the third straight week, the New England Patriots overcame a halftime deficit to emerge with another win, even after Rob Gronkowski exited in the third quarter with what is feared to be a torn ACL. This time the Patriots escaped by beating the Cleveland Browns 27-26 on a Tom Brady touchdown pass to Danny […]

Robinson Cano Signs with Seattle Mariners for 10 Years, $240M

The Seattle Mariners have a new second baseman. So do the New York Yankees. After the Yankees drew a line in the sand, Robinson Cano has decided to take his talents to Puget Sound, signing a 10-year, $240 million contract with the Mariners, according to ESPN. The deal reportedly includes a full no-trade clause. Cano […]

Ortiz’s World Series Goggles, Helmet Up for Auction

If you missed out on the chance to buy Big Papi’s beard trimmings (because what else would you do with over $10,000?), you’re in luck, because David Ortiz is auctioning off more World Series memorabilia to raise money for a good cause. After the World Series MVP’s facial hair brought in nearly $11,000 ($10,877.77, to […]

Video: Bradley’s Best Larry Bird Impression, Wallace’s Dunk Power Celtics Over Bucks

The Boston Celtics faced the Milwaukee Bucks for the third time this season on Tuesday night, faced with the ignominious task of avoiding three losses to the team with the worst record (3-14) and point differential (-9.5) in the NBA. Which is really saying something, with the haggard state of the Eastern Conference and the […]

Can New Red Sox Reliever Burke Badenhop Buck the Trend of NL Central Flops?

As an encore to their 2013 World Series title, the Boston Red Sox kicked off the 2014 offseason by acquiring…middle relief pitcher Burke Badenhop. Not exactly the most awe-inspiring move to start your title defense, now, is it? The Red Sox shipped out a no-name minor leaguer (left-hander Luis Ortega — apologies if any of his […]

Yankees Sign C McCann to Five-Year, $85M Deal

Move over, Chris Stewart. Adios, Austin Romine. Better PEDs luck next time, Francisco Cervelli. Brian McCann is the new catcher for the New York Yankees. According to the Boston Globe’s Peter Abraham, McCann has signed a five-year contract worth $85 million with the Yankees. The deal also contains a vesting option for a sixth year […]

ESPN’s Sport Science Says Gronkowski Could Have Caught Pass on MNF

In case you missed it, ESPN’s Sport Science studied the final play between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers on Monday Night Football to definitively answer the question everyone was asking: could Rob Gronkowski have caught that pass?

Miscellaneous Thoughts on Celtics-Heat

Normally, I would consider the Boston Celtics taking on the Miami Heat a must-see game. But Danny Ainge traded away Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, and any semblance of an actual rivalry, and I decided to actually live my life instead of being held hostage by Kelly Olynyk, Kris Humphries, and the rest of the Celtics’ […]

Video: Belichick Recorded Making Fun of “Little” Red Sox Players

Are you already suffering from Week 10 withdrawal? Have a case of the Brady-Belichick Blues? The Patriots may be on their bye week, but that doesn’t mean you can’t still get some of your football fill. During last week’s 55-31 win over the Pittsburgh Steelers, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was mic’d up by the […]

Red Sox Take Full Page Ad to Thank St. Louis Cardinals, Rub Salt in Wound

On Tuesday, almost a week after the Boston Red Sox clinched the 2013 World Series title (!), Red Sox ownership took out a full page ad in the St. Louis Post-Dispatch as a thank you to the city of St. Louis and the Cardinals organization. The ad — which you can see here, courtesy of […]