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New York Giants Declared Super Bowl XLVI Champions One Day Early

The New York Giants official website has committed this generation’s version of “Dewey Defeats Truman” by prematurely declaring the Giants as Super Bowl XLVI champions. The official site not only posted a celebratory ad, but they also put in a link to let fans purchase official Super Bowl champion merchandise. The website staff quickly realized […]

Philadelphia Phillies to Sign Jonathan Papelbon

The Red Sox have officially said goodbye to their All-Star closer this offseason. The Philadelphia Phillies have reportedly reached a deal with Jonathan Papelbon for 4 years/$50 million, pending a physical. Papelbon put together another stellar season in 2011 with a 2.94 ERA in 64.1 IP with 31 saves and a 12.20 K/9. The Phillies […]

John Lackey to Have Tommy John Surgery

At today’s Red Sox press conference, new GM Ben Cherington made his first big announcement in his new position as he announced that SP John Lackey will undergo Tommy John surgery and will most likely miss the entire 2012 season. Lackey put together one of the worst seasons in baseball history with a 12-12 record […]

Done Deal: Theo Epstein Leaves Red Sox and Joins Cubs

Ok, so it isn’t the most shocking news in Boston, but now we can finally say it is official. The Boston Red Sox and Chicago Cubs announced Friday night that (former) Red Sox GM, Theo Epstein, will step down as General Manager in Boston to take the job as President of Baseball Operations for the […]

Report: Theo Epstein Agrees to Deal with Chicago Cubs

UPDATE: ESPN’s Buster Olney is reporting that Theo Epstein has agreed to a 5-year deal for nearly $20 million. The deal is expected to be finalized later this week. ———————————————————————————————————————————————— Chicago’s biggest offseason acquisition could be finalized within the next couple of days as the Cubs are reportedly very close to luring Red Sox GM […]

Red Sox Lose to Baltimore 6-3, Now Tied with Rays for Wild Card Lead

Well, things could be worse. Oh wait, I said that yesterday. The Red Sox continued their epic slide into the dark side of the history books by dropping the opening game in their three-game series with Baltimore by a score of 6-3. Combined with Tampa Bay’s 5-2 win over the Yankees, this puts the Rays […]

“Great” Moments in Sports Cinema: Fever Pitch (2005)

I think all Red Sox fans can remember every single moment of Game 4 of the 2004 ALCS. Mariano Rivera comes in with a 4-3 lead in the bottom of the 9th and the Yankees up 3-0 in the series. All hope seemed lost with the greatest closer in MLB history getting ready to shut […]

Marc Savard Will Not Play in 2011-’12 Season, Career Likely Over

The news does not come as a complete shock, but it is still sad to hear. Bruins center Marc Savard is going to be shut down for not just the 2011-’12 season, but possibly for the rest of his career due to post-concussion syndrome. Savard received his second concussion within one year’s time back on January 22nd against the Colorado Avalanche […]

Great Moments in Sports Cinema: Rudy (1993)

Rally sons of Notre Dame, sing her glory and sound her name. Raise her gold and blue and cheer with voices true: rah, rah for Notre Dame. We will fight in ev-ry game. When you were a child, what was your dream? To be a pro athlete? Become a doctor and cure diseases? Or maybe […]

Video: Red Sox Turn Triple Play Against Rays

In the 4th inning of Game 2 of the doubleheader against Tampa Bay tonight at Fenway Park, the Red Sox turned an around-the-horn triple play. Rays SS Sean Rodriguez grounded out to 3rd where Jed Lowrie threw to Dustin Pedroia who then completed the play with a throw to Adrian Gonzalez. Pretty awesome stuff!

Patriots Beef Up Pass Rush by Signing Shaun Ellis

Bill Belichick is really committed to improving his defensive line this offseason. Sunday saw yet another addition to the pass rush as New England inked a deal for lifelong Jets DE Shaun Ellis. The deal is pending a physical. Ellis is as reliable as they come when it comes to other defensive ends. He has missed […]

Red Sox Acquire Erik Bedard in Three-Team Deal

Right at MLB’s trade deadline, the Boston Red Sox added another starting pitcher to their rotation by trading for lefty Erik Bedard. This trade comes less than a day after a deal to acquire for Oakland’s Rich Harden fell through. Trade Details Red Sox get: starter Erik Bedard, reliever Josh Fields (both from Mariners) Mariners get: outfielder Trayvon […]

Patriots Acquire Chad Ochocinco

After dealing for Albert Haynesworth Thursday morning, the Patriots have not stopped with their acquisitions as they have traded for Bengals’ WR Chad Ochocinco this afternoon. Terms of the trade are still unknown, but what we do know is that Ochocinco has accepted a restructured three-year deal in order to come to New England. The former All-Pro […]

NFL Owners Reach Deal on Labor Agreement

We all knew it was going to happen, but it was only a matter of when. After meeting all day Thursday in an Atlanta-area hotel, NFL owners officially voted to approve a 10-year collective bargaining agreement by a vote of 31-0 with the Oakland Raiders abstaining. So everything is all set, right? Not exactly. Now the players […]

Kevin Youkilis Named to AL All-Star Team

In a bit of a shake-up to the AL All-Star roster, Red Sox 3B Kevin Youkilis was named to the team as a replacement for Yankees 3B Alex Rodriguez who declined to play in the Midsummer Classic due to a knee injury. Youkilis is having a solid season hitting .275 with 12 HR and 59 […]