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Week 8: Notes and Observations vs. St. Louis Rams in London

Allow me to do my best impersonation of Bill Belichick and try to find negatives in an overwhelmingly positive game. After all, I wouldn’t be a Boston sports fan if I still couldn’t find things to complain about…

Week 7: Notes and Observations vs. the New York Jets

- I’ve been saying it all season that the problem with the Patriots, contrary to popular belief, is not the defense, but is this supposedly high powered offense. They showed glimpses of brilliance against the Bills, Broncos, and Titans, but to say they are inconsistent is a huge understatement. They lack an identity. – One […]

Patriots Can’t Close Out Seahawks, or Anyone Else Lately

The Seattle Seahawks upset the New England Patriots 24-23 in Seattle on Sunday. Winning by 13 in the fourth quarter, the Patriots were not able to capitalize on offensive opportunities that could have sealed the victory for them. Instead they allowed the Seahawks to get back into the game, and eventually score the go ahead […]

Kevin Faulk Retired: A Look Back at his 13-Year Career

Kevin Faulk, one of the all-time Patriots’ greats, retired Tuesday at a press conference at The Hall at Patriot Place. Faulk hangs up his cleats at the age of 36 after 13 seasons playing for the Patriots. This offseason, the Patriots officially lost the last of the players who had three Super Bowl rings (other than […]

Patriots Defeat Broncos 31-21 as Brady-Manning Rivalry is Reignited

The Patriots defeated the Broncos 31-21 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium to lock down their first home victory of the season. First Half The Broncos started off with the ball after winning the toss. Peyton Manning looked good in his return to Gillette as he led the offense down the field. Manning connected with Demaryius […]

Bobby Valentine To Be Fired After Season Ends

This is no surprise to anyone who has paid even a little bit of attention to the Red Sox during this troublesome season. A report surfaced today on WEEI’s website citing John Heyman as the source of the update. The article goes onto say that the firing will officially happen either Thursday or Friday. Valentine […]

Patriots-Bills Notes: Defense & Running Game Impressive, No Welker Conspiracy

The Patriots rallied from a 21-7 deficit in Buffalo to defeat their AFC East rival by a final score of 52-28.  The game started off well as the Patriots’ defense was able to force a punt on Buffalo’s first drive. The punt pinned the Patriots at their own 10 yard line, but that didn’t phase […]

NFL Replacement Officials Wear Out Welcome During Seahawks-Packers on MNF

Everyone is talking about how poorly the replacement officials are doing, and I can’t say I’m surprised at how bad the first three weeks of the season have turned out. No one could have thought these refs, who are mostly from high school, junior college, or even arena football, could handle the speed and pressure […]

Patriots Lose Heart Breaker in Baltimore on Sunday Night

The Patriots dropped their second straight game due to a last second field goal. The Ravens won 31-30 when the kick apparently just went over the right upright. The Patriots struck first, opening up a 13-0 lead in the first quarter. Stephen Gostkowski kicked two field goals, one from 37 yards and one from 49. […]

Should The Red Sox Owners Sell the Team?

An article surfaced today on foxbusiness.com, discussing the idea of the Red Sox being sold. While the article mentions the ownership has denied the claim that they are shopping the team around, it’s not too crazy to think they are at least gauging the market interest. Nothing seems imminent, or even remotely close of happening, […]

Brady’s Nose Bloodied, but Patriots Defense Stifles Titans in 34-13 Win

The New England Patriots defeated the Tennessee Titans 34-13 on Sunday in sunny Nashville, Tennessee. In spite of a bloodied and possibly broken nose, Tom Brady performed as expected, completing 23 out of 31 passes for 236 yards and two touchdowns. While the offense performed well, the defense of the Patriots is what really stood out […]

Forbes Ranks Patriots as Second Most Valuable NFL Team

An article in Forbes listed our beloved New England Patriots as the second most valuable team in the NFL, behind only the Dallas Cowboys. The Patriots are valued at $1.64 billion while the Cowboys sit at $2.1 billion. The article goes onto mention that the Patriots have sold out every game at Gillette Stadium since […]

Patriots 53-Man Roster Shows Focus on Defense

Friday was the final day for NFL rosters to cut down to 53 players. All the work in the preseason goes into figuring out the best 53-man combination to go into the season with. Every year there are some cuts that cause fans to question the motive, and this year has been no different. The […]

Should the Red Sox Re-sign Cody Ross?

As we approach the final month of the 2012 regular season, it is a great time to look at what the Red Sox can do this offseason. With everything that has occurred this season, including the blockbuster trade with the Dodgers, it’s obvious the Sox will have to do a lot of work in the […]

Red Sox-Dodgers Trade: Winners and Losers

Last week, the Red Sox and Dodgers completed a nine-player blockbuster trade that reshaped both teams. The Red Sox unloaded Adrian Gonzalez, Josh Beckett, Nick Punto, and the injured Carl Crawford to the Dodgers in exchange for James Loney and prospects. The biggest return the Red Sox received was that the Dodgers agreed to pay […]