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Looking Back: What If Dez Bryant was a Patriot?

It’s been a year and five games since the 2010 draft and while it’s still too early to judge how successful a draft class is in such a short time, so far the Patriots class of ’10 looks terrific. While many of the players from that draft haven’t accomplished much as of now, the trio of […]

DeMarcus Ware Strikes Fear into Opponents

When the Patriots host the Cowboys on Sunday they will face the former Cleveland Defensive coordinator Rob Ryan who held them to just 14 points last year. But while the Patriots may have a sense of Ryan’s strategy from viewing the tapes from last season, they have some new challenges to prepare for on Ryan’s new […]

Heated Rivalry: Top Five Patriots-Jets Games

Since they each entered the upstart American Football League in 1960 the New England Patriots and New York Jets have been rivals, just from a location standpoint. To put things into perspective, when both teams began they were called the Boston Patriots and the New York Titans respectively. But while the two teams represented cities […]

Revisiting the Patriots-Raiders Trade for Richard Seymour

Just over two years ago, the Patriots made a shocking trade with the Oakland Raiders that sent the five-time Pro Bowl defensive lineman Richard Seymour to the Raiders for a first round draft pick. In the past, we had seen a number of great players leave because they wanted to be paid more than the […]

Patriots vs. Bills: A Look Back to Sept. 7, 2003

It has been a theme for the last several seasons for the Patriots to enter their season as a Super Bowl favorite. For the Buffalo Bills expectations are to enter its season just hoping not to finish last in the division. Two weeks into this season the Buffalo Bills have shown signs of improvement, but against […]

Week 2 NFL Preview: Lions, Bills Continue to Roll

Week 1 is in the books and we finally have games to analyze after an offseason of uncertainty. The first week featured some record-breaking performances, shocking upsets, teams making statements, and dramatic comebacks. As always the first week tends to get over analyzed by fans that expect their team to perform as they did that week, […]

Patriots vs. Dolphins Player Profile: Jermaine Cunningham

As we enter the 11th year of the Tom Brady era, the Pats seem once again poised to make another Super Bowl run. And while this seems to be the case every year, after the roster overhaul that has taken place this offseason there seems to be more urgency this year than in the past. […]

Revisiting Saltalamacchia’s “Latin Players” Comment About Cervelli

Not too many things are certain in life, but as we enter September, conflict between the Red Sox and the Yankees is about as certain as the sun rising in the east. 2011 marks yet another year when the Sox and Yanks have been neck and neck for the division championship all year and as […]

Chad Ochocinco’s Newest Antic on Twitter: Protest or Precedent?

As much as Chad Ochocinco has tried to conform to the “Patriot way” he can’t seem to help but grab the spotlight for some of his actions. First he stated that he would like to move in with a fan for the first several weeks of the season. Now he has agreed to pay for […]

Chris Johnson: Worth the Risk?

What a difference a year makes. Last year Chris Johnson was the golden boy of every fantasy draft, number one on almost everyone’s board. Whoever was able to land him first was ecstatic, knowing they were going to have a guy who would score at least 15 points per game, with the potential for much […]

Sox Come up Short in Seattle

For the second straight night the Red Sox rallied from a large first inning deficit, but this time the rally wasn’t enough, as the Sox fell to the Mariners 5-4 at Safeco Field. In his worst start of the season, Josh Beckett gave up five runs in just five innings and dropped to 9-5 on […]

Red Sox Offense Continues to Let Down Beckett

Last weekend’s two games against Yankees featured the Red Sox worst and best pitchers back to back, John Lackey and Josh Beckett, respectively. Not surprisingly, Beckett pitched better than Lackey, yet it was Lackey that racked up his 10th win of the year while Beckett was left with a no-decision. As I wrote several weeks […]

Patriots Interested in Jets Free Agent Shaun Ellis

Starting with the surprising trade for Albert Haynesworth, much attention has been paid to the Patriots defensive line. Soon after trading for Haynesworth, the Patriots released veteran defensive end Ty Warren, who recently signed with the Broncos. Since then, the two biggest questions surround the D-line are: Will Haynesworth return to his dominant ways, and […]

Albert Haynesworth Trade Analysis: The Good & The Bad

Once again, the Patriots have rolled the dice and picked up a talented player who has had problems on and off the field. We saw how it worked out with Corey Dillon and Randy Moss; now the Pats hope it works again with former Redskins DT Albert Haynesworth. Haynesworth: The Good At his best, Albert […]

Red Sox Bats Subpar in Support of Josh Beckett

With the losses of Clay Bucholtz, Diasuke Matsusaka, and Jon Lester, the Red Sox starting rotation has gone from formidable to shaky. Both veteran pitchers (Tim Wakefield and John Lackey) and youngsters (Andrew Miller and Kyle Weiland) have been inconsistent. The one constant throughout the season has been Josh Beckett. Coming off the worst season […]