Who is Armond Armstead? Currently he is one of the most discussed New England Patriots, and he never even played a snap for the team.
Armstead was a defensive tackle for the University of Southern California Trojans from 2008-10. His numbers weren’t eye popping with 59 tackles in 17 games but he was declared medically ineligible by the USC staff for the 2011 season. He ended up suing the school for giving him pain killers which he believed caused him to suffer a heart attack.
After going undrafted in 2012, Armstead decided to sign with the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League (CFL). His CFL campaign was successful as he recorded 43 tackles, six sacks and was named a CFL all-star. The Argonauts would go on to win the Grey Cup (the equivalent of the Lombardi Trophy). Continue reading Armond Armstead: We Never Knew Ye »
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1. Cliff Notes:
* Seven summer weekends left – enjoy
* Tom Brady soon to take the field again – life is good
* No soccer, no College World Series, Red Sox stink – August 30th Ohio State – Navy!
* They should have a charity competition to see how many slap shots Bobby Schumatz could put on net from blue line
2. Red Sox second half schedule:
* They play in Jeter’s last game at home (surprised Major League Baseball didn’t have Jeter’s last game in Yankee Stadium)
* They play in Pittsburgh, which will be a fun match up with that outfield
* Why not move Lester, Peavy, Lackey, Napoli, Gomes, Ross Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Weekend! »
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NBA legend Bill Russell, widely considered as one of the 2 or 3 best centers in league history, was hospitalized Thursday after feeling faint while giving a speech in Nevada.
The 80-year-old Russell was taken away from the event on a stretcher and taken to the hospital as a precaution. Continue reading Celtics Legend Bill Russell Hospitalized »
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Red Sox beat writer Nick Cafardo wrote an article yesterday for the Boston Globe saying that Cole Hamels might be a viable trade option for the Boston Red Sox and would make “perfect sense” for the Sox to pursue him.
Blasphemy. Blasphemy, I say.
Hamels, the hard throwing southpaw from San Diego, has had a successful 9-year career so far and has been a quiet ace all season long, despite his 3-5 record on a terrible Phillies team. He led his team to a World Series championship in 2008 and won the World Series MVP award. This is a very good pitcher with a long track record of success and he’s got an affordable contract.
That said, the Sox would be foolish to make a trade for him. Continue reading Red Sox Interested in Cole Hamels: Would This be a Mistake? »
Tags: Cole Hamels, Giancarlo Stanton, Jon Lester, Mookie Betts
With the start of training camp just one week away, it’s time to look at the state of the Patriot’s wide receivers heading into the 2014 season. The group was the subject of much criticism last season. While Julian Edelman emerged into a solid replacement for Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and rookie Aaron Dobson struggled to stay on the field for the Pats.
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The receiving core is relatively the same group that contributed to the league’s third ranked scoring offense a year ago. The one notable addition during the off-season was ex-Panther Brandon LaFell. The former Carolina receiver had a solid campaign in 2013, netting 627 yards on 49 receptions with 5 touchdowns. At 6’3″ LaFell offers tremendous versatility at the position, as he can play both in the slot and on the outside. Continue reading Patriots 2014 Wide Receivers Preview: Edelman, Amendola, LaFell, Dobson »
Tags: 2014 Patriots Preview, Aaron Dobson, Brandon Lafell, Danny Amendola, Jeremy Gallon, Josh Boyce, Julian Edelman, Kenbrell Thompkins, New England Patriots, Training Camp
The following is the latest in our SoB Satire series. Much of the following isn’t real or confirmed to be true, but we totally wish it was.
The Fantasy Football Federation held a summit on Tuesday evening, calling in experts from around the country to try and consolidate a master ranking list of wide receivers for the 2014-2015 season. Held in Philadelphia, the summit featured experts ranging from ESPN.com writers to Fox Sports analysts. They were asked to rank wide receivers alphabetically, but after an eight and a half hour conference they were unable to produce a list that they all agreed on.
Each year, sports websites and fantasy blogs produce list after list of rankings and projections for players around the league and these lists often vary. In an attempt to rank NFL wide receivers in alphabetical order, the experts not only couldn’t agree but they almost came to blows.
Continue reading SoB Satire: Fantasy Football Experts Submit their 2014 Alphabetical Rankings »
Tags: Adam Schefter, Fantasy Football, Fantasy Football Draft, SoB Satire, Stephen A. Smith, Tom E. Curran
Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli has caught a lot of flak from B’s fans this summer for what has amounted to an uneventful offseason since being soundly beaten by the Canadiens in the second round. Arguments have been tossed around that he his too loyal to his “core” guys and that a few bad contracts are hurting the B’s cap situation. While there may be some validity to these arguments, in truth Chiarelli has done a masterful job in piecing together an elite roster.
As the saying goes, “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Just because the Bruins got bounced in the second round by their kryptonite Montreal doesn’t mean that they have something fundamentally wrong with their line-up. This is a team that finished first in the regular season and made a solid playoff push despite starting four rookie defensemen. Continue reading Quiet Off-Season Best Option for Bruins »
Tags: David Krejci, Evander Kane, Jarome Iginla, Loui Eriksson, Peter Chiarelli