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Boston’s FanDuel Champion: Frank Borawski

By on October 31, 2014 at 5:00pm

Twenty-seven year old BU grad, Frank Borawski, is not only a great fantasy football player, but also the Assistant Director of Finance at a nearby bank. His analytical business mind translates very well to the statistical minutia that is fantasy football. But Frank knows, like every fantasy football player knows, “Luck has a lot to do with it.” And I’m not talking about Andrew Luck.

Borawski is being sent to Las Vegas to participate in the FanDuel Championship because of a $1,000 Week 4 game, which he won. Frank was helped in Week 4 by huge performances by Steve Smith, Antonio Brown and Jordy Nelson. Borawski has been playing FanDuel for two years now, but remembers hitting it big for the first time last season.

“I was lucky enough to play LeGarrette Blount when he had the four-touchdown game.”

Yeah, that’ll help. And he wasn’t a diehard Pats fan going for the “homer” pick. Born in Connecticut, Borawski is a Cowboys fan, like his father. Continue reading Boston’s FanDuel Champion: Frank Borawski »

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Many Red Sox fans have been dreaming of free agent third basemen, Pablo Sandoval since August. Those dreams only intensified after he put together an extraordinary post-season. There have also been rumors circulating that the Red Sox are “all in” on the powerful switch hitter.  And various reports have indicated that Sandoval is in Boston to meet with Red Sox management.

After a terrible season and a flurry of trade-deadline roster moves Sox fans are anxiously awaiting the announcement of splashy free agent singings. Plus, with news of Giancarlo Stanton signing one of the most lucrative deals in the history of sports, the Braves and Cardinals swapping stars, and the rival Blue Jays locking up catcher, Russell Martin—Sox fans are now desperately awaiting any sort of positive news from the free agent front.

But can Sandoval help the Sox contend in 2015? Continue reading Why the Red Sox DON’T Want Pablo Sandoval »

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Thomas_Menino,_Mayor_of_Boston

On 10/30/2014, Former Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston, MA passed away at the age of 71. Mr. Menino was a huge part of the city of Boston since he came into office as the mayor of Boston in 1993.

Born 12/27/1942, Menino was a longtime resident of Hyde Park, MA before he entered into political office as mayor in 1993. Menino began his service to the city of Boston as a city councilor in 1983 and held various positions until becoming the Mayor of Boston after his predecessor Mayor Flynn vacated the office. Although as the mayor of Boston, Mr. Menino’s major responsibilities included ensuring the safety of its citizens through collaborative efforts with public safety agencies such as the Boston Police Department. He also played a huge role when it came to the major sporting teams that currently reside in the great city of Boston- the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics. Continue reading Mayor Menino: We Salute You and the City of Boston Thanks You »

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Rob Bironas

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night in a crash crash near his home in the Nashville area. He was 36 years old.

Police said Bironas was speeding in his SUV when he went off the road and struck a group of trees. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police said there was no evidence drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.

Bironas was released by the Titans in March after 9 years with the team. He was a free agent and worked out for the Lions earlier this week.  Continue reading Former Titans Kicker Rob Bironas Killed in Car Crash »

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In case you missed it this weekend, watch as NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits and kills another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., on a dirt track in New York.

WARNING, this video may be disturbing to some.

What do you think of what happened?

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In a NESN interview on Tuesday, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington admitted, “At some point, we may need to be realistic and focus on helping the 2015 team.” That time is now. It is time for all of us to be realistic. They aren’t closing the gap. The Sox have struggled all year, and the nail in the coffin of the 2014 season has been the abysmal home stand that will likely become worse tonight when they face White Sox ace, Chris Sale.

Continue reading Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzynski: Sign of Things to Come »

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The New England Patriots director of college scouting moves on.

Many New England Patriots fans were left scratching their collective heads following the 2014 NFL draft. Why didn’t the Patriots draft a tight end? Why did they draft a quarterback in the second round? Why did they draft so many offensive linemen?

Gasoline was only added to the fire of burning questions later in the week when director of college scouting Jon Robinson decided to leave the team and join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the same role.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston claims there is no connection between the odd draft strategy and the departure of Robinson. Reiss says, “This is about relationships and upward mobility.” Continue reading Business as Usual: Top Scout Leaves Patriots »

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