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Former Patriot WR Welker Suspended 4 Games for Doing Molly?

By on September 2, 2014 at 10:45pm
Former Patriot Wes Welker reportedly will be suspended for apparently taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby, sources say. (AP/MassLive) Former Patriot Wes Welker reportedly will be suspended for apparently taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby, sources say. (AP/MassLive)Former Patriot Wes Welker reportedly will be suspended for apparently taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby, sources say. (AP/MassLive)

When advertisements asked me “Are you ready for some football?”, I thought I could answer with an unequivocal and resounding “YES!”

Turns out I was wrong, because I was not mentally prepared for the NFL news that broke on Tuesday.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Denver Broncos wide receiver Wes Welker will be suspended four games by the NFL for violating the league’s drug policy. Reports indicate his suspension stems from a positive test for amphetamines, which multiple sources claim are from Welker taking Molly at the Kentucky Derby.

Don’t worry, I’ll wait while you read that sentence again.

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Rob Gronkowski (Photo Courtesy of nflspinzone.com)

Labor Day presented good news for Patriots fans, as All-Pro Tight End Rob Gronkowski revealed that he will indeed play in the team’s first game against the Dolphins in Miami this Sunday. Gronkowski is a game-changer who can singlehandedly cause a defense to change what they do. The Past two seasons have been riddled with injuries for Gronkowski, and the the Patriots hope this will be the beginning of a fully healthy season for him.

Gronk’s Effect

With the return of Gronkowski, the Patriots offense will have a much easier time moving the ball against the Dolphins’ defense. Although Brent Grimes is a good cover  corner, he is not built to defend a player like Gronkowski. This task will be left to a combination of Miami safeties and linebackers, none of whom are equipped to do so. After missing the early portion of the 2013 season, Gronkowski returned in Week Seven against the Jets and was targeted 17 times and hauled in eight receptions for 114 yards. In the six and a half games he played in, New England had the top offense in football in almost every statistical category. In his last full season, 2011, he set the record for touchdown receptions by a tight end. The most impressive part of the entire equation is that he is still only 25 years old and getting better. Continue reading Yo Soy Fiesta! What to Expect from Rob Gronkowski in Week 1 »

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Rajon Rondo (Redsarmy.com)

On Friday, Jackie MacMullan said that four-time All-Star Rajon Rondo has told the Celtics that he “wants out” of Boston. While nobody can blame the 28-year-old for wanting to play for a team with a legitimate shot to make the playoffs rather than a rebuilding organization that appears to constantly be trying to trade him, Rondo trade rumors are frequent and often without merit. But when the reputable Jackie MacMullan is behind the allegations, that certainly lends them credence.

Since MacMullan’s report, two things have happened that somewhat muddle our understanding of Danny Ainge’s predicament: ESPN removed the Around the Horn segment in question from YouTube, and Rondo’s agent, Bill Duffy, has denied that his client has requested a trade. Duffy’s statement is certainly not enough to undermine MacMullan, seeing as the game of NBA free agency and trade requests are never as transparent as we would like to imagine, so let us proceed regardless of the obvious client-agent-GM posturing. Continue reading Rajon Rondo Trade Rumors: 5 Teams He Could End Up With »

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It’s true. The 2014 season has been a complete nightmare for the Boston Red Sox. As the team’s winning percentage hovers around .440 with a dismal 29-40 record at Fenway Park, it’s no secret that 2014 has already been dismissed as a lost cause.

However, this should only make the 2013 World Series Championship taste even sweeter.

The reason?

This implosion could have easily have been what happened last season as well.

Aside from the departure of Jacoby Ellsbury, the 2014 Red Sox roster ended up looking almost identical to the 2013 Red Sox roster. However, when all is said and done, the 2013 Red Sox will have won around 30 more games than their 2014 counterparts. Continue reading Why 2014 Should Make Red Sox Fans Smile »

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Red Sox Manager John Farrell (Source: Jared Wickerham/Getty Images North America)

In 2013, it seemed like everything Red Sox Manager John Farrell touched turned to gold.  2014 hasn’t nearly been the same, and Wednesday night’s loss to the Blue Jays was no different.

Joe Kelly and the Red Sox were up 2-1 in the 7th in Toronto when Edwin Encarnacion hit a lead off double on Kelly’s 86th pitch.  Farrell had seen enough.  Instead of letting the former Cardinal to work his way through the inning, Farrell called in lefty reliever Tommy Layne to face switch hitting Dioner Navarro.  After a base hit, Farrell opted to make another pitching change — this time for Junichi Tazawa.

Tazawa, whose career ERA against the Blue Jays is now 6.87 with 7 home runs, allowed the fairly predictable to happen: a three-run pitch hit home run off the bat of Danny Valencia. Continue reading John Farrell’s Second Season Unlike his First »

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Ryan Malllett is heading to Houston (Jim Rogash)

The Ryan Mallett era in New England has come to an end.

The Patriots have traded the fourth year quarterback to the Houston Texans for a sixth-round draft pick.

Mallett failed to impress in this his fourth training camp, and has never really been a good fit for the Patriots system.

With the Texans starting mediocre veteran Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback, Mallett could be given a shot to start by mid-season if the Harvard alum struggles. Mallett will be reunited with former Patriots assistant Bill O’Brien, who is now the head coach in Houston. Continue reading Patriots Trade QB Ryan Mallett to Houston Texans, report says »

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With the 2014 FIBA World Cup underway, the USA will look to overcome Paul George's injury to defend their crown. ("Family Guy," 'The Perfect Castaway,' 2005)

The FIBA Basketball World CUp is underway. The USA will attempt to defend their title, but will have to do so without Paul George following his horrific injury. In the meantime, several nations should put up quite a fight, especially late in the knockout stages. But for now, the Americans will have to deal with Turkey, the team they beat in the Finals last time, as well as four others. For the tournament, we’re here to to present predictions for how things will turn out.

Correctly picking a team to advance past the group stage is worth one point. Furthermore, picking the #1 team from each group exactly is worth four points, followed by three points for exactly guessing each group’s #2 team, and so on.

So check below for the Group Stage picks, as well as a list of the teams in each group. The first four teams in each group will advance to the knockout stage. Continue reading 2014 FIBA World Cup Pick ‘Em: Group Stage »

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