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Trying to guess who the New England Patriots will take in the draft is about as easy as trying to guess the winning Power Ball numbers. Ok, ok, you’d have a better chance with Power Ball, but that doesn’t make it any less fun to try and get inside the mind of Bill Belichick.

While the Patriots have a handful of needs to fill with the draft one position that is flying under the radar is strong safety. This is why University of Louisville safety Calvin Pryor makes sense as the Patriots first pick (29th overall) in the 2014 NFL draft. Classic Belichick. When everyone says go right, he turns left. Continue reading 2014 NFL Draft Profile: Calvin Pryor, S, University of Louisville »

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With the NFL Draft only a few weeks away and a lot of prospects on the board, one player to consider drafting is running back Andre Williams. Former Boston College running back Andre Williams has a candidate for the Heisman Trophy award this past fall. A senior at BC, Williams led the nation in yards with 2,177 yards along with 18 touchdowns with 355 carries this year. His senior year was by far his best year, including a game when had a career-high five touchdowns for BC with a 48-27 win over Army.

At the NFL combine, Williams said he is aware that he has to work on his pass protection in the backfield, as well as coming out of the back field as a receiver. He doesn’t  need to worry about his running ability, after he finished with 3,739 yards and 28 touchdowns with 704 carries. Continue reading 2014 NFL Draft Profile: Andre Williams RB, Boston College »

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Khris Davis (Winslow Townson/AP Photo)

Anticlimactic Opener

I understand that it’s only 7 games into the season, but something is already missing. Where’s the magic? After an ending like last year, how could this season for the Red Sox start off so slow? First off, the Sox lost their season opener to the Baltimore Orioles, but it was a well-pitched affair on both sides. The Red Sox had the hits, they just couldn’t seem to link enough of them together to make something happen. The Sox did go on to win their next two games in Baltimore, until last night, those were the only wins they had.

Rough Weekend

Next, Opening Day rolled around, and don’t get me wrong, the opening ceremony was spectacular, but the Sox did drop the opener to the Milwaukee Brewers. Continue reading Did the Red Sox Burn Out Their Clutch? »

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Loui Eriksson (Michael Dwyer/ WCVB.com

The Bruins clinched the top seed in the Eastern Conference with a 5-2 victory over Philadelphia in this weekend’s matinee matchup. Loui Eriksson, who’s really been looking great lately, led his team with four points and shut down a flailing Flyers team.

This victory pushed away a few (small) seeds of doubt in the back of my mind. The Bruins have had some trouble against desperate teams lately, and a loss to the Flyers would have created a real honest-to-God problem.

Recent Troubles

It started last weekend in Philly, when the Bruins let up an uncharacteristic come-back against the Broad Street Bullies. Continue reading Bruins Clinch Eastern Conference, Silence the Doubts »

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Clay Buchholz

1. Red Sox:

* Every hitter in the Red Sox starting nine was 1-4 Sunday except Ross who was 0-3
* Jon Lester on a pace to go 0-32 – he must be grumpy
* 4% of the season over on a pace to
* Red Sox and their opponents so far – 92 strikeouts to 25 walks – that’s crazy
* Jackie Bradley now has 103 at bats in the majors and a .194 average
* Johnny Gomes 8 strike outs in 18 at bats
* Clay Buchholz 13 hits in 4.1 innings Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Red Sox Back, Emmy’s and Oscars, Fighting Henry’s »

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Johnny Manziel

/Recent reports from Ian Rapoport claims that former Texas A & M quarterback Johnny Manziel had a pre-draft meeting with the Patriots on this past Wednesday. Johnny Manziel, as also known as Johnny Football, was a Heiseman Trophy winner as a freshman with A&M and was a qualifier for award this past season. In his two college seasons, he has 7,820 passing yards and 63 touchdowns.

Why Johnny?

The question everyone must be wondering is why would he have a meeting in Foxboro when Tom Brady has another three years on his contract? Continue reading NFL Draft 2014: Johnny Manziel a Possibility for Patriots? »

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Will Middlebrooks

Red Sox third baseman, Will Middlebrooks was placed on the disabled list with a strained right calf. He joins fellow 2013 World Series Champion Red Sox teammate Shane Victorino on the DL. Victorino has a strained right hamstring. Pawtucket third baseman, Brock Holt was recalled to fulfill third baseman duties. Holt manned third base last year during the 2013 World Series Championship season.

Continue reading Middlebrooks Moved to the DL with Strained Calf »

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