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Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater (Brian Spurlock, USA Today Sports)

With the NFL Draft a little over a month away, teams are now beginning to visit with players at team facilities. Last week, the New England Patriots used two of their thirty pre-draft visits on quarterbacks Johnny Manziel and Teddy Bridgewater. For the Patriots, quarterback hasn’t been a position of need since Drew Bledsoe was selected first overall in 1993. However, with Tom Brady on the wrong side of 35, the future is going to have to be answered at some point. Ryan Mallett is entering the final year of his rookie deal, and these pre-draft visits aren’t a good omen for his future in New England.

Quarterback Prospects

So should we make of the Patriots hosting two of the top QB prospects for pre-draft visits? Continue reading Will the Patriots Draft a Quarterback? »

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Joel Embiid: Future Celtic?

April 11, 2014 at 11:23pm in Celtics, Featured, Opinion
Joel Embiid (Cooper Neill/Getty Images Sport)

The Boston Celtics have had a season to forget in 2013-14. With four games remaining, the Celts own a 24-55 record, which is good for fourth worst in the NBA. The Celts did receive the potentially good news on Wednesday, April 9 that Kansas Jayhawks freshman star Joel Embiid officially declared for the NBA draft. It was rumored that Embiid was contemplating a return to Kansas for his sophomore season. With those rumors now to put to rest, should the Celtics be interested in the services of Embiid with the Draft approaching?

Embiid is a true seven footer with not only an NBA body, but also great athleticism and length. There have been college basketball and ESPN analysts who have compared Embiid to the likes of Hakeem Olajuwon. Embiid is projected to be a top three pick in June’s draft, and on many mock drafts is the number one overall pick. The Celtics right now are projected to have the fourth selection, but if they land the top pick or have a chance to draft Embiid at any point in the top five, should they?

Continue reading Joel Embiid: Future Celtic? »

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1. In 2001, Barry Bonds hit 73 home runs in 476 at bats – one every 6.52 at bates

2. Sid Luckman in 1943 threw 28 touchdown passes on 110 passes

3. The 1983-1984 Edmonton Oilers scored 36 short handed goals – Gretzky had 12 Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: Stats, Slow Cars and Other Thoughts »

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Was Yankees starter Michael Pineda using pine tar in his pitching hand while facing the Red Sox Thursday night? Well, that’s what users on Twitter and Facebook think.

I’ll let you be the judge:

The goop.

The goop.

Pine tar?

Pine tar?


What do you think? Continue reading Michael Pineda Using Pine Tar or Goop Against Red Sox? »

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Brandon Spike, Former New England Patriot

Two games that the Patriots now have circled on their calendars are the games against the Buffalo Bills. Former Patriot linebacker, Brandon Spikes, had a few things to say about his old team on Twitter.

First he Tweeted, “Great games on the schedule for 2014, but it’s going to be like Christmas to had the #Patriots #PatriotsNation a L…twice! #BILLSMAFIA.”

He added…

“it’s like icing on my cake to hand the #Patriots two big L’s this year. #Justwatch.”

Then he Tweeted but then deleted “4 years a slave,” comparing his four years with the Patriots organization to slavery. Continue reading Brandon Spikes Says Time with Patriots ’4 years a slave’ »

Dennis Seidenberg injured (John Tlumacki/Globe Staff).

Seidenberg Eyeing Playoff Return

Great news out of Boston earlier this week as Claude Julien confirmed that Dennis Seidenberg skated on Tuesday for the first time since December 27. He suffered an ACL and MCL injury against Ottowa and was immediately ruled out for the rest of the season.

It was a stunning blow to the Bruins “D” corps, who were tried and tested to fill the gap he left. The bottom line was this: they weren’t going to be able to get a defenseman at the trade deadline who can do what he does night in and night out for that cap hit. Instead, Julien stressed that the group as a whole would have to step up in his absence, and it’s worked out nicely. Johnny Boychuk has especially taken a bigger role with 44 gone and his great play hasn’t gone unnoticed by B’s fans. Continue reading Dennis Seidenberg Skates; Adam McQuaid Finished as a Bruin? »

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Spurs vs Pacers: Week 22's prediction for the NBA Finals

Just one week remains in the season, but plenty is left to decide. The top seed in the East is still a tossup. The last spots in each conference are still alive. Middle seeding could still get jumbled up. There may be favorites to win, but a lot of teams will make a strong bid to pull off some upsets, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Thursday, April 10, before the day’s games: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 22 »

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