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
A Nike Jordan Brand commercial, featuring Derek Jeter and a star-studded cast of his fans paying their respects for 20 years in a New York Yankees uniform, will run during today’s All-Star Game.
The commercial, which will air before Jeter’s at bat, is for Nike’s Jordan brand. Mike Jordan, Billy Crystal, Rudy Guliani, Jay-Z, Phil Jackson, Tiger Woods, among other athletes and celebrities all take their turn tipping their cap in “Re2pect” to Number 2.
Continue reading Nike Jordan Brand Commercial Pays Re2pect to Derek Jeter (Video) »
Tags: Boston Red Sox, Derek Jeter, Derek Jeter Nike ad, Jon Lester, Jordan brand, Michael Jordan, New York Yankees, Nike ad
The All-Star Break is here, and it’s still a chaotic time. The whole NL has gotten a whole lot closer. The AL West has the two best and two worst teams in baseball (including a tie between Arizona and Houston). Four divisions are led by no more than 1.5 games. Those teams looking for an edge in the playoff race have more incentive than ever to pull off a trade with a team in a selling mood. It’s an exciting time in the season, so let’s look at what would happen if the playoffs started as of Monday, July 14: Continue reading If the Playoffs Started Today – MLB Week 15 »
Tags: Atlanta Braves, Baltimore Orioles, Detroit Tigers, Los Angeles Angels, Los Angeles Dodgers, Milwaukee Brewers, MLB Playoffs, Oakland Athletics, San Francisco Giants, Seattle Mariners, Washington Nationals
To any true baseball fan that knows July is the crunch time for teams making trades, and this year is no different. We have already seen big moves already in players like Jeff Samardzija leaving the Chicago Cubs for Oakland. One name that is come up again this year within the Red Sox organization is that of Jake Peavy.
Peavy has had a rough year so far with a current record of 1-8 and a 4.59 ERA. There have been several rumors surfacing that Peavy is currently being pursued by the St. Louis Cardinals. Continue reading Trade Rumors Swirling Around Jake Peavy »
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1. Cliff Notes:
* Tiger Woods is second in odds in Vegas to win the British Open
* Brilliant no lose move by Lebron and he picks up $21mm a year
* Tour de France – 90% juice?
2. World Cup:
I was right (I never get to say it so….)
* You will be happy to hear that this is the last World Cup update
* Almost half the games in the elimination round had no goals in regulation
* Brazil most over-rated team since any Dean Smith team
* Still can’t believe how many players miss the net
* FIFA should rate the biggest divers the tourney and suspend them Continue reading Connelly’s Top Ten: All-Star Game Week… Time to go to Movies »
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The Finals are over, and after a goal deep in extra time, Germany has emerged as champions. A heartbreaking loss for Argentina to be sure, but it was still a great effort. The Netherlands won third place after Brazil’s meltdown continued, just not to the proportions it did against Germany.
Much of the drama in our Pick ‘Em came from Brazil and Netherlands, with points from selecting the winner making much of the difference. With that in mind, the winner of the 2014 World Cup Pick ‘Em is… Continue reading 2014 FIFA World Cup Expert Picks: Finals Results »
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The 2014 NBA free agency period should be a very busy time for the Boston Celtics, with many questions looming. Questions such as: who are the C’s going to re-sign? Who are the C’s going to let go? Who are the C’s going to trade or acquire? The first one of these questions they answered was the one about Avery Bradley’s future. According to reports, the guard has agreed to a four-year extension worth $32 million. The deal has not been made official yet, but is expected to become official any day now.
Bradley is not even 24 years old, and he is already considered one of the premier on-the-ball defenders in the NBA. Many of the league’s best players now are coming from the shooting guard position, and that is the position Bradley defends night in and night out. His ability to take out the opposing team’s best offensive player is a unique skill that only a few NBA players possess, including former Celtic Tony Allen and 2014 Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard. Continue reading Celtics Re-Sign Avery Bradley »
Tags: Avery Bradley, Celtics