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Tom Brady, Midseason NFL MVP? Not If Luck Has Anything to Do With It

Last week, ESPN’s 32 NFL beat writers cast their votes for who they thought was the MVP through the midway point of the 2014 NFL season.With 22 touchdowns and only 3 INTs, and a particularly hot stretch before the bye that saw his offense average 40 points over five games, New England Patriots quarterback Tom […]

Video: Celtics Smart (Aleck) Pranks Fellow Rookies for SportsNation Scavenger Hunt

First, Marcus Smart was highly touted for his play as a member of the USA Select Team, younger players chosen to play against the candidates for the USA National Team in this summer’s FIBA World Championship. The Celtics rookie, one of just two first-year players picked to play against the best American NBA players, was […]

ESPN Broadcasting Red Sox-Yankees on Sunday Night Baseball from Green Monster

Even after the team shipped out a fifth of the 25-man roster, including its two best starting pitchers in Jon Lester and John Lackey, the Red Sox just keep coming up with reasons for fans to tune in after the trade deadline. First, it was the potential awkwardness of Stephen Drew and Chris Capuano switching dugouts to […]

Several Different Patriots Crack Top 100 Lists

Naming 100 players in the NFL could be a daunting task for some, but most everyone would agree that ranking the 100 best players is a difficult task for anyone. Any list that tries to rank the best players in a sport will likely meet with contention and debate but at the same time people […]

Video: Andrew McCutchen ‘Pirates’ ESPN Meeting in This is SportsCenter Commercial

Some of the “This is SportsCenter” ads have been funny over the years. Here’s another example, with baseball’s true Opening Day on Monday. This one features Pirates star Andrew McCutchen and a group of pirate mascots pirating an ESPN meeting:

ESPN Expert Predictions: Bogaerts to Win ROY, Red Sox Receive Just 2 Votes to Defend World Series

The 2014 MLB season is set to begin in earnest on Sunday night with its stateside Opening Day. However, that is just the preview of a full Monday slate that includes five nationally televised season openers on ESPN. Accordingly, ESPN has published its experts’ predictions for the upcoming MLB season in preparation for what should be […]

Former Red Sox Curt Schilling Diagnosed with Cancer

Curt Schilling just can’t seem to catch a break, can he? Set to appear in the booth for ESPN’s Sunday Night Baseball broadcasts this coming MLB season, the 47-year-old Schilling has been diagnosed with cancer, according to his statement. “I’ve always believed life is about embracing the gifts and rising up to meet the challenges,” […]

The Baseball Hall of Fame Vote: Why Dan Le Batard was Right and Wrong

For those who missed it, Greg Maddux, Tom Glavine, and Frank Thomas were voted into the Hall of Fame this past Wednesday. All three were more than deserving of the honor, and one would think they would have their time in the spotlight. Unfortunately, a loud-mouthed reporter with his own agenda, Dan Le Batard, took […]

Top 10 Most Annoying Sports Personalities of All Time

Many of us Bostonians understand our home teams in a way that many well known commentators and sports personalities ever could. Over the course of my time as a Boston sports fan, I have noticed many announcers/sports personalities that are completely off in their analysis. This could include why a team is struggling, their insights […]

What a Joke: Welker Clarifies Postgame Belichick Comment

I used to think that there was nothing lamer than having to explain a joke to someone. Then I read the story about Wes Welker explicating his jest in a postgame interview with CSNNE following his 13 catch, 104 yard outburst in a 31-21 Patriots win over the Denver Broncos.  I stand corrected. The media […]

Video: John Clayton’s ESPN Sportscenter Commercial

File this under “in case you missed this.” John Clayton, otherwise known as the pencil-neck geek that analyzes the NFL for ESPN, is featured in the latest Sportscenter ad: (video after the jump):

Rob Gronkowski Poses Nude For ESPN The Magazine

First, Rob Gronkowski won a Celebrity Home Run Derby (and actually hit one out of the park). Now, for those interested, here’s Gronk naked…

Knuckleball! Review: An Exercise in Slow-Motion

As I sat in my white plastic folding chair in the middle of the World Financial Center Plaza, eyes glued to the massive five story screen erected along the Hudson River in New York City, Knuckleball! seemed to unfold in slow motion over the course of two hours. Maybe it was because I was still […]

Reviewing NESN’s Jenny Dell (So Far)

The 2012 season is about a month old and already two things are very clear: I miss last year’s bullpen and last year’s “sideline” reporter. Sorry folks, but Jenny Dell is not really doing it for me. I know, I know, the women reading this are calling me a superficial pig and the fellas reading this […]

New “Knuckleball!” Film Features Tim Wakefield, R.A. Dickey

I have always dreamed of being a major league baseball player, but in the last few years, as I’ve grown up from an adolescent benchwarmer on my high school baseball team to a still slightly immature but somewhat more realistic 23-year-old, my baseball idols have shifted. Instead of the Nomar Garciaparras and the Nolan Ryans, […]