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The FBS vs. FCS

Each year there are a number of the Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) teams who are paid a hefty sum to travel and play a member of the Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly D I-A).  These games are usually played within the first couple of weeks of the season and in most cases are considered […]

Giants: Best Team in the NFL?

One of the big questions coming in to the Monday Night Football game against the Browns (10/13) was whether the Giants truly were the best team in the NFL, since they were one of the two remaining undefeated teams and they were the defending Super Bowl Champions. A win, many speculated would guarantee that they’d […]

Boston College Football Preview

With summer winding down and fall approaching, that means football is right around the corner.  Boston College, led by first year coach Jeff Jagodzinski and senior quarterback Matt Ryan, started the season 8-0, rising to #2 in the polls.  They went on to win their first ACC Atlantic Division title, though they lost to Virginia […]

Former Patriots Punter Dies

According to the Boston Globe, former Patriots’ punter Mike Patrick died at age 55. No cause of death was given. Patrick spent four seasons with that Pats from 1975-78. Signed originally as a free agent, he ranks fifth on the Pats all-time list with 8,481 yards on 225 punts in 43 career games. In his […]

Not Another Pink Hat (4-21)

According to the Boston Herald, Boston College’s star defensive end, Brady Smith, was charged with sexual assault and breaking and entering that occurred early Saturday morning. The 20-year-old junior started 12 games last year, contributing to the team’s impressive 11-3 season. He has been issued a summary suspension from the university and has been indefinitely […]

Not Another Pink Hat (2-29)

Breaking news! According to NYdailynews.com, Patriots QB Tom Brady has been offered seven figures to star in a new underwear campaign for Calvin Klein. This move was designed to compete with Armani’s ads staring L.A. Galaxy’s David Beckham. My take: As long as this doesn’t deter his focus from football, I don’t see any reason […]

Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars: Week 7

Greetings folks, hope your weekend (and fantasy team) wasn’t completely ruined by the loss of Ronnie Brown… before we get to the list here’s some quick thoughts from Week 7: 1. Thank you Eagles for listening to me by not kicking to Devin Hester. And sorry that it still didn’t help you. 2. If you […]

Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars: Week 6

Here’s my Week 6 edition of the cream of the crop for fantasy. Before we get to that, two quick things: 1. Adrian Peterson. Top 10 Back next season. Book it. 2. Devin Hester. WHY DO TEAMS STILL KICK TO THE GREATEST RETURN MAN OF ALL TIME?? Ok, I’m off the soapbox now. Keep in […]

UMass defeats Villanova in Quadruple OT

In what was a wild torrent of offense, the UMass Minutemen came out on top of the Villanova Wildcats beating them 32-24 in overtime. But these teams were not ready to let just one overtime decide this outcome. It took FOUR overtime periods for the dust to settle on this one. It looked to be […]

Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars: Week 5

Welcome to the first installment of the Top 25 NFL Fantasy Stars! This feature will highlight the top fantasy performers for that particular week. This is NOT a list of who the “best” players in the NFL are, this is simply the 25 players who get the most fantasy points for that week. Keep in […]

Game Preview: Minutemen vs. Wildcats (10/13)

Coming off a bye week, the #4/4 Minutemen are looking to bounce back with a home win over Villanova, after suffering their first loss of the season at the hands of FBS powerhouse #4 Boston College. The 4-2 Wildcats (2-1 in the CAA) are making their first trip to Amherst since 2002. They are looking […]