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Dolphins 24, Patriots 20: Pats Fail Grab Hold of AFC’s Number 1 Seed

It was all there, right in front of the New England Patriots: The Broncos’ loss in San Diego gave them the opportunity to stake their claim to the coveted number one seed in the AFC. Thomas Brady and William Belichick took their familiar seats in the cockpit; pilot and co-pilot ready to take flight for […]

Bruins Take 2-0 Series Lead in Pittsburgh, Win 6-1

It did not take long for the Bruins to put pressure on the Penguins in Game Two.  In the first period, Brad Marchand scores his first goal of the postseason (19:32) off a break away when Sidney Crosby mishandled the puck in his own zone, putting the Bruins up 1-0. Following a Bruins power play,  Brooks […]

Bruins Defeat Rangers 3-1, Play Penguins in Conference Finals

After a mistake-filled game four, the Bruins hoped to finally close out the series Saturday evening. Game five featured the much anticipated return of Dennis Seidenberg in place of Dougie Hamilton. The Bruins did not allow many mistakes in the game, with Tuukka Rask making 28 saves, including a pad stop on a breakaway attempt by Ryan […]

Video: CSNNE Shows Stark Difference Between Heat, Celtics Big 3′s

Nothing sums up the differences between the Heat and the Celtics than this video posted on CSNNE.com. This Miami Heat team has always been about flash and arrogance, as opposed to being able to get your hands dirty when you needed to in order to win the big game. The latter is exactly what the […]

Video: “Let’s Go Celtics” Chant – A Final Plea From a Devoted Fan Base

In the waning minutes of Game 6 of the Eastern Conference Finals, the Celtics were down 20 points on their home court. The Big 3 and Rajon Rondo found themselves sitting on the bench watching the reserves play mop-up duty. Many of the fans at the TD Garden, with the game so clearly out of […]

Under-reacting to Pierce’s Performance

Let’s not overreact. Let’s not do what The Sports Hub’s Felger and Mazz did today. Let’s not pretend what happened in Game 2 was something more than it really was. Paul Pierce recorded 36 points and and grabbed 14 rebounds in Game 2 against the Hawks. Is 36 points impressive?  Sure.  Is 14 rebounds impressive? […]

At the End of the Day the Patriots Still Have Tom Brady

Holding a one point lead with 1:18 left in the second quarter against Denver on Sunday, Tom Brady took the snap and plunged ahead 1-yard for a touchdown on his infamous quarterback sneak. As he picked himself off the ground he took a few steps in the end zone and did his best Rob Gronkowski […]

Analyzing MLB’s Possible Expanded Playoffs Format

In April, Commissioner Bud Selig detailed plans to expand the number of playoff teams in Major League Baseball with hopes for additional wild card slots in 2012. While no official agreement has been made, Selig did say that “ten is a fair number” with regards to adding one more wild card team in each league. […]

Bruins Blow Early Lead to Fall to Lightning: Series Tied at 2

The Eastern Conference Finals will come back to Boston at a dead heat on Monday, as the Bruins managed to blow a 1st period 3-0 lead, allowing Tampa Bay to score five unanswered goals in the following two periods for a final score of 5-3. Although the Bruins come away from their road trip with […]

Celtics Rout Heat in Game 3 to Keep the Series Within Reach

Despite what your eyes were telling you and everything you were hearing, did you really think this team would go down 3-0 to the Miami Heat? On their home court? In the waning moments of their glory days? No, you didn’t. Not these legendary players, in this historic city, underneath all those banners. So for now […]

Celtics-Heat Series Preview: The Road to the Title Still Goes Through Boston

There are going to be some great second round matchups in the 2011 playoffs, but Sunday’s game 1 between the Miami Heat and the Boston Celtics will kick off the series that everyone will have their eyes on. The starters for these two teams have combined for 69 All-Star appearances, 10 Championship rings, 5 NBA Finals […]

Celtics Sweep Knicks Without Perk, But Post-Trade Struggles Linger

For the first time in the Big Three era, the Celtics have won a playoff series without Kendrick Perkins wearing their signature green. Yet, it remained challenging for fans and analysts alike to watch Boston struggle at times in their first round match-up against the long playoff-deprived Knicks and not bring up the “P” word. […]

2011 Bruins Playoff Tickets Available Wednesday

The Bruins have announced that playoff tickets for the team’s first three home games will go on sale tomorrow, Wednesday March 30th, at 11 a.m. The tickets will be available for purchase at the TD Garden Box Office, bostonbruins.com, and by phone through Ticket Master at 1-800-745-3000. The first-round of the Stanley Cup playoffs is […]

Bruins Clinch Playoff Spot With Win Over Flyers

Coming off a tough 1-0 loss to the Rangers, the Bruins were still in good shape. If they beat the Flyers on the second game of a back-to-back Sunday, they would clinch a playoff spot for the fourth straight year. Mission accomplished. After falling behind 1-0, the resilient Bruins scored two unanswered goals, capped off […]

Live Blog, Boston Sports Night: Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics, NFL Draft

FINAL SCORES: Red Sox 4, Orioles 3 — Celtics 100, Heat 98 — Sabres 4, Bruins 1 All four major Boston pro sports teams are in action tonight, for possibly the only time ever. The Red Sox will try to get their season going against the Orioles, the Patriots will be deciding which gargantuan corn-fed […]