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Week 14: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

It’s week 14 and in most league’s the playoffs will get underway when the Steelers and Browns kickoff tonight. Some fantasy owners will be glued to the TV to watch their fantasy players, some will be glued to watch the riveting matchup between the Steelers and Browns and some (like me) will be glued to […]

Mike Lowell Traded to Rangers?

Red Sox Acquire Catching Prospect Max Ramirez According to Ken Rosenthal of Fox Sports, the Red Sox and Rangers have agreed to a preliminary deal that would send Mike Lowell to the Rangers for catching prospect Max Ramirez, pending a physical. The Red Sox will reportedly eat most of Lowell’s salary in the deal. Red […]

Is Mike Lowell on His Way Out of Boston?

It’s the old adage in sports; defense wins championships. It’s been proven true in football and basketball, but in baseball? For the Boston Red Sox, check yes. I mentioned in a recent article how team defensive efficiency has been the most telling stat in the Sox up-and-down performances the past few years. In fact, the last team […]

Red Sox Should Focus on Defense, Not Home Runs in 2010

In the last six seasons, the Boston Red Sox have made the playoffs five times, won the World Series twice and made the ALCS three times. Out of all the statistics kept in baseball, there has been only one constant in their three trips to the ALCS – good defense. BaseballProspectus.com uses sabermetrics (you know, […]

Could Patriots Go “Wild Pat” in 2010?

In the spirit of this Sunday’s game against the Dolphins I would like to talk wildcat, or in this instance, wildpat. There is no doubt that in the 2010 draft we will see one of the most interesting prospects turn pro and his name is Tim Tebow. I can hear all the groans now – […]

Week 13: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

How many times have you heard that it’s important to handcuff your star running backs? In the literal sense, you would think I was some whack job who you would never let around your kids, but I’m not talking about actually handcuffing an athlete. The term means picking up their backup so in the case […]

Has the Patriots Defense Been a Mirage?

It was a game to forget for the Patriots, as many of their road games have been this season. The Patriots struggled in all facets of the game and it showed with a 38-17 blowout. With the loss to the Saints, the Patriots now fall to 7-4 on the season and 1-4 on the road. […]

Sports Jobs with Junior Seau Debuts Wednesday on Versus

In VERSUS’ new original series, Sports Jobs with Junior Seau, the NFL legend trades in his helmet and pads and tries out the sometimes thankless, but extremely important, jobs across the entire sports world. The 10-episode weekly half-hour series will air on Wednesday nights at 10 p.m. EST, beginning December 2 (that’s this coming Wednesday!). […]

Week 12: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

Ahhh Thanksgiving. One of my favorite days of the year. I am going to spare you the “What I am thankful for” introduction because, honestly, it’s a little cheesy. What I will do is list off the top five reasons why Thanksgiving is awesome. 1. Lots and lots of food. No other day of the […]

Is Wes Welker a Top-Five WR?

New England 31, New York 14. That is what you call a statement game and it’s exactly what the Patriots needed to do after their crushing loss to the Colts just a week before. There was a lot to like in this game whether it be Brady’s fifth 300-yard passing game in as many games, […]

What Has Happened to the Celtics?

Another game, another loss for the Celtics. The Celtics dug themselves into another hole that they couldn’t get out of as they dropped their third game out of their last four, this one to the Magic by the score of 83-78. This was their first game between the two teams since last year’s playoff matchup. […]

Week 11: Start ‘Em/Sit ‘Em

There’s going to be a change to the Start/Sit this week. Before the riots start let me just say it involves more work for me and more information for you so this is a good thing. The reason? Well, now that the bye weeks are over you are going to be starting your main guys […]

Patriots Lose, But Not All is Lost

The Patriots dominated the game for 56 minutes, but the Colts scored two touchdowns in the final four minutes for a 35-34 win. Sound familiar? First week of the season when the Buffalo Bills outplayed the Patriots for 55 minutes before Tom Brady connected for two touchdowns to give the Patriots the 25-24 win. Buffalo […]

Why We Should Be Praising Bill Belichick

John disagrees with George, and thinks going for it on 4th down was too risky. Charlie, meanwhile, feels that Belichick made a sound decision. When the Patriots’ offense took the field on fourth down in the fourth quarter, my initial reaction was one of shock and confusion. However, as time has passed and emotions have […]

Opposing Views: Can the Celtics Win 73 Games?

During the 1995/1996 season, the Michael Jordan-led Chicago Bulls finished with an NBA-record 72 wins. Since then, the best record any team has accomplished is 69 wins, and that was by the 1996/1997 Chicago Bulls. When the Boston Celtics traded for Ray Allen and Kevin Garnett, the major media outlets began speculating that the Celtics […]