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From Pop Warner To UMass: RB Jonathan Hernandez Ready For 2011

At 8 years old, Jonathan Hernandez repeatedly begged his father, Cesar Batallas, to sign him up for Pop Warner, a non-profit football organization for kids from the ages of five to 15. Despite being financially strapped, Batallas caved in and allowed Hernandez to play. Before long, Hernandez developed a love for the game and brought […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Anthony Castonzo, Boston College

Although the Patriots found a gem at right tackle with University of Houston tackle Sebastian Vollmer in 2009, the left side of the offensive is a little less clear. Matt Light, who has been a mainstay at left tackle since 2000, will officially become a free agent when the new CBA deal is agreed upon. […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: J.J. Watt, Wisconsin

Despite whether a new CBA is agreed upon, or not, the NFL Draft will still take place 60+ days from now. With free agency on the mend until a deal is made, the 2011 draft is arguably one of the biggest in NFL history. The New England Patriots, as is always the case, have a […]

Stanford’s Andrew Luck To Stay For Senior Season

In a day and age where young, athletic football players get showered with endorsements and big NFL contracts, one player reckoned for that path decided to put all that on hold — for now. Stanford quarterback Andrew Luck, the consensus No. 1 overall player in the 2011 NFL Draft, has decided to remain in school.

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Mock Draft

Heading into January, the Patriots are poised to make a deep run into the playoffs. However, with the end of the season on the horizon, the NFL Draft is beginning to come into conversation. One of the more pressing issues as of right now is the current CBA agreement. If a deal is not made, […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: The Oakland Raiders Turnaround

When the Patriots traded All-Pro defensive end Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders in September 2009, many assumed the Patriots would receive a top 10 2011 NFL Draft choice in return. Since 2002, the Raiders have drafted OUT of the top 10 just once, when Bill Callahan led them to Superbowl 37. In three of […]

Patriots Draft Report: Team Needs

Yes, the Patriots have one of the best records in the NFL. Yes, it’s November. Yes, you’re probably more concerned with Thanksgiving, Christmas and a January playoff push. However, it’s never too early for NFL Draft talk. The Patriots are poised for a great 2011 draft class with six picks in the first three rounds. Let’s run […]

The Gerard Warren-Richard Seymour Connection

Recently signed defensive lineman Gerard Warren said the decision to sign with the Patriots came after advice from an unlikely source. Warren inked his deal with the Pats on April 24th, directly after the last round of the NFL Draft. Last season, Warren played on the Oakland Raiders’ defensive line next to former Patriot Richard […]

Aaron Hernandez Admits Failing Drug Tests; Patriots Get Lucky

Many wondered why new Patriot tight end Aaron Hernandez dropped into the team’s lap in the fourth round of the NFL Draft last Saturday. Let’s just say that Hernandez has been “high on life” more than a few times. “It’s not like he failed one test. He had repeated issues with it, to the point […]

Tim Tebow Draft Review: QB Will Thrive With Broncos

Draft Day Drama Tim Tebow is as polarizing a sports figure as there is. His squeaky-clean image, his relationship with God, and his vast success have led to as many detractors as supporters. With their second pick in the first round, and 25th overall, the Denver Broncos made Tim Tebow a very happy young man. […]

Patriots Draft Picks 2010: Eh, Who the Hell Knows How They’ll Pan Out?

I want to preface this by saying that I am no draft expert. I casually watch college football on Saturdays in the fall, but a majority of that time is spent with one hand firmly grasping a beer and the other hand deeply entrenched down my sweatpants, firmly grasping something else. Not exactly the look […]

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 […]

2010 NFL Draft Live Blog: First Round

One of the most exciting sports days of the year is here, as the NFL draft’s first round is tonight at 7:30 p.m. Join the Sports of Boston experts beginning at 7 p.m. as we begin our live blog chat regarding the Patriots and all other teams at the draft. NFL Draft 2010: First Round […]

Exploring the Possibilities: 2011 NFL Draft

This past weekend was an eventful for one for the National Football League and the New England Patriots. Not only did 32 teams across the league cut down their rosters to 53, but the NFL saw a big trade. The Patriots traded all-pro defensive end Richard Seymour to the Oakland Raiders in exchange for a […]

David Ortiz and PEDs, Matsuzaka Shifts the Blame

Here’s a weekly a column taking a look at the top five sports events this past week that left us all asking the question “Did that just happen?” In no particular order… David Ortiz named for using performance enhancing drugs The New York Times reported on Thursday morning that David Ortiz and Manny Ramirez were […]