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Rob Bradford
September 20, 2018 - 10:35 pm
NEW YORK -- Five Red Sox relievers were sitting around the visitors' dugout at Yankee Stadium late Tuesday afternoon, watching the rain pelt down while waiting to toss a few baseballs. The subject of who might win postseason awards came up. Rookie of the Year. MVP. Cy Young. They all spawned some...
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Jim Hackett
September 20, 2018 - 3:30 pm
“Rolaids spells relief.” Remember that ad? Back in August I purchased a few packs of Rolaids in anticipation of what the Red Sox relievers would do to my stomach in October. After roughly three weeks of September baseball I’m thinking that I should have ordered a few crates… This season is truly...
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Rob Bradford
September 20, 2018 - 12:52 am
NEW YORK -- By the time you read this the Red Sox could be showering themselves in champagne, owners of the American League East title. At this writing, a few hours after the Red Sox' 10-1 shellacking at the hands of the Yankees, there was still no celebration. But it is coming. Whether it is...
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Ryan Hannable
September 19, 2018 - 11:00 pm
FOXBORO — Don’t be surprised if the Patriots we see Sunday night in Detroit look different than what we’ve seen in the first two games. And no, it’s not just potentially having Josh Gordon on the field -- although, that is where it starts. Through the first two games, the Patriots have just one...
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Alex Reimer
September 18, 2018 - 12:52 pm
The conventional wisdom on Josh Gordon appears to be that he’s another problematic player who may finally be able to control his demons, at least on a temporary basis, once he walks into Patriot Place and sets his eyes on the five Super Bowl banners that hang above Gillette Stadium. “The 27-year-...
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Ryan Hannable
September 17, 2018 - 7:52 pm
Let’s get this out of the way: There’s nothing wrong with the Patriots trading for Josh Gordon. It’s the classic low-risk, high-reward trade the Patriots have been known for over the years. Given the current state of the wide receiver position, why not take the risk? But, that is the bigger point...
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Josh Gordon
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John Tomase
September 17, 2018 - 4:47 pm
There are two schools of thought on Josh Gordon: 1. His lack of professionalism is appalling. Acquiring him sends a terrible message to the rest of your team about accountability. He doesn't deserve any more chances. Let him be someone else's problem. 2. JOSH GORDON, BAY-BAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Put me...
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Alex Reimer
September 17, 2018 - 12:23 pm
The Patriots are reportedly hosting Kenny Britt for a workout Monday, just three weeks after releasing him. While they’re bringing in troubled wideouts to augment this sorry receiving corps, you would think they would be interested in two guys who actually have talent. Dez Bryant and Josh Gordon...
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Ryan Hannable
September 17, 2018 - 6:20 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — We’ve seen this before. The Patriots’ 31-20 loss to the Jaguars in Week 2 wasn’t the first time we’ve seen the team suffer a tough loss early in the season. Last year it was Week 1 against the Chiefs. In 2016, it was against the Bills in Week 4, and who could forget Week 4 of...
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John Tomase
September 16, 2018 - 11:45 pm
This was me last September after the Chiefs pasted the Patriots in the 2017 opener, leading to a week of gleeful schadenfreude across the parts of the U.S. that aren't New England: Patriots haters should tear it up this week. Snort rails off strippers. Re-enact Leo's wildest bacchanal from Wolf of...
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