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Jim Hackett
September 19, 2019 - 8:16 am
The thing about a true Hall of Fame player in any sport in my view is that you know one when you see one. A true Hall of Famer needs no defense. There is no debate. Tom Brady is a Hall of Famer. Peyton Manning is a Hall of Famer. Joe Montana, Dan Marino, John Elway and Brett Favre, they are all...
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Tom Brady, Josh Gordon
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Ryan Hannable
September 19, 2019 - 7:49 am
Whether you were on board with the signing of Antonio Brown or not, the reality is the wide receiver is on the Patriots and appears to be staying on the roster for the time being. Instead of analyzing the signing and whether it should have happened or not, it’s time to accept the fact that Brown...
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Rob Bradford
September 18, 2019 - 9:40 am
I couldn't help but wonder if a good chunk of Red Sox fans were curious as to what all the hub-bub was about. It was easy for a certain generation to get giddy at the idea that for the first time in nearly 33 years a Yastrzemski was playing left field at Fenway Park. That's a lay-up. It was when...
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Andy Hart
September 17, 2019 - 7:34 am
Life is about weighing pros and cons to make decisions. Whether it’s thinking about taking a new job, buying a car or eating that leftover clam chowder that’s been in the fridge maybe just a little too long, we all weigh the pros and cons of an almost endless variety of decisions on a daily basis...
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Jamie Collins
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Ryan Hannable
September 15, 2019 - 10:23 pm
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. — It is hard to imagine a more anticipated debut for a player in a Patriots uniform than Antonio Brown on Sunday against the Dolphins. Less than a week after the team officially signed the star wide receiver, he was on the field in Miami. It also was five days after he was...
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Rob Bradford
September 15, 2019 - 8:52 am
The job has changed. Just ask J.P. Ricciardi. The 59-year-old has had a unique view of the evolution this position the Red Sox are currently looking to fill, that of the head of baseball operations. Ricciardi was in the middle of the "Moneyball" Oakland A's with Billy Beane before going to become...
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Jim Hackett
September 12, 2019 - 7:41 am
Well then, it’s been an interesting week. One hell of timeline. Last Wednesday evening I drafted the fifth of my six fantasy football teams. That’s the team that Antonio Brown (then a Raider) landed on. In the third round with the 23rd pick I scooped up arguably the best receiver in football. This...
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Antonio Brown
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Ryan Hannable
September 12, 2019 - 5:00 am
FOXBOROUGH — Antonio Brown has only been a Patriot officially for three days, and before even stepping on the field for his first practice, he caused a distraction. On Tuesday, just over 24 hours after officially becoming a member of the Patriots organization, a civil lawsuit in Florida surfaced of...
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Kenyan Drake
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Andy Hart
September 10, 2019 - 9:47 am
The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl. The Dolphins are going to go winless. Those are the immediate (over?)reactions to the opening weekend of NFL action that included the New England dominatingly dismissing the Steelers 33-3 in Foxborough while Miami melted in the sun of southern Florida in a...
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Dont'a Hightower
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 4:05 am
FOXBOROUGH — Typically, when looking at the Patriots and how they start seasons, it’s looked at as just that — a starting point. By and large, Bill Belichick’s Patriots are historically slow starters and build up from there. If that is true for the 2019 season, look out NFL, this could get out of...
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