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Alex Reimer
January 10, 2019 - 11:25 am
I always thought Ken Laird and Chris Curtis held the most thankless jobs in sports media. They would wake up in the wee hours of the morning for the privilege of being berated by two psychopaths for various failings –– such as not finding specific pieces of sound on a whim or letting a bad caller...
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USA Today Sports
Jim Hackett
January 10, 2019 - 10:13 am
Don’t let the headline fool you, I think the Patriots have more than an even chance to defend the home turf and advance to the AFC Championship on Sunday. Home-field advantage, two weeks of rest, well-timed cold New England weather and that prominent and seemingly incurable chip that exists on the...
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John Tomase
January 09, 2019 - 12:59 pm
Oklahoma City and Indiana shocked the NBA in July of 2017 with a trade blasted as horrifically one-sided at the time. But now we have no idea what to call it. Was it the Paul George trade or the Victor Oladipo trade? The Celtics would call it a nightmare. The C's have a chance to complete a perfect...
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Alex Reimer
January 09, 2019 - 10:00 am
Josh McDaniels is no longer the prettiest boy at the party. For the last half-decade, McDaniels’ name has been connected to almost every high-profile head coaching vacancy in the NFL. His atrocious one-and-a-half-year stint in Denver and experience leading the 31st-ranked offense in St. Louis hasn’...
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Tom Brady and Bill Belichick
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John Tomase
January 09, 2019 - 1:10 am
One year later, there's little talk of rifts. It doesn't mean they're not there, fault lines threatening to fracture. It does mean Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick have succeeded in keeping their differences from registering on the Richter Scale. That's a far cry from...
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Ryan Hannable
January 08, 2019 - 10:24 pm
The Chargers have some big names, but the one the Patriots offense needs to be aware of most may be a relative unknown. Everyone knows about the Chargers’ stud defensive ends Melvin Ingram and Joey Bosa, but the most important player on their defense this week is only 22 years old — safety Derwin...
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Ryan Hannable
January 07, 2019 - 10:45 pm
FOXBORO — This is what the playoffs are all about. Sunday’s AFC divisional round game at Gillette Stadium will feature the NFL’s best home team in the Patriots, and the NFL’s best road team in the Chargers. New England was the only team in the NFL to go undefeated at home this year and averaged 32...
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Melvin Ingram
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John Tomase
January 07, 2019 - 10:09 am
That's it? After the Colts upset the Texans on Saturday, all I read about for 24 hours was the nightmare scenario unfolding in Foxboro. Andrew Luck's pluck meant the Patriots wouldn't draw Houston in the first round, denying Bill Belichick another opportunity to demonstrate how effortlessly he...
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Matt Kalman
January 07, 2019 - 8:44 am
There were a lot of positives to take away from the Bruins’ 2-1 win against Buffalo on Saturday, their fourth straight win. Which one could pay the most dividends now that we’re in the second half of the season and the Bruins are in a tooth-and-nail battle for playoff position in the Atlantic...
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John Tomase
January 04, 2019 - 12:57 pm
MLB's messed up offseason is impacting some pretty good players, but Craig Kimbrel isn't one of them. The market is getting him just right. The erstwhile Red Sox closer started free agency with some pretty aggressive demands, reportedly in the range of six years and $100 million. To quote the late...
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