2011 Boston Sports Media Year In Review

Note: also see Media Roundup: The Year That Was In Boston Sports Media - my SB Nation Media Column this week. Hard to believe that another year is almost in the books. We're also closing in on 10 years of BSMW, which will happen in April. Looking back at 2011, what do you think were … Continue reading 2011 Boston Sports Media Year In Review

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Celtics Put Up A Fight, But Can’t Beat Heat

The aged and depleted Celtics put up quite a fight last night in Miami, giving the front-running Heat and their fans something to sweat about when they cut what had been a 20-point Miami lead to three points with two minutes remaining. However, in the customary fourth-quarter disappearance of LeBron James, rookie Norris Cole stepped up … Continue reading Celtics Put Up A Fight, But Can’t Beat Heat

Patriots As Confusing As Ever, As Pursuit Of Top Seed Continues

The Patriots can clinch the top seed in the AFC with a win over Buffalo on Sunday afternoon. Despite obvious flaws and injuries that would cripple other teams, the Patriots continue to pull out victories, even when they dig themselves a deep hole. What does January hold for the New England Patriots? No one has that answer … Continue reading Patriots As Confusing As Ever, As Pursuit Of Top Seed Continues

Covering The Patriots? Here’s Your Handy Flowchart For Coverage

If you follow the Patriots, you've no doubt become aware of certain patterns in coverage and talk about the team. It's almost as if it were scripted sometimes... On the BSMW messageboard the other day, we were talking about these patterns and jokingly started a flowchart on the subject. The result is this. (Thanks to … Continue reading Covering The Patriots? Here’s Your Handy Flowchart For Coverage

“I Guess You’re Not Allowed To Criticize The Patriots.”

The above statement is the refuge of the weak-minded, it is usually stated in a condescending, exasperated tone. I've heard this statement from a number of media members and supposed "fans," usually when someone attempts to put a stop to the endless negativity and point out that, you know, the team is actually pretty good, … Continue reading “I Guess You’re Not Allowed To Criticize The Patriots.”

From The PFW Archives – Interview with Mike Freeman, CBS Sports.

This article originally appeared in the September 29th, 2010 issue of Patriots Football Weekly. CBSSports.com's Freeman Tweets It Like It Is By Bruce Allen Ask a Patriots fan who they like as a national sports columnist, and I don’t think Mike Freeman would be near the top of that list. Come to think of it, … Continue reading From The PFW Archives – Interview with Mike Freeman, CBS Sports.

Awful Early, Patriots Rally and Dominate Tebow, Broncos

The internet was an ugly place during the first quarter of yesterday's Patriots/Broncos game. As the second quarter began, the Patriots made adjustments on defense, with several players crediting Matt Patricia with making adjustments on-the-fly, adjustments that worked and turned the game around. (Funny, I just read on Friday from a Patriots beat writer that … Continue reading Awful Early, Patriots Rally and Dominate Tebow, Broncos

Celtics Green Lost For Season, Mayo Locked Up With Pats For Five

The Celtics announced today that Jeff Green has been diagnosed with an aortic aneurysm148190220939046912, and will miss the 2011-2012 season. He is expected to make a full recovery and is expect to be ready to play next season. Here's some reaction to the news: What Green's loss means to C's - Chris Forsberg, ESPN Boston. JEFF GREEN … Continue reading Celtics Green Lost For Season, Mayo Locked Up With Pats For Five