This one's difficult to write. I began it before halftime. New England sits at 2-2, sandwiching two wins (at Minnesota and vs. Oakland) between a grim season-opener at Miami and a listless effort in Kansas City. (And after they got one-room-schoolhouse disciplined by the Chiefs, the term "listless effort" drips with kindness compared to most … Continue reading Patriots 2014 First-Quarter Review
Derek Jeter will go into the baseball Hall of Fame. He deserves to be there. But "Greatest Yankee" ? "Deserves to be the first unanimous selection to the Hall of Fame" ? Worthy of an over-the-top sendoff at Fenway Park, and a tongue-bath from Dan Shaughnessy and the rest of the Boston Globe (and media)? … Continue reading Now That This Jeter Nonsense Is Behind Us…
As you've no doubt heard a million times already, Last night ESPN suspended former Boston Sports Guy Bill Simmons for three weeks following his podcast comments about NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. The criticism of Goodell probably isn't what got Simmons suspended, as others at the network have expressed similar (though more guarded) sentiments about the … Continue reading When Bill Simmons Said He Would Go Public If Disciplined.
Going into yesterday, most people expected the Patriots to beat up on the Oakland Raiders, who were making their second East coast trip in three weeks, and heading out to London for next week's game. The Raiders put up a fight, and the Patriots continued their struggle to put the ball in the end zone … Continue reading Long Way To Go For Patriots
In the wake of the NFL scandals of the last couple weeks, some of the long time and prominent media covering the league have been made slightly uncomfortable by having the light shined on their "coverage" of the league, which in many cases seems to consist of writing what Roger Goodell tells them to write. … Continue reading Week Wrap – Fat Cat Media Feels A Little Heat
I don't know about you, but I'm a little sick of opinions. They may be repackaged these days as #HOTSPORTZTAKES but really in many instances, they're just a way to justify saying something stupid. Wait, did I just give my opinion? Oh well. The NFL is a mess. That much is obvious. What is also … Continue reading Shame On You For Not Having an Opinion!
From NESN: September 15, 2014 – NESN, New England’s most watched sports network, announced today that Guerin Austin (@GuerinAustin) will join the network as a reporter/anchor/host. She will begin her tenure at NESN serving as the network’s Bruins rink-side reporter and doing features on NESN Sports Today and NESN Live. Austin’s portfolio of experience includes … Continue reading NESN Hires Guerin Austin As Bruins Rink-Side Reporter
After last Sunday's debacle in Miami, the Patriots will attempt to pick up their first win of the season, and avoid putting themselves into an early season 0-2 hole when they take on the Vikings in Minnesota. It won't be easy, as the Vikings have some dynamic talent on both sides of the ball, and … Continue reading Patriots Look To Avoid 0-2 Start
We welcome this guest editorial from Michael Walsh. It is easy to forget that Roger Goodell is only the most powerful man in sports because the true oligarchy of power needs a public face. The inept, incompetent, and possibly unscrupulous Goodell only holds power because 32 of the richest men in America give it to him. … Continue reading Opinion: Time For NFL Owners To Step Up
The rise of Peter King in the sports media world is a curious one. The 57-year-old King really vaulted into prominence when he began writing the weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column back in the 1990's. The Internet was still new, and getting this fast overview of the weekend's football action was a popular idea that … Continue reading Peter King Needs To Turn The Finger-Wag On Himself For Once