Patriots 2014 First-Quarter Review

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

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Now That This Jeter Nonsense Is Behind Us…

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…

When Bill Simmons Said He Would Go Public If Disciplined.

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.

NESN Hires Guerin Austin As Bruins Rink-Side Reporter

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

Peter King Needs To Turn The Finger-Wag On Himself For Once

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