I won't pretend to understand why the Patriots made the decision to trade Jamie Collins. Yesterday's trade, which shocked and baffled fans and media is now in its second day of debate. The rants are predictable. The anger and confusion palpable, on Twitter; profane. Jamie Collins is a marvel to watch. He did things no … Continue reading So, That Jamie Collins Trade…
BSMW has been only sporadically updated for some time now. As I find less and less of the on-air sports media to be even remotely palatable, it is difficult for me to find the desire to write much about it. I toss around occasional ideas for revamping things here, but time is sparse. When the … Continue reading BSMW Status Update
While we wait for the Red Sox to start their first-round series with the Cleveland Indians tomorrow night, a few notes from a Patriots long-form rich Tuesday. No More Questions - We'll start with this impressive oral history of Bill Belichick from David Fleming at ESPN. This article will appear in next week's edition of ESPN … Continue reading Patriots Reading List
That was weird. It seems like only the Red Sox could suffer a crushing loss via a walk-off grand slam, and then go have a champagne celebration in the locker room over winning the division. I'm not condemning the celebration, they won the A.L. East (Thanks, Buck Showalter!) and deserve to celebrate that accomplishment, but … Continue reading The Most Red Sox Thing Ever
The Red Sox continue to cruise along, winning their seventh in a row last night, behind a resurgent Clay Buchholz. The magic number to win the division sits at six games with ten to play. It is always satisfying to see cocksure loudmouths have to eat their words when it comes to the local teams, … Continue reading Streaking Sox, Underdog Pats
A few thoughts and observations from last night and the last week or so. Games like last night are always so much fun. Whenever I see prediction sets like this: https://twitter.com/Justin_McIsaac/status/775176049860706306 and this: https://twitter.com/NFLMedia/status/774939527487983616 and this: https://twitter.com/CharleyCasserly/status/775121174497988608 I have to smile. I bring these up, not because of any perceived "disrespect" being handed out, but … Continue reading Just Like Old Times
Alex Reimer has written a fascinating look at the mindset of reporters covering Bill Belichick in this piece on the Forbes website: Inside Bill Belichick's Masterful Game Of Media Manipulation To me, the title is a bit misleading, because I see it more as a look inside the minds of those working the Patriots beat, … Continue reading Patriots Writers Play To Type In Reimer Article
I remain as baffled as anyone by the results of the annual New England sports and media poll as presented by Channel Media and Market Research. It discourages me to see how Boston sports fans apparently enjoy being trolled by their sports media. It really would interest me to see the demographics of the fans polled. (Entire Survey … Continue reading Who Are These People?
Just putting this here: https://twitter.com/BostonGlobe/status/764954374028333057?lang=en The Red Sox have now won six in a row, including three on the road against Cleveland and Baltimore. That's Hall of Fame worthy analysis by the voice of Boston sports right there. John Dennis is gone. It certainly appears that the longtime morning co-host will not be returning to … Continue reading These Red Sox Sure Are Hateable Right Now
No, no it isn't. Will John Dennis return to Dennis and Callahan on WEEI? (Finn) The only shame of it is that it probably means more Gary Tanguay foisted upon us. If John Dennis is indeed done with the morning show at WEEI, it is the end of an era, the Dennis and Callahan program was … Continue reading It’s A Shame About John Dennis.