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March 5, 1969

March 5, 1969 One of the poorest player personnel decisions ever made by the Boston Patriots - and there were many - was the one that sent Hall of Fame linebacker Nick Buoniconti to the MIami Dolphins. The rumors of Buoniconti’s departure popped up every so often, months before a deal went down. At this point, rumor mongers couldn’t even agree on whether Buoniconti was interested in leaving Boston. The man himself said he would be happy to stay in Boston for the duration of his career. Chasing down this day’s deal in the making had the Dolphins shipping quarterback ...

March 6, 2024|Categories: AFL, Hall of Fame, History, Patriots|0 Comments

What’s in a number?

Celtics need to keep No. 36 on active duty As Marcus Smart soaked in all that love Sunday night at the Garden, it was clear that someone, somewhere, would pose the question: Should the Celtics retire his number. The response here was immediate and etched in granite: No. Want a longer answer? Hell no. This is from a man who has steadfastly defended the Celtics for retiring so many numbers. They even have the distinction of being the only team in any sport to retire the same number for two players. Dave Cowens was the last Celtic to wear ...

February 5, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Hall of Fame, NBA, Uncategorized|0 Comments

Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness

Maybe he should have worn a hoodie Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, if Bill Belichick snorted one too many times in his two interviews with the Atlanta Falcons … With admittedly unsportsmanlike delight, Celtics fans must have relished MIami coach Erik Spoelstra’s rhetorical surrender after seeing his team thoroughly humbled Thursday night. “They put us in our place,” Spoelstra said after the 143-110 demolition on national TV. Anyone watching the game knows the final count actually could’ve been more lopsided. It may have been the best team performance in the Jayson Tatum-Jaylen Brown era. Unlike so many times ...

January 27, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, Hall of Fame, NFL, Patriots, Red Sox|0 Comments
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