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Floating along …

Have fun in the sun, Celtics Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, quite content to experience the Celtics duckboat parade via TV … Fans know that the Red Sox have thrust themselves into the fight for an American League wild-card playoff spot without cracking the Celtics’ monopoly on hearts and minds.  If the Red Sox can make a serious run this summer the Patriots should welcome more time in the shadows. … Listening to a debate on Jarren Duran’s viability as an AL All-Star seemed reasonable until the pro-Duran rhetoric began referring to metrics that declare him a superior ...

June 21, 2024|Categories: Celtics, Patriots, Rhamondre Stevenson|0 Comments

A lock?

History says not even these Celtics are a lock The Celtics are a lock. Not just a lock to beat the Pacers, but a lock to beat Minnesota, or Dallas. Create an Indiana-Minnesota-Dallas all-star team and the Celtics will humiliate it. Bet everything you own on it. Forget the lottery. The Celtics are a no-risk, high-return, absolute lock. Anyone over the age of 25 should know better. OK, let’s amend that: Anyone old enough to remember the 18-0, unstoppable, invulnerable New England Patriots. Believing that team could actually lose to the wild-card, barely respectable, New York Football Giants clearly crossed ...

May 22, 2024|Categories: Celtics, David Ortiz, Jayson Tatum, NBA, NFL, Patriots, Red Sox, Super Bowl|0 Comments

May 20, 1999

May 20, 1999 At its height in the 1970s, municipal and state governments across the land were easily persuaded to do whatever was necessary to help teams build new stadiums. If it meant burning their cash, adopting new zoning laws or taking property from its owners at bargain-basement prices, so be it. But the principles remained intact, if not so automatically enforced. That’s why residents of a trailer park on the land occupied by the old Foxboro Stadium, the harness race track, barns for the horses and parking lots, were preparing for battle. The land on which all of the ...

May 20, 2024|Categories: Fenway Park, History, NFL, Patriots, Red Sox|0 Comments

Now, for the hard part

Celtics facing major problem without Porzingis Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, wondering how much scalpers will charge for BradyPalooza in June … We should hardly be surprised by Kristaps Porzingis’ right soleus strain. For those of us who may have suffered a right soleus strain walking up one too many stairs, that’s a very painful calf muscle. He has played a significant part in taking the Celtics this far. The sort-of prognosis is that he’s out for Game 5 against Miami, and for several games beyond that. “Several” is open to interpretation. But after the Celtics dispose of ...

May 1, 2024|Categories: Bruins, Celtics, Patriots|0 Comments

Feeling the Draft

Maye needs to learn how to be an NFL QB Bill Belichick’s assessment of Patriots’ draftee Drake Maye was that the kid is sort of OK, but needs work. Since none of his review was punctuated with a robust snort, ol’ BB left some room for a fresh assessment as warranted. “This is a kid who can make all the throws,” Belichick said during his draft night gig with Pat McAfee. “He just needs to be more consistent. Of all the quarterbacks, he was the lowest rated in-the-pocket thrower. “Drake compares himself a lot with Josh Allen. We’ll see about ...

April 26, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, Drake Maye, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments

Seriously GOAT?

If Brady is serious, Pats must say no As idle chatter goes, this is perched on the top shelf. It is based on such deeply rooted silliness that even Brett Favre, the poster child for hanging on too long, could blush. Tom Brady adroitly chummed the waters on Thursday by declaring that he is “not opposed” to returning as an NFL quarterback. To spice it up a bit he mentioned a team or three that he would consider should it need a quarterback so highly trained in the art of penning a fairy-tale ending to its season. The Patriots were ...

April 12, 2024|Categories: NFL, Patriots, Super Bowl, Tom Brady|0 Comments
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