Even split in a week where I took a few shots and believed in teams that I shouldn’t have (thank you Dallas and Jacksonville). There are a few easy games this week, including Thursday night so hopefully I can improve my record there. In what should be a great week of playoff implications, wish me luck.
Although the Patriots offense has struggled in 2019, it hasn’t been due to any lack of production from their best receiver. At age 33, Julian Edelman is having a career-year.
For years, the NBA’s Western Conference has dominated the Eastern Conference. The West perennially has the best teams at the top as well as superior low-end playoff teams. Over the last 12 seasons, the West has seen 10 teams with a record over .500 miss the playoffs while the East has seen 8 teams under .500 make the playoffs, a juxtaposition that tells the story of the disparity between the two conferences quite well. The Western Conference teams have won 14 of the last 21 NBA championships and have collectively bested the East teams in interconference play for a staggering 19 of the last 20 seasons. Clearly the West has had an advantage over the East, but that may be changing this year.
Less than a year removed from the team, Kelyn Rowe is back in New England after the club officially signed the midfielder on Wednesday. Rowe spent the 2019 season as a member of the Colorado Rapids, Sporting Kansas City, Swope Park Rangers and Real Salt Lake. He grabbed 2 assists in 18 matches at the MLS level. In Rowe’s short USL stint, he was able to earn 3 goals in only 4 matches which earned him USL Team of the Week Honors in July. Rowe, a Seattle native, was traded to Colorado by the Revs last December in exchange for Edgar Castillo. Kelyn was then immediately sent to Sporting Kansas City, as Diego Rubio, 200k of GAM, and 100k of TAM went the other way.
Another rough week, as we saw the bottom 3 teams in the NFL win. An astronomical anomaly in my opinion. I’m going to say things should return to normal this week, but what do I know? Here are my predictions for week 14, including a hope and a prayer for my hometown Patriots.
With almost a quarter of the NBA season in the books, we've got just enough of a sample size to make way too early All-Star game predictions. When it comes to the Celtics' guys, the question isn't whether or not one of them will make the game, but rather, how many of them will. Since the "Big 3" era, the Celtics have only had two players make the All-Star game in the same year once -- in 2017-2018 when Kyrie Irving and Al Horford both made it. This year, its starting to look like they'll have at least two players making the trip to Chicago that weekend, and the only question is which two it will be, and whether or not they can get a 3rd or 4th guy there as well.
Heading into Sunday’s matchup with the Houston Texans, the Patriots have 9 players listed on the injury report with an illness designation. Although not much has been made of how so many Patriots came down with what’s being reported as the flu, there’s an easy conclusion to come to when looking back to last week’s game against the Cowboys.
While New England fans sat down to enjoy Thanksgiving with their families, Patriots kicker Nick Folk probably wasn’t having the best time. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported yesterday that Folk recently underwent an appendectomy and will miss Sunday’s game as a result. Rapoport added that Folk is unlikely to miss anymore time beyond that, but didn’t completely rule it out. While it’s not really the Patriots fault that Folk needed his appendix removed, it’s just another example of the kicker position failing the team this season.
The Bruins have reached agreements with Chris Wagner and Charlie Coyle on long-term extensions. Both of their contracts were set to expire at the end of the 2019-2020 season.