With Football season ending and Baseball closing in, it’s time to take a look at what we should be expecting from spring training. The Sox added 9 non roster players to the spring training list as expected, and for some guys this spring training could be more substantial. But first, let’s take a look at the 9 guys on the list.
I’m one for believing in superstition. When the Patriots were making their run through the playoffs 2 years ago, everyday at the end of my morning shower I would put the water on as cold as it went and counted to 10 before shutting it off. Why? I don’t know why, all I know is I did it and we won the Super Bowl, so you can’t say it didn’t work.
The X Factor for Patriots to Defeat the Falcons, Melo, Isaiah, Rusney Castillo, and Much Much More!!!
Aside from Brady, the X Factor for the Patriots Super Bowl matchup against the Falcons is Dion Lewis. Playing in a dome, Josh McDaniels and company will rely on Lewis’s speed and pass catching ability against the Atlanta defense. If we can see even half of what Lewis did against the Texans, the Patriots will be riding the Duck Boats through downtown Boston.
As the Patriots prepare to play Falcons in Super Bowl LI, it’s hard to miss the fact that their offense looks much different than the last time they we’re in the Super Bowl. Martellus Bennett, Dion Lewis, and Chris Hogan are a few of the first timers who the Patriots are hoping can stave off the jitters that come along with playing on the biggest stage in modern American sports for the first time, but perhaps the biggest change in the offense is who the #1 option will be. Despite skepticism from the media and some fans, the Patriots have been able to survive the loss of Rob Gronkowski and make it all the way back to the Super Bowl. Without Gronk, the #1 option shifts to a much different looking player, Julian Edelman.
I don’t remember how I felt the night we traded Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. I went all the way back to that day in 2013 on my Twitter to see if I could piece together my thoughts on what had just happened. I seemed sad, like most Celtics fans I assume were, but more than that, I seemed wistful. Wistful because, I would miss Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, I had never seen a Celtics team without them.
When David Price signed with the Red Sox, he was coming off a 2015 season in which he pitched to the tune of a 2.45 ERA while allowing just 17 home runs all season. At the time of the signing, every last Sox fan believed that they were finally getting the ace that would lead them back to the World Series in David Ortiz’ final season. Unfortunately, things did not go as planned throughout Price’s first season in Boston.
As the Patriots head into Super Bowl LI, they are looking at a Falcons team that ranked 3rd in the NFL in passing yards per game as well as 5th in rushing yards per game. They’ve been led to the Super Bowl by Matt Ryan, the 2016 NFL MVP, and are predicted by many to take the field in Houston and torch the Patriots defense due to the fact that they “haven’t faced a real QB yet”. However, before you start engraving the Falcons name on the Lombardi trophy, take a second to think about how these teams compare on both sides of the ball.
Breaking Down SB 51, The Bruins Home Disadvantage, Curt Schilling’s HOF Credentials and Much Much More!!
Just how good is Tom Brady? He has never played 3 full seasons in a row WITHOUT playing in the Super Bowl. Soak it up Pats fans, the “good old days” are right here and right now.
Right now in late January, it is hard to put your finger down on the Boston Red Sox roster and be like, “yep, here is how they are going to do this season”. Well, I’m going to give that a shot. It’s a win win situation; I either nail it and look like a genius or I’ll just hey, it was January how did I know David Ortiz was going to come back and carry this team to another championship. Below I am going to lay the roster out how I envision it being on opening day. (Stat predictions for opening day starters included) *Going to keep it simple.
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