The Celtics have an Al Horford sized hole to fill at center and quite a few bigs auditioning to make the team in training camp. From international man of mystery Vincent Porier, to undrafted rookie sensation/freak of nature Tacko Fall, to the 3rd longest tenured Celtic (a fact that is somehow shockingly true), Daniel Theis!
After 4 painful years of front office ineptitude, fan walkouts, coaching changes and tumultuous player choices, the Revolution have FINALLY found their way back to the Audi MLS Cup Playoffs. Though the team had been sitting dead last in the East before the firing of Brad Friedel and carried a measly record of 2-8-2, Bruce Arena’s injection into the organization was undeniably the turning point in Foxboro. His leadership and role in the acquisition of Argentine forward Gustavo Bou certainly gave the Revs the necessary boost to sit either 6th or 7th come playoff time. The match against NYCFC is certainly a bright spot outside of the result as the Revs didn’t beat just any NYCFC team, they beat the number one team in the Conference, playing for sole possession of first, fielding their own best XI. Oh, did I mention Matt Turner held NYC scoreless?
Gordon Hayward's enitre Celtic career is pretty much riding on this season. He has already (unfairly) been cast out by so many Celtics fans. If he does not perform this season.. yikes.. I'd assume the remaining believers would fade into the dark. Fans should be biting there nails in anticipation to see how Hayward comes out this season. If he isn't better than last year, all hell will break loose in Boston. He needs to perform. My personal opinion? Hayward crushes it this year averaging 17-19 points, 4-6 rebounds, and 5-7 assists per game. He has finally had a healthy offseason to work on his game and get back to being a star in this league, which is something I beleive almost everyone is overlooking.
In their final trip to the West Coast this season, the New England Revolution looked to capitalize against the Portland Timbers last night. Regardless of the late start time back on the East Coast, the stakes hadn’t been this high all season as a Revolution win would knock three Eastern Conference teams out of playoff contention entirely. On Portland’s end, they had been tied for the final playoff spot with the San Jose Earthquakes heading into the match and, thanks to a recent winless run, had been in danger of falling out of the playoff picture themselves. Additionally, longtime captain and playmaker Diego Valeri had been rumored to leave the club following the completion of the regular season in regards to a contract dispute with Portland’s ownership.
Not a great week for me. Not the best record with picks, and man my fantasy team is struggling (for reference, I have Le’Veon Bell and James Conner as my starting RB’s, and Vance McDonald didn’t do much). Hopefully this week goes better, now that we have seen what all these backup quarterbacks can do.
The Ottawa Senators are the worst team in the NHL. Two years removed from an Eastern Conference Finals appearance, the Senators are in a state of despair. The team scored a pathetic 64 points last year, and dealt star forwards Mark Stone, Matt Duchene, and Ryan Dzingel at the trade deadline.
The New England Patriots have started the season 3-0 against the Steelers, Dolphins and Jets. While the Patriots have looked dominant, it is important to note that their competition so far has a combined 0-9 record. Obviously there has been much off-field turmoil with the Antonio Brown situation, and there are many storylines that have stemmed from that story. This article is about football and the storylines that relate to the product on the field.
Antonio Brown Goes on Multi-Tweet Twitter Tirade; Calls Out Patriots Fans, NFL, Ben Roethlisberger, Owner Robert Kraft and Others
It’s the new age problem: You can keep the man off your team, but you can’t keep the man off of Twitter. When it comes to Antonio Brown, that issue is even more pressing.
Patriots Release Antonio Brown as the Former NFL Star Continues on Self-Destructive, Career-Ruining Path
The Patriots have released WR Antonio Brown less than 2 weeks after signing the troubled NFL star following his release from the Oakland Raiders. Brown played only one game for the Patriots.
With only four matches remaining for the Revolution this MLS season, and only being clear of Montreal by three points with a game in hand, this Saturday’s visit to Gillette Stadium by Real Salt Lake is a massive game.