Not that it should be any immediate cause for concern, however, the Patriots have lost to both Rex Ryan and Pete Carroll at home in the season.
More concerning is that the Pats defense ranks 23rd in the NFL on 3rd down and 27th in interceptions.
Quiz of the week… If the NFL season ended today, 5 teams who missed the playoffs last season would win their divisions. Name them…Answer near the bottom of the column
If you’re keeping track at home, Tuukka Rask has been in net for all 11 of the Bruins wins thus far this season. The combined record of Zane McIntyre, Anton Khudobin, and Malcom Subban? 0-5
Amir Johnson and James Young to Sacramento for Rudy Gay. Who says no? I for one would go to war with a starting 5 of Isaiah, Bradley, Gay, Crowder, and Horford.
According to Bovada, the Red Sox are currently a 9/1 favorite to win the 2017 World Series, only behind the defending champion Chicago Cubs at 7/2.
Make no mistake about it, the problems of the US Men’s Soccer team run far beyond Jurgen Klinsmann. Having at least one player considered in the world’s Top 50 would be a start. Christian Pulisic, a nation turns its lonely eyes to you.
For the record, Penn State, currently ranked #8, hasn’t finished in the Top 10 since JoePa was at the helm in 2009, a remarkable comeback for the program and their coach, James Franklin.
Steph Curry, the all-time record holder for most 3-pointers in a game with 13 is also ranked 2nd (12 on 02/27/16), 5th (11 on 02/13/16), 9th (11 on 02/27/13), and 12th (10 on 04/13/16).
Yes, there were some questionable calls in game 7 of the World Series, but Joe Maddon not winning NL Manager of the Year is the reason these awards need to be voted on to include post-season performance. No disrespect to Boston hero Dave Roberts, who did an excellent job with a Dodgers team that was less talented than years past, but no one did a better job than Maddon from start to finish in 2016.
The best comparison I’ve heard for Michigan Heisman candidate Jabrill Peppers is the Honey Badger himself, Tyrann Mathieu.
Rumor has it that the Brooklyn Nets are listening to offers for Brook Lopez. I’m looking at you Charlotte & Dallas.
Call me a homer, but in my opinion Manny Ramirez is a hall of famer. For the record, Manny is currently 15th all-time in Home Runs (555), 18th in RBI’s (1831) and 8th in slugging percentage (.585).
Quiz Answer: Baltimore, Oakland, Dallas, Detroit, and Atlanta.
On this Thanksgiving, James Harden should be thankful that the Rockets hired Mike D’Antoni and his run-and-gun offense first style.
And the Miami Dolphins should be thankful they have the Brad Stevens of the NFL with Adam Gase.
And lastly the Chicago Cubs are VERY thankful that the Boston Red Sox felt that Theo Epstein was disposable.