2016 State of the Boston Sports Union

Every year around this time I write a “State of the Red Sox Nation” report. I’ve never done it for all of New England sports, and since I’m hating on the Red Sox, probably the most I ever have, I’m going to cover all the teams so I don’t write ten thousand words on how much I hate she who will not be named on this blog.

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Fantastic Filth

I love TV and film. I spent what most would describe as too much time watching and considering these universes. I do most of that consideration with Jay. Sometimes that consideration is poignant. Sometimes its a back and forth dialogue. Then there was the tweet below….

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Kinder Words

As the last waves of 2015’s wake are slowly absorbed back into the ocean of each of our lives some of us look back at where that wake was. Or forward to the still water of our new wake. Rarely do we take a moment to appreciate the wake for it’s own magnificence.

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Mark loves a good poster

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Week 13: NFL 64

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As we look into the week 13 of the NFL season I’m looking for some consistency. Not from a team or player, but from the league and it’s officials. While the NFL league administration gets a little too much flack for player behaviour, especially for players offending for the first time, because that is a relatively unpredictable, (Anyone who screws up a second time there is no excuse for and the NFL should be dealing with that with a far speedier process. See Aldon Smith.) the idea referees behaviour can’t be better controlled is ridiculous. Continue reading

Week 13 Playoff Pictures

sheard1Join me an adventure, a flight of fancy, if you will, as we travel the globe fighting Nazi’s while looking for the rarest of antiquities. That’s right boys and girls, it’s playoff picture time, this time full of Indiana Jones quotes, pictures and even some YouTube clips! Marvel at the Ark, drink from the Grail and, of course, bask in the splendor of the Lombardi Trophy! It’s an Indy quote for every team! Let’s get started!

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Welcome David Price

c4s_price101210_144420a_8colIt’s not official, but it’s inevitable at this point that David Price will top the mound for the Boston Nine in 2016, and the following 6 years, well, maybe. Here is the simple breakdown, and it really is simple.

2016 – 30 Million

2017 – 30 Million

2018 – 30 Million

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2019 – 31 Million

2020 – 31 Million

2021 – 32 Million

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NFL Summation: Week 12

Summationweek12It is long overdue for the NFL to make officials full time employees. I realize they at most work 24 games a year, but how is this not as great an integrity issue as potentially deflated footballs? Would it be crazy for me to suggest that because the Broncos went for the field goal instead of the TD and cut the lead to 4 when the spread was 3, that any official who may have bet the Bronco’s plus 3 had a vested interest in seeing the Bronco’s score again? Continue reading

NFL 64: Week 12

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Week 12 is here and Thanksgiving week is always weird week. Teams will start actually clinching playoff spots soon, both in the real NFL and in your fantasy leagues! The best game of the weekend will probably be the Seahawks hosting the Steelers. Neither team is great, but I think both are very good and are very evenly matched. Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day Picks!

I’m way behind! And I’m off to watch high school football! So while there are 3 games today I’m not going to get the NFL:64 today. The first game starts at 12:30 so here are my picks!

PHILADELPHIA (4-6) @ DETROIT (3-7) [OFF THE BOARD]

I’ve got the Lions beating a depleted Eagles team as the Detroit defense is echoing the team of 2014.

Lions 24, Eagles 13

CAROLINA (10-0) @ DALLAS (3-7) [+1]

Carolina rolls to another victory over the Cowboys. If the Cowboys were legit it wouldn’t have been close against Miami last week with Tony Romo back, but it was and the Panthers are miles better than the Dolphins in every aspect of the game.

Panthers 38, Cowboys 24

CHICAGO (4-6) @ GREEN BAY (7-3) [+9]

I really wanted this to be the 5-5 Bears against the 6-4 Packers. Just the idea that the Bears could have leaped the Packers in the standings intrigued me greatly. Sadly the Bears and Vikings failed me. I think this is far closer game Vegas does so I’m taking the 9 points and the Bears, but have the Packers winning the game.

Packers 34, Bears 27

In terms of fantasy plays I’d say go with anyone you normally would with these teams except the Eagles. They are a mess right now!

Look for the actual NFL:64 Tomorrow!