The Big Story – Patriots Stave Off Disaster: The Pats took Sunday’s must-win game vs. the Jets in New York. It was their 15th straight win over the New Yawkas and first of the season. But it was another struggle by an offense that is averaging just 17 points per Continue reading “Pats bring down Jets”
The Big Story – Red Sox Fire Chaim Bloom: That’s all she wrote for Bloom as general manager of your Boston Red Sox. The end came for the stat-loving New Age GM with his badly constructed defense-deficient team in the midst of a free-falling 1-6 week.
It was met with Continue reading “Bloom is off the rose”
The Big Story: If someone needed a working example for the term “beyond belief” they could use that all it took was two plays into the 2023 season for the Patriots to start getting the same kind of stupid penalties that killed them all through the 2022 season.
The Big Story: Football is back, and just in time, with the Red Sox season on life support after the Sox were swept at home by the Astros last week.
It starts Thursday, Sept. 7, when the Chiefs and upstart Lions square off in Kansas City before the Pats face Continue reading “NFL blasts off”
The Big Story: It was the return of Mookie Betts at Fenway. He picked up right where he left off by going 7-15 with two doubles, a homer, four RBI and five runs scored.
Sports101: Name the two players who share the single-season record for hitting the most Continue reading “Betts big in Fenway return”
The Big Story: This weekend brings the return of Mookie Betts to Fenway Park for what should be a warm welcome back. There will also be a barrage of “how could they have let him go?” stories, all of which will hit home because he was that good.
Sports 101: Continue reading “The week that was”
The Big Story – Reinforcements Arrive: Those poo-pooing the idea that Chaim Bloom didn’t do much at the trade deadline because of what he had returning from injuries didn’t look so smart during two wins over Detroit last weekend. Trevor Story was 7 for 10 with six doubles, Garrett Whitlock Continue reading “The week that was”
The Big Story: There were dueling big stories. There was the vocal grumbling over the Red Sox doing virtually nothing at the trade deadline, and there the abrupt elimination of USA soccer in the Women’s World Cup amid national hostility over their tedious mixing of politics into everything they did. Continue reading “Down goes U.S. soccer”
The Big Story: Four months into the 2022 season the Red Sox are f-i-n-a-l-l-y the big story in town. They’ve won 15 of 22 in July to climb to within 2.5 games back of Toronto for the final wild card spot to start the week, something that seemed quite unlikely Continue reading “The week that was”
The Big Story: Amid unending talk about Bill Belichick’s job security, the Patriots got back to work on Wednesday in what is a big year for many, including the coach and his hand-picked QB. They begin camp without much fanfare nationally, where almost everyone is picking them for last Continue reading “Pats camp open for business”