Apart from family and friends, my two greatest loves are sports and writing. So you might see how sportswriting suits me pretty well. As a Boston fan who's lived in West Virginia his whole life (and now goes to college in upstate NY), I'm used to the ragging that comes with cheering for these polarizing teams.
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Oh, and just for clarification on the last name- pronounced "Z" (yes, just like the letter).
You're welcome, Sterling!
You're welcome, Sterling!
Jerard, I'd say that Nix is probably the best fit in the Pats system of "realistic" first-round targets. The tight ends are all great, and I think any of the big 4 (Ebron, ASJ, Amaro, Niklas) would make the offense better. But we don't know what we're getting from any of the top 3 DTs, with all coming off debilitating injuries. Either way, it's time to start looking to the future at the position, as the Pats have built their D around a anchor in the middle. I see Nix as a potential long-term difference-maker at the position. But would certainly have no complaints about a potentially game-changing TE either, obviously.
Hey Jason, just saw you're comment, and I'd like to clear up a misunderstanding. I'm not saying United won't finish top 4 "because" of Mata's acquisition; I made it clear I think he makes them better. But I don't think he comes close to putting them over the top (as the past 2 weeks have shown), and there's probably not enough time to erase the deficit. Totally agree that they'll be in contention next season with better health, though.
Interesting article on the Pats draft needs...do you really think Louis Nix is a bigger need than a TE? With Wilfork, Kelly and hopefully Armstead coming back I feel like the Pats should be ok at DT. I know it's an older group but for 2014 things should be ok. Thoughts?
lol when did you start supporting man city ...... #bandwagon
No effence but i find it effensive that you're making false articles about 'manutd not gonna get top four now Mata has came'. Van Persie won us the title last leason, and we've had rooney and van persie out so it's not been easy, but it's obvious we're gonna go back to winning ways with our two key strikers. Also it's kinda ironic that a Manchester City fan would be the one making this rediculious article, ironic huh? :(
You're welcome. And glad to see our Boston sports teams has inspired loyalty all the way down to West Virginia ... how'd that happen?!
Anyways, tough one for the Pats yesterday, but I think most people around here feel we're lucky to be 4-1 anyways.