1. Finally! The Boston Bruins Are Getting Respect

    The Boston Bruins are the first sports team I can honestly say I loved. Since I was six years old, I can remember watching them play on Channel 38 and NESN, watching the games with my Dad while ...

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  2. NFL Week 12: Picks from a Patriots Perspective

    As the second half of this crazy NFL season starts to unfold, playoff scenarios and implications are all over the place...

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  3. For the New England Patriots, Sunday Is Do or Die

    For the Patriots to make the playoffs in this topsy-turvy NFL season, they need to treat Sunday's game versus the resurgent Dolphins as a playoff game...

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  4. Providence-Dartmouth: Friars Rebound With a Victory

    Three days after an unsettling loss to Northeastern in their season opener, the Friars knew that they had to turn things around rather quickly in order to get this season back on track...

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  5. Providence-Northeastern: Friars Drop First Game of Davis Era, Seek Consistency

    In front of a raucous crowd, the Friars looked to start off the Keno Davis era with a bang. Instead, they looked lost at times, and due to inconsistent play and turnovers lost to the Northeastern Huskies 70-66 on Saturday night...

    Ryan Burns Written by Ryan Burns about over 5 years ago 246 reads 9 comments

  6. Swagger Like Us: How the Patriots' Line Has Redefined This Season

    Last season, after the game that shall not be named, many Patriots fans pointed the finger (probably not the index) at the Patriots' offensive and defensive lines for letting the Giants walk all over them...

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  7. Catching Up with Ted Johnson: A Bruins Game With a Class Act

    Talk about random. I was on my way to the TD Banknorth Garden with my Dad last night to watch our beloved Bruins take on the Toronto Maple Leafs. Traffic was brutal, it was pouring rain, and all we really wanted to do was go to the Fours (America's No...

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  8. Why DeAngelo Hall Needs the New England Patriots

    I'll admit when I'm wrong. Sometimes begrudgingly, I'll admit when I was wrong in judging a player's skill, mentality, or effort...

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  9. Patriots-Colts: Pats Lose in Indy, Changes on the Horizon?

    Last night was about opportunity. No, maybe not the same kind of opportunity that existed for the better part of a decade, when the Colts and Patriots were the class of the AFC...

    Ryan Burns Written by Ryan Burns about over 5 years ago 551 reads 22 comments

  10. Patriots Head to Indy: Why This Will Be Matt Cassel's Toughest Test

    So the Patriots are 5-2 and tied for first place in the AFC East, all without their best player. Everything in Foxborough seems to be in order for the first time in months, right down to this week's matchup against arch-rival Indianapolis Colts...

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  11. Getting To Know Patriots Rookie BenJarvus Green-Ellis

    With Lauren, I mean Laurence, Maroney done for the season, LaMont Jordan ailing, and Sammy Morris banged up, the Patriots' running back corps looks to be fairly depleted heading into Sunday's game against the suddenly resurgent St...

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  12. Rodney's Last Hurrah? Veteran Leaves Field With Knee Injury; Status Uncertain

    Some players leave on top of their game, some players leave after their game has deteriorated. Some leave unwillingly, their passion taken from them before they were ready...

    Ryan Burns Written by Ryan Burns about over 5 years ago 630 reads 9 comments

  13. Patriots Play a Perfect Game; Throttle Broncos 41-7 on Monday Night Football

    After last Sunday's humiliating defeat at the hands of the San Diego Chargers, it was blatantly clear that the New England Patriots were going to have to play better football from top to bottom in order to survive in the topsy-turvy NFL landscape...

    Ryan Burns Written by Ryan Burns about over 5 years ago 496 reads 10 comments

  14. Tony Romo Channels His Inner Favre: NFL Observations and Week Seven Picks

    The NFL season just continues to become more tumultuous, week in and week out. This is truly getting unbelievable. Last week, I wrote about Pacman "Adam" Jones and his scuffle with his bodyguard in a Dallas hotel...

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  15. New England Patriots' Offensive Line Quietly Becoming a Concern

    One of the most frustrating aspects of this 2008 New England Patriots campaign has been the quarterback play of Matt Cassel...

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  16. In Bill I Trust: Five Reasons Why I'm Still Not Worried About the Patriots

    Well that sure hurt a lot. The Patriots got absolutely embarrassed on the road Sunday night versus the underachieving San Diego Chargers, prompting more questions than ever about the state of the team...

    Ryan Burns Written by Ryan Burns about over 5 years ago 575 reads 8 comments

  17. Ohio State-Purdue: Buckeyes Will Try to Run Away with a Victory

    Since their humiliating defeat versus USC, The Ohio State Buckeyes have rattled off three straight wins, including last Saturday's nail-biter versus Wisconsin...

    Ryan Burns Written by Ryan Burns about almost 6 years ago 521 reads 2 comments

  18. Dallas Cowboys' Adam Jones Throws Down at a Dallas Hotel; Shocks No One

    Pacman "Adam" Jones is at the center of a new controversy, after an altercation with his bodyguard Wednesday morning at a Dallas hotel. This comes mere days after Cowboys owner Jerry Jones told Adam Jones to keep a low profile and stay out of trouble...

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  19. Jason Campbell Is Mmm Mmm Good: NFL Observations and Week Six Picks

    If you would've told me before Labor Day that this NFL season was going to have as many ups and downs as it has, I would've called you crazy. Or at least I would've taken you to Vegas to help make me rich...

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  20. Laurence Maroney Better Get Used to the Sideline

    In my first article at Bleacher Report, I wrote about the Patriots' depth at the running back position. I was excited to see if Tom Brady and Randy Moss could replicate their 2007 success, but ...

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  21. Randy Moss and The Patriots Look to Get Back On Track

    I didn't think that talk like this would come this early. Especially from radio personalities at WEEI, "experts" at ESPN, and journalists of the Boston Herald...

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  22. It's Now or Never: Boston Bruins 2008-09 Season Preview

    I'm a summer guy. I admit it, there is nothing like the three months of summer in New England. Whether it's going to the beaches in Newport, enjoying the night life in Boston, or camping in Vermont, nothing beats a New England summer...

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  23. Hank Steinbrenner: Can You Just Sit Down?

    So the Yankees failed to make the playoffs this year for the first time in over a decade. In the last season at Yankee Stadium, the Yankees simply couldn't match the consistent play of the Boston Red Sox and the surprising Tampa Bay Rays...

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  24. NFL Observations and Week Three Picks

    I usually try to stay away from handicapping NFL games, as we all know the cliché about any given Sunday. Although I went 7-8 in Week One and 9-6 last week (spread included), I felt obligated to give you all a little advice for the coming weeks...

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  25. New England Patriots Beat New York Jets; Silence Critics Momentarily

    Wasn't the season supposed to be over already? Half of WEEI's callers thought so after MVP Tom Brady's leg was headbutted by Bernard Pollard...

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