1. NFL Playoffs 2012: How Broncos vs. Patriots Unfolds, Who Wins, Why It Matters

    In the days leading up to New England's Week 15 battle with Denver, Patriots fans were nervous. Not all of us came out and said it, but there was a very real fear beneath the surface...

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  2. NFL Playoffs: Advice for the Patriots to Win vs. Broncos

    In 1974, Muhammad Ali defeated George Foreman in the ring. But even before the fight began, he’d already beaten Foreman psychologically. Ali’s style of fighting centered around his ability to remain elusive...

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  3. 2012 NFL Playoffs: 7 Stars Who Are Shining Brightly

    This is about to get very interesting. Eight dynamic teams are going to war over a piece of sterling silver that represents the hopes and dreams of everyone who’s ever put on a football jersey...

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  4. NFL Playoff Bracket 2012: Which Teams Are Headed Home?

    If the Patriots play well, then everybody’s headed home. That’s what has Patriots fans on pins and needles...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 6,689 reads 8 comments

  5. NFL Playoff Bracket 2012: Who Is Advancing from Wild Card Weekend?

    Playing the Bengals or the Broncos may be an easier ticket to the AFC Championship, but it won’t necessarily whip the Patriots into shape for the storm to come. And there is a storm coming...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 4,214 reads 7 comments

  6. Patriots vs. Giants: Why a Super Bowl Rematch Might Be Closer Than You Think

    My father was born and raised in Boston. He’s a Celtics man, a Patriots man, a Red Sox man and a Bruins man. But growing up, he was also a Giants man. Or a Giants kid, I suppose...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 1,146 reads 7 comments

  7. NFL Playoffs 2012: How New England Patriots Fans Feel Right Now

    New England Patriots ' fans are uneasy about the possibility of confrontations with the Steelers and the Ravens . For starters, it’s probably going to work out that way...

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  8. New England Patriots: Home-Field Advantage Is Key to Super Bowl Run

    If you know you have a rendezvous with Goliath, you might as well try and slay some giants along your path. And while you’re at it, you might as well try and fight in a place you’re comfortable fighting in...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 1,806 reads 5 comments

  9. New England Patriots: 4 Underrated Players Who Have Stepped Up in 2011

    I remember Week 3 like it was yesterday. With a 21-0 lead in the second quarter, the Patriots collapsed, and so did the confidence of Patriots fans everywhere...

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  10. Wes Welker: 4 Games Away from a Place in Boston Sports History

    If you were to compile a list of the 50 most important athletes in the history of Boston sports, would Wes Welker make your list? Think about it for a second. Run through the names, the dynasties, the memories...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 538 reads 1 comments

  11. Rajon Rondo and Boston Celtics Fans Have Plenty to Be Angry About This Season

    When it comes to Wyc Grousbeck and Steve Pagliuca (managing partners and co-owners of the Boston Celtics ), and us (loyal fans of the Celtics), there seems to be an incredible failure to communicate...

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  12. Patriots and Packers Only Have 3 Games Left Before Their Matchup

    If you’re a Patriots fan or a Packers fan, now is the time to start feeling really good about your team. Quick story, though...

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  13. New England Patriots: A Piece of Advice for the Patriots To Win the Super Bowl

    I like this Patriots team. Even with our disappointing losses to the Bills, Steelers and Giants, I feel pretty good...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 1,016 reads 2 comments

  14. Why Rajon Rondo Is a Top-5 Point Guard

    ESPN NBA analyst Tim Legler presented his list of the top five point guards in the league. Here it is: 1. Derrick Rose 2. Deron Williams 3. Chris Paul 4. Russell Westbrook 5...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 1,397 reads 21 comments

  15. Why Patriots Fans Will Love Watching the Giants and Jets Battle for New York

    I have no respect for the Giants or the Jets . The joy I got from watching the Patriots beat Gang Green twice this season was moderate at best, mostly because I think so little of the Jets as a team...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about over 2 years ago 545 reads 7 comments

  16. After the Broncos: How New England Patriots Fans Feel Right Now

    2001 AFC Divisional Playoff. Raiders vs. Patriots A young Tom Brady walks out on the field to practice before the game. This is his first playoff run as a starting quarterback...

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  17. 3 Quarterbacks Tom Brady and the Patriots Should Avoid in the Playoffs

    Tom Brady can’t avoid them all, but there are some he should try to dodge as much as possible. As a Patriots fan, I have two postseason team lists: a “let’s ...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about almost 3 years ago 645 reads 1 comments

  18. Part II: Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics Go to War

    When it comes to Rondo, people have passionate feelings. Some love him, some hate him. I love him. But if you think Ainge loves him too, you’re ignoring (or not believing) ...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about almost 3 years ago 1,247 reads 6 comments

  19. New England Patriots: 6 Keys to Stopping Tebow, Broncos in Week 15

    Tim Tebow is not a physically gifted quarterback. But if you know anything about him from his college days, you know his mental toughness is indestructible. Not even being trash talked by John Elway is enough to rent out space in his mind...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about almost 3 years ago 718 reads 9 comments

  20. Rajon Rondo and the Boston Celtics Go To War

    Fact: the Boston Celtics do not want Rajon Rondo . Fact: the Celtics have shopped Rondo around the league. Fact: no one else wants him either...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about almost 3 years ago 3,770 reads 19 comments

  21. How New England Patriots Fans Feel Right Now

    Tom Brady won three Super Bowl rings before he turned 28, and he got them faster than any quarterback in the history of the NFL . But Aaron Rodgers is also pretty good, and right now he’s the most dangerous man in the league...

    Marc Freshman Written by Marc Freshman about almost 3 years ago 2,015 reads 18 comments

  22. The Mess the Boston Celtics Have Created

    There’s merit to the argument that acquiring Chris Paul would put the Celtics in a better position to win a title this year. It saddens me, though, that No...

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  23. LeBron James' Betrayal of the Cavaliers and Why NBA Should Let Sleeping Dogs Lie

    It’s a major mistake to think the disgust with James begins and ends in Cleveland. I’ve never been to Cleveland myself, so his decision to leave didn’t smack me upside the head with any sort of betrayal whatsoever...

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  24. Belichick vs. Doc Rivers: Contrasting Coaching Philosophies, Similar Outcome

    Paul Perillo made an interesting observation the other day on PFW In Progress. He cited coach Belichick’s stone-cold demeanor in approaching the Colts game, and then he contrasted ...

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  25. Ruthless Efficiency: Packers, Bruins and the Creation of a Legacy

    Never before, in my opinion, have two defending champions defended their titles quite so stylishly as the Packers and the Bruins. While any team can be beaten on any day, there exists that rare crown jewel of indestructibility...

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