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  • 13 2018 February

    olympic ice becomes splat mat for male figure skaters

    At spin class this morning, my friend Kristen Grossman (once an Olympic caliber diver) asked me why so many men are falling all over the ice at the Winter Games in PyeongChang. She said, “it makes the sport...

  • 01 2017 November

    Top 10 reasons Patriot Nation will miss Jimmy Garopollo

    When the Patriots announced the trade of Jimmy Garopollo earlier this week we learned two things. First: The team has total confidence that 40 year old Tom Brady can play at peak performance for at least three more years....

  • 03 2017 August

    Tom Brady, baby goats, birthdays, and a bold prediction

    Ten years ago today Tom Brady held his weekly press conference on the middle of the field at Gillette Stadium.  I remember that location because it’s unusual for the Patriots to practice in the stadium, not to...

1. Rick Porcello’s birth name is Frederick Alfred Porcello III. 2.  Porcello is the maternal grandson of Sam Dente who played for the Cleveland Indians in the 1954 World Series. 3.  Porcello graduated high school from Seton Hall Prep in New Jersey with a GPA...

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We are exactly one week away from Thanksgiving Day.  It’s time to order the turkey, drop the tablecloth at the cleaners, and try to remember how to make the perfect pie crust. Thanksgiving is about...

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Sports and politics- I vote no

November 10, 2016

Separation of church and state should now apply to sports and politics.  Our constitution here in America is a good one. Freedom of choice, freedom of speech, and the right to remain silent. Patriots coach Bill...

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During a reunion dinner this week with Boston Celtics greats from the 1966, 1976, and 1986 teams, the always quotable Kevin McHale was asked who would win a seven game series between the ’86 Celtics and the ’16 Golden State...

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The most memorable snapshot of the 2016 World Figure Skating Championships was that of  Ashley Wagner on her backside laughing her butt off. Wiping out at center ice during the biggest figure skating event of the...

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  Texas Rangers pitcher Cole Hamels thought he was getting a VIP pass to the Victoria’s Secret fashion show and ended up with nothing.  Deadspin reports that Hamels is suing the entertainment agency that was to issue tickets...

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Peyton Manning was the “big story” for the weeks of hype leading up to Super Bowl 50.  In the end the 39 year old Denver quarterback was more of a footnote.  Manning did enough.  He did not...

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Manning versus Newton. Old war horse vs young buck.   Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning is 39 years old.  Carolina Panther quarterback Cam Newton is 26.  Manning was 13 when Cam Newton was born. Both quarterbacks were number one draft picks....

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Let’s make one thing clear from the start.  Peyton Manning did not beat Tom Brady in the 2016 AFC Championship game.  Brady was rattled to the bone by a Denver defense that was ready, relentless and...

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Super start under a super moon

September 28, 2015

The last thing the New England Patriots need right now is a bye. They are the very definition of juggernaut: “a large, overpowering, destructive force.”  Usually it’s late in the season when the Patriots peak.  Right...

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