Archive for the ‘News’ category

Has the Patriots Defense Been a Mirage?

December 3, 2009

Click here for my take on the Patriots defense and Monday night’s game against the Saints.

Interview With Junior Seau

December 1, 2009

Junior Seau is still on the Patriots, but you can catch him on the Versus Network starting on Wednesday, December 2nd on his new show.

I had the opportunity to talk with Junior Seau over the phone about his experience on his new show “Sports Jobs” which airs on the Versus Network tomorrow at 10pm. You can listen to the entire interview on the <a href=”http://www.sportsofboston.com/2009/12/01/sports-jobs-with-junior-seau-debuts-wednesday-on-versus/”>Sports of Boston website</a>. I am the second one to speak and be sure to tune into the show because he does some interesting jobs!

 

 

Week 9: Pats in Review

November 11, 2009

This past weekend the Patriots stifled the latest Dolphins’ attempt to trick them into defeat with a 27-17 win at Gillette Stadium. The Pats got big contributions from Tully Banta-Cain and Brandon McGowan on defense and the usual Tom Brady and Randy Moss on offense.

Check out my Five Thoughts article from the SoB blog to see what I took away from the game.

Women’s Soccer Starts CAA Playoffs Today

November 6, 2009

The Northeastern women’s soccer team begins its quest for a second CAA Championship in as many years today when the Huskies take on the Dukes of James Madison at 5:30 p.m. today. It is the first time the team has hosted a playoff game and the fans should come out tonight to support what a special season the team is having.

Other Notes:

  • Devin Petta dominated the CAA Awards Banquet last night as she was named CAA Player of the Year and CAA Rookie of the Year. It is the first time anyone in the CAA has taken both awards in the same season. Coach Ed Matz was named CAA Coach of the Year and the team also boasts one player on the All-CAA first team (Devin Petta), two on the second team (Sandra Magnusdottir, Stephanie Gordon) and one on the third team (Kristen Blake).
  • The men’s team will finish off their season tomorrow at Parsons Field when they take on VCU at 6 p.m.. Currently the Huskies are tied in second with William & Mary and both teams will most likely face each other in the CAA Semifinals next weekend at UNC Wilmington.
  • The men’s hockey team also has a big weekend as they take on cross town rivals Boston University and Boston College this weekend. The Huskies will face #7/5 BU in Matthews Arena tonight at 7 p.m. and will travel to Chestnut Hill, Mass. to face #16 Boston College on Saturday at 7 p.m.

This Week’s SoB Recap

October 30, 2009

Here is a recap on what I wrote this week for Sports of Boston. Get ready for fantasy basketball coverage as I will be recapping every week and giving you advice for future weeks.

Huskies Get First Win

October 27, 2009

Just wanted to throw out a congratulations to the Northeastern Huskies football team for getting their first win of the season, 27-7 over the Towson Tigers. I was in attendance and the team scored on a couple big plays to put Towson away early. John Griffin is really looking like a nice runner and the defense played another good game (this time for an entire 60 minutes) as they recorded five interceptions. It was their first win in thirteen games! Congrats to the team.

Other Northeastern Huskies News:

  • The women’s soccer team is ready to face Hofstra on Friday at Parsons Field. They are the top two teams in the CAA and the winner will host the CAA Tournament.
  • Staying on the soccer field, the men’s soccer team is also on a roll and find themselves in first place with four games to go. They have won six of their last seven games to bounce back from a dreadful 1-5 start to the season.
  • Finally, the men’s basketball team is getting ready to start their season against Siena on November 17. Matt Janning is hungry to finally push this team to a NCAA berth. In past years, the team has always faltered at the end of the season, but hopefully they right the ship this season.

It Doesn’t Get Any Better

October 6, 2009

Just a couple months before his 21st birthday, Rick Porcello will be taking the mound for the Tigers in the biggest game of his life.

In a couple hours the Twins and Tigers will square off in the most important game of the season. The game starts at 5 pm and is being televised on TBS. Any sports fan should make time to watch this game because there really isn’t anything more exciting than a sudden death game. It’s been a lot of fun watching these two teams battle it out the last couple of weeks and I am very impressed with how the Twins came back from three games down in the last 10 games, which included a four game series with the Tigers where they were able to win two. The Tigers have a couple things working against them (having to travel, 20-year old Porcello starting, Cabrera’s legal issues), but hopefully Porcello can keep his emotions in check and keep the Twins offense off the scoreboard. The Twins have Scott Baker on the mound, so there is a clear advantage for them there. My prediction is the Twins will win the game 5-3 with Joe Mauer hitting a late go-ahead home run to solidify his 2009 MVP season.