Recent content by Shaky Walton

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    Is it time to talk about Coach Brad?

    Yeah, that was not at all what I said. Or anyone else in this thread said. You're tilting at windmills. If the Cs miss the playoffs or lose in the first round, it would be irresponsible for ownership not to consider canning Brad and Danny. Even if only briefly.
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    Is it time to talk about Coach Brad?

    I agree that nothing is likely to happen any time soon. But you are delusional if you think that the option does not at least occur to the owners from time to time. I would guess they even discuss it, if not to quickly reject it. When the team plays mediocre ball for this long, I think it's...
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    Is it time to talk about Coach Brad?

    After another loss to a one of the worst teams in the NBA, do Ainge and the owners even consider firing Stevens? I don't mean because of this loss in particular, of course. Does it even cross their mind as an option? Or is there a shared view that the problems of this team are a result of a...
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    Pats Retain Exclusive-Rights to FB Jakob Johnson

    And this probably means we can say goodbye to Danny Vitale. Alternatively, Vitale and Johnson will battle it out this summer. Two FBs seems like an unlikely result.
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    Red Sox trade (P) Springs and Mazza to TB Rays for (C) Hernandez

    The fact that the Sox pulled of a trade with TB made me wonder at first. But Bloom presumably has good relations with Tampa people, thereby making communication easier. And well, the man just made a deal with the Hated Yankees. Meaning nothing is off the table. Love him or hate him, or be...
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    Benintendi to Royals for Franchy Cordero, Mets RHP prospect Josh Winckowski, and 3 PTBNLs

    I can see the merits of this trade and the risks. I don't love it, I don't hate it. I'm slightly more pessimistic than optimistic, and have a gut feeling that Benintendi very well might have coasted after 2018 and that this might be the kick in the ass he needs to regain his game. Hell, he...
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    Celebrating What Is

    Intellectually, I agree and think it's pretty craven and spoiled to think otherwise. Emotionally, and largely because I live in the NY area and have to deal with comments from Giants fans about the Pats never getting past them, that game still makes me throw up in my mouth. This is not like...
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    Is it time to talk about Coach Brad?

    I don't have a lot to add but two things about Brad's coaching this year and in the past bear note, I think. And that's even if they are to be soundly rejected by others. One, so many times at the end of games when they have the chance to win on a last shot, the play seems to be give the ball...
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    Celebrating What Is

    To play devil's advocate, the last two years were a little rough. Yes, of course, they won the SB in his second to last year, but defense and the running game were huge that season, and the offense was not in any way dominant. That 13 points was enough to win the last Brady SB tells us a lot...
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    Super Bowl LV: What is Your Current Rooting Interest?

    I find it a little odd that people are talking about these teams with respect to the bad guys on each one. While we have some visibility into certain players, the fact is that each organization is made up of countless players, coaches, football operations guys and ownership members who we know...
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    Thank you, Petey: Dustin Pedroia announces his retirement

    Pedey was one of the Red Sox whose game, effort and competitive fire I have enjoyed the most over the years. His performance in the 2007 ALCS and WS sticks out in my mind, but that's only a small piece. He walked by me at Fenway in the year before he was on the Sox after he had received got...
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    Super Bowl LV: What is Your Current Rooting Interest?

    I cannot conceive of rooting for Brady versus the Patriots. The reason why we loved Tom in the first place was that he was on the Patriots. It's not like he was transcendent and amazing on the Saints and we just appreciated him. So when he moves on, anything to me is fair game except when he...
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    2027 NFL: How long does Brady play?

    I'm not trying to equate the two but Boston sports fans have seen two age defying freaks in the same era. Zdeno Chara logging the ice time he did the last few years was insane. And with the plus/minus he put up last year, he was still performing at a reasonably high level (despite what Don...
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    Super Bowl LV: What is Your Current Rooting Interest?

    I very much relate to the choice of teams aspect. I could never root for the Jets, Dolphins or Giants. You could wrap Brady into Bobby Orr, Larry Bird and David Ortiz, and I'd sooner light myself on fire than root for teams and fan bases I detest. In the end, as much as I love certain...
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    Super Bowl LV: What is Your Current Rooting Interest?

    I'm a mix of two of the poll options. I've slowly come around to rooting for Brady as the playoffs began AND I hate KC something fierce. The latter removes all doubt from the equation. Once Tampa Bay won on Sunday, there was no doubt I would be rooting hard for them against either KC or the...