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  1. phineas gage

    2023 Pats: Post Your Final Draft Grade

    And isn't that pretty much how they won their first SB in 2001, before Brady became BRADY? The D and special teams carried them, and Brady avoided mistakes (and yes, came up clutch in the Snow Bowl and SB in a way that Mac almost certainly never will)
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    2023 NFL Draft Official Game Thread (This is the thread WITH SPOILERS)

    He played nose tackle initially--could the idea be to move him back to D-line?
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    4/2 - Baltimore @ Boston - APRIL FOOLS PART DEUX

    '...number 999 on the clinical list..' AC/DC The Jack (live)
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    Spring Training 2023 Thread

    Unfortunately, tsetse flies are glossinidean dipterans, not culicideans. Your major mosquito vector pun choices are Aedes, Anopheles, and Culex, which makes things rather challenging.
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    Spring Training 2023 Thread

    My first thought--and biggest worry--was eye damage. Thankfully it seems that is not the case.
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    2023 Draft Fits

    As a lurker who does not necessarily keep current with every thread, I apologize if this has been discussed earlier, but Stetson Bennett seems to have graded out pretty well at the combine and I was curious as to the thoughts here on his possible potential. Is he a classic example of a...
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    Robert Williams, Season 5: Warping the Space-Time Continuum

    I'm only a fan that watches the games and I have nothing to back my opinion, but I think TL is one of the smartest players on the team (and my favorite to watch). He is extremely vocal and often seems to be directing the other players, particularly in the defensive sets. I think he is managing...
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    What are you looking forward to in ‘23?

    Very much agree. And the success of the other local teams has also played a role. Pretty hard to pillory the Celtics and Bruins right now. The Patriots had a bit of a down season, but the media has long since learned that criticizing Belichick is the equivalent of ramming their heads against...
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    RIP Gary Peters

    The pre-DH era in the AL was a bit before my time, but I do recall that Rick Wise was a decent hitter in the NL before coming to the Red Sox. Also, having looked into the subject a bit, I learned about 'Bullet' Joe Bush, who pitched for the Sox from 1918-1921, batting .253 for his career (.325...
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    Red Sox Rumors - Just Kidding

    No--just wondering what they have in mind. Wong has played some second and Arroyo is fragile and valuable as UI. I'd be more on board with signing Iglesias to a cheap short contract. But if Wong is destined for a trade, does he have much value?
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    Red Sox Rumors - Just Kidding

    Could Wong be moving to 2B (keeping Arroyo as UI)?
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    Matt Barnes DFA'd

    Surprising--I would have much preferred that they DFA Brasier. Barnes has been highly inconsistent, but finished last season pitching well. I thought he still had something left.
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    Red Sox acquire SS/3B Adalberto Mondesi for Josh Taylor

    Absolutely true--I was meaning to refer to the more recent JBJ incarnation, but did not specify as such.
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    Red Sox acquire SS/3B Adalberto Mondesi for Josh Taylor

    Sounds like the JBJ experience with more upside
  15. phineas gage

    They Deserved a Second Ring

    Not sure if this fits the criteria, but Raymond Bourque--didn't win a title in Boston, but did elsewhere.
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    Robert Williams, Season 5: Warping the Space-Time Continuum

    Yes--and when you include the second half of the play where he outcompetes the other player for the ball and gallops to the hoop like a young Bill Russell, the number is perhaps even smaller. edit: I have also not seen this level of 6th man play since McHale. Maybe it is better to leave him in...
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    Robert Williams, Season 5: Warping the Space-Time Continuum

    How many other players in the league could have made that play? It's got to be in the low single digits.
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    RIP Bill Campbell

    In backyard pick-up games I played back then, the most imitated pitcher motion was Tiant. Campbell was second.
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    RIP Bill Campbell

    I think his entire first month in 1977 was abysmal--started 0-5 and then turned it all around. Those mid-70's Red Sox teams were my first love. RIP, Bill.