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  1. Dotrat

    Rethinking Barstool?

    This is the new, "Some of my best friends are Jewish." It doesn't matter that women in the C-Suite are happy to profit from the routine objectification of women--it's still wrong and still offensive. And accusations of virtue-signalling are paper-thin rationalizations for just not giving a shit...
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    Thank You, Hondo

    This is so sad—one of the true icons of Boston sports and the NBA. I have distant but fond memories of watching those early ‘70s Celtics teams and realizing that no one could guard him, not for long anyway.
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    Nick Cafardo dies at 62

    It’s best to be a person deeply loved by others, as was clearly the case with Nick. RIP.
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    Big changes at CSNNE and WEEI.com

    I like Keefe because he's amusing, has a nerdy sense of humor, and loves sports. He actually pays attention to games--sadly a rarity among too many host on both EEI and 98.5 (Mazz especially)--and isn't a blowhard. I would love to see him paired with another younger host and get a drive time or...
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    Big changes at CSNNE and WEEI.com

    I feel bad for Rich Keefe. He and Holley (when Dale was out) was some of the best sports radio around. Two good-humored, knowledgeable guys who love sports--no hot takes, no lame attempts at frat-boy humor.
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    Felger and Mazz - Creating False Naratives one day at a time

    I'm sure they'll tell us all today that the Rams suck, that they weren't the team the hype said they were, that Goff is terrible, and that anyone who thinks the Pats would have beaten the Saints--in Atlanta, Tony--is a footy-pajama wearing honk.
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    What will we be talking about Monday morning?

    "Defense wins championships..."
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    2018 Patriots Defense

    Definitely not--but what a beautifully dominant performance it was. That was not only a curb stomping, it was a curb stomping of what was supposed to be the virtually un-defensible offense of the future.
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    Celebrating What Is

    I keep trying to explain to my non-sports-fan wife how extraordinary and incredible 6 SB wins are--and I can barely get my head around it myself.
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    The Game Ball Thread: SB vs Rams

    I feel like I've been waiting for a Pats D to play a game that great, that dominating, since shortly after the '04 SB win. And it was more than worth the wait.
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    The Game Ball Thread: SB vs Rams

    Defense, defense, defense! (It'll be Jules.)
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    Super Bowl LIII - We’re on to Los Angeles (again)

    This defense has simply been otherworldly tonight—one of the best performances of the BB Era. So let’s go, offense!
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    Super Bowl LIII - We’re on to Los Angeles (again)

    Dominant defense by the Pats versus effective defense from LA
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    Red Sox accept White House invitation

    He wasn’t. Plympton 91 is “misremembering.”
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    Best Current NFL TV Broadcast Teams

    I voted for Harlan, who always does a great job singling out OL play and is generally really good at PBP in both football and basketball. Always found him underrated. I still love Al Michaels and think that Buck, Gumbel, and Eagle are also good. I've never liked Nantz, mostly because he never...
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    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    All of this makes The Ballad Of Nick Cafardo that much sadder.
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    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    Not to defend Nick, but what is the editor’s responsibility here? Wouldn’t a good editor tell Nick that these are exactly the kind of angles he should be covering in his stories?
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    Protecting the Shields -- The Nick Cafardo Thread

    That’s actually a wonderful piece—with the exception of Nick’s failure to find one positive among a banquet’s worth of riches that outweighed his disapproval of Machado. It’s kind of unbelievable how narrow and crabbed his mind is.
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    RIP, Dr. Z

    This is really sad news, though I’d imagine after his strokes it may ultimately bring his loved ones some peace. He was one of the few sportswriters I felt like I learned something from every time I read him. I still miss reading him.