Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.

The Suffolk Journal

Pro Sports Column: Bruins found their rhythm

Pro Sports Column: Bruins found their rhythm

Andrew Hanides
November 4
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

After a slow start to the season, the Bruins have rallied back to earn points in their last seven games going 6-0-1 during the stretch. There are a lot of positives to take away from the recent play of the Bruins. On the road this season, they are undefeated.  At the beginning of the season, there was reason for concern w...

Red Sox rallying for John Farrell

Red Sox rallying for John Farrell

October 28
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Sharyn Gladstone After an active offseason the Boston Red Sox began the 2015 season with high expectations, but ended with their third last place finish in the past four years. During the offseason, then-General Manager Ben Cherington vowed to fix the team. He splurged on two free agent bats in Hanley Ramirez and Pab...

Game versus Jets a playoff preview

Trevor Morris
October 28
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

“We just didn’t do enough things well today, it’s obvious,” said Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick after the 2011 divisional round against the New York Jets, a game in which the Patriots lost 28-21 and were eliminated from the NFL playoffs. Almost four years later, following a win against...

UFC Fight Night 77 promises interesting matchups

UFC Fight Night 77 promises interesting matchups

Sammy Hurwitz
October 22
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

This is what it’s all about, right? Great fight cards without the pain of throwing down 50-plus bones to watch the best Mixed Martial Arts fighters in the world collide. And that’s what we’ll get come Saturday at UFC Fight Night 77 in Sáo Paulo. Beautiful and free on Fox Sports 1. It’s a six-fight main card, which is nice if it’s not too watered down -- a...

Whole team to blame for early season woes

Whole team to blame for early season woes

Andrew Hanides
October 22
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

After a frustrating start for the Bruins, it’s hard to pin the blame on just one player. For a sport so heavily reliant on team chemistry, the entire roster will need to step up in order for this group to succeed. If they continue on the same track, it is likely they will miss the playoffs again. There are several key compon...

Pats didn’t live up to the hype on Sunday

Pats didn’t live up to the hype on Sunday

Ryan Dawson
October 22
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Leading up to Sunday night’s marquee game, the media hype surrounding the Patriots versus Colts face-off was at an all-time high. While the Patriots did come away with a win, it wasn’t the monumental, record-shattering, scorched-Earth kind of game Pats fans thought it would be. And maybe that...

Celtics’ young team could keep them out of postseason

Celtics’ young team could keep them out of postseason

Clevis Murray
October 7
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

The Celtics are expected to start the 2015-16 season with only minor adjustments to their roster. This will only change, however, if Executive Director of Basketball Operations, Danny Ainge, makes a huge trade. The team acquired big-men Amir Johnson and David Lee, who played for the Toronto Raptors...

Navigating the pitfalls of fantasy football

Ryan Dawson
October 7
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

This year may be the year you were finally asked to be in a fantasy football league. Maybe you tried a daily fantasy league and thought it would be easy. Traversing the treacherous waters of a 14-week season is nothing short of a Herculean stress test. Setting your lineup, making trades, and scouting...

Pro Sports Column: Starter predictions for upcoming season

Pro Sports Column: Starter predictions for upcoming season

October 7
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports, Uncategorized

By Christian Nagle On Tuesday Sept. 29, the Celtics held an open practice for its season ticket holders. The event consisted of a three “quarters,” eight-minute scrimmage between two teams, “Team Green” and “Team White.” Both teams were chosen by head coach Brad Stevens, which gives us an implication of at least two potential starting lineups that we may see dur...

Pro Sports Column: Patriots best team in the NFL

Pro Sports Column: Patriots best team in the NFL

Sammy Hurwitz
October 2
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

I’m going to say it: the New England Patriots are the best team in the National Football League, again. It feels like we’ve been here a million times before. That’s because we have. In 2007, through week three, the pundits were dubbing the Patriots’ revenge tour following the Spygate Saga...

Pro sports column: Red Sox finishing strong after weak season

Pro sports column: Red Sox finishing strong after weak season

Sammy Hurwitz
September 24
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

For many, the 2015 Red Sox season felt like a loss a few months ago, when the team first occupied the cellar of the AL East. And with Koji Uehara out for the season, Hanley Ramirez switching positions while being injured, and John Farrell leaving the team after being diagnosed with cancer in August,...

Missing playoffs could force Bruins to implode roster

Missing playoffs could force Bruins to implode roster

Jeremy Hayes
April 15
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

The Boston Bruins might look like a completely different team next season, and it all depends on when the first domino falls. With the Pittsburgh Penguins clinching the final Wildcard spot in the Eastern Conference, the Bruins will miss the playoffs for the first time in eight seasons. There are...

Your School. Your Paper. Since 1936.
Journal Pro Sports Column