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Pro Sports Column: WWE popularity rising post-WrestleMania

Pro Sports Column: WWE popularity rising post-WrestleMania

Will Senar
April 8
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Now that WrestleMania has ended, it is time for the WWE to start a new chapter. Feuds have ended and begun, moments were created, and stars were born, but a star has also left the company. WrestleMania ended with three new champions and the company has shown how and why they have kept professional...

Projecting Red Sox lineup

Projecting Red Sox lineup

Sammy Hurwitz
March 25
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

With opening day just a few weeks away, the Boston Red Sox should have a solid idea of what their 25-man roster will look like. With the major additions of Pablo Sandoval and Hanley Ramirez, as well as a revitalized Dustin Pedroia and Mike Napoli, this lineup is sure to look a lot different from last...

Big contracts buy zero rings for NFL teams

Big contracts buy zero rings for NFL teams

Jeremy Hayes
March 11
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

The NFL free agent frenzy has delivered some big dollar signs to deserving players. But, the problem is, those players realize they will not win a Super Bowl. A selection of successful athletes have earned big money contracts in years past. Those players include: Aaron Rodgers, Joe Flacco, Drew Bre...

Pro Sports Column: Rousey still dominating women’s bantamweight division

Pro Sports Column: Rousey still dominating women’s bantamweight division

Sammy Hurwitz
March 4
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Downing top contender Cat Zingano in the octagon Saturday night, Ronda Rousey met victory once again. Rousey was able to floor the charging Zingano and finish her with an unorthodox armbar in just 14 seconds. It was the quickest title defense in UFC history. Now, the question is: who is next? Frankly,...

Pro Sports Column: Isiah Thomas trade proves Celtics’ future looks bright

Pro Sports Column: Isiah Thomas trade proves Celtics’ future looks bright

Jeremy Hayes
February 25
Filed under Basketball, Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Following the NBA trade deadline, the Celtics now have a true scorer in point guard Isiah Thomas. Thomas won’t just replace Rajon Rondo, but can top the former Celtic as a shooter. The Celtics traded bench player Marcus Thornton and a first-round pick they acquired from the Cleveland Cavaliers...

Benson Henderson proves again technique beats size

Benson Henderson proves again technique beats size

Sammy Hurwitz
February 18
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Sammy Hurwitz Benson Henderson was furious after a controversial decision against Donald Cerrone on Jan. 18 at UFC Fight Night 59. Using anger as fuel, Henderson impressively proved technique is far more important than strength and size in mixed martial arts. The loss was Henderson’s second...

Russell Wilson not worth destroying Seattle Seahawks organization

Russell Wilson not worth destroying Seattle Seahawks organization

Jeremy Hayes
February 12
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column

The New England Patriots are still celebrating their incredible Super Bowl victory against the Seattle Seahawks. But focus in Seattle has shifted to making Russell Wilson one of the highest paid quarterbacks in the NFL. Bad idea. There is no doubt Wilson will re-sign with the team, as he has said...

WWE Review: Royal Rumble a royal disappointment

WWE Review: Royal Rumble a royal disappointment

Jeremy Hayes
January 27
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

At the Royal Rumble pay-per-view, the WWE had an opportunity to follow the momentum Survivor Series and TLC had. Unfortunately for the company, and more importantly its fans, they chose a different route. They chose to disgust the live audience and people sitting in their homes by letting Roman Reigns...

Bill Belichick defends Patriots in ‘Deflategate’ accusations

Bill Belichick defends Patriots in ‘Deflategate’ accusations

Sammy Hurwitz
January 27
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

By Sammy Hurwitz New England Patriots’ fans have come to expect the unexpected when it comes to head coach Bill Belichick. Saturday afternoon was no different. Belichick—in a very “un-Belichick” fashion—summonsed the media to an impromptu press conference. He led with a rather lengthy des...

UFC Fight Night 59: The Octagon thrills Boston

UFC Fight Night 59: The Octagon thrills Boston

January 19
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

UFC Fight Night 59 came almost exactly as advertised. The fight card was stacked with Irish, Irish-American and local fighters from the Boston area. The night was capped off with Conor McGregor’s beatdown of the veteran Dennis Siver. After his victory, the Irishman followed up with a swift leap over the...

A closer look at the Rajon Rondo trade

A closer look at the Rajon Rondo trade

Jeremy Hayes
December 19
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

It is official: Rajon Rondo has been traded to the  Dallas Mavericks. Rumors swirled the Internet late Wednesday about Boston Celtics’ President and General Manager Danny Ainge listening to potential trade offers. ESPN writer Marc Stein broke the official news on Thursday of the two teams finalizing a...

WWE stars entertain troops during annual holiday show

Will Senar
December 18
Filed under Journal Pro Sports Column, Sports

Since the holiday season in 2003, the WWE and its performers have held a show for members of United States Military. The entertainment company have always shown gratitude to the military, and previously have traveled to the troops in the Middle East for their performance. This year, WWE held their show at ...

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