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Whole team to blame for early season woes

Whole team to blame for early season woes

Andrew Hanides
October 22, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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...

Pro Sports Column: WWE popularity rising post-WrestleMania

Pro Sports Column: WWE popularity rising post-WrestleMania

Will Senar
April 8, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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, 2015
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,...

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