Well, The Rajon Rondo Era In Boston Is Basically Over.



From WEEI:
Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo is rumored to be seeking the equivalent of a max contract, according to radio analyst Cedric Maxwell.
“Rumor has it that Rondo has asked for a $100 million extension. You’ve got Smart, the young kid, and you’ve got Young, the other kid from Kentucky — both guards. And in the NBA system right now, the way they’re being paid, you would pay both those guys probably about $4 million for one year instead of the $100 million right now that Rondo wanted to ask for."

“So, if you’re Rondo, you might want to start calling that moving company and say, ‘Eh, come get my stuff. I don’t think I’m going to be here too long.’”

If I'm Danny Ainge, I'd call Rajon Rondo and his agent in for a sit down, look them in the eye and say, "thanks for your years of service now don't let the door hit you in the ass on your way out" then just point at the exit.



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FINAL: Red Sox 8 Yankees 5



All in all, it wasn't a bad weekend.  It really wasn't.

And we saw some amazing shit last night.  David Ortiz hit an absolute bomb for his 450th of his career (a three run bomb at that), Dustin Pedroia went 3 for 3 for the second straight night and Stephen Drew actually drove in a run.

You read that correctly.  Stephen Drew actually had a hit in that game and drove in a run.  Holy shit.  Oh yea, and the Red Sox took 2 of 3 games in Yankee Stadium.  What a friggin weekend.


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So, The US Will Be Moving On To The Next Round.

USA lost to Germany today, 1-0, but will advance because Ghana lost.

Ill be honest, I have no idea how to write a headline for a team that lost yet still gets to move on to the next round.  So in lieu of a headline, here is an American girl in a bikini jumping up in down in celebration.










VIDEO: Will Ferrell Fired Up A Crowd Of Americans In Brazil And Said He Will Bite German Players If He Has To.

Will Ferrell is the balls.





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A German Newspaper Is Calling For Jurgen Klinsmann To Get his Ass Kicked Today. Um...Okay.

If you live under a rock and dont know, the head coach of the US men's national soccer team is German.  Well, his home country is calling for him to get his ass kicked today and posted a photoshopped picture of him on their front page.



Technically, the headline reads, ""Klinsi, today you see stars."

Anyway, what a bunch of unprofessional pricks.  Someone has to give them the memo that photoshopping and ballsy headlines are for bloggers, not actual newspapers.  Their headline writers and editors have college degrees.  They're better than this.


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VIDEO: Here's Something To Get You Fired Up For Todays USA vs Germany Match (Inglourious Basterds Style)





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VIDEO: Damn, Even Hulk Hogan Is Fired Up For This USA vs Germany Game.





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Patrice Bergeron Won The NHL 15 Cover Vote And PK Subban Did Not. All Is Right In The Universe.




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Patrice Bergeron Won The Selke Award...And Resonded In A Very Bergeron Way.

@NHL

Patrice Bergeron is so friggin classy.


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VIDEO: Here's Patrice Bergeron's Acceptance Speech After Winning The Selke Trophy




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And Tuukka Rask Won The Vezina


It's hard to argue with a 36-15-1 record, a 2.04 GAA and 7 shutout. But Im sure the haters will still bitch and moan about him never leading the Bruins to a Stanley Cup Championship.  Fuck em.  Tuukka Rask now has the hardware to shove down their throats.

And you cant blame the Bruins' early exit this past season on him.  He did his job.  Hell, if the Bruins didnt hit 12 posts in that Canadiens series, there is no doubt in my mind that they would have gone on to beat the Rangers and eventually the Kings and win Stanley Cup.  And if my aunt had a dick she'd be my uncle.  Anyway.


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VIDEO: Here's A Very Nervous Tuukka Rask Giving His Acceptance Speech After Winning His First Ever Vezina Trophy




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VIDEO: Tuukka Rask And Zdeno Chara Each Played Bubble Hockey Games And Doc Emrick Did The Play-By-Play.

Okay, this is just friggin weird.





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Meanwhile, Down In Miami...



From ESPN:
LeBron James' agent, Richie Paul, has informed the Miami Heat that James will exercise his early termination option and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. James had two years and about $42.7 million remaining on his deal with the Heat.

Seriously, this guy is a world class DB.  He shat on the city of Cleveland, now he's shitting on the city of Miami.

Sure, he may just be doing this so that he can renegotiate his deal with the Heat, take less money and give them more cap space to sign bench players.  But I doubt it.  I think the guy is a genuine douche who wants out.

And for the record, anyone who says they want the Celtics to go after this egomaniacal, narcissistic, sociopathic douche deserves to get punched in the face.



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This Sounds About Right...



PK and LeBron forever.


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So, I Guess Bill Belichick Is Croatian?

Bill Belichick's girlfriend, Linda Holliday, posted this picture on Instagram:

Instagram/LindaHolliday


Um....okay.






REPORT: MLB Has Changed It's Ruling. David Ortiz Has Been Credited With A Hit On That Mauer Play. Well, That’s Interesting.



From NESN:
Ortiz caused a stir last Wednesday at Fenway Park after official scorer Bob Ellis handed Minnesota Twins first baseman Joe Mauer an error rather than award Ortiz a hit on a ground ball in the seventh inning of the Red Sox’s 2-1 win.
Ellis changed his ruling Monday, giving Ortiz the single that the nine-time All-Star was very adamant about receiving.

So in the end, David Ortiz was right.  I guess he had every right to be pissed off.

And Joe Torre looks like a real dick.  Remember, he made it a point to go to the media and chastise Ortiz for disagreeing with the official scorers call...which turned out to be wrong.  What sucks is that Ortiz looks like a dick too for publicly calling out the official scorer for his incompetence.

Anyway, this whole thing was just one big mess.


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Your Tweet Of The Day



Seriously, this is going to be the lead story on ESPN for weeks.  No, months.






FINAL: Seattle 12 Red Sox 3



Over his last six starts, John Lackey had allowed a total of eight runs.  Last night, he allowed seven runs in three and two thirds innings.  What the hell was just happened?

The Red Sox are now 1-4 on this West Coast road trip.  Sigh.


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FINAL: Red Sox 7 A's 6



Thank you, David Ortiz, for preventing me from bitching about the Red Sox getting swept. I really didnt want to have to do that.


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FINAL: USA 2 Portugal 2



If the US had won, they would have advanced to the elimination round. They tied, so now they have to at least tie German on Thursday to move on.  That sucks.


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And I Thought The Canadiens Were Bad. Watch Raul Meireles Of Portugal Dive Like An Asshole Then Fake An Injury.

Wow.





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FIFA Is Really Trying To Protect That Rinaldo Fraud, Huh?

World class soccer player Cristiano Ronaldo gave us a world class dive during that US Portugal match and it looks like FIFA is doing everything they can to bury it.

I posted a video of it on Youtube and it was blocked within minutes:



So, since they are being douches about it, allow me to describe it for you: he got tapped then turned into PK Subban in a Portugal jersey. I mean, the dude literally went horizontal.







The Red Sox Lost Again Last Night But At Least We Got To See This Wicked Awesome Catch By Brock Holt

Is it possible for this guy to win the Gold Glove in center field and right field?


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FINAL: A's 4 Red Sox 3



Andrew Miller gave up the game winning RBI in the 8th inning.  He now leads the league in losses by a reliever (5).  Oh yea, and the $10 million man Stephen Drew went 0 for 4 and stranded five men on base....and the shit show goes on.


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FINAL: A's 4 Red Sox 2



Jake Peavy went 6.1 innings and allowed three earned runs.  That isnt a terrible start.  Its just that the Red Sox offense sucks right now.  They only had five hits in the game and two of them came from Dustin Pedroia, for Christ's sake.

I hate being a Debbie Downer, but in their three game sweep of the Twins, they scored a total of five runs (they won 1-0, 2-1 and 2-1).  Thankfully, the Twins sucked even worse.

The bats have to shake this case of limp dick if they want to win a game against the A's.  They have the best record in baseball right now.  The Red Sox offense can't afford to half ass it against this team.


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REPORT: Former Jets Defensive Coordinator Claims Tom Brady Bragged At Wes Welker’s Wedding About Having The Jets Playbook. You Can't Make This Shit Up.



Mike Pettine is the current head coach of the Browns and was formerly the defensive coordinator of the Jets. He served under Rex Ryan from 2009 through 2012. Well, he did an interview with Greg Bedard of Monday Morning Quarterback and dropped a bit of a bombshell.

From TheMMQB:
The initial playbook itself is actually quite thin, and that’s by design. “I don’t put a lot of graduate-level information in it,” Pettine says. “We know in places like New England, it’s only a matter of time that they somehow mysteriously end up with our playbook.”

Pettine told a story of how, at Wes Welker’s wedding, Tom Brady bragged a little bit to Jets outside linebackers coach Mike Smith, who was Welker’s college roommate, that the Patriots may or may not have had possession of a couple Jets defensive playbooks.

“It didn’t shock me because Rex would give them out like candy anyway,” Pettine says. “He gave one out to [Alabama coach Nick] Saban and I was like, ‘Don’t you know Saban and Bill [Belichick] are pretty good friends? I have a feeling it’s going to end up in New England.’"

Bill Belichick was asked about these allegations today at minicamp didnt conform nor deny it.  He simply responded, "go talk to Mike Pettine. I don’t know."

Anyway, this clown Pettine may be telling the truth or he may be simply slinging a bunch of bullshit in an attempt to smear Brady and Belichick's legacy because the Patriots owned the Jets during his time there.  I dont know.

If this guy is telling the truth and isnt just an attention whore, does it make any of the Patriots' wins against the Jets during his tenure cheap or dirty?  Or does it simply mean that his boss, Rex Ryan, was a friggin moron for giving out his defensive playbook "like candy." Im going with the latter.  This is nothing more than Rex Ryan being the assclown that he is.

What's annoying is that this gives all the Patriots haters more ammo.  We'll probably never know the truth, but it doesnt matter to those douchebags.  People will believe what they want to believe and the dickheads who are still clinging to Spygate now have another reason to hate.

Get ready to ignore the noise, people.  Its coming.


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I Love Shawn Thornton As Much As The Next Guy, But This Is Friggin Ridiculous.

I can't tell if this tattoo is mocking Shawn Thornton or is a tribute to him. Either way, it's friggin stupid.



Shawn Thornton has done so much for this team and this city it's just dumb to immortalize him for that one time he squirted water in someone's face.

For what it's worth, word on the internet is that a Bruins fan lost a bet and had to get a Canadiens tattoo and chose to get this because technically, there is a Canadiens logo there.  I hope that's the case.  That's the only way this makes any sense.



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And This Is Darrelle Revis In A Bruins Hat. That Is All.

via Instagram/Irie


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A Bill Belichick Game Worn Hoodie Sold At Auction For $4,404. I Shit You Not.

According to Darren Rovell of ESPN, someone paid $4,404 for this game worn Bill Belichick hoodie.



Im not sure if the white stain is from bleach or if someone Lewinsky-ed it.  Anyway, the only way this is worth $4,404 is if it comes with Belichick's DNA (for future cloning).  If the hoodie was washed before auction then someone just wasted a shit load of money.


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FINAL: Red Sox 2 Twins 1



I dont even care that the Twins suck.  That was friggin awesome.

John Lackey absolutely made the Twins his bitch, pitching nine innings, striking out nine, allowing three hits and no runs.  And after not doing shit for nine innings, the Red Sox offense came to life in the tenth.  David Ortiz and Mike Napoli went back-to-back and we got to see a matinee walkoff.  That was pissa.

So, in the end the Red Sox swept the pathetic Twins and treated them like the bitches they are.  And that's all we can ask for, really.


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Okay, That One Deserves A Second Headline.




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David Ortiz Is So Friggin Clutch. Here's Video Of His Game Tying Home Run In The 10th.









And Here's The Video Of Mike Napoli's Walkoff HR In The 10th Inning...In Case You Want To Relive Your Sportsgasm.





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So, This Happened...

@CBSNews


Yes, that is a Red Sox shirt in Iraq. And no, this is not photoshopped. This is a real tweet from CBS News. Red Sox Nation is friggin everywhere.


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REPORT: The Bruins Won't Re-Sign Shawn Thornton



The fact that Shawn Thornton will no longer be a Bruin sucks on so many levels. Fighting is basically being phased out of the game and now the Bruins dont have a true enforcer.

Sure, players come and go but the Bruins didnt have to do this.  They could have kept him on the roster and simply limited his playing time.  That way, at least they would still have someone on their roster who was a true fighter and could be sent out there to mix shit up if the Bruins needed it.

So what happens now?  Are we going to see Milan Lucic drop the gloves more?  Is Zdeno Chara actually going to fight?  Will Kevan Miller be the guy?  Shawn Thornton didnt put a lot of points on the board, but the Bruins need a guy like him to win.  That is a fact.

Shawn Thornton was a fighter, a warrior and a leader on this team.  He gave his heart and soul for this team and got punched in the face thousands of times for his teammates.  Im not saying this as a yahoo fan, Im saying this as someone who understands hockey:  the Bruins need a guy like Shawn Thornton.  Period.  And the fact that he will not be a Bruin next season really, really sucks.


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FINAL: United States 2 Ghana 1



Im not going to sit here and pretend to know about soccer but I do know this:  that game was pretty fucking awesome.  Ghana had knocked the United States out of the last two World Cups and everyone expected the US to suck this time around...and they didnt.

Im not saying they're going to win the whole thing.  But shit, what a game. 


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Your Tweet Of The Day

@KevinABlue


Yup. US Soccer has this country by the balls.







VIDEO: News Captures John Brooks' Goal On Live Broadcast, Reporter Proceeds To Take His Jacket Off In Celebration To Reveal His Skin Tight USA Jersey.

I dont know what it is about soccer goals that make people go absolutely apeshit, but watch as KGW in Portland captures the John Brooks goal during a live broadcast and the reporter takes off his jacket to show off his patriotism...in a skin tight USA jersey.






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So, The Spurs Won The NBA Championship Last Night And The Heat Did Not.

This sounds about right...




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VIDEO: Heat Fan Explains Loss By Saying "Shit Happens" On Live TV.

I wonder how long before this dude donates his Heat jersey to Good Will and buys a Knick jersey or something.  Typical Heat fan.










Tony Gwynn Died Today. I Will Never Forget The 1999 All Star Game At Fenway When He Met Ted Williams. That Was Pretty Awesome.

In honor of the passing of Tony Gwynn today, here is that time he met Ted Williams at the 1999 All Star Game at Fenway Park

RIP, Tony Gwynn.  You were one of the greatest pure hitters this game has ever seen.




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Three Years Ago Today This Was The Headline On Masshole Sports...And Life Was Fucking Awesome.

Oh, the good old days.




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Three Years Ago Today, This Also Happened.

Here is a video of the streets of Vancouver during the final minutes of Game 7 between the Bruins and Canucks. This is literally the beginning of the Vancouver riots of 2011 (the rioting begins at the 2:57 mark).




Here's some dude trying to bust the front window of a store and getting absolutely owned.





Here's some asshole running into a opportunity and some dude falling from the sky.




And here's a scumbag Canucks fans getting punched in the face after trying to light some other dude's car on fire.










Your Tweet Of The Day

@AaronHernandez

This was one of Aaron Hernandez's last tweets. He seemed like such a nice guy.  Its too bad, what happened to him.







Meanwhile, Over In LA...

The Kings won the Stanley Cup, so I guess they deserve a slow golf clap. Here's the double overtime, series clinching goal by Alec Martinez:









FINAL: Red Sox 10 Indians 3



Its the weekend and Im feeling lazy, so Im not going to write a full recap but I will say this: the Red Sox knocked Justin Masterson out of the game after just two innings and that one felt good.  It felt real fuckin good.


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LeBron James Had The Shits Last Night And ABC Made Sure Everyone Knew About It.

During the 1st quarter last night, LeBron James reportedly left the game to go take a shit and ABC made damn sure everyone watching knew it.

At one point during warmups, they zoomed in on him making a "I gotta take a shit" face:




Then when nature called, the camera's literally followed him down the hall towards the bathroom:




Im starting to feel bad for this guy, I really am.  I mean, he may be an egomaniac with douchey tendencies but the guy deserves to take a shit in peace.



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FINAL: Red Sox 5 Indians 2



Ive said it before and Ill say it again: this is the most manic Red Sox team I have ever seen.  They just came off of a series with the Orioles where they scored just one run in entire  three game series and last night the offense exploded for five runs in one game.

David Ortiz hit a two run home run (his first at Fenway Park since May 3rd) and Jonathan Herrera went 2 for 4 with a triple in place of Stephen "My Vagina Is Sore" Drew.

And Jon Lester was friggin nasty.  He went 7.2 innings, allowed just one earned run, one walk and eight hits.  This is the kind of win that reminds me that the Red Sox havent completely fallen off a cliff.  When they are on, they can actually win baseball games.


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Kevin Love Wasn't Allowed To Talk About The Celtics In A Recent Interview. Well, That's Interesting.


Kevin Love did a telephone interview with USA Today's The Big Lead and the article starts off with this disclaimer, "the friendly public relations folks gave us a few minutes on the phone with Love. They had one stipulation: No questions about the Boston Celtics.'"  Okay.

During the interview, he was asked about trade rumors and he responded:
"In a lot of ways it’s laughable, but in other ways I guess it’s humbling for a number of reasons. I can’t go anywhere without someone saying I’m going to their team. A Brewers game? I’m going to the Milwaukee Bucks. If I spend time in South Beach, it’s the Miami Heat.
When asked specifically about the Cavaliers, he said:
I don’t think the Cleveland [trade rumors] are outlandish at all. They have a great young foundation."

So, he was allowed to mention other teams by name but not the Celtics?  I dont mean to sound like a dick and start rumors, but it makes me think that the Celtics and Timberwolves already have a deal in place or are really, really close and he was told not to tip his hand and admit he wants to go there and give Ainge any leverage.

Im just throwing shit at the wall here.  But it does kinda make sense.


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FINAL: Orioles 6 Red Sox 0



The Houston Astros currently have a better record than the Red Sox. No, I am not shitting you. Look it up.


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This Guy Turned 26 Yesterday




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This Is How Close The Kings Came To Tying That Game Last Night. Daaaaamn.



The Rangers won the game 2-1 so they are still alive but shit, did they get lucky with those ice shavings or what?

The Kings were up 3-0 in the series and sure they are a great team but when weird shit like this happens you can't help but think that maybe the Rangers are just destined to win the whole damn thing.






Meanwhile, In Aaron Hernandez News...



From MassLawyersWeekly.com:
Lawyers representing Aaron Hernandez will appear in front of Superior Court Judge E. Susan Garsh next week to ask that murder and firearm indictments related to the homicide of Odin Lloyd be dismissed.

Defense attorneys James L. Sultan, Charles W. Rankin and Michael K. Fee say in court papers that prosecutors called more than 80 witnesses before the grand jury and introduced a “mountain of documentary and video evidence” against the former Patriots tight end.

Yet they argue the presentation failed to establish probable cause that Hernandez either murdered Llyod himself or participated in a joint venture with Carlos Ortiz and Ernest Wallace to do so.

“Specifically, there was no forensic evidence presented linking Hernandez to the shooting, no eyewitness testimony, no inculpatory statements by Hernandez, and no evidence that Hernandez had any motive to kill Lloyd,” the defense writes.
The motion is slated to be heard on June 16.

Im not a lawyer, but this sounds like such a friggin waste of the judges time.


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The First Ever Picture Of Darrelle Revis In A Patriots Uniform Just Hit The Internet...And I Think I Just Had A Mini Sportsgasm.

via Instagram/Patriots

The Patriots posted this picture of Darrelle Revis and Devin McCourty on Instagram today.  Seriously, a secondary of Darrelle Revis, Devin McCourty and Brandon Browner is going to be friggin nasty. 


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Ben Cherington Spoke To The Media Yesterday About The Stephen Drew Signing...And Flung A Lot Of Bullshit.



From CSNNE:
"We signed him because we felt he would make us better over the course of the season. We still feel that way. I don't have any reason to think he won't.”

“We felt like Stephen Drew made us a more complete roster even if he was still working on some things. So we signed him with the understanding that, as soon as he physically check out, he'd be on the team as soon as we could (do it). That's the way it turned out and we don't have any regrets with that.”

"So we have a guy who we trust, who we like, who's a good player, a trusted player, he's been here, done that, he's available to sign without giving up talent. So we did it.''

“He's only played four games,'' said Cherington. "It seems pretty early to make a judgment on that one. You all know Stephen Drew -- he's a really good major league player. We all know how good he is.”

Wow, that is a lot of bullshit.

Im disappointed.  I mean, Ben Cherington is a smart baseball man.  He has made a lot of good decisions as GM of the Red Sox.  He fucked up with the Stephen Drew signing.   And there is no shame in admitting that.

But I guess a part of his job is to be a PR spinster and fling some bullshit from time to time.  And right there, he just flung a truck load full (the scene from Back To The Future where Biff skateboards into a truck full of manure comes to mind).

Anyway, if Cherington was allowed to speak honestly and without Larry Lucchino's bullshit in his mouth, he would admit that the Red Sox would be better off with Xander Bogaerts at shortstop.  He would also admit that they would be better off with Brock Holt at third base and that they should have traded for outfield help and left the infield alone.

But like I said, part of being a GM in this town is flinging bullshit.  And he just flung a lot.


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FINAL: Red Sox 1 Orioles 0



Last night, Brandon Workman, Andrew Miller, Junichi Tazawa and Koji Uehara combined to two hit the Baltimore Orioles. I shit you not. 

Workman pitched probably the best game of his career.  He had a no-hitter through 5.2 innings and ended up allowing just one hit in 6.2 innings.  The bullpen was nearly flawless, with Uehara giving up the only other hit.

Mike Napoli played his second game since coming off the DL and drove in the games only run.

I dont understand how this team can look like shit one night and look like world beaters the next.  I honestly dont remember a Red Sox team ever being this manic.  Every time I think Im out, they pull me back in.


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And This Is Why Celebrity Fans Piss Me Off.



This doesnt even make any sense.  Tweeting a picture of someone in a Wayne Gretzky Oilers jersey doesnt exactly equate to rooting for the Kings.  Sure, he played for the Kings at one point...but what they hell does this even mean?

Pink hat fans are annoying.  Celebrity pink hat fans are friggin nauseating.






VIDEO: LA Kings Head Coach Darryl Sutter's Post Game Press Conferences Are Eerily Similar To Bill Belichick's. Neither Seem To Give A Shit.

The LA Kings beat the #1 seeded Ducks, the #2 seeded Sharks, the reigning Stanley Cup Champion Blackhawks and are now one win away from winning the Stanley Cup.  And to this day, Darryl Sutter looks like he just doesnt give a shit.

Hockey Night In Canada put together a montage of Sutter's press conferences along the way and I cant help but notice that his demeanor is eerily similar to a very successful head coach in this town.  Look familiar?





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FINAL: Orioles 4 Red Sox 0



At least the game was only 2 hours, 21 minutes long....quick and painless.


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How Is This Even Possible?



John Farrell told reporters before Monday's game with the Orioles that Stephen Drew would be sitting out with an oblique injury.

I could go on a 1,000 word rant right now but I wont.  Im not even going to waste my time.  Fuck Stephen Drew. That's all I have to say.   Fuck him. The Red Sox knew what they were getting when they signed him.  We all knew what we were getting.


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Tom Brady Responded To That ESPN Article That Says He Isnt A Top 5 QB Anymore...And His Response Is About What I Expected.


From Boston.com:
An article on ESPN.com last week garnered a great deal of attention by claiming that Brady was no longer one of the NFL’s top five quarterbacks.

Tom Brady acknowledged Monday that statistics do matter. But the only statistics that matter are wins and losses. Analytics, passer rating, completion percentage under pressure . . . Brady has no use for them.

“You can’t sit here and compare one year to another year, compare this player to that player. I think winning games is the most important thing, certainly for this organization.

When you come here, you learn that pretty quickly: Whatever matters to you as an individual, it’s far distant from what the team goals are. And the team goal is one thing: to score more points than the other team.”

I think Bill Belichick said it best when he once said, "stats are for losers."  They are.  Stats are for losers.  When all is said and done, Tom Brady will go down as the greatest quarterback to ever play the game.  Peyton Manning won't, Drew Brees won't and Aaron Rodgers won't.  That says it all.

That ESPN article pissed a lot of people off.  It was bullshit and it was yellow journalism at its best.  I mean, it garnered a lot of attention and probably drew a lot of traffic to their site...but that's about all it did.

I didnt talk about it when it first came out, because I thought it was bullshit and I still think its bullshit.  And it's nice to know Tom Brady feels the same way.



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