New England Patriots 2014 Season Review: An Unbelievable Streak

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January 25, 2015

From out friends at Numberfire: How incredible was the Patriots winning streak toward the end of the season? They looked like chumps early on, but then . . . something happened. Here’s more from New England Patriots 2014 Season Review: An Unbelievable Streak: It’s amazing, really. Since 2001, the New England Patriots have reached nine AFC Championships, have failed to make the playoffs twice and, after next Sunday, will have…


The Real DeflateGate Legacy: An Asterisk Next to the “Patriots Era”

Video: New England Patriots Cialis Commercial Parody (For Deflated-Balls)
January 25, 2015

Major League Baseball will always have to live with the asterisk next to the stats bulked-up players compiled during the “steroid era.” Now the National Football League will have to live with any records set during the “Patriots Era” lasting from about 2002 until at least 2015 . . . maybe longer. My proof? Well, first you should read the book SpyGate by Bryan O’Leary to get a bit of…


2014: An NFL Season that Super Bowl Predictors Would Like to Forget

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December 1, 2014

There have been a lot of great games so far in the 2014 NFL season, and week 13 was no exception. Green Bay held off New England, Denver pounced on Kansas City, and New Orleans smothered Pittsburgh. What’s frustrating to many is that, just when the Super Bowl picture starts to look clearer, you have games like you did the past few weeks. Denver loses to St. Louis, Dallas loses…


What We Learned from the NFL’s Disciplinary Policy: Better to Hurt Yourself Than to Hurt Others

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November 19, 2014

For those sports fans watching closely this week it was a momentous time for the National Football League’s vaunted Personal Conduct Policy:  running back Adrian Peterson was suspended for the rest of the season after pleading guilty to whooping (the term the former Viking used) his four-year-old son while wide receiver Josh Gordon, possibly the most famous stoner since Cheech and Chong, returned after serving a 10 game suspension. Before I…


What are the expectations for the Ravens this season, are they are going to improve after a lower 2013 season?

How soon NFL fans forget. It was just 2012 season that the Baltimore Ravens went 10-6 in the regular season, marched through the AFC playoffs and won the Super Bowl 34-31 against a favored San Francisco 49er team. Joe Flacco got a big new contract in the off season and–for a while, at least–there was talk about another NFL dynasty.  Of course, within weeks linebacker Ray Lewis retired, and other…

August 18, 2014

The Funny Sports Meme

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July 23, 2014

You can’t do anything on the internet nowadays without coming across some sort of meme somewhere. And that’s not necessarily a bad thing, as memes provide great humour, whether laugh-out-loud, dry or sarcastic. A good meme can brighten your day, no matter what the subject. So to give you all some comic relief, we’ve found the top funniest sports memes: 1. The Lookalike Meme There’s no denying a great (or…


Bob Reno’s Report for Thursday, May 8, 2014

FootGolf protests turn ugly--and personal--after a harmless tweet went out Wednesday.
May 8, 2014

Wednesday was one of those days. One of those days when my Mom would have looked at me and said “Look what you did now, mister!” What I did, was mess with the bull. Dance with the devil. Tempt fate. I made fun of the FootGolf community in yesterday’s post. I know, WHAT WAS I THINKING? I made this quip in a Twitter post on Wednesday: As if you’re not…


Betting on the End to the NFL Pocket Passer Era

It was NOT a great Super Bowl.  I won’t say “I told you so,” but I did write a rather brilliant article before the game reflecting my belief that the game would not be the close “Number 1 Offense vs Number 1 Defense” clash all the experts were predicting. I really felt the Seahawks offense would best the Broncos defense in a route and Peyton Manning would be neutralized.  I was…

February 6, 2014

The Odds of a Great Super Bowl Game?

Currently, the Las Vegas oddsmakers are saying that the Denver Broncos are a 2 point favorite over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl 48. That’s up from only one point after the division playoff games. Look into more Super Bowl betting news and odds here. Individual predictions however, such as Brian Burke at the New York Times give an edge to the Seahawks after some lengthy (some would say boring)…

January 30, 2014

Report: Toronto Raptors Mascot Out for Season

You know professional sports are getting dangerous when even the mascots can blow an Achilles tendon. Here’s more from NESN: Before a regular-season game has been played, the Raptors have learned that their mascot — creatively named “The Raptor” — will miss the entire season after blowing out his Achilles. Coach Dwane Casey‘s daughter was devastated, and we’re sure little Raptors fans everywhere will be disappointed not to see the…

October 11, 2013