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Though contending in East, Bruins sitting at kids table

DJ Bean  |  02/10/2016 - 1:35am EST

Reading into one regular-season game, however great or terrible, is silly. How about reading into eight? That’s how many games the Bruins have played against current Western Conference playoff teams. Their record in those games is 1-7-0. Their only victory in those eight games came against the current second wild card Avalanche in the fourth game of the season. There once was a time that the Bruins used games against the top Western teams as a measuring stick for their chances as a Stanley Cup contender. The notion of anyone considering this team a Cup contender is laughable, but in case it was a question in anyone’s mind, the answer thus far has been a resounding "no." The issue, however, is that while the Bruins ...

In battle of Doc Rivers and Brad Stevens, there are no losers

John Tomase  |  02/10/2016 - 12:39am EST

Doc Rivers didn't want to rebuild. The Celtics had no interest in replacing him with a retread. Both sides won. When the Clippers visit Boston on Wednesday, it marks the return of Rivers to the city where he claimed a title in 2008 and helped restore the C's to glory. Losing a coach of such esteem almost always means settling for someone inferior on the rebound. How do you replace one of the franchise's all-time great leaders -- and Rivers absolutely qualifies -- without taking a step back, especially when you also break up the team that surrounded him? If you're maverick Celtics president Danny Ainge, you think so far outside the box, you end up shocking every basketball fan in America by hiring a young college coach whom everyone had ticketed ...

Which NFL franchise is on track to be team of this decade?

Christopher Price  |  02/09/2016 - 10:56pm EST

The Steelers of the 1970s. The Niners of the 1980s. The Cowboys of the 1990s. Multiple titles. Great players. Legendary coaches. Add it all up and it’s easy to see why each one of them deserves the title “Team of the Decade.” With the 2015 season complete -- and using the 2010 season as the jumping-off point -- we’re just over halfway through the 2010s. And so it’s fair to ask: At this point, which franchise has the best shot at becoming the latest “Team of the Decade”? As it stands now, here are our top eight candidates, with their regular-season and postseason resumes. Patriots: 1-1 in Super Bowl, 6 playoff appearances, 75-21 regular-season record Regardless of how each season ended, even the most ...

Why it's right to cut Cam Newton some slack

Mike Petraglia  |  02/09/2016 - 1:42pm EST

SAN FRANCISCO - Why the outrage? In the wake of Cam Newton meeting his kryptonite in the unrelenting Broncos pass rush and epic defensive effort in Super Bowl 50, the hype over Newton's abrupt departure from the risers in the bowels of Levi's Stadium seems harsh. I was in the mass staging area, waiting on the Panthers quarterback to offer his insight on how the Broncos had just ended his dreams in a 24-10 Denver win. How did Von Miller get to him twice for strip-sacks that turned the momentum of the game? Was the Denver D in his head? Why didn't he and the Panthers try something different with designed runs for him? All of these questions were on my mind but since Miller, the tenth defensive player to win Super Bowl MVP, was about to speak, the ...

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02/09/2016 - 1:19pm

In whose world is this OK? And don't answer Cam Newton, because he is clearly living on a different planet. And that's a place I have no desire to visit. This guy has boiled my blood in the last 40 hours more than any athlete I can remember. In full disclosure, I didn't like Newton even before Sunday. I didn't mind the touchdown celebrations, and I get ... more »

02/10/2016 - 12:39am

Doc Rivers didn't want to rebuild. The Celtics had no interest in replacing him with a retread. Both sides won. When the Clippers visit Boston on Wednesday, it marks the return of Rivers to the city where he claimed a title in 2008 and helped restore the C's to glory. Losing a coach of such esteem almost always means settling for someone inferior on ... more »

02/09/2016 - 10:56pm

The Steelers of the 1970s. The Niners of the 1980s. The Cowboys of the 1990s. Multiple titles. Great players. Legendary coaches. Add it all up and it’s easy to see why each one of them deserves the title “Team of the Decade.” With the 2015 season complete -- and using the 2010 season as the jumping-off point -- we’re just over ... more »

02/10/2016 - 1:35am

Reading into one regular-season game, however great or terrible, is silly. How about reading into eight? That’s how many games the Bruins have played against current Western Conference playoff teams. Their record in those games is 1-7-0. Their only victory in those eight games came against the current second wild card Avalanche in the fourth game ... more »

01/22/2016 - 8:55am

On Sunday the Patriots and Broncos will play a game that almost certainly will be the most-watched non-Super Bowl contest in the history of broadcast television. The game will be on CBS. Two weeks from Sunday the Patriots and Panthers (a Kirk Minihane guarantee -- and I'm never wrong) will play in Super Bowl 50, which will be the most-watched program ... more »

02/09/2016 - 1:42pm

SAN FRANCISCO - Why the outrage? In the wake of Cam Newton meeting his kryptonite in the unrelenting Broncos pass rush and epic defensive effort in Super Bowl 50, the hype over Newton's abrupt departure from the risers in the bowels of Levi's Stadium seems harsh. I was in the mass staging area, waiting on the Panthers quarterback to offer his insight ... more »

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