Patriots: Patriots announce stadium plan for the 2020 season

July 15, 2020

The Patriots announced today that stadium capacity for Gillette Stadium will be 20%. Gillette’s max capacity is 65,878. If you do the math, that means the Patriots could have 13, 176 fans in the stands. #Patriots announce reduced capacity and preliminary protocols for fans at @GilletteStadium: — New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 14, 2020 The team also announced that tickets will be allotted in ten blocks or less and…


Patriots: Julian Edelman proves that he is not just a leader on the Patriots but a leader in his community as well.

July 12, 2020

Julian Edelman‘s response to DeSean Jackson‘s anti-Semitic Post last week proves that Edelman isn’t just a leader in the Patriots locker room but a leader in the community as well. Compassion, empathy and love. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 Link to full video: — Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) July 9, 2020 Edelman chose to use what happened as a teachable moment and to educate not only Jackson but other players around the league…


College: The Ivy League panicked in cancelling the 2020 season

July 10, 2020

The Ivy League announced on Wednesday that they are cancelling the 2020 Fall Sports season. No announcement was made as to whether or not the league was planning on playing in the spring. The announcement has been speculated for weeks and while it is no surprise, it is still disappointing. All of the schools in the Ivy League are in the Northeast. The Northeast has seen a dramatic decrease in…


Patriots: A reduced pre-season hurts the Patriots quarterbacks more than you think

July 6, 2020

With the NFL announcing last week that they are reducing the number of pre-season games from four games to two, I couldn’t help but wonder what that will do to the development of Jarrett Stidham and the indoctrination of Cam Newton into the Patriots system. On the surface, it is easy to applaud the move to go to two pre-season games but there will be ramifications. It will impact quarterbacks…


High School: MIAA neglects the MHSFCA proposal for a ten game season and streamlined playoffs

July 1, 2020

The MIAA’s Tournament Management Committee agreed on Monday to an eight division structure for high school football in Massachusetts. The committee also finalized plans to move to a new statewide playoff format in 2021. The committee also announced that the first two years of the state wide playoff format would entail of an eight game regular season meaning they did not take into consideration the proposal put forth by the…


Patriots: Cam Newton is the latest Belichick reclamation project

July 1, 2020

Bill Belichick has never been shy when it comes to adding proven talents to the Patriots roster. The list of former pro bowlers and all pros who have called New England home during the Belichick tenure is impressive. In his 21 years in New England, Belichick has signed or traded for the following former pro bowlers: Bryan Cox, Rodney Harrison, Corey Dillon, Junior Seau, Torry Holt, Randy Moss, Albert Haynesworth,…


Patriots: Patriots shock the NFL by signing Cam Newton

June 28, 2020

Just when you thought the Patriots were going into 2020 with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterbacks, Bill Belichick reminded us that he is one of the shrewdest executives in the NFL by signing free agent quarterback Cam Newton to an incentive laden one year deal. Speculation had been rampant all off season that the Patriots quietly had an interest in Newton and that they were monitoring…


Tom Brady looks selfish ignoring COVID-19 risks and training with his new teammates

June 28, 2020

Image courtesy of Chris Urso/TB Times Tom Brady is preparing for his 21st season in the NFL and his first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers by organizing team workouts with his new teammates. The workouts are happening despite the fact that Florida is experiencing a second surge of COVID-19. With cases skyrocketing in 23 states, the NFLPA has recommended players suspend their workouts for the time being. Brady has failed…


High School: Unfortunately, Mystic Valley may not be the only program not playing football this fall

June 25, 2020

Mystic Valley Regional Charter School became the first school in the state to announce that they would not be playing football this fall. According to Superintendent Alexander J. Dan, the district conducted a survey this spring and found that only 16 parents of players who played last season felt comfortable enough to allow their kids to play this season. The affect of this decision will go beyond the Mystic Valley…


Boston College: Eagles return for summer workouts after a long layoff

June 24, 2020

The Boston College Football team is back on campus for voluntary summer workouts. Head football coach Jeff Hafley met with the team on Monday prior to the start of workouts. After three months of being quarantined and doing virtual workouts, the players are back at the Heights working with the coaches and training staff as they prepare for what they hope will be a 2020 season. Of course the players…