Boston College: Eagles avoid catastrophic loss, beat Texas State 24-21

September 27, 2020

Image courtesy of Michael Dwyer. CHESTNUT HILL — The old saying goes that sometimes it’s better to be lucky than good. Well, the Boston College football team was good when it mattered most in crunch time on Saturday night, but they also had quite a bit of good luck on their side as well in the first home game of the year at Alumni Stadium against Texas State. Trailing by…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – St. Bernard’s

St. Bernards
September 25, 2020

After winning back-to-back Division 8 state titles the past two seasons, the St. Bernard’s football program was hoping for a chance to three-peat this season. Of course that isn’t happening right now, and who knows if it will in February. Still, there is quite a bit of optimism around the program. The Bernardians are still holding out hope that a third straight Super Bowl title could make its way back…


Boston College: News & Notes heading into Texas State week

B.C Helmet
September 24, 2020

So this is what a normal game week feels like huh? After BC opened with a 26-6 win over Duke last Saturday, the Eagles are now in a routine in terms of game planning for the first time in a long time. Boston College is set to open its home slate at Alumni Stadium this Saturday with Texas State (6 P.M.), but, before that, coach Hafley and a few players met…


Tompa Bay Tuesday: Brady, Bucs get first win of the year but it wasn’t pretty

Sep 20, 2020; Tampa, Florida, USA; Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady (12) throws a pass against the Carolina Panthers during the third quarter at Raymond James Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
September 22, 2020

Image courtesy of USATI Tampa Bay — First things first. We’re sticking with “Tompa Bay Tuesday” for this piece for the remainder of the year. It’s lame. We know. Oh well. Now, it wasn’t pretty, but Tom Brady and the Bucs got their first win of the year on Sunday, beating Carolina 31-17. Brady was 23-of-35 for just 217 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Mike Evans and Brady finally appeared…


Patriots: Nuggets from Bill Belichick’s weekly OMF interview on WEEI

September 22, 2020

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots/WEEI After another instant classic with the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday night, Bill Belichick was back meeting with Glenn Ordway, Lou Merloni and Christian Fauria Monday afternoon. As always, it’s one of the more valuable pieces of radio in this area each week that sometimes doesn’t get the credit it deserves. This week was a tough one for the entire Patriots organization as Bill…


Patriots Rewind: Patriots fall 35-30 in another instant classic with the Seahawks

September 20, 2020

AP Photo/Elaine Thompson SEATTLE – Dating back to the infamous “you mad bro?” in 2012, the Patriots and Seahawks have played some all-time classics. The Malcolm Butler pick, the non-pass interference call at Gillette back in 2016, and now another game can be added to the list. Cam Newton (397 yards) and Russell Wilson (288 yards, 5 TD’s) had a duel for the ages that saw the Patriots fell 35-30…


Boston College: Wrapping up the Duke win and moving on to Texas State

September 20, 2020

A little less than 24 hours after his first career win as a head coach, Jeff Hafley was back in the office meeting with the media on Sunday. Hafley chose a background of Alumni Stadium, which for some reason created an “alien” Mr. Burns-like glow around him, perhaps it was just that first-win feeling still radiating through all of our laptops. BC fans nationwide woke up feeling like a million…


Boston College: Eagles impressive in 26-6 Opening Day win over Duke

September 19, 2020

Photo by Nell Redmond-Pool/Getty Images DURHAM, NC — September 19, 2020 is a day that will live in the folklore of Boston College football for quite a long time. It wasn’t a Doug Flutie Hail Mary, it wasn’t a late TD pass from Matt Ryan at Virginia Tech, but it was arguably one of the most important days in the program’s history. The Eagles – after months of uncertainty and…


High School: Featured Team of the Week – Melrose Red Raiders

September 18, 2020

Photo by Paul Connors/Media News Group/Boston Herald) By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Just because the state has robbed players and coaches of an opportunity to play high school football this fall, that doesn’t mean we can’t still focus on the wonderful programs around Massachusetts. Players, coaches, families and friends deserve to have their stories told and countless programs deserve to be highlighted, even if we can’t cover games on the field….


Boston College: Eagles thrilled to finally be preparing for an actual game

September 16, 2020

Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 The Boston College football team is going to play an actual football game on Saturday. It seemed as if this would never happen. After months of uncertainty, the Eagles finally see a light at the end of the tunnel, and that light is a date with Duke down in North Carolina Saturday at noon. Tuesday and Wednesday…