Tampa Bay Tuesday: Bucs’ ship is sinking after second straight loss

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December 1, 2020

(Jason Behnken/AP) The Bucs are in trouble. There’s no way avoiding that fact after Tampa Bay lost 27-24 to the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday. The loss dropped the Buccaneers to 7-5 on a weekend where the Saints, Packers and Seahawks all made cases to be considered the best team in the NFC as we head into December. This was the second loss in a row for Bruce Arians, Brady…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Milford

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November 25, 2020

Brothers Dale and Dana Olson know what it takes to win a state championship. Dana was the head coach while Dale was on the staff for the Millis Mohawks’ 2016 and 2017 wins at Worcester State and Gillette Stadium. Now, the duo is hoping to bring that type of success back to Milford. Dale Olson was named the head coach of the Scarlet Hawks just before the pandemic took over….

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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Primetime lights too bright again for Brady and the Bucs

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November 24, 2020

AP Photo/Mark LoMoglio This is a nightmare scenario for Patriots fans who wanted the team to at least be “meh” this season while also watching Tom Brady succeed in Tampa. Unfortunately, the Pats are worse than “meh” and with an ugly 27-24 home loss on Monday Night Football against the Rams, it’s see to wonder if Brady might be one-and-done in the playoffs for the second straight season. Luckily for…

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Patriots: Breaking down Bill Belichick’s weekly OMF interview on WEEI

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November 24, 2020

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Yikes. If the past few weeks were two of the best Bill Belichick interviews by Ordway, Merloni and Fauria, then this one easily wins the award for most awkward. Belichick was not in a chatty mood as you’d expect after the 27-20 loss in Houston, so, credit to the guys for not backing down, but pissy Bill can make interviews quite cringeworthy. Right from the jump…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Natick vs. Framingham

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November 23, 2020

Series Record: Natick leads this historic rivalry 54-46-2. Look at the Rivalry: Since 1904, the Redhawks and Flyers have met on Thanksgiving morning and have produced countless memories for thousands of fans and supporters. The Redhawks won seven straight games from 2011-2017, but the 2018 upset win (14-6) for Framingham at historic Fenway Park the night BEFORE  Thanksgiving will forever be remembered as one of the most memorable games in…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Rockland vs. East Bridgewater

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November 21, 2020

Series Record: This one hasn’t been around long but it’s already been quite competitive, with East Bridgewater leading the series 7-5. Look at the Rivalry: Rockland took home a 48-14 victory last season. Last year’s game may have been, and most likely will be one of the most significant in rivalry history for the foreseeable future with quarterback Dante Vasquez becoming the all-time leading rusher in Rockland history with a…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Fairhaven vs. Dartmouth

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November 21, 2020

Series Record: Fairhaven leads the all-time series 42-36-4, but Dartmouth leads the Thanksgiving Day series 40-19. Dartmouth has actually dominated the Thanksgiving Day game as of late, winning 12 of the last 15 matchups. Look at the Rivalry: These two have been playing on Turkey Day since 1959. The Walter MVP Award is also given out after every game on Thanksgiving, a tradition that started in 1974. The Indians rolled…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Old Rochester Regional

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November 20, 2020

For the past three years, the Old Rochester Bulldogs have been one of the more quietly consistent programs in all of Division 6. With three straight appearances in the Division 6 South final – including a sectional title in 2018 – whether you realize it or not, Old Rochester is now one of the D6 teams everyone must be aware of. There have also been fundraising efforts and a concentrated…

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NEFJ 25 DAYS OF THANKSGIVING RIVALRIES – Abington vs. Whitman-Hanson

Series Record: Whitman-Hanson leads this historic rivalry 60-46-3. Abington won last year’s game 27-14 Look at the Rivalry:: One of the more historic rivalries in Massachusetts, Whitman-Hanson and Abington have been playing each other on Thanksgiving since 1910. These schools had their 100th meeting back in 2010, a 32-12 win for the Green Wave. From 1984-2001 Whitman-Hanson owned the rivalry, winning 18 straight matchups. Recently, one of the most entertaining…

November 19, 2020
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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Brady and the Bucs beat Carolina 46-23, move to 7-3

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November 17, 2020

AP Photo Another week, another win that wasn’t pretty for Brady and the Bucs. As we’ve all learned over the years though, they don’t ask how, just how many. Right now, Brady and his Buccaneers are a seven-win team and just barely behind Green Bay (7-2) and New Orleans (7-2) for the top spot in the NFC playoff standings. “It’s not a game of perfect,” Brady said following the win….

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