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Vallee’s View: Depleted Steelers Fumble Away Playoffs

For 50 minutes on Sunday the Pittsburgh Steelers plan was working to perfection.  Their defense kept the Denver Broncos out of the end zone and their injury-riddled offense managed to make just enough plays to secure a 13-12 lead.  And they were driving again.  Then it happened.  Second year running back Fitzgerald Toussaint fumbled the ball back to Denver, ending the drive and giving new life to the Broncos.  A…

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Vallee’s View: Carolina Starts Fast, Outlasts Seattle

It’s hard to recall a team as talented as Seattle getting so thoroughly dominated in the first half of a playoff game, the way the Seahawks were manhandled by the Carolina Panthers.  From the 59-yard run by Jonathan Stewart on the first play from scrimmage, to the 19-yard bullet from Cam Newton to Greg Olsen to put the Panthers ahead 31-0, Seattle was completely and totally embarrassed by their opponent….

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Vallee’s View: Arizona Wins after Green Bay’s Prayers are Answered

Surprisingly, Arizona and Green Bay turned out to be the best game of the Divisional Playoffs.  While there were a lot of surprises and drama that happened in the first 59 minutes, all anyone was talking about was three plays.   Play #1, 4th and 20:  Trailing 20-13 with 55 seconds left quarterback Aaron Rodgers and the Green Bay offense was facing a 4th and 20 from their own 4-yard…

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Vallee’s View: Patriots Get Clean Bill of Health

All it took was one drive.  After meandering through the injury plagued final weeks of the season with uninspired play, bizarre coaching decisions, and un-Patriot like mistakes, New England needed all of 4 minutes and 33 seconds to right the ship.  With a rare opportunity to open the game on offense, Tom Brady lined up in shotgun and proceeded to carve and slice his way through the Kansas City defense,…

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MLB At Large: I Love the Justin Upton Signing for the Tigers.

The Detroit Tigers signed outfielder Justin Upton to a 6 year, $132 million dollar contract on Monday. The 28 year old spent last season with the Padres. Baseball insiders have been critical of the deal because they view it as too much money for a player who strikes out a lot. What?? I love the deal for the Tigers. It reinforces the notion that they have become one of baseball’s…

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Black and Yellow Blog: The Bruins Served Montreal a Nice Cold Dish of Revenge. 

What a difference three weeks can make. Three weeks ago the Montreal Canadiens embarrassed the Bruins at the WinterClassic. Last night the B’s returned the favor beating the Canadiens 4-1 in Montreal. The Bruins scored first last night and never looked back in a dominant performance. It was nice payback after getting their asses handed to them by Montreal at the Classic.  Unlike the Winter Classic, the Bruins were healthy…

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Green and Gold Pride Blog: The Celtics Have Fans Wondering, Where’s the D?

Remember in the 1980’s when Wendy’s used to ask, where’s the beef? Celtics fans are now asking, where’s the D? Since the calendar flipped to 2016, the Celtics defense has gotten worse. Earlier this season, Boston was ranked in the top ten in defense. Lately however, they’ve looked anything like a top ten defense. The Celtics have given up an average of 108 points per game in their last seven…

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NFL At Large: Doc’s Thoughts on the Divisional Round Playoff Games. 

The bandwagoneers are jumping ship in Seattle. 1. The Patriots returned to form against the Chiefs because Julian Edelman played. Edelman is the Patriots most important receiver, even more important than Gronk. He is a tremendous route runner and he enables the Patriots to get the ball out quick. That helps Brady and the offensive line.  2. The Packers lost to Arizona fair and square on Saturday night but they…

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