NEFJ Notebook for 6/21/20

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June 21, 2020

1. First, Happy Fathers Day to all the dad’s out there. Moms are the glue that keeps a household together. Dads are the foundation. 2. I have to admit, it stung seeing Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in Buccaneers uniforms. It wasn’t suppose to end this way but thus is life in pro sports. (Photos courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 3. Speaking of the Buccaneers. They have shut down…

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Opinion: Random thoughts on the week that was

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May 30, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj For the first time since what feels like March, we’ve had a bit of a dead period this past week in terms of football news. As both college football and the NFL continue to try and navigate the pandemic and get athletes back into buildings to safely begin working out with teammates, here’s a few random thoughts on the world of football as we head into June:…

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Boston College: Hafley touches on a variety of topics in his latest Zoom conference with the media

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April 30, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj New England Football Journal Hootie and the Blowfish once asked “time why you walk away like a friend with somewhere to go?” Time, of course, is our most precious commodity, and while the pandemic has given us more time with loved ones or the ability to try and become better creatively, for a Division 1 football program, time is of the essence. Currently, Boston College coach Jeff…

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Top 10 former college and NFL players who turned into pro wrestlers

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April 3, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj It’s WrestleMania weekend, and even though it may not feel like it this year, it got us here at New England Football Journal thinking about all the wrestlers that have made the jump from pro or college football over the years. Arguably the greatest WrestleMania moment of all time involving a football player would have to be Hall of fame linebacker Lawrence Taylor facing Bam Bam…

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College: Ten Thoughts on the week that was in D1 football in New England

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November 14, 2019

Dartmouth’s upset win over Princeton all but locked up the Ivy League title for the Big Green. 1. While Steve Addazio‘s seat is getting warmer at the Heights after Saturday’s loss to Florida State, the Eagles still have a shot at going 6-6 or 7-5 (long shot) and gaining a bowl bid. It will be a fascinating three weeks in Chestnut Hill. 2. Harvard suffered a terrible 17-10 loss in…

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College: New England Division One Previews for Week 9

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October 26, 2019

Merrimack will look to make it two in a row when Presbyterian visits Andover. There are several important match ups this week in both the CAA and Ivy League. Here is our preview of the division one games in New England today. Brown Bears (1-4) at Cornell Big Red (1-4): Brown has an opportunity to win their second game of the season against a Cornell team that struggles to score…

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College: New England Division One Previews for Week 8

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October 19, 2019

There are some great match ups this weekend including several Ivy League games that have major implications on ther season standings. Dartmouth Big Green (4-0) at Marist Red Foxes (1-4): The Big Green should have no problem dispatching a Marist team that gives up over 30 points per game. Dartmouth will be able to run and throw the football at will. The big thing for Buddy Teevens squad is to…

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Boston College Rewind: Louisville 41 Eagles 39

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October 6, 2019

Game Rewind: The Eagles lost a heartbreaker in Louisville yesterday 41-39. The Cardinals kicked the game winning field with 1:02 left in the game after completing a six play, 52 yard drive to end the game. The story of this game was once again the defense. They gave up 664 yards of offense and allowed Louisville to convert on 8 of 16 third downs. Needless to say, the Eagles have…

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College: Thoughts on week 5 in New England college football

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October 2, 2019

Walt Bell’s emphasis on culture finally paid off this week in a win over Akron. UMass stole the headlines last week after securing their first win of the season over Akron. It has been a lost season thus far for first year coach Walt Bell and the Minutemen so it was nice to see the players and coaches celebrate after the win. Here are some thoughts on the week that…

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College Football: Bob Chesney is creating a winning culture at Holy Cross

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March 22, 2019

Second year Head Coach Bob Chesney is turning the Holy Cross football program around by creating a winning culture and a big time college football atmosphere. Chesney, who came to Holy Cross from nearby Assumption College has turned the once dormant program into a relevant program that is once again on the rise. The Holy Cross administration has invested in the program in recent years with upgrades to the facilities,…

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