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Numbers the Red Sox Bruins Patriots Celtics will retire next

When Paul Pierce’s No. 34 was raised to the TD Garden rafters on Sunday, it got me thinking. Whose number in Boston should be retired next?   The Red Sox have done most of the work in recent years, retiring Pedro Martinez’ No. 45 in 2015, Wade Boggs’ No. 26 in 2016, and...

Wednesday, February 14, 2018 - 5:11pm

2018 NFL head coach power rankings: Finally, Bill Belichick falls from No. 1 spot

Every team finally has a head coach, so what better time to rank all 32 teams' skippers? Last year, Bill Belichick was voted a unanimous No. 1 by the Metro sports staff. This year, finally, he's been unseated by Super Bowl champion Doug Pederson. The editors of Metro's three papers...

Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 5:32pm

Two Round NFL Mock Draft 2018: Baker Mayfield falls, Patriots go QB

With the Cleveland Browns letting it be known that they are a fan of Baker Mayfield, Mayfield is climbing up many NFL Mock Draft boards. Expect that trend to reverse post-NFL Combine, though.   Expect many of these big name rookie QBs to fall on draft day, with veteran QBs like Kirk Cousins...

Sunday, February 11, 2018 - 4:13pm

Danny Picard: Josh McDaniels was just taking advantage of leverage with Patriots

It wasn’t a change of heart. It was a brilliant negotiation strategy on the part of Josh McDaniels. And the New England Patriots had no choice but to succumb to the pressure.   McDaniels informed the Indianapolis Colts of his decision to stay in New England on Tuesday night. Say what...

Wednesday, February 7, 2018 - 6:17pm

Seven Round Patriots NFL Mock Draft: QB Kyle Lauletta at 95

It’s NFL Mock Draft season now that the Super Bowl is past, and here is a look at the New England Patriots, who will be picking 31st overall in the first round and twice in the second round (the first pick coming via the 49ers in the Jimmy Garoppolo trade). The Pats have many needs on...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 3:31pm

The Patriots will go hard after top LB CB NFL free agents, draft

One good thing about the Patriots losing the Super Bowl to the Eagles is that there will be more of a sense of urgency this off-season to improve the roster. Had the Pats won, subconsciously they may have said to themselves, “We won a title with this team, we just have to tinker.” But...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 2:22pm

Gronk’s home burglarized, safes and guns may have been stolen

Foxborough police are investigating a break-in that occurred at the home of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. “I just want to confirm the reports that Mr. Gronkowski was the victim of a residential burglary last night,” Foxborough Police Chief William D. Baker said Tuesday...

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 10:40am

Who will be the new offensive, defensive coordinators for Patriots?

It’s amazing how much the outcome of a Super Bowl can ultimately swing a fan base’s emotions one way or another. If the Patriots had beaten the Eagles in Super Bowl LII, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and defensive coordinator Matt Patricia would have been able to leave New...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:26pm

Taking stock of Patriots offense in wake of Super Bowl loss

From an offensive perspective, there isn’t a whole lot to whine about in the wake of the Patriots’ 41-33 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII Sunday night.    The game only managed to set all sorts of offensive records for an NFL postseason game (New England set...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 11:17pm

Burke: Patriots still the champs of drama

The Patriots are no longer kings of the NFL on the playing field, but in terms of sheer day-to-day drama, no one can beat them. Monday's fallout from their Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles was nearly as intriguing as the ultra-exciting game itself, and the early-morning hours had people...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 4:13pm

Super Bowl LII moments the Patriots want back

There is nothing in sports quite like the finality of losing in a Super Bowl. You immediately are plagued by countless thoughts of all the plays that backfired in your face. The Patriots are no different than any other team in that regard as they failed to capture their third title in four years...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 3:59pm

Will Bill Belichick Rob Gronkowski retire? Greg Schiano to Patriots?

The Patriots are no longer kings of the NFL on the playing field, but in terms of sheer day-to-day drama - no one beats the Pats. Monday's fallout of their Super Bowl LII loss to the Eagles was nearly as intriguing as the ultra-exciting game itself, and the early morning hours had people...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 3:44pm

What did Malcolm Butler do and why was he benched?

We are now over a half a day removed from the finale of Super Bowl LII and no one is still quite sure why Patriots head coach Bill Belichick benched cornerback Malcolm Butler in the most important game of the year. Something must have happened during the week in Minneapolis for Belichick to have...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 2:01pm

Gisele comforts Tom Brady, kids after Super Bowl loss

Gisele Bundchen tried to provide a ray of sunshine for Tom Brady and their kids following Sunday's loss to the Eagles at Super Bowl LII. According to USA Today, the model and wife of the Patriots quarterback tried to comfort her children after the game, as two of them were reportedly crying...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:52am

Who is selfie kid? Mass. teen explains viral Super Bowl moment

The Patriots might have come up short against the Eagles at this year's Super Bowl, but New England was able to give the world a new Internet star thanks to selfie kid at Justin Timberlake's halftime show. Ryan, a 13-year-old from Scituate, became a viral social media sensation after he...

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:20am

Patriots defense again costs them a Super Bowl title

It’s tough to lose a football game at any level when you score 33 points, even more so when the greatest quarterback of all-time Tom Brady has another special performance (28-for-48, 505 yards, 3 TDs) in a gilded NFL career full of them. The only reason that the Patriots (15-4) fell flat on...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 11:25pm

Burke: This simply was not a championship Patriots team

This Patriots team simply was not good enough to win a championship.   The wide receiving corps was sub-standard all season without Julian Edelman, the defense was atrocious for most of the campaign with Dont'a Hightower out, and the secondary was not as good as we all thought it would...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 11:11pm

Super Bowl LII: Score, highlights from Eagles victory

The ghosts of 1960 can officially be put to rest. The Philadelphia Eagles are Super Bowl LII champions after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 on Sunday night from US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis.    Backup quarterback Nick Foles hit tight end Zach Ertz for a game-winning 11-yard...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 10:59pm

Patriots stunned by Eagles in Super Bowl LII: 3 things we learned

It just wasn't meant to be.  The Patriots fell in Super Bowl LII Sunday night, dropping a 41-33 heartbreaker to the Eagles. With the win, Philly won its first Super Bowl in franchise history.   Birds are clutch The Eagles just did not fade. Nick Foles found Zach Ertz on a crossing...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 10:51pm

3 things we saw as Eagles win first Super Bowl 41-33 over Patriots

​MINNEAPOLIS — The Eagles are Super Bowl champions. Those words have never before been printed, or uttered, in the history of the city of Philadelphia. It's worth repeating. The Eagles are Super Bowl champions. In the 52nd playing of the classic title bout between the NFC and AFC'...

Sunday, February 4, 2018 - 10:18pm