Boston Celtics: Season Post-Mortem

The Boston Celtics completed what would be considered a positive season for most NBA cities; reaching the playoffs as a 5th seed and increasing their win total for the second straight season since the hiring of Brad Stevens. But, while the season proved to be somewhat of a success, there is much more that must…

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NBA Free Agency: A Simple Formula

The NBA’s off-season shopping spree is set to begin, with all free agents eligible to officially negotiate with interested teams at 12:00AM on July 1. Over the years, there have been sporadic activity as the clock strikes midnight. There have been years when a flurry of signings take place in the opening days and others where the available…

2015 NBA Western Conference Playoff Preview

While the Eastern Conference offers some entertainment value for NBA fans, the depth and quality of the Western Conference present perhaps the best opening round in recent years. Top to bottom, there are qualities of each squad that could be a factor to playoff success. Below is a preview of each Western Conference series; as each…

Celtics Continue Improbable Playoff March

When the Boston Celtics began their 2014-15 season, there were few prognosticators (including myself) that could foresee this group of players being playoff contenders. The Celtics’ roster was an odd assembly of veteran role players, young (but unproven) young talent, and one All Star (Rajon Rondo). As good as Rondo is and has been, his…

2015 Boston Red Sox Projections

As the 2015 campaign kicks off, there are some key enhancements over a Boston team that disappointed Red Sox Nation in their title defense last season. While there are enhancements; some questions remain on other players; each of which will play a key role in determine the team’s fate this year. Provided below is expected everyday lineup, key…

2015 MLB Preview: National League Predictions

The Major League 2015 season begins and the National League boasts a handful of teams that can make legitimate claims to be the best. Unlike the American League, there seems to be a greater disparity among the have and have not franchises; with a couple that made significant strides. Here is a preview of the…

2014 NFL Predictions Revisited

The NFL season is nearing the final playoff push and the competition (both individually and collectively) is getting intense. Back in September, I outlined predicted outcomes for the 2014 NFL season. While some teams and players have lived up to there initial pre-season billing, there have been some surprises.  Below is my initial predicted team…

Boston Red Sox are High Stakes Gamblers this Off-Season

On Monday, the Red Sox made two significant signings; each of which brings high risk and high reward. Tuesday, the signings of third baseman Pablo Sandoval and shortstop Hanley Ramirez to long-term deals was made official pending each player passing their physical. To this writer, neither of the free agent acquisitions made much sense. While…