Jeter to End Career at Fenway

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After an incredible Yankee Stadium finale Thurdsady night with Derek Jeter driving in the game winning RBI’s in the bottom of the 9th, he dropped an ultimate bombshell by saying he will indeed play at Fenway this weekend.

With the Yankees and Red Sox out of contention, it was almost expected that Jeter would sit out the weekend series. Getting the Game Winning hit in his final Yankee Stadium At Bat, the immediate reaction was there was no way he would see the field at all at Fenway, yet he made no hesitation in saying he would play this weekend.

If your looking for tickets to the final game this weekend, ticket prices on StubHub start at $230, and if he is expected to play Sunday, the price will keep going up.

No matter what, you have to respect such a class act, especially one who respects his biggest rivals and their fans.

Tom Brady Loves Throwback Thursday & Space Mountain (PHOTO)

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Patriots quarterback Tom Brady has been embracing Throwback Thursday on his Facebook page. First, it was his resume and now a picture from a trip to Disney Land.

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I have seen that same look on Tom Brady’s face recently…..

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…..it’s that look of fear of a scary amusement ride or a horrifying offensive line!

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Next Impulse Sports!

 

10 Years Later: A Look Back at the 2004 Red Sox

It’s hard to believe it’s been a full decade since the Red Sox broke the dreaded Curse of the Bambino. Maybe two more titles in the decade made it seem as time went by quicker. I’m sure if you ask any White Sox fan, they’ll tell you it’s felt like 15 years since they last won, but for them it’s been just 9 years. The Boston Red Sox have won more World Series titles than anybody else since the turn of the Millennium, but if it wasn’t for the 2004 team, they may be going on year 97 of the curse.

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It was October 2003, I was certain the Red Sox were heading to the World Series for the first time in my life as they had just 5 more outs to get. Then Grady Little came out of the dugout. Pedro Stayed in. Aaron Bleepin’ Boone in the 11th inning ripped every heart out of every member of Red Sox Nation. That was it. The Red Sox might never get that close again, but when spring came, hope was renewed, and the thought of “Why Not Us?” came to be.

The team had a new skipper in Francona, a 2nd ace to pitcher after Pedro with Curt Schilling, and a top of the line closer with Keith Foulke. They started the season hot, then fell down to earth, and played mediocre baseball for the first half the season. The Yankees were once again running away with the division, and the Red Sox would have to fight with everything they had to get the Wild Card spot. Then Theo Epstein made the most important trade in franchise history since Babe Ruth was sold to the Yankees. He shipped star Shortstop Nomar Garciaparra off for some role players. Nobody, not even Epstein himself would realize how big of a move this was until October.

The team played great baseball over the final two months, clinching the Wild Card, and even giving the Yankees a run for their money for the division. They were in the playoffs and that’s all that mattered. First came the Angels. It was an easy 3 game sweep, with David Ortiz hitting a walk off homerun to clinch the series. The only downside to the series was Schilling injuring his ankle during a game in Anaheim, but everybody figured he’d be just fine.

The Yankees were next. This was the time for the Red Sox to get revenge for what happened the year before. And as quickly as it started, it looked to be over. Schilling was hurt, and tried to pitch. He gave up what seemed to be a 1,000 runs in 2 innings of Game 1. In Game 2 Pedro only gave up 2 runs, but the offense was M.I.A. As a Red Sox fan, I thought “It’s okay. We’ll win the next two at home to tie the series up.” But Game 3 came, and it was the most embarrassing thing I had ever seen from a pro sports team. 19-8. At Home. In the Playoffs.

Game 4 was on a Sunday. It happened to be the year I was making my confirmation, and I was required to attend classes at church every Sunday Afternoon. In class the teacher had written on the white board, “Acts Of God.” He asked the class whether anybody actually thought the Red Sox had a shot of winning the series. I remember looking around, and no one single hand went up. Nobody even flinched. He then said “If the Red Sox win the series, THAT will be an Act of God. If that happens, I know the Big Man is on my side!” The entire class laughed it all off, before he went into a real lesson. Read more

Olbermann Destroys Derek Jeter and the Yankees (VIDEO)

On his show Tuesday, Keith Olbermann absolutley destroyed Derek Jeter and the entire Yankees organization, and rightfully so. There hasn’t been any major member of the media to criticize the way Jeter and the Yankees have handled things this year.

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I know Red Sox fans “Re2pect” Jeets, but I’ve been saying everything Olbermann said, all year long. If Jeter wanted to go out quietly, he could have. He wanted a year long celebration to himself.

For all you horrible Yankees fans; It should be noted that Olbermann is a Yankee fan himself and a longtime season ticketholder. The 6 minute clip is worth the watch!

 

Do you think Jeter and the Yankees have taken his retirement party overboard?

 

 

Patriots Defeat Raiders, Feels More Like a Loss

It took an interception by Vince Wilfork with under 2 minutes to go, to keep the double digit underdogs, Oakland Raiders, from tying, and forcing overtime against the New England Patriots. It was a 13-6 WIN, but it felt more like a loss for the now 2-1 Patriots. It’s a weird feeling for fans of a winning side, to feel like they lost. Maybe it’s only something Patriots fans feel because they’ve been so spoiled over the past 15 years, either way, it was not a good win for the Patriots.

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After last week’s win in Minnesota, Tom Brady spoke out about how the Offense needed to step up, and play better together. That didn’t happen this week. In fact it seemed to be worse than it what it was last week. The offense that has been displayed through the first three weeks of the season does not look at all like a Super Bowl caliber offense.

Brady was 24 for 37 with 234 yards, and one touchdown, which was thrown to Rob Gronkowski with 4:14 left in the first half to give the Patriots a 7-3 lead. That was the only Touchdown scored all day by either side.

Although only one Touchdown was scored, the Patriots and Raiders but had good chances to find the endzone, but neither could get the job done. The best chance for the Patriots to score 7 was at the start of the 4th quarter, and the ball on the Raiders 2 yard line. Brady threw a great pass up the middle to Gronkowski, but he was unable to hang on to it. So Brady tried again, this time to Danny Amendola. Despite a dive by Amendola, he was unable to make the catch, and the Patriots had to settle for the field goal, which put them on top, 13-9.

The missed touchdown by Amendola was the only pass targeted to him all game. The common theme for Brady thus far has been avoiding Amendola like the PLAUGE!!! The only receiver Brady has trusted this year has Julian Edelman, and occasionally Gronk. Edelman once again was the top receiver in the game with 10 receptions and 84 yards. There is clearly some sort of disconnect between Brady and his receivers, and maybe JUST MAYBE Brady is responsible for a lot of the Patriots struggles. (I know, blasphemy just by suggesting Brady might be responsible.) Read more

What Is Better Than The Bruins & Donuts? Well This….(PHOTO)

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In New England, you can’t much better than the Bruins & donuts. Well in this case, you can.

This has to be the most tastiest and most fattening Bruins Spoked B ever.

And it’s GLORIOUS!

Great job Union Square Donuts!

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