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Boston Celtics 2015 Offseason Outlook

Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics have completed phase one of their rebuild: collect a glut of future assets. Now, they must turn those assets into impact players who can seriously help them contend. GM Danny Ainge is hunting like mad to find a team with a disgruntled superstar that wants to trade that superstar away.

Recently, the Sacramento Kings’ Demarcus Cousins has not kept it a secret that he is unhappy with the organization. Ainge will surely be formulating ways in which he can parlay all his juicy future picks from Brooklyn into someone like Cousins.

This offseason, Boston’s free agents are Jae Crowder, Luigi Datome, Brandon Bass, and Jonas Jerebko. While losing Jerebko and Datome would not be all that bad, the Celtics should definitely make it a top priority to resign Crowder to a relatively lengthy and cheap deal. While Jerebko’s skill set is redundant due to the Celtsics already-exsisting player personnel, Crowder’s is invaluable. He is the epitome of a 3 and D guy. He can lock down perimeter players on one end and can swish it from deep on the other. And at just 24 years old with no previous injuries, there will be no worries at all over his play declining.

As for Bass, he is a veteran with valuable experience. He has a solid mid range jumper and is also an excellent rebounder. Although, if he gets greedy, and asks for more money than he is worth, the Celtics should refuse because they already have young front court talent in Tyler Zeller, Jared Sullinger and Kelly Olynyk. In the end, the Celtics should resign him around the $6 to $7 million range.

As for the backcourt, the Celts have more guards than they can handle, so don’t expect any runs at free agent guards.

Maybe the Celtics sprinkle in a nice, low risk, high reward signing in Robin Lopez. Lopez provides great rim protection and a nifty hook shot on offense, while also stabilizing the Celtics front court.

If the Celtics make those little moves, it should be considered a successful offseason.

But remember, Ainge is out there lurking, and his true priority is to acquire a superstar to bring to Beantown.

40 Tons Of Love For Tom Brady (PHOTO)

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Over the last 6 months, the support for Tom Brady in the wake of Deflategate has been overwhelming ranging from rallies at Gillette stadium to the Free Brady/defending the wall led by Barstool Sports. People in New England, love Tom Brady in the same regards as other sports legends such as Larry Bird, Bobby Orr & Ted Williams.

But none of those Boston sports legends had 40 tons of support behind them like TB12.

Smart promotional move by AJN Marketing.

Let’s just hope that 18 wheeler drives right through the NFL offices in NYC.

Rob Gronkowski Shoving Meat In His Mouth Is Internet Gold (PHOTO)

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski’s “Summer Of Gronk” is in full swing (again). He has given dating advice via autographed sneakers and Gronk will be driving a pace car in an upcoming NASCAR race.

Will he be facing off against Kobayashi in a hot dog eating contest next?


Or is this some kind of sexual double entendre?

We may never know….but who really cares right?

Bet You Didn’t Know The Selfless Randy Moss

Randy Moss

 

Randy Moss has not played a snap with the Patriots since the 2010 season when his selfishness drove him out of New England. He was traded out of Foxboro with one of the best seasons by a receiver in NFL history grabbing 23 touchdowns in the Patriots near perfect 2007 campaign. His final stat line for the Pats reads 259 receptions for 3,904 yards and 50 touchdowns.

Moss bounced around to the Vikings, Titans, and Niners before calling it a career in 2012. As Randy Moss did through much of his career, he put Randy Moss first over the team.

 

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However, there was one person that Moss put far above himself. Her name is Kassi Speir, a young woman who is battling leukemia and Moss promised that he would attend her graduation (after striking up a friendship when he met Kassi as a toddler in 1998). And selfishness of Randy Moss was no where to be found:

The Big Lead: 

Since then, Kassi’s life has been filled with turmoil. Spier was diagnosed with leukemia in 2000, she lost her father to a car accident in 2004 and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013. Moss’ relationship with Spier never faltered — Spier told The Pioneer Press that Moss visited her at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after her leukemia diagnosis, and he “had a hard time saying goodbye during that visit … he cried because he didn’t want to leave.”

Manouk alludes to a 2004 ESPN The Magazine story which describes how Moss always had a picture of her in his locker — and during the 2003 season, Spier accompanied Moss to lunch almost every single day during Vikings training camp with “her tiny hand tucked inside his”, per an Associated Press story.

These are the great HUMAN stories about the private sides of professional athletes that you never knew.

Where one of the most selfish football players showed his undying love and support for a young woman that needed a friend in the worst of ways.

Bravo Randy, Bravo.

5 Things We’ve Learned About The 2015 Red Sox

Red Sox benefit from Dustin Pedroia hitting lead-off

A lineup change the includes Dustin Pedroia leading-off seems to be best for the Sox.

A quarter of the way through season, and the 2015 Red Sox haven’t looked great, though they have strung together some quality series of late. They certainly have to work through some things. Miraculously, they are still in the playoff hunt in the early-going.

They say you’ll have a good sense of where you are as a team by Memorial Day weekend. Here’s what we have learned about this team so far:

1) The Offensive Approach is too One-Dimensional

David Ortiz fake swing
Through the first quarter of the season the Sox ranked at the bottom tier of the league in many statistical categories as a team, including batting average, runs and stolen bases. What they don’t lack is home runs, which is one of their issues at its core: they can rely on the long ball too much. This team needs to consider a different approach to manufacture runs. You won’t always get inside fastballs to turn on and belt. You’ll need to learn to hit outside curveballs and change-ups. The reason the 2013 Red Sox were dangerous was because as a team, they were dynamic. They hit to all fields, stole bases, did a lot of hit-and-runs, had timely hits and made opposing pitchers throw a lot of pitchers. They need to get back to that style of play. That’s when they’re at their best, and it’s good to see glimpses of that style of play as of late.

2) Don’t Count On The Starting Pitching To Hold Up

Even if John Farrell referred to his staff as five “aces” in spring training, it was obvious the pitching was more like a staff of #3 starters that were expected to hold give the offense a chance to keep the team in games. Really, they have all been pitching like a number 3 pitcher at best. The quality of pitching is erratic, and they may not be able to give the team a fighting chance as much as we’d prefer to see. Sure, I believe in the rotation to string together some quality starts, but from what have seen so far, you don’t know what kind of outing you’ll get from these guys. The unpredictability makes it incredibly difficult to depend on this rotation to consistently provide solid starts every night. It doesn’t seem that they are capable of it.

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Hate The Colts Even More After Hearing This Tom Brady Cheater Song (VIDEO)

patriots cheating

Wow, the Colts and their fans are moving up the hate ladder. The Colts sparked the whole Deflategate saga by alerting the NFL about the Patriots’ alleged illegal tampering of footballs during the AFC Championship. A game which they lost by 38 points and could have been beaten by the Patriots playing with a bar of soap.

Now their extremely jealous fans are joining their team in being sore losers and whiners. They would absolutely die to have a quarterback of Tom Brady’s caliber but they rather label him a cheater because their former quarterback choked on multiple occasions and current signal caller couldn’t beat New England worth his life.

And oh yeah the Colts have been accused of cheating as well (Not just by the Patriots)…

So Pats fans “Embrace The Hate” and listen to this pathetic Colts loving half breed get off on tearing down the greatest quarterback of all time…

Indianapolis, October 18th can not come soon enough!

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