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About Me: Edinburgh, Scotland born and bred, living in Boston since the 80's. Love Boston sports. Have played football, basketball, baseball, tennis, but my first loves are the "real" football (soccer to you), Gaelic football and shinty.

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  • Posted 04/17/2014 01:10:24 EDT

  • Posted 04/14/2014 12:45:06 EDT

    In response to rtuinila's comment: if he learned some different techniques he would be even better. Anyone know which techniques he doesn't use now would bring his game to another level?  He can bull more »

  • Posted 04/13/2014 08:32:58 EDT

    Changing allegiances because a somewhat better than average, 2-down LB and a career position coach went to your division rival?  Your allegiance could not have been that strong to begin with.  I doubt more »

  • Forum Post: From BDC Dottie

    Posted 04/10/2014 10:31:57 EDT

    Somewhere Philip Zimbardo is shaking his head.  I hope whomever the BDC-appointed mods are act swiftly and fairly to extinguish some of the walloper-measuring contests that happen here every day but d more »

  • Forum Post: Aaron Dobson

    Posted 04/10/2014 02:09:21 EDT

    Dobson had the typical rookie season -- looked great at times and looked like he didn't belong on the field at others.  I saw enough to make me think he will figure it out and be more consistent in ye more »

  • Posted 04/10/2014 09:30:12 EDT

    I like Humphries - he's better than I thought he was.  If he takes short money, sign him, even though I'm not sure what he provides at this point in time in terms of wins or losses.  He'd be best util more »

  • Posted 04/09/2014 04:47:35 EDT

    Great!  The more talent in the draft the better for the Celts.  I cannot imagine Parker goes back to Duke with the chance to be a top 3 pick at worst. 

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  • Posted 04/09/2014 01:53:20 EDT

    Aside from being hurt and missing time -- and the fact that he's a limited 2-down LB -- it was pretty clear that this guy wasn't coming back to NE because he's a bit of a nonconformist.  That doesn't more »

  • Forum Post: Bedard on Hern

    Posted 04/09/2014 12:06:38 EDT

    In response to ATJ's comment: [QUOTE] There's a couple of ways that you can read the Bedard piece and a couple of things that you can take away from it.  I think the 'I could have turned the guy aroun more »

  • Posted 04/07/2014 09:57:07 EDT

    I don't know how a guy walks away from being the potential #1 pick in the draft -- at worst, top 3.  Good for him if he's ok with postponing his NBA career because he loves Duke.  But I think he'll co more »

  • Posted 04/05/2014 03:07:24 EDT

    I have to admit I really thought this signing was a  good one.  Not sure what happened injury-wise to Wilson, but the year before the Pats signed him he looked to have something left.  They've been tr more »

  • Forum Post: CHUNG is BACK!

    Posted 04/04/2014 11:41:38 EDT

    In response to TexasPat's comment:   In response to CablesWyndBairn's comment:      They signed him because, despite his coverage shortcomings, he's better than what they had in Gregory, and better th more »

  • Posted 04/04/2014 08:37:02 EDT

    I don't think they would've been much better, but they'd potentially have their answer at the 5 for the foreseeable future.  I wouldn't doubt the Asik to Boston trade talk is revisited at some point i more »

  • Forum Post: CHUNG is BACK!

    Posted 04/04/2014 08:26:34 EDT

    In response to IrishMob7's comment:   In response to TexasPat's comment: In response to agcsbill's comment: [QUOTE] Interesting comments here about how good Chung is and the "value" he brings to the P more »

  • Forum Post: CHUNG is BACK!

    Posted 04/03/2014 05:03:09 EDT

    I think Chung left NE because the Eagles overpaid him.  I'm not so sure he wouldn't have been retained if his price tag was more realistic.  I was shocked at the deal he got from Philly.  That said, h more »

  • Posted 04/03/2014 01:30:13 EDT

    I'm not one to use hindsight as a tool very often, but I think trading up for Chad Jackson really hurt.  Not only for the draft picks you had to give up to get him, but for the fact that he just could more »

  • Forum Post: Randle

    Posted 04/01/2014 09:30:03 EDT

    I like Randle as a player.  He has some things to work on, but he looks like a 100% effort guy.  He is a very active rebounder and a physical player.  He reminds me a bit of Anotonio McDyess, but is a more »

  • Posted 03/31/2014 03:03:48 EDT

    In response to TexasPat's comment: [QUOTE] In response to mrmojo1120's comment: [QUOTE] " Earlier Thursday, Diamondstein told The Press of Atlantic City that neither Rice nor Palmer wants to move forw more »

  • Posted 03/28/2014 09:04:30 EDT

    Glad to hear this.  I hate when injuries derail the careers of young players.  I hope he has a great year. 

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  • Forum Post: Sizemore

    Posted 03/28/2014 09:01:59 EDT

    Is it the worst thing in the world for the Sox to take a chance on Sizemore?  It's not like the whole season is dependent upon whether Grady can play 130 games.  Let JBJ work on some things in Pawtuck more »

  • Posted 03/27/2014 07:07:48 EDT

    I think for DA it's all about acquiring talent and either developing young guys our trading them them along with picks/other young players to get an established vet if one becomes available.  Ainge wi more »

  • Posted 03/27/2014 06:50:17 EDT

    Glad to hear Vince will be back.  One less thing to worry about in the short term if he's healthy.  This has the makings of a good D if VW and Kelly can be 70-80% of their former selves.

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  • Posted 03/27/2014 06:33:02 EDT

    Welcome back Vince!  You deserve to retire a Patriot.  Wish we could have added Ty Law, Willie McGinest and a few others to the list, but I'm glad it worked out. 

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  • Posted 03/27/2014 02:04:48 EDT

    I am in Boston.  I am not from here originally. My maternal great grandparents emigrated to Nova Scotia from Edinburgh before ending up in Dorchester by the late 1800's.  My great grandfather died and more »

  • Posted 03/26/2014 03:16:10 EDT

    Does anyone really think BB cares about what the media thinks, writes or asks?  I'm not saying he shouldn't care, but I don't think he really does.  Media relations is a necessary evil in his mind I'm more »