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Bill Belichick’s Hoodie Style Might Hint At Patriots’ Odds Of Winning

Bill Belichick is known for cutting the sleeves off hoodies he wears during games, but he might want to save them, based on some recent research. Bleacher Report’s Mike Dussault compiled a Belichick hoodie database, which shows game-by-game results based on what type of sweatshirt the New England Patriots coach wore. Here’s the breakdown, dating from 2003 until the end of last...
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LaVar Arrington: I Didn’t Use ‘White Face’ For J.J. Watt Costume (Photo)

LaVar Arrington had a very realistic Halloween costume, one that might have been too realistic for some. The former linebacker appeared on NFL Network’s “NFL AM” on Friday morning dressed as Houston Texans defensive end J.J. Watt. Arrington depicted Watt with a bloody nose, mimicking photos from when Watt played through a gruesome nose injury. Catch me on @NFL_AM as the man...
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Patriots Re-Sign Deontae Skinner To Practice Squad, Cut Jonathan Krause

FOXBORO, Mass. — Deontae Skinner is back with the Patriots after being left without a spot on the New England Patriots’ 53-man roster after fellow linebackers Jonathan Casillas and Akeem Ayers were acquired via trade. The Patriots re-signed Skinner to the practice squad, the team announced Friday. The Patriots cut wide receiver Jonathan Krause to make room for the rookie linebacker...
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Analysis: Alex Gordon wouldn't have scored on Game 7 error

Mike Jirschele held Alex Gordon at third base during the final moments of Game 7. Otherwise, the Kansas City Royals’ World Series would’ve ended at home plate, not on Salvador Perez’s foul pop in the next at-bat. Fangraphs examined the much-discussed play, in which Gordon singled and advanced all the way to third base on an error. When San Francisco Giants shortstop Brandon...
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College Football Odds: BC Eagles Are Underdog With Bowl Eligibility On Line

With just one win needed to secure bowl eligibility this season the Boston College Eagles travel to Virginia Tech as 3.5-point betting underdogs in their Week 10 matchup on Saturday with the ACC rival Virginia Tech Hokies. The 5-2 Eagles improved to 2-2 in conference play last weekend with a 23-17 victory over the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, but failed to cover as 13.5-point favorites...
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Aqib Talib ‘Definitely Came Close’ To Re-Signing With Patriots In Offseason

The NFL offseason was close to playing out in an entirely different manner. Much of the league’s hot stove action was dictated by the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots. When the Broncos poached cornerback Aqib Talib from the Patriots via free agency, New England shot back by signing Darrelle Revis. However, Talib says it almost didn’t happen like that. He almost re-signed...
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Russell Westbrook Fractures Right Hand, Extends Thunder’s Injury Woes

The Oklahoma City Thunder are limping back to the Sooner State defeated and injured. Not only did the Thunder drop two road games to start the season, but they’ll be without their two best players after Russell Westbrook fractured his second metacarpal in his right hand Thursday night against the Los Angeles Clippers. The All-Star point guard left in the second quarter after his...
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State Farm Insures ‘Discount Double Check’ Safety Despite NFL Injuries

State Farm’s “Discount Double Check” went from ad campaign to popular NFL celebration in just a few years. However, it’s also ending players’ seasons. Stephen Tulloch of the Detroit Lions and Lamarr Houston of the Chicago Bears suffered ACL injuries after performing the celebration this year. State Farm doesn’t believe the “Discount Double Check” is a problem, though...
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Browns Defenders Dig Dog Bone Charms As Reward For High Performance

Cleveland coaches developed an interesting way to reward defensive players who “Play like a Brown” this season. The Browns’ defensive staff gave players spiked dog collars before the season and reward them with dog bone charms every time they get interceptions, sacks or simply show strong effort during a play. While it sounds like a rewards system a first-grade teacher might...
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Patriots Practice Report: Alan Branch Returns After One-Day Absence

FOXBORO, Mass. — Alan Branch was back on the New England Patriots’ practice field after missing Thursday’s session for non-injury related reasons. Friday marked Branch’s second practice with the Patriots, and since he returned to the field, there’s a chance he could suit up on Sunday against the Denver Broncos. Branch’s absence on Thursday remains unexplained, though...
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Patriots Home Underdog To Broncos In Second Consecutive Season

The New England Patriots host the Denver Broncos in a huge Week 9 AFC matchup. The Patriots will likely head into the game as a field goal underdog, according to sportsbooks monitored by OddsShark.com. This is the second time this season the Patriots have been a home dog, having been a 2.5-point underdog to Cincinnati. They were a home dog against Denver in 2013, and prior to that...
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Ray Allen Taking Wait-And-See Approach On Continuing His NBA Career

The NBA regular season tipped off Tuesday, but Ray Allen still hasn’t decided whether or not he’ll play. The former Boston Celtics guard wants to see how the season plays out first. “I’ve just been home, taking my kids to school,” Allen told the Hartford Courant. “I’m working out, taking care of my body. I’m in great shape. I’ll just watch how the season progresses...
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NFL Fridays Give Players Chance To Have Fun, Get Away From Football

NFL players don’t get many chances to relax and unwind during the season, so every opportunity to do so is cherished. That’s a big reason why Fridays are a big deal for players across the league. Teams get to work early on Friday mornings ahead of Sunday games, and that opens up the rest of the day for players to spend time with family and friends. They’re able to get away...
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Dale Arnold On NHL Expanding To Las Vegas: ‘It’s A Dumb Idea’ (Video)

With MGM Resorts International building a $350 million sports arena on the Las Vegas Strip, the question has become whether Sin City will be a viable option for NHL expansion. Las Vegas seems like a fantastic destination for the NHL because it would be the first professional sports league in the city, but Dale Arnold and Paul Kelly of “The Instigators” weren’t sold on the idea...
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Tom Brady Looks Unrecognizable In Halloween Costume From 1991 (Photo)

There was a lot of pressure on Tom Brady to deliver a solid Halloween Facebook post, and once again, the New England Patriots quarterback came through in the clutch. Brady, who’s trying to increase his social-media profile, shared his costume from 1991, when he was just 14 years old. Brady dressed up in an upgraded Cowardly Lion costume last year, during the Patriots’ Halloween...
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Joseph Randle Wanted Massage, Made Jokes About Mugshot During Booking

Just when one thought stealing $100 worth of underwear and cologne from a department store was one of the most embarrassing things a professional football player might do, Joseph Randle set a new bar once again. CBS 11 News released footage of Randle’s booking from the Frisco Police Department and it was bizarre to say the least. The Dallas Cowboys running back first offered an...
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Bill Belichick Unconcerned About Weather, Blasts Meteorologists’ Accuracy

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick isn’t going to waste his All Hallows’ Eve glued to The Weather Channel. The New England Patriots head coach pooh-poohed any concerns about Sunday afternoon’s forecast during his news conference on Friday. Temperatures are expected in the low 40s with a 50-percent chance of rain and 20 MPH winds when the Patriots take on the Denver Broncos...
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Enter The Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind Of The Month Sweepstakes

NESN.com staff will pick the three best Berkshire Bank Exciting Rewind plays of the previous month. Voting will begin the 1st of every month at 10 a.m. ET and conclude the 7th of that month. Vote for the Exciting Rewind of the Month and monthly winners will be entered for a chance to win up to $1,000 in Berkshire Bank’s “Money Pucks” game of chance. In addition, one...
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Episode Three Of ‘Behind The B’ Documents Johnny Boychuk’s Return (Video)

There’s been a lot going on with the Boston Bruins this season, and the season isn’t even a month old. That’s left for no shortage of material for the second season of “Behind the B” on NESN. In the third episode, the Bruins’ first month is documented, including opening night, Johnny Boychuk’s return to Boston and Zdeno Chara’s knee injury. This season will have 13...
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T.J. Ward Sorry Rob Gronkowski Was Hurt On Hit, ‘But That’s About It’

One of the many storylines entering Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and Denver Broncos and New England Patriots is the reunion of Rob Gronkowski and T.J. Ward. The game will mark the first time they’ve been on the same field since Ward ended Gronkowski’s 2013 season. Then a member of the Cleveland Browns, Ward cut down Gronkowski at the knee, a hit that shredded...
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Three things Pats, Broncos must do to win

It’s a testament to how far the New England Patriots have come this season that the Denver Broncos are favored by just 3.5 points in Sunday’s showdown at Gillette Stadium. Of course, that the Patriots are underdogs at all in the friendly confines of Gillette Stadium is a huge sign of respect to the dominant, consistent Peyton Manning-led Broncos. The Patriots’ chances...
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Fantasy Football: Jeremy Hill, Julian Edelman In Week 9 Starts, Sits

Who to sit and start in Week 9? Based on the number of teams with byes this weekend, you may not have a choice. Six NFL squads have byes Sunday, including fantasy-rich teams like the Green Bay Packers, Detroit Lions and Chicago Bears. This development probably had you scrambling for the waiver wire in search of replacements, but don’t overlook those players stashed away on your...
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Bill Belichick Takes Issue With Mike Golic’s Bill Belichick Costume (Photo)

In order to have a truly great Halloween costume, it’s important you nail every single detail. ESPN radio host Mike Golic probably thought he had done so when he showed up to Gillette Stadium on Halloween morning dressed as New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Golic and Mike Greenberg — dressed as Patriots quarterback  Tom Brady — took the stage with their costumes...
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Amica Coverage Play Of The Week: Bruins’ Defense Or Seth Griffith?

NESN.com staff will pick the two or three best Amica Coverage Plays of the previous week for games played from Friday night to Thursday night. Voting will begin every Friday at 10 a.m. ET and conclude Monday. Vote for the Coverage Play of the Week and you will be entered for a chance to win a team jersey courtesy of the Pro Shop at TD Garden. First read the official rules then completely...
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Bruins Notes: Niklas Svedberg Plays Well, Earns Second Win Over Sabres

Boston Bruins backup goaltender Niklas Svedberg didn’t face many shots in Thursday’s matchup with the Buffalo Sabres, but he made several important saves that helped keep his team in the game and avoid a second consecutive defeat. Svedberg improved his record to 2-2-0 on the season in Boston’s 3-2 overtime win over the Sabres. He made 13 saves through 61:20 of ice time. It...
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