Matt Goguen is a Sports Editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a sophomore studying Biopsychology. Matt can be reached at [email protected]


Keeping up with the 617: A playoff team

As New England Patriots fans, we truly do not recognize the magnitude of greatness that this franchise has sustained over the past two decades. Since 2000, the team has been to nine Super Bowls and has won six Lombardi Trophies; they’ve missed the playoffs only four times in that span and have produced some of […]


Keeping up with the 617: Homecoming

Minutes before the MLB owners and MLPA issued a lockout of the 2021 offseason over the expired Collective Bargaining Agreement, the Red Sox orchestrated a trade that received a questionable response from the fan base. Hunter Renfroe, one of the bigger offensive contributors for the team in 2021, is now a Milwaukee Brewer; in compensation, […]


Keeping up with the 617: Purgatory

At a certain point in a team’s successful run, the discussion of the “championship window closing” becomes a hotbed topic; for the Boston Bruins, it’s all they’ve been hearing since 2019. Although they’ve been to two Stanley Cup finals since their win in 2011, the Bruins continue to fall short of expectations in the most […]


Keeping up with the 617: A playoff team

As New England Patriots fans, we truly do not recognize the magnitude of greatness that this franchise has sustained over the past two decades. Since 2000, the team has been to nine Super Bowls and has six Lombardi Trophies; the Patriots have missed the playoffs only four times in that span and have produced some […]


Keeping up with the 617: Bad luck

As a sporadic Boston Celtics fan, I don’t usually get concerned over a bad stretch of basketball during the regular season. This stretch is different. As a fanbase, we knew that coming into the 2020–21 season that the Boston Celtics were not a title contender; they simply do not have enough talent nor depth on […]


Keeping up with the 617: A season in review

If anyone said they expected the Red Sox to perform as well as they did this season, they’d be lying through their teeth. Coming off of an abysmal 2020 season, many baseball pundits doubted this Red Sox squad — and with good reason. Their offseason acquisitions weren’t raising any eyebrows and the team was still […]


Keeping up with the 617: An underdog mentality

Last Thursday, the Boston Red Sox dejectedly walked off Tropicana Field after an embarrassing 5–0 loss to an energized Tampa Bay Rays squad. The Rays dominated the Red Sox in all three facets of the game and were simply more determined to win the series. As expected, the series seemed to be over after the […]


Keeping up with the 617: Scattered thoughts on the 2021 Patriots

Will this Patriots team ever stop giving me aneurysms? Coming off the heels of the biggest offseason for the New England Patriots in recent history, this football team seemed destined to improve. Even after the surprise release of Cam Newton to open up the QB1 position for rookie Mac Jones, many Patriots fans did not […]


Keeping up with the 617: A harsh reality check

It’s stretches like these that make me contemplate why I cheer for the Red Sox. In the most important part of the season, the Red Sox have failed to play disciplined baseball; there is no passion, no effort and no emotion on this baseball team. This weekend’s series against the New York Yankees underscored the […]


Keeping up with the 617: Class of 2021’s top 5 Boston sports moments

To honor the Class of 2021, I decided to rank the top Boston sports moments from the last four years. 5. Boston-Toronto Part 3, 2019 I honestly have a special place in my heart for Maple Leafs fans. Every hockey season their team seems to climb their way to a playoff berth, just to be […]


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