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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: Don’t count the Celtics out

With 22 games remaining, the Cs have the potential to go on a massive winning streak and squeak into a top-four playoff seed; they play a banged-up Charlotte Hornets team twice and the scuffling Minnesota Timberwolves twice. With its relatively easy schedule to wrap up the season, Boston can build up some confidence with a handful of winnable games down the stretch.


Keeping up with the 617: 3 biggest moves of Patriots’ offseason (so far)

Three weeks ago if you told me that Bill Belichick would be overly aggressive in this year's NFL free agency period, I would've simply laughed in your face. Belichick's philosophy has long been to sign bargain players and build the New England Patriots from within, but he has taken the complete opposite approach this offseason. As of March 21, Belichick has signed 19 players, many of whom were ranked as top free agents in 2021. Although some of these signings were for depth and familiarity with the Patriots system, Belichick was playing chess with a few of his free agency moves in the past week.


Keeping up with the 617: Assessing the state of the Celtics

Entering the All-Star break at 19–17 and fourth in the East, the Celtics have been depleted for much of the first half of the season. Although they've won four straight, dating back to Feb. 26, they've had many questionable losses, including two to the bottom-feeder Detroit Pistons. What has gone wrong?


Keeping up with the 617: Dissecting the Marcus Mariota rumors

With the Patriots having a pick outside the top 10, it is unlikely they will be able to get a starter from the draft, unless Bill Belichick sells an arm and a leg to a possible suitor. Therefore, the Patriots are left to scrounge the free agent and trade markets for their next signal caller.


Keeping up with the 617: Grading Red Sox offseason

After a disappointing effort in the shortened 2020 MLB season, the Boston Red Sox headed into the offseason with more than enough holes in their roster.


Keeping up with the 617: The confusing Boston Bruins

Although the Bruins finally figured out their offensive demons, the question of if they're able to compete with the perennial title favorites, i.e. the Tampa Bay Lightning and Washington Capitals, still remains.


Keeping up with the 617: Celtics’ first week, analyzed

The first half of the 2020–21 schedule was released last week, and the Boston Celtics have an absolute gauntlet for the first three games — no surprise there.


Keeping up with the 617: A Red Sox Christmas List

It's Christmastime in Boston, which means that MLB free agency is in full swing. With a surplus of salary cap due to the Mookie Betts trade, the Red Sox are equipped to make some major moves this offseason, which they probably won't end up doing. Chief Baseball Officer Chaim Bloom believes in developing a contender through minor moves and rookie development.


Keeping up with the 617: The ballad of a lost Patriots season

What stings the most about this season is that the Patriots are essentially stuck between two identities: either tank for a good draft pick, or be a playoff contender. Being completely unbiased, the Patriots will most likely finish between 9–7 or 7–9 and fail to make the playoffs and receive a mediocre draft pick.


Keeping up with the 617: 2020 Celtics Mock Draft

The Boston Celtics hold three first round picks this year, which is not uncommon for general manager Danny Ainge. The Celtics will most likely be aggressive on Wednesday.


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