Matt Goguen is an assistant editor at the Tufts Daily. He is a first-year who has yet to declare a major. Matt can be reached at

Keeping Up with the 617: Why the 2019–20 Boston Celtics are so successful this season

It’s almost sweet revenge to see this year’s Celtics squad start out the 2019–20 NBA season with an electrifying 16–5 record. Currently sitting in second place in the Eastern Conference, the Celtics are firing on all cylinders as coach Brad Stevens continues to churn out victories night in and night out. Adapting the “next man […]

Keeping Up with the 617: A future without Tom Brady

As much as I don’t want to believe that title above, the prediction is inevitable: Tom Brady can’t play forever. The day he retires will cast a dark shadow on New England, yet us Pats fans need to prepare for a future without his weekly domination over this league. Here are two solutions to fill […]

Keeping up with the 617: The realistic blueprint for the Red Sox offseason

Joy to the baseball gods! The Red Sox have officially signed the latest hot shot chief baseball officer in Chaim Bloom who expects to undergo a “soft rebuild” this offseason. As an extremely passionate Boston Red Sox supporter, I am currently not a fan of Bloom’s blueprint; instead of looking for prospects and younger players […]

Keeping up with the 617: Fresh-start Celtics

Following the tumultuous NBA summer, the Boston Celtics enter the 2019–20 season with a young and fresh roster hoping to regain the momentum from their 2017–18 magical postseason run. Last year, poor team chemistry and sophomore slumps impeded the Celtics from legitimately competing for an NBA title. Kyrie Irving, who created a toxic locker room […]

Keeping Up with the 617: Recipe to a Bruins Stanley Cup victory

The Boston Bruins electrified a passionate fanbase last year with a dominant run to the Stanley Cup Finals — and then proceeded to rip out Bostonians’ hearts. Behind goalie Jordan Binnington, the St. Louis Blues stomped on the Bruins defensive game plan and shocked the nation en route to their first Stanley Cup in franchise history. The Bruins […]

Keeping up with the 617: Debunking the ’19–0 Patriots’ Myth

Each season, New England Patriots fans are spoiled by a continuation of dominance by Tom Brady and company. It’s widely assumed among the fanbase that the Patriots will march to the playoffs for the nth-consecutive year, and not obtaining the number one seed is considered a ‘down year.’ After four weeks of dominance on both […]

Keeping up with the 617: Why the Dombrowski firing will be a good move

This entire Red Sox season has been a complete flop. Deemed a World Series hangover from their spectacular 2018 season, the Red Sox struggled to gain any momentum and are currently sputtering toward the finish line as injuries and poor play begin to pile up. Fans and bloggers alike believed the Sox would see the […]