Keeping up with the 617: 3-round Patriots mock draft

The New England Patriots head into the 2020 NFL Draft in a novel situation regarding its current roster, as Tom Brady and many key defensive cogs no longer remain with the organization. Known for being very conservative with their draft choices, the Patriots just can’t afford to keep trading down and receiving middling picks. This […]

Off the Gridiron: NFL mock draft

With the 2020 NFL Draft beginning on April 23, months of speculation will soon come to a close. Until then, here is my final mock draft projection for the first round.  Cincinnati Bengals: Joe Burrow The Bengals can finally move on from Andy Dalton; Burrow is the future of the franchise. Washington Redskins: Chase Young […]

Keeping up with the 617: Top 5 Celtics Games of the 2019–20 season (so far)

Amid the suspension of NBA activities due to the COVID-19 outbreak, I thought it was best to revisit some of the best Celtics games so far this season. Currently sitting at third place in the Eastern Conference with a playoff spot clinched, the Celtics have enjoyed a memorable season with Jayson Tatum on the edge […]

Off the Gridiron: ‘Difficult, reasonable, likely’ NFL draft edition

As the Class of 2024 is currently making choices about where to go to college, it reminded me of an exercise that I did with my college counselors during the beginning of my college selection process. I came into the meeting with a list of schools, and we placed them into categories “difficult,” “reasonable” and […]

Little Londoner: A mini-history of Liverpool-City

A HISTORY: Liverpool vs. Manchester City. Man City is the runaway winner of the Premier League, and Liverpool cannot buy a solid defense — aside from big Virgil Van Dijk. Expect a heaping of goals with a side of heartbreak.  The Day: April 4, 2018. The Time: 2:45, EST. The Location: Medford, Mass (or: Liverpool, […]

The Turf Monster: 3 hot takes to come out of free agency

I know, I know, I’m late on this. Most of the big ticket free agents have been signed, save for a few notable holdouts (here’s looking at you, Jadeveon Clowney). But now that the dust has settled, and we’ve all more or less processed the absence of sports right now, it’s time to spit the […]

Keeping Up with the 617: The effect of Chris Sale’s injury

Amid the suspension of the MLB due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Chris Sale underwent Tommy John surgery on his throwing elbow and is slated to miss the remainder of the season. Since the Red Sox blew up the offseason by trading Mookie Betts and David Price to the Dodgers, this current season seemed like a […]

‘Coronanomics’ and basketball

Congratulations! You are now three weeks into the unprecedented no sports era, and are still alive and thriving. At least that’s what we hope. For the average sports consumer like you and I, the coronavirus has rocked the athletically oriented side of us into a frenzy. We suddenly have no idea what to do with […]

Off the Gridiron: The sneaky winners of NFL free agency

While the headlines of free agency were stolen by Tom Brady signing with the Buccaneers, the Cardinals robbing the Texans by landing DeAndre Hopkins, the Eagles rescuing Darius Slay from the Lions and the Dolphins making Byron Jones the league’s highest paid corner, several teams made quieter moves that will pay serious dividends during the […]

Game Day: Remembering a classic

With temperatures increasing, the grass slowly becoming greener and the sun staying up later, spring is officially upon us. There’s only one thing missing: baseball. Last Thursday should’ve been opening day. I celebrated by sitting in a rocking chair on my front porch reminiscing about little league with a bag of sunflower seeds in one […]