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Young Talent Ready To Make Mark For New England

By tyler | No Comments
Published on 10:49 pm

When people think about the New England Patriots, they do not exactly think about young talent. With Tom Brady leading the offense by quarterback and Bill Belichick favoring veteran players, it is easy to overlook the fact that New England has put together quite a bit of young talent. People in fantasy football are ready to see them shine, and it could happen in 2014.

On defense, everything starts with one of the most promising defensive ends in the game in Chandler Jones. After being drafted in 2012, he has already developed into a very strong pass rusher. He totaled a career-high 11.5 sacks last year, and that could be just the beginning.

Another youngster making the defense in New England very serviceable in fantasy football is Don’t’a Hightower. He has a lot of versatility at linebacker, and that allows New England to throw a lot different sets at offenses across the NFL. He might be the most versatile player on the team right now, especially when he teams up with fellow linebacker Jamie Collins.

Most of the young talent is on defense, but New England is also hopeful that Tom Brady will turn players like Aaron Dobson, Kenbrell Thompkins and Josh Boyce into future fantasy football standouts. Brady always seems to do a very good job of developing wide receivers and making them look better than they actually are. These guys might not all be stars down the road, but one of them is likely to break through and be a consistent starter. After having so few options passing the ball last year, it is nice to have some younger talent in camp.

New England is built to win right now, but they are also built for the future. The young talent is really starting to make a name for itself on the Patrtiots.

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Breaking Down The Celtics Draft

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Published on 1:46 am

The Boston Celtics had a young and smart draft to say the least. As if you haven’t heard that enough yet right? They made some interesting picks but as Celtics fan I still see myself watching the games closely and of course wagering money every once in a while betting at allpro. There have been so many mixed reviews about the Celtics and their picks but here we can at least tell you a little more about them.

Marcus Smart

Smart makes a living inside the paint, as he relishes contact and gets to the free throw line nearly ten times per-40 minutes, while finishing 57% of his shots around the basket in the half-court. The role he will play in the NBA appears to be well defined, as he’s very good in transition and on the pick and roll, and is more than capable of creating shots for himself and others, something he appears to have improved on in his sophomore year. Smart’s assist to turnover and pure point ratio both increased notably this past season, particularly his ability to avoid coughing the ball up, as his turnover percentage decreased from an alarming 19% as a freshman to a much more manageable 14%.

James Young

The 18-year-old’€™s greatest potential comes as a spot-up shooter or as a “triple threat.” Young has great perimeter shooting mechanics, with a fast release and a long wingspan, which allows him to get shots off cleanly. Even though Young lacks high-end athleticism and advanced dribbling moves, he has the potential to be a scorer driving to the basket, as he showed in flashes throughout the season. Young is an extremely poor defender and rarely stayed in his stance, often appearing disinterested about defending. Pre-draft interviews will be important to determine his willingness to play hard on that end of the floor; players with Young’€™s offensive skill-set are a dime a dozen, but the ones that can defend even at an average level manage to stick in the league.

So there you have it. Those are you future Celtics. What does the Smart pick mean for Rajon Rondo? Only time will tell.

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2014 GameDay Boston Celtics Mock Draft Challenge! With Prizes!

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Published on 8:02 pm

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It’s that time of year again! Time for our annual Celtics Mock Draft challenge! It’s simple. Copy and paste the draft order below and reply in comments section with your picks filled in. Each correct pick is worth 1 point. Each Celtics pick is worth 3 points. 

The entry with the most points in the end wins! 1st place received a free t-shirt/hoodie. We will also give prizes for 2nd and 3rd place too so do your best! We will accept mocks up until 15 minutes before the draft and then all posts will be locked! Good luck everyone!

*Obviously there is a good chance of trades. If there is a trade you will still receive points if the player you put down is draft in the same position! 

When: Thursday, June 26 at 7 p.m. ET

Where: Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York

Watch: ESPN

Live Stream: WatchESPN

1 Cleveland Cavaliers
2 Milwaukee Bucks
3 Philadelphia 76ers
4 Orlando Magic
5 Utah Jazz
6 Boston Celtics
7 Los Angeles Lakers
8 Sacramento Kings
9 Charlotte Hornets (from Detroit)
10 Philadelphia 76ers (from New Orleans)
11 Denver Nuggets
12 Orlando Magic (from New York via Denver)
13 Minnesota Timberwolves
14 Phoenix Suns
15 Atlanta Hawks
16 Chicago Bulls (from Charlotte)
17 Boston Celtics 
18 Phoenix Suns (from Washington)
19 Chicago Bulls
20 Toronto Raptors
21 Oklahoma City Thunder (from Dallas via Houston and L.A. Lakers)
22 Memphis Grizzlies
23 Utah Jazz (via Golden State)
24 Charlotte Hornets (from Portland)
25 Houston Rockets
26 Miami Heat
27 Phoenix Suns (from Indiana)
28 Los Angeles Clippers
29 Oklahoma City Thunder
30 San Antonio Spurs

You can get a head start right now and check out all the awesome Celtics gear we have to offer!

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GameDay Boston: 5 Deals Just in Time for the Summer!

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Published on 9:04 pm

Time for us to hook you up! Here at GameDayBoston.com we are running quite a few deals so there is guaranteed at least one specifically for you! Here is a quick breakdown of each!

1. Mystery Packs (T-Shirts & Hoodies) - Receive HUGE discounts by purchasing our shirts or hoodies in bulk. Anywhere from 2-10 at a time! The more you order the bigger the savings! But won’t we just get the shirts no one wants anymore? Not even close! In fact check out our latest fan Charlie who ordered a 10-pack and received these awesome shirts! For the t-shirt mystery pack click here! If you are looking for the hoodie special click here!

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2. Buy 2 Shirts Get 1 Free! For some of our most popular shirts we are doing a buy 2 get one free! Click here to browse all the shirts that are eligible for this deal! You must order any 2 of these and we will send you a 3rd one of our choice along with them! Trust us it will be an excellent addition!

3. Spend $50+ for FREE Shipping! It’s simple! Spend $50 or more, type in the promo code “free” and BOOM no shipping cost on your entire order no matter how large it is! This deal will expire fast!
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4. Spend $100+ and receive some really cool extras! 
That’s right… just spend a little bit more and you will receive your CHOICE of 3 free t-shirts or some of our high quality Sportula grilling tools. Full details on this deal are here!
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5. Tickets, tools and all of the above! Last but not least you may be all geared up for the game, but we will help you actually see it in person. We just teamed up with a new well-known ticket company and are offering some of the best prices/seats around. Start looking for the perfect seat here! Perfect for tailgating or just cooking while watching the tube you NEED to check out our high quality Sportula Grilling tools. The perfect addition just in time for summer!

You can also make all your neighbors jealous by ordering our most unique product in the store. Our Custom Fenway Park Mailbox is literally a work of art. You will find yourself checking the mail a few times a day just to admire it. Full details and more pictures are located here.

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Deal of the Day: 3 Free Shirts or High Quality Sportulas!

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Published on 5:09 pm

Hey there GameDay fans! We have another pretty sweet deal for you all! Spend $100 or more on GameDayBoston.com and you can choose from 3 FREE t-shirts or a high quality team Sportula of your choice! Speaking from experience these are some of the best grilling accessories you will ever use and our customers say the exact same thing! Show off at your next BBQ with your favorite team’s grilling tools!

Again all you have to do is checkout with an amount of $100 or more and we will do the rest. You will receive an email shortly after that asking you whether you would like us to add 3 FREE t-shirts to your order or your choice of any of the 4 Boston team Sportula! Enjoy this deal while it lasts GameDay fans. Start shopping now by clicking here!

Here’s a few more links that may help you start shopping:

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Red Sox Getting Back On Track With Four Game Winning Streak!

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Published on 5:48 pm

At a record of 24-29…. The 2014 Boston Red Sox seem to be going through a time of adjustment! They have added a few new players like OF Grady Sizemore and Catcher A.J. Pierzynski while bringing back solid shortstop Stephen Drew after a short period of delay due to contract negotiations! In addition Rookie Phenom Xander Bogaerts is taking in a more regular role with the baseball squad!  Players are still learning how to work with one another to win ball games! This seems to be causing somewhat of a sluggish start! 

The Red Sox play in the toughest Division in baseball… The AL East…. Where wins are definitely not easy to come by!!!They have been looking to hit their stride as a team and finally the turning point for this season may have come during the last 4 Games…. as the Red Sox have made an exciting turnaround….winning all of them…. this after a six-game losing streak….that had Red Sox nation a bit concerned! 

The Red Sox beat the Braves(who coincidentally also played in Boston for a short while in the past!) Monday 8-6, Tuesday 6-3, Wednesday 4-0, and Thursday 4-3 in dramatic fashion! In Thursday’s Game Xander Bogaerts brought back Walk-Off City as he got the game winning hit in the Bottom of the Ninth with two strikes on him! Bogaerts showed that he can step up and get the job done with his impressive batting skills! In fact, he’s leading all rookies with a .296 average! With the Re-acquisition of SS Stephen Drew… Xander Bogaerts looks to play more often at 3rd base! If he keeps hitting like he is… Expect to see him make many more starts!!!!

The Red Sox look like they are getting back to playing exciting baseball in spectacular fashion! Memories of last year’s frequent late inning comebacks are fresh and hopefully can continue as the Red Sox march towards the playoffs and a hopeful repeat of the World Series Championship!
Go Sox Go!

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MRI on Pedroia comes back clean

By TJ Chmielewski | No Comments
Published on 3:12 pm

Boston, MA (SportsNetwork.com) - Boston Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia will apparently avoid a trip to the disabled list after an MRI taken on his ailing left wrist revealed no fractures or structural damage, MLB.com reported Monday.

Pedroia did not play in Sunday’s series finale against the Yankees in New York due to the injury, instead returning to Boston for a medical exam. The four- time All-Star initially hurt the wrist during the Red Sox’ home series against Milwaukee from Apr. 4-6.

The injury has caused Pedroia to struggle at the plate as of late, as he’s gone just 6-for-40 over his last nine games after beginning the season on a 7- for-15 tear.

Pedroia’s status for Boston’s three-game set against the White Sox in Chicago, which begins Tuesday, has yet to be determined.

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After Surprising 2013 Worst-To-First World Championship The Sox Are Back!

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Published on 1:04 pm

By Tim Scott
Red Sox Nation rejoiced again late last October by surprising MLB in making an amazing turnaround from worst-to-first in less than 1 year. Owner John Henry,  General Manager Ben Cherington, Tom Werner and Company were congratulated by players and fans alike in achieving a job well done!
Manager John Farrell will be put the challenge again for this 2014 season in doing something that the baseball world has not seen done in a long while….. that challenge is repeating as World Series Champs in back-to back seasons!!
While Red Sox Nation will have to wait until Fenway Park’s home Opener on Friday April 4 to see their hometown baseball heroes(with many players returning including scheduled Starter and proud Duckboat Purchaser Jake Peavy) get their World Series Rings!!!…When they do so…. the team will be spectacularly getting their 3rd Championship rings and banner in the past 10 years. And let us not forget….. this is all after an all too painful drought of 86 years beforehand!!!! In the between time of this monumental event …the 2014 regular baseball season schedule is due to start on March 31!
Jon Lester will once again be named the Red Sox starter followed by Lackey and Doubront and most likeley rounded out by Peavy and Bucholz! It is yet to be seen who will win the CF starter job replacing Jacoby Ellsbury as both Jackie Bradley Jr. and new signee Grady Sizemore are both vying for the position and playing very well during Spring Training!!! Things are looking bright indeed for the Boston Red Sox!!! Red Sox Legend and rightful Hall of Famer DH David Ortiz signed an extension that will keep him in a Red Sox uniform for a few more years and possibly able to retire as a Red Sox player. Dustin Pedroia is signed for the next decade in a record deal… Young phenom Xander Bogaerts looks to transition into the tough Shortstop position….While Will Middlebrooks is back at third looking to steadily improve. Big Mike Napoli is enjoying his starting nod at first base while being healthy for the first time in years!! David Ross and A.J. Pierzynski look to share catching duties while handling an awesome pitching staff!!! Koji Uehara is looking and expected to continue to do his thing….which is to come out of the bullpen to pitch!!! Jonny Gomes will likely get many more games in left field platooning with sweet swinging Daniel Nava!!!!! And if all this doesn’t convince you that “Everything is Gonna Be Alright!”…. then perhaps Shane Victorino returning to play Right Filed again will!!!
The Red Sox are looking to be strong contenders again and every Red Sox fan will be eagerly awaiting to see how it all turns out this year! As the Season gets underway on Baseball’s Opening Day this Monday March … a day that should be a National Holiday :) …..The Red Sox will take to the field once again Anew and Ready to go!!!! And So we say…. Go Sox Go!
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VOTE: Your Boston Sports Mt. Rushmore

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Published on 4:23 pm

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Time to have a little fun. With all the recent excitement of athletes speaking about who would be on their Mt. Rushmore lets do our own Boston version. For those who are new to this concept all you do is pick who you think are the top 4 Boston sports players of all time. The 4 players that would go on your Mt. Rushmore if it were dedicated to Boston. Let’s do one for each team! Voting is below and final results will be announced in a few days. Ready… set… go!

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Surprising Celtics Sitting Atop NBA’s Atlantic Division

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Published on 10:05 pm

Article Written By: Tim Scott
Many NBA Basketball fans did not know what to expect heading into the 2013-14 NBA Basketball Season. With the departure of Celtic mainstays Coach Doc Rivers to the Los Angeles Clippers along with Scorer Paul Pierce and Team Leader Kevin Garnett to the Brooklyn Nets…. the Celtics looked to be rebuilding this season. However, someone forgot to tell the remaining players under first-year coach Brad Stevens from NCAA’s Butler that this season would see them fighting to stay atop the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division. The Celtics are holding onto a first place lead with an overall record of 12-15 so far….they are a few games ahead of both the Toronto Raptors and the aforementioned Brooklyn Nets!!!
They handily beat the New York Knicks(the team who knocked them out of the NBA Playoffs last season) by a blowout and a close,thrilling 4th quarter game victory! Before last night’s one-point loss to the Detroit Piston’s many watching would not even have know that the team was transitioning to new styles of play as well as playing under an entirely new Head Coach!They recently beat tough teams like the Nuggets, the Heat, and the Timberwolves this season.
Players with experience like Jared Sullinger, Jeff Green, and Avery Bradley have been playing well for Boston’s Basketball Team. In fact, Boston’s Basketball Team…. The Celtics….didn’t miss a beat in their transition, have been competitive and have had a good chance to win most games that they have played in. All this without the return to the starting rotation of NBA Assist leader, 2008 champion, and All-Star Rajon Rondo. It should be very interesting to see how the team performs when he comes back to run the offense. Many are hoping Rondo can recuperate completely from last year’s injury in time to possibly lead the Celtics into another successful playoff run this season. It can also be fun to see if GM Danny Ainge acquires any big-time free agents mid-season to solidify the team’s future.
Maybe they can capture some of the Red Sox’s team play fervor and surge into the playoffs ready to do well THIS upcoming Spring. All that remains to be seen but for now the Celtics are playing decent Basketball, steadily improving, and appreciating their fans, who are consistently some of the Best in the NBA!!! GO Celtics GO!
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