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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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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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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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GameDay Deal Alert: Limited time Christmas Discount Coupon!

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Published on 9:14 pm

It’s that time of the year Boston sports fans! With the holidays right around the corner we are going to help you get your early or I guess you could say last minute shopping done… depending on whether you like to shop early or wait until the last minute!

We are offering 10% off everything in the store for a limited time. While this deal is going we will guarantee certain products in the store get to you BEFORE Christmas! If you have any concerns on whether the item you order will be delivered in time feel free to email us!

Use the promo code “earlyxmas” at checkout. Make sure you use all lowercase letters when entering the code where it says APPLY COUPON at checkout. This deal won’t last long so finish off your Christmas list sooner rather than later!

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Pats TE Hoomanawanui sits out again

By TJ Chmielewski | No Comments
Published on 8:03 pm

For the second consecutive day, tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, who left Monday night’s game with a knee injury, was the lone Patriot absent at the start of practice.

Hoomanawanui’s absence led to increased reps for veteran Matthew Mulligan on Monday night and put the Patriots at just two healthy tight ends on the practice field.

Once again cornerback Alfonzo Dennard (knee) and safety Steve Gregory (thumb), who each missed Monday’s game, were on the practice field Thursday, as were cornerbacks Aqib Talib (hip) and Kyle Arrington (groin). All four defensive backs were limited during Wednesday’s practice.

The health of the secondary is a particularly critical aspect to monitor this week with the Denver Broncos coming to town, as they lead the league in offense at nearly 40 points per game, catalyzed by the best passing attack in the league.

Practice was held in shells and helmets.

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Pats have eight limited at practice

By TJ Chmielewski | No Comments
Published on 1:04 am

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Patriots cornerbacks Alfonzo Dennard (knee), Aqib Talib (hip) andKyle Arrington (groin) all practiced on a limited basis on Wednesday, the team announced.

Talib left Monday night’s game against Carolina due to tightness in his hip, while Arrington dealt with a groin issue that caused him to leave the game for stretches at a time. Dennard, meanwhile, sat out the game entirely after missing Saturday’s practice.

Veteran safety Steve Gregory returned to practice with a cast over his surgically repaired right thumb and worked on a limited basis, meaning four of the Patriots’ top secondary players are dealing with injury issues as a matchup with the Broncos is nearing.

Linebacker Brandon Spikes, who was in and out of Monday night’s game, was added to the injury report with a knee issue. He was limited on Wednesday.

Tight end Michael Hoomanawanui, who left Monday night’s game with a knee injury, was the lone absence from practice.

For Denver, former Patriot Wes Welker sat out practice due to a concussion, as did quarterback Peyton Manning, who has been limiting his practice reps of late due to an ankle issue.

Tight ends Julius Thomas (knee) and Joel Dreessen (knee) also sat out for the Broncos.

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Newton’s late touchdown pass leads Panthers past Patriots

By TJ Chmielewski | No Comments
Published on 8:11 pm

Charlotte, NC (SportsNetwork.com) – Cam Newton threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ted Ginn Jr. with 59 seconds remaining and the red-hot Carolina Panthers beat the visiting New England Patriots 24-20 on Monday night.

The game ended on an officiating controversy when a flag was thrown in the end zone on the final play, indicating a possible pass interference/holding penalty on Carolina, but officials picked it up.

The Panthers (7-3), who ran their winning streak to six games, began the winning drive at their own 17-yard line with six-plus minutes to play in regulation. Newton twice converted third downs with his legs, one on a 15-yard scramble and the other a designed 3-yard run to the Carolina 47.

A third-down holding penalty on defensive back Devin McCourty moved the chains again, giving Carolina a first down at the New England 31. Newton then hit Ginn on a short toss and the wide receiver sprinted to the front left pylon after cornerback Kyle Arrington missed the tackle.

The Patriots, with all three timeouts in hand, marched to the Carolina 18, where, on the game’s final play, Tom Brady threw a pass that safety Robert Lester picked off in the end zone.

Brady was looking for Rob Gronkowski but the tight end was bear-hugged by linebacker Luke Kuechly behind Lester.

The official behind the play threw a flag in the end zone, but referee Clete Blakeman declared there was no foul.

Brady followed Blakeman off the field and the TV broadcast picked up audio of the quarterback using an expletive to complain about the call.

“I wish it wouldn’t have come down to that,” Brady said. “I mean I think there were plenty of plays we could have made, but it did and they’re going to make a call or they’re not going to make the call. We can play better than that.”

Newton finished with 209 yards while completing 19-of-28 attempts. He added 62 yards rushing, including 14 on a third-quarter, highlight-reel scramble that saw him elude six defenders.

Brandon LaFell and Greg Olsen also caught touchdown passes from Newton.

“It wasn’t one of our better defensive efforts, but it most certainly was one of our better offensive efforts,” said Panthers head coach Ron Rivera.

The Panthers have won six straight for the first time since Oct. 3-Nov. 13, 2005 and stayed within a game of first-place New Orleans in the NFC South.

Brady completed 29-of-40 passes for 296 yards with one touchdown.

Running back Shane Vereen, activated from short-term injured reserve prior to the game, had 65 yards on eight receptions for the AFC East-leading Patriots (7-3). Vereen was placed on IR with a designation to return after suffering a broken wrist in the team’s season-opener at Buffalo.

The Panthers’ second possession of the game featured several skirmishes between wideout Steve Smith and cornerback Aqib Talib, who had missed New England’s three previous games with a hip injury that cropped up again and forced him to sit out Carolina’s final drive.

Smith caught a 42-yard pass and after another short reception, Talib grabbed Smith’s ankle and refused to let go. Smith responded by knocking off Talib’s helmet, but only Talib received a 15-yard penalty.

The scuffle-filled drive ended with Newton hitting LaFell on a 9-yard touchdown.

New England looked to counter on its next series, but running back Stevan Ridley was stripped by Kawann Short and defensive lineman Mario Addison recovered the ball at the Carolina 13.

Graham Gano then kicked a 43-yard field goal to put the Panthers up 10-0 after Talib was flagged for holding Smith on third down earlier on the drive.

Stephen Gostkowski drilled a 42-yard kick into a stiff breeze with 1:09 before halftime for New England.

The Patriots drove right down the field to begin the third quarter and Gronkowski tied the game with 9-yard touchdown reception.

Newton’s dazzling display of athleticism then set up his 15-yard scoring strike to Olsen.

Brady led the Patriots on a 9-play, 80-yard drive to once again tie the game. He hit wideout Kenbrell Thompkins for 37 yards to the 1 and Ridley, who was benched for a period of time following his third lost fumble this season, ran the ball in on the next play with 12:33 left in the fourth quarter.

After the Panthers’ first three-and-out since the game’s opening drive, Gostkowski kicked a 26-yard field goal to give New England a 20-17 lead with 6:32 remaining.

Game Notes

The Patriots’ streak of 36 straight games with a takeaway was snapped … New England (24-2) lost for just the second time in the second half of the regular season since 2010 … Brady became the sixth NFL quarterback to reach 4,000 career completions … Gronkowski now has 40 touchdown receptions from Brady, the most by anyone. He broke a tie with Randy Moss.

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Update From Our Gillette Stadium Fundraising Event!

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Published on 12:21 am

In the past few months since the Boston Marathon bombings, GameDay Boston has tried our best to stay involved and make as much of a contribution as possible. A few months ago we attended the Boston Bites Back event at Fenway Park and donated a large portion of our money raised.

This past weekend we had the pleasure to join Veridian and the Green Team of New England for a fundraising event at Gillette Stadium! During that day we were honored to be able to listen to speakers including first responder Boston Police Officer Javier Pagan (pictured to the right in the Sports Illustrated below) and survivors who were inches away from explosions. It was inspiring and uplifting to say the very least.

We were also able to raise $700 by offering our Boston Strong t-shirt which went directly to the One Fund Boston. That brings our overall donation total to well over $81,000. Below are some pictures from the event and we just want to thank everyone involved one more time. It was truly an example of Boston Strong at it’s best!

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It’s Never Too Early to Talk New England Patriots Football!

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Published on 8:01 pm

The 2013 NFL schedule has been released, making it time for TiqIQ to analyze the top-priced New England Patriots tickets for the 2013 schedule as well as the games with the best value buys.

Tom Brady and co. enter 2013 with Super Bowl expectations, per usual, but will be heading down that road without the likes of Wes Welker, Brandon Lloyd or Danny Woodhead in 2013. Welker is obviously the biggest loss, but in all, those three guys made up for a ton of New England’s offense, and all could be sorely missed.

While the Patriots may miss some free agency losses, they could be eradicated by the gain of versatile wide receiver Danny Amendola. If Amendola can replace Welker and help open up the offense even more, the Patriots will look extremely smart, and could also be putting themselves in the position to get back to the Super Bowl. I know one thing it will definitely make sport betting more interesting.

The Super Bowl is always the expected final result for New England, but for now we’ll focus on their top-priced games and some of their cheaper games as we breakdown their 2013 schedule:

Patriots Home Avg: $415

Patriots Top-Priced Games For 2013

Patriots Top Value Games For 2013

The Patriots let go of some solid talent in free agency this year, but other than that there’s little reason to suspect any kind of a drop-off. The Bills and Dolphins look to be stronger in 2013, but they still don’t seem to be on the Patriots’ level. With all that being said, New England once again looks like a strong playoff contender, and once in, have a shot at getting back to another Super Bowl.

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