Brady vs Belichick

Peter Mooney

And so the debate rages on this week ahead of Super Bowl LV. Namely, who was most responsible for the Patriots unprecedented run of success that started at the beginning of this century: Bill Belichick or Tom Brady? The talking heads in the media would have you believe that Brady has […]

The Call

Peter Mooney

– Hey, Coach. – Tom? … um, how’s it going? What’s up? – Just calling to say hi and catch up. – Right. You’re calling to rub it in, aren’t you? – Come on, Coach. You know how humble I am. – Yeah, right. You used to be humble. Now, you […]

New England Eulogies

Peter Mooney

The Patriots will dominate the New England sports discussions for the next few months. That’s because the seasons of the other three major sports are over. The abbreviated and disastrous 2020 stint of the Red Sox ended on Sunday, as did the Celtics playoff run when they were eliminated by […]

Odds and Trends for NFL Week 3

Peter Mooney

We’re on to Week 3, or, as Belichick would say, Vegas. If there is a dominant trend through two weeks, it’s that there has been a lot of scoring and not much defense so far. What gives? The oddsmakers setting the lines must be really scratching their collective heads since […]

Matchups of the Week

Peter Mooney

With Week 1 of a very strange NFL season out of the way, bettors have a little more certainty at their disposal. Even as strange as it was to see games played with few or no fans, it still seemed like basically the same product we’re used to seeing on television […]

Flashback Friday: Hagler vs. Hearns

Peter Mooney

Major sports are finally returning for abbreviated seasons. Major League Baseball is back and the NBA and the NHL are following close on its heels … maybe. During the pandemic, we’re all learning to expect the unexpected.   Meanwhile, sports fans can still tune into the classic replays that have replaced the […]

Bryson DeChambeau: Golf’s next legend?

Peter Mooney

Is he the next golfer to revolutionize the game, a la Tiger Woods? Or, is he just another flash in the pan, a la Jordan Spieth and Padraig Harrington. To be fair, both of the aforementioned players have won multiple Majors, but neither one was able to sustain his excellence […]

The Birth of Dodger Stadium

Peter Mooney

Missing baseball? Or, maybe you’re so turned off by the current dispute between the players and the owners about the plan to resume play that you vow to boycott MLB when it does. Regardless, if you’re a baseball fan, you likely need your fix of America’s pastime by now.  Wednesday night […]

A Look Ahead at the Wild Card Race

Peter Mooney

One step forward, one step back. The Red Sox have spent the season validating this cliché. The trend has continued this week, as they won five straight, including a three-game sweep of Baltimore before losing two straight against Philadelphia. They got back on track on Thursday, winning the suspended game […]