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Hey Seanny J: What’s going to happen when the Patriots play good teams? 

Hey Seanny J: What’s going to happen when the Patriots play good teams? 

Through six games, the New England Patriots are one of two undefeated teams this NFL season. If you discount the Bills, the other five opponents the Patriots faced are a combined 6-22 right now. While the Patriots schedule has been a cakewalk so far, it will not stay that way. 

Column: Why Dodgers fans are making me mad 

Column: Why Dodgers fans are making me mad 

So the 2019 postseason has been pretty wild so far. Though my predictions have not come to fruition, I’m not sure many have. Even with the Yankees cruising by the Twins to the American League Championship series, the Rays won twice at home to force a decisive Game 5. Both National League Division Series needed five games as well.

Column: Who should replace Mickey Callaway? 

Column: Who should replace Mickey Callaway? 

With a “come and get us” attitude entering 2019, this iteration of the New York Mets all but fell flat on its face in rising to the occasion. A third place finish in the National League East and a 86-76 record proved not enough to snatch the second Wild Card spot or save Mickey Callaway’s job. 

DB’s Weekly Take: The Astros will be World Series champions 

DB’s Weekly Take: The Astros will be World Series champions 

I’m not one to make bold predictions like this unless I am confident that I will be correct, and that is exactly how I feel about the chances of the Houston Astros this postseason. I am about to go all-out Joe Namath and guarantee a World Series victory for the Houston Astros this year, obviously barring any serious injuries. 

San Francisco Shock dominate Vancouver Titans in Overwatch League Finals 

San Francisco Shock dominate Vancouver Titans in Overwatch League Finals 

On Sunday, the Wells Fargo Center, usually home to the Philadelphia Flyers, 76ers and Soul, found itself home to another competition: The Grand Finals of the Overwatch League. The San Fransisco Shock and the Vancouver Titans, who’d been on top all season, found themselves locked in a battle for the trophy and the grand prize of $1.1 million.  

Hey Seanny J: Once healthy, are the Saints the best team in the NFL? 

Hey Seanny J: Once healthy, are the Saints the best team in the NFL? 

Without future Hall of Famer quarterback Drew Brees on the field, New Orleans managed to scrape together a 12-10 win over a Dallas team that many were picking to represent the NFC in Super Bowl LIV. Now, the league is left wondering just how scary the Saints will be once Brees returns from his thumb injury. 

Column: Why the MLB needs to fix the baseball 

Column: Why the MLB needs to fix the baseball 

The home run is the most exciting play in baseball. Whether it’s leading off a game or walking one off, there’s nothing quite like watching a man and a 34+ oz bat drive a little, leather ball 400 feet in a split second. But in 2019, things are getting a bit ridiculous when it comes to the long ball. 

DB’s Weekly Take: Are the Bills for real? 

DB’s Weekly Take: Are the Bills for real? 

So here we are, three weeks into the NFL season, and it is already pretty clear which teams will be competing for playoff spots and which teams won’t. Some teams that likely won’t compete have had bad luck essentially end their season (Steelers), some have significantly fell short of early expectations (Browns), and some have been flat out bad (Dolphins). 

Hey Seanny J: Which 3-0 teams are contenders, which are pretenders?

Hey Seanny J: Which 3-0 teams are contenders, which are pretenders?

After three weeks of NFL action we are left with seven teams with perfect 3-0 records. Among those teams, we have those who we expected to be here (Chiefs, Patriots, Cowboys and Rams), and we also have a few surprises (49ers, Bills and Packers). Let’s take a closer look at each 3-0 team and figure out who actually has playoff aspirations, and which teams are just an early-season flash in the pan.

NHL Column: Too-early Cup contenders

NHL Column: Too-early Cup contenders

The NHL preseason is in its back half, with teams moving towards their final round of the cuts for the season. Some familiar names appear primed to contend for the Stanley Cup once again this season, while some new faces have emerged as well. Here are the 2019-2020, too-early Cup contenders:  

Column: What’s bugging Baker?

Column: What’s bugging Baker?

Baker Mayfield and the Browns were slated for a successful 2019 campaign after a slew of offseason moves, including a trade that landed stud wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. in Cleveland. But, through two weeks, the former Heisman Trophy winner has not looked right, even with a 1-1 record. So the question remains, what’s been bugging Baker? 

Point/Counter: Would the NFL-worst Dolphins sink or swim against the Crimson Tide?

Point/Counter: Would the NFL-worst Dolphins sink or swim against the Crimson Tide?

Let’s face it, the Miami Dolphins have but nothing short of atrocious to kick off the 2019 NFL season, going 0-2 with huge losses against the Ravens and Patriots. But is the unquestioned worst team in professional football decent enough to beat a college team like Alabama, or are the Tide capable of rolling over these “pros” like the NFL has thus far? Conner Gilson and Jorge Eckardt discuss. 

Hey Seanny J: Will the Saints be okay without Brees?  

Hey Seanny J: Will the Saints be okay without Brees?  

The air was still on Sunday afternoon in Los Angeles. I guess you could say there was a *dramatically removes sunglasses* lack of Brees. Saints quarterback Drew Brees, who finished second in MVP voting last season, left Sunday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams after a hand-to-hand collision with Aaron Donald.  

NHL Column: The RFA game 

NHL Column: The RFA game 

With the game getting younger, a greater focus is being put on the restricted free agent market. In the NHL, players are bound to their original franchise until they turn 27 or accumulate seven years in the league. But in today’s game, players are reaching elite status and becoming core pieces of their franchises well before they can become unrestricted free agents.  

DB’s Weekly Take: The 'Patriot Way' is a myth 

DB’s Weekly Take: The 'Patriot Way' is a myth 

Antonio Brown played his first game in a Patriots uniform on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. He did about as well as could be expected in his debut, catching four passes for 56 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. However, this performance shows less about Brown and more about the Patriots organization. 

Column: Why the Mets will make the postseason 

Column: Why the Mets will make the postseason 

As this was being written, the New York Mets put an exclamation point on their four-game sweep of the Arizona Diamondbacks with an 11-1 win, moving within two games of the second National League wild card spot. Though it will not be easy, the Mets are in a prime spot to make the 2019 postseason with just 16 games left to play.