Boston Sports Pod
All things Boston Sports with Joe and Shawn. Two long-time, hard-core fans of the Boston teams talk about what is going on with the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics, Revolution, and (honorary Boston team) Liverpool FC.

Joe and Shawn react to the Patriots losing Revis in free agency. Angry? Disappointed? Pessimistic? Still Hopeful? Has the Kool-aid soured? Is still In Bill We Trust? They also discuss the Bruins recent success and the Revolution loss to Seattle in the MLS season opener. 

Direct download: bostonsportspodep28.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 10:59pm EST

Joe and Shawn return for "Season 2" with a discussion of the potential New England Patriots offseason moves, including what to do about Revis and McCourty. They also discuss the Bruins trade deadline moves and what they signal about the future of the Burins. They round out the pod with the Red Soxand Revs.

Direct download: bostonsportspodep27.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 11:17pm EST

Champs Again!

How glorious was that Super Bowl win?! 

Four days on and I am still mentally pinching myself a few times a day. Did that really happen?  Did we finally get the elusive 4th title?  Did it really happen in such dramatic fashion, in doubt until the very end?

The euphoria we all felt when our new local hero, Malcolm Butler, grabbed that interception made it all worth it.  It - the anguish and mini heart attacks, the moments of despair, the roller coaster ride of a season.

After week four, some of us (myself included? nah . . .) were ready to put Jimmy G in.  Brady was done, his skills had fallen off the cliff.  Yeah sure.  That’s the same guy who went 13 for 15 for 116 yards and 2 TDs for a passer rating over 140 in the 4th quarter of the Super Bowl.

You can have Andrew Luck, Russell Wilson, Peyton Manning et al.  Give me TB12 all day any day.  He didn’t throw for 55 TDs and 5,000 yards this year, but so what.  Manning did that last year and look what it got him.  But that’s an old story with Manning, big regular season stats small postseason results.  12 showed what he is all about in that 4th quarter.  He went 8 for 8 on the final drive and threw for the game winning TD against the best secondary in the game, the “Legion of Boom.”  He was stepping up in the pocket, unleashing laser-guided bullets, while staying calm and cool and displaying the leadership his team needed in that high pressure, high stakes moment. 

Malcolm Butler is the hero, and he deserves to be.  The play he made to seal the win was All-Pro, clutch, ballsy, you name it.  The more I watch that play the more impressed I am.  It was the synthesis of preparation, awareness and athletic ability.  It was the perfect storm of everything that makes the Patriots winners - coaching and situational execution at the most important moment of the season. However, Malcolm Butler isn’t in position to make that play unless Tom Brady engineers the comeback in the 4th quarter. 

Is Brady the best quarterback in the game right now? Maybe not, Aaron Rodgers is pretty damn good.

Is Brady the best quarterback of all time?  Yes he is; but I thought he was before the outcome of Super Bowl XLIX. 

And if 12 is still doing his thing, then the Patriots are capable of winning Lombardis year in year out.

Don’t sleep on Brady; he’s not done yet.




Category:general -- posted at: 1:25pm EST

Joe and Shawn bask in the glory of the New England Patriots Super Bowl victory. How great are Brady and Belichick? What does this fourth Super Bowl victory mean for the Patriots legacy, for the fans? How did the Patriots win? Where to next?

Direct download: bostonsportspodep26.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 11:29pm EST

With the Super Bowl days away, Joe and Shawn talk about what to expect from the game and what the Patriots will need to do win. Warning: there is some discussion of deflated footballs. They end the podcast with their sacrificial offering to the Sport Gods to ensure a Patriots victory.

Direct download: bostonsportspodep25.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 10:41pm EST

The Patriots are on to the Super Bowl! Joe and Shawn discuss the dominating victory in the AFC Championship game over the Indianapolis Colts. They reflecting on past Super Bowl Patriots team, the consistent success of the Patriots, and what this Super Bowl might mean for the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick legacy. They also touch on the stupidly named "deflation-gate" and why everyone is so envious of the Patriots.

Direct download: bostonsportspodep24.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 11:09pm EST

After beating the Baltimore Ravens, the New England Patriots, under Brady and Belichick, are off to their 9th AFC Championship Game (4th in a row). Joe and Shawn discuss the game and try to figure how the Patrots pulled this one out. They get into the terrible officiating, the Patriots' trick plays(And Harbaugh's whining), and the difficulties on defense. They close by discussing who we'd rather face in the AFC championship game: Colts or Broncos. (Recorded before the end of the game: Pats will host the Colts).

Direct download: bostonsportspodep23.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 8:40pm EST

NFL regular season is over; playoffs begin this weekend. After briefly talking about the loss to the Buffalo Bills, Joe and Shawn discuss potential playoff opponents (Bengals, Colts, or Ravens) for the New England Patriots in round two and beyond.  A few jinx-worthy predications are made!

Direct download: bostonsportspodep22.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 11:49pm EST

Joe and Shawn react to the Patriots and Jets game and discuss how nervous Pats fans should be. They also talk about what changes the Bruins need to get back to form and touch on the Rondo trade.

Direct download: bostonsportspodep21.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 11:53pm EST

Joe and Shawn talk about the Pats' "close" blowout over the Miami Dolphins. They also get into the AFC/NFC playoff picture; Blount vs Gray; Brady's post NFL carrer; and then close with the prospects of resigning Revis.

Direct download: bostonsportspodep20.mp3
Category:Patriots -- posted at: 11:55pm EST