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Closers and kickers: can’t live without them

By Sterling Pingree According to Dave Dombrowski, the Red Sox are completely fine with defending their most recent World Series championship with Matt Barnes or Ryan Brasier as their closer. The hammer in the pen, could be a pitcher who... Read more

My trip to the Super Bowl

By Sterling Pingree There are things that you just never think that you’ll ever get to do in life. Things that you never think that you’ll ever have the good fortune (or the fortune to spend) on getting to experience... Read more

Sterling notes: Super Bowl preview

By Sterling Pingree 3 for 3. 3 years on The Drive and in all 3 years, I’ve been blessed to be able to write a Super Bowl preview column for a Patriots Super Bowl appearance. I debuted on the show... Read more

Rivera unanimous? Save it!

By Sterling Pingree I never understood the logic behind the unwritten rule employed by the voters of the Baseball Hall of Fame that because Babe Ruth wasn’t a unanimous selection, then nobody can be. When the Hall of Fame welcomed... Read more

Sterling notes: Conference championship Sunday

By Sterling Pingree Rams at Saints Heaven help us if Sean McVay goes to the Super Bowl. You thought the last 6 coaching hires were a fad? Wait until McVay actually accomplishes something! This year’s head coach hiring cycle ran... Read more

Sterling note: NFL Divisional playoffs

By Sterling Pingree Colts at Chiefs The Colts have lost only one of their last 11 games and who was that one loss? If you guessed the Jacksonville Jaguars you would be absolutely correct, the score was 6-0. Before that,... Read more

Sterling notes: Wild Card Weekend

By Sterling Pingree Colts at Texans What a weekend of games? On Wild Card weekend there always seems to be at least one game that you can’t believe is taking place in the playoffs. Last year it was Jacksonville beating... Read more

Sterling Notes: NFL week 17

By Sterling Pingree Miami at Buffalo There was nothing on the table for this game until Friday afternoon when Bills defensive tackle Kyle Williams announced that this will be his last game. Williams has tormented the Patriots for years and... Read more

Twas the Night Before Patriots Christmas

By Sterling Pingree By Sterling Pingree Twas the night before Christmas, when all through Gillette Not a creature was stirring, not a Microsoft tablet. The stockings all hung by the chimney with care, coach Belichick hoped a first round bye... Read more

What Josh Gordon needs

By Sterling Pingree I jinxed it. The first rule about Josh Gordon was, you didn’t talk about Josh Gordon. Not how well he was playing on the field, not the dimensions he added to the Patriots offense and especially not... Read more

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