20th Anniversary of the Hit That Almost Killed Drew Bledsoe and Launched Tom Brady

Twenty years ago this week, the world changed dramatically for Drew Bledsoe, Tom Brady, and the New England Patriots. We discuss the game below and some of Brady’s first that followed en route to the Patriots’ first Super Bowl victory. … Continue reading 20th Anniversary of the Hit That Almost Killed Drew Bledsoe and Launched Tom Brady

Aug-7-1884: Providence Grays Takeover First Place, Begin 20-Game Win Streak En Route to World Series

The 1884 Providence Grays had two of the best pitchers of that era in Charlie Sweeney and Old Hoss Radbourn. Rather than a recipe for guaranteed success it almost doomed the season and the franchise due to the clashing egos … Continue reading Aug-7-1884: Providence Grays Takeover First Place, Begin 20-Game Win Streak En Route to World Series

Quora Answer: Could Providence, Rhode Island support a professional sports team?

There is some analysis that Providence could. In 2015, Smart Asset ranked cities with too many and too few pro sports teams. The too few list is below. As for Providence, it noted: With a metro area population of 1.6 million and … Continue reading Quora Answer: Could Providence, Rhode Island support a professional sports team?

Long Time Coming for NBA Elite 8

Not since 2006, when the Miami Heat beat the Dallas Mavericks, has there been an NBA Final without a prior champion. This could well happen this year, as neither the remaining Western Conference contenders nor the Brooklyn Nets have ever … Continue reading Long Time Coming for NBA Elite 8

Feb-12-78: When Basketball Saved a State (Providence College 61, North Carolina 59)

On February 6, 1978, Mother Nature delivered a two-day thunder-snow storm to New England, burying Rhode Island with its worst blizzard in history.   Six days later, the state was on national television again, but this time to watch 7th ranked … Continue reading Feb-12-78: When Basketball Saved a State (Providence College 61, North Carolina 59)