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Patriots Madden Ratings Observations

Wednesday, June 30th, 2010

A few quick hits on some of the interesting or odd things in the individual rankings for Madden ’11. You can see the full list here.


The new rating this year has to do with celebrating after or before a TD.  Tom Brady clocks in with the Patriots highest rating at 96.  Randy Moss also sports a 95.  The oversight here is Zoltan Mesko – given a 75 rating… He deserves at least a 106.


And the Crowd Goes Wild – Open Thread

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010
Landon Donovan

Is this in your Top 3 Sports Moment list?

As Landon Donovan deposited the jabulani ball into the back of the net this morning, sending the USA through to the knockout rounds of the World Cup, many people had to be thinking that this was one of the best sports moment of their lives.

We here at NEPD would like to know what your top three sports moments were, what really made you stand up, yell, wake the neighbors, or high-five a perfect stranger? We can exclude the three Patriots Superbowl victories as the lists might get a bit repetitive.


And We’re Back

Wednesday, June 2nd, 2010

You may have noticed that we haven’t been posting much in the last few weeks.  Well, we haven’t just been taking a break.

NE Patriots Draft is proud to present it’s new look and some new features, which we’ll be adding more of soon.


2010 NBA Mock Draft

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

If you forgive us for a moment, we’re going to take a break from continuously updating our 2011 NFL Mock Draft, and take a stab at a 2010 NBA Mock Draft. (Updated 6/21)

We’re listed at the 2010 NBA Mock Draft Database and DC Pro Sports Report.

1. Wizards
John Wall, PG, Kentucky
Wall will be a great player in the NBA, but I’m not sure he’ll be the ROY. As long as Arenas can play the #2 beside Wall, the Wizards have a strong future.

2. 76ers
Evan Turner, SG, Ohio State
The Sixers need help, well, everywhere. They might be tempted to take a big man here, but Turner is the best player in this draft right now.

3. Nets
Derrick Favors, PF, GTech
Lopez and Favors should form a strong duo for years to come.

4. Timberwolves
Wesley Johnson, SF, Syracuse
Johnson is the wing threat that the T-Wolves need, and he doesn’t plan on traveling to Spain anytime soon.

5. Kings
DeMarcus Cousins, C, Kentucky
Still needs some seasoning on the offensive end in our opinion to score in the NBA, but has the frame to be a rebounding machine.

6. Warriors
Greg Monroe, PF, Georgetown

7. Pistons
Xavier Henry, SG, Kansas

8. Clippers
Hassan Whiteside, C, Marshall

9. Jazz
Ed Davis, PF, North Carolina

10. Pacers
Al-Farouq Aminu, SF, Wake Forest

11. Hornets
Cole Aldrich, C, Kansas

12. Grizzlies
Patrick Patterson, PF, Kentucky

13. Raptors
Donatas Motiejunas, PF/C, Lithuania

14. Grizzlies
Devin Ebanks, SF, West Virginia

15. Rockets
James Anderson, SG, Oklahoma State

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2010 NBA Mock Draft: Picks 16-30

Friday, April 2nd, 2010

16. Timberwolves
Ekpe Udoh, PF, Baylor

17. Bulls
Damion James, SF, Texas

18. Heat
Gordon Haywood, SF, Butler

19. Celtics
Armon Johnson, PG, Nevada

20. Spurs
Elias Harris, F, Gonzaga

21. Thunder
Craig Brackins, PF, Iowa State

22. Blazers
Elliot Williams, G, Memphis

23. Timberwolves
Darington Hobson, G/F, New Mexico

24. Hawks
Stanley Robinson, SF, UConn

25. Grizzlies
Larry Sanders, PF, VCU

26. Thunder
Kalin Lucas, PG, Michigan State

27. Nets
Kevin Seraphin, PF, France

28. Grizzlies
Paul George, F, Fresno State

29. Magic
Greivis Vasquez, G, Maryland

30. Wizards
Jerome Jordan, C, Tulsa

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Fantasy Football Is The Devil

Thursday, November 12th, 2009

Hello, my name is James, and I hate Fantasy Football. I know what you are saying, he must really suck at FF, have been burned by some trades, or been beaten on a fluke play; on the contrary, I was a pretty decent player (3 titles/6 years). Last year I gave it up cold turkey, and this is what I’ve learned.

NFL Fans turned Fantasy football owners have changed from loyal fans in the throes of a passionate monogamous relationship, to a man who loves his wife, but sees girls on the side. Nicolas Kulish said it best-

Hands stained Denver-Bronco orange by Buffalo chicken wings shoot into the air for a Carolina Panther touchdown one minute and for a Baltimore Raven safety the next. A howl of joy greets a meaningless yardage gain in the closing moments of a game, even though the team in question is three touchdowns behind. Loyalty is now shattered into tiny shards, splintered by fantasy football teams.

Many people enjoy their sports bigamy, and proclaim that they are just as die-hard of a fan now as there ever were before taking their first sip of Fantasy. I thought the same thing until Nov. 25th, 2007. Brian Westbrook, running back for the Eagles, scored a TD in the 1st quarter against the Patriots which sealed the win in my fantasy league. I didn’t cheer on the outside, but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t happy on the inside. It was at that point that I began questioning the power of Fantasy.

Now, when I watch the New England Patriots play, be it in person, or on DirecTV, I want the Patriots to win-nothing else. Standing in Gillette Stadium last year as Tom Brady was being scraped off the field, I was shocked to see over a dozen of people in my section instantly pop open their cellphones. Were they calling to commiserate with their dad or best friend? Nope, they were getting their friend, wife, girlfriend, or mistress to try and pick up another quarterback for their fantasy team. Were they worried about the New England Patriots championship prospects, or if their “Brady’s Bunch” team was going to be able to weather the storm? I’d say their priority was the latter.

Liberate yourself, truly embrace your favorite team once again, and give up the false god of Fantasy Football!

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Top 5 "Vincible" Moments

Sunday, August 16th, 2009

5. Mike Tyson v Buster Douglas
Tyson was 37-0 prior to getting KO’d by Douglas. “Iron” Mike was never the same, as his invincible moniker was left somewhere in Tokyo. Presumably, his brain might be there too.

4. USA v Argentina
The undefeated “Dream Team” was the best team by far for so many years, that many teams wilted before their aura of greatness. That all changed in 2002, as the upstart Argentinians wiped the invincibility of the faces of Shawn Marion, Jermaine O’Neal, and more in an 87-80 bombshell. It took USA Basketball a full 6 years to recover.

3. Patriots v Giants
If you are at this website, I really don’t have to recap this game, do I? Sixteen and zero getting blown to bits by a 4-man rush pretty much sums it up right?

2. Tiger Woods v Y.E. Yang
Since Y.E. was sporting a cock (le coq sportif) on his shirt, he definitely showed he had the balls to pull it off. Woods doesn’t lose the lead in majors, period, or so we thought. When Yang chipped in on hole 14, Woods looked beat.

1. Russia v USA
C’mon, haven’t you watched Miracle? We beat the freaking Russians at their own game. Best… Win… Ever… USA! USA! USA!

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