Friday, July 31, 2015

Joe & Daphne's Preview: The AFC West

 By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe) and Daphne Parello (@DaphnePup)

Daphne and I have already broken down both the AFC East and the NFC East, so we'll move west to close out the week with a look at the AFC West.

The division is home to two quarterbacks that should again put up big numbers in Peyton Manning and Phillip Rivers, along with one of the league's better game managers in Alex Smith and, perhaps, an up-and-coming star in Oakland's Derek Carr.

The division is not as cut and dry as it has been the past few years, however, as concerns over Manning's age and health, along with a transition to new coach Gary Kubiak, have many feeling that the Broncos can be beaten.

Will there be a changing of the guard out west? Daphne and I investigate.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Joe & Daphne's Preview: The NFC East

Us working hard on these NFL previews.
By Joe Parello (@HerewegoJoe) and Daphne Parello (@DaphnePup)

Monday we took an in-depth look at the AFC East, and today we turn our sights to the NFC East where Dallas, Philadelphia and New York all have legitimate playoff hopes, but also questions to answer in the early days of training camp.

The division is still the home of reigning rushing champion DeMarco Murray, but the 1,800-yard rusher has taken his talents from Big D to Philly, where offensive guru Chip Kelly has had one of the most interesting off-seasons in recent memory. The Giants are also in a period of transition, as they welcome back Victor Cruz to play next to instant star Odell Beckham Jr. at receiver, and bring in former Patriots running back Shane Vereen to make life even easier for Eli Manning.

One thing that hasn't changed: Robert Griffin III and Jay Gruden are still paired and probably hating each other. How will this confrontational relationship between quarterback and coach work out for Washington this season? If you know the recent history of this franchise, I think you can guess.

Without further ado, here are our thoughts on the NFC East.

Wednesday, July 29, 2015

Podcast: Bob Lobel and Joe Parello on the NFL vs Tom Brady

Join legendary sportscaster Bob Lobel and SuiteSports editor Joe Parello as they break down the aftermath of the NFL's decision to deny Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension.

What happens now as Brady takes the league to court? Was Brady's statement on social media convincing? What is to be made of this alleged cell phone destruction? How will it affect Brady's legacy, and much more.

Listen in below.

Bob Lobel: Boston Sports are Gonna Be All Right

By Bob Lobel (@boblobel)

I kinda liked Shane Victorino. I can think of two reasons why, almost immediately. 

One, he had a very big grand slam in the 2013 postseason. Second, and more importantly, he brought with him the “Three Little Birds” walk up to the plate song that became a rather weak runner up to “Sweet Caroline."  

“Every little thing is gonna be all right" were the lyrics adopted by the fans to sing along to. The real  problem is that this year everything “is not going to be all right.” 

So thanks for the legacy, Shane, and good luck.

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Weekly Red Sox Hitter Notes: July 28th

Pablo Sandoval broke out of a slump over the weekend to record back-to-back multi-hit games.
By Adam Lowenstein (@StatsAdam)

After seeing how Joe Kelly pitched on Monday, this looks to be a very up-hill climb for the Red Sox. With the team scoring eight runs against the Chicago White Sox, just after plating 11 on Sunday in the rubber match win over the Detroit Tigers, Boston should be winning more games.

If the offense can continue to be consistent, then the pitching needs to hold up its end of the bargain.