Who to Watch (February 8 – February 14)

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Welcome back to Who to Watch! Before we begin, we just want you to know about the changes we’re making.

With the NFL season now over, we’re scaling back the writers who participate on Who to Watch so we don’t overwhelm people with takes.  Since we primarily focus on basketball, football, and baseball (soccer coming soon, keep an eye out for that), that means it’d be all basketball, all the time, and too much of a good thing isn’t a good thing at all.  So between now and the start of baseball season, we’ll rotate Fredy, Andy, Mike, Kerm, and Nick by having three of those lovely gentlemen write a player to buy and sell. Don’t worry, you won’t go more than a week without seeing one of their pieces (we did the math).

Back to sports.

We just saw the Patriots cap of yet another Super Bowl season, their third in 5 seasons, and 6th since 2001… sounds like Mike was right about McVay (and Fredy was W-R-O-N-G about Goff).  In the NBA, TRADES galore! The following players were traded since we last met: Tobias Harris, Marc Gasol, Markelle Fultz, Harrison Barnes, Otto Porter, Nikola Mirotic, Markieff Morris, Bobby Portis, Jabari Parker, Iman Shumpert, Zach Randolph, BOBAN, Michael Beasley (sorry Kerm), and ANTHONY DA— oh wait… he wasn’t.  With the trades behind us, the season will now intensify, and we’ve got you covered, starting here.

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 36

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson are joined by UMass junior Christopher Iacobucci in an NBA trade deadline special. The boys talk all things trade deadline related including the Anthony Davis trade that never was.

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The Greatest Dynasty of All-Time

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Tom Brady (#12) and Julian Edelman (#11) celebrating winning Super Bowl LIII (Credit: Doug Mills/The New York Times)

The New England Patriots have now won 6 Super Bowls since 2001.

Simple, concise, a model of success.  In the NFL, there is no other parallel, and if you look closely, although the other four major sports have some worthy challengers, this run takes the cake.

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Who to Watch (February 1 – February 7)

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Welcome to February folks! It’s that time again, and we’re back and better than ever.  Sorry for the delay, but we did not want to overwhelm everyone with tons of basketball players, so we decided to push things back a week.

Anyway, last week we saw Anthony Davis blow up the NBA, James Harden continue his monster scoring stretch, Bradley Beal continue to play well, and the Warriors… win.  Unfortunately, since we last met, Victor Oladipo suffered a season-ending injury (our thoughts go out to him), and the Pacers have thus lost three games in a row.  Going to football, we are just two days away from Super Bowl LIII, as the Los Angeles Rams face off against the New England Patriots, with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick looking for their 6th ring since 2001.

Alright, lets rock and roll

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808s and Ankle Breaks: Episode 35

Jonathan Kermah and Trevor Wilson discuss Boogie’s Everythings for Sale” (11:30), The Knicks and Mavericks’ blockbuster trade, and Anthony Davis trade talks (28:05).

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Anthony Davis: Boston or Los Angeles?

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Since 1959, the Boston Celtics have faced the Lakers in the NBA Finals 12 times, most recently in 2010.

It’s a rivalry that helped save the NBA in the 1980s, and was revitalized just a decade ago, as the teams faced each other in the finals twice in three seasons. With a combined 33 championships between the two franchises, the Celtics and Lakers are considered the premier teams in basketball… and now a new battle is ensuing. Continue reading “Anthony Davis: Boston or Los Angeles?”