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The Fins Swim to Perfection – 1973

LOS ANGELES – Many have tried. All but one have failed. The 1972 Miami Dolphins remain the only team in NFL history to finish the regular season unbeaten and win the Super Bowl. Powered by the matching strength of an offense and defense that each led the league and a dominating ground attack that featured two 1,000-yard rushers, the Dolphins …

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Red Sox Offseason Updates

The dust is starting to settle in Boston after a roller coaster season. The reigning World Series champs were unable to repeat their glory of 2013. Now, the Red Sox have a little over five months to turn their attention to righting 2014’s wrongs. Between injuries, pitching inconsistencies and a slowdown by the offense, 2014 was a season to quickly …

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An Immaculate Reception Answers Pittsburgh’s Prayers – 1972

PITTSBURGH – With 22 seconds to go in an AFC divisional playoff game, Pittsburgh needed a miracle against Oakland. Down 7-6 and facing a 4th-and-10 from its 40 with no timeouts left, that’s just what it got. In the midst of a fierce pass rush, Terry Bradshaw let loose a desperation heave to John Fuqua, who was leveled by Jack …

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Fan of the Week – Bobbie Cee

Bobbie Cee of Sudbury, MA has been named FAN OF THE WEEK (week of 10/6/14) and will be rewarded with Red Sox merchandise to show appreciation for picking a favorite SUBWAY® sandwich. Bobbie’s favorite SUBWAY® sandwich is the Roast Beef – a tasty number (with less than 6g of fat) piled high with lean roast beef and a choice of fresh veggies. Thanks to Bobbie for picking a favorite sandwich.

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Spitz Gets His Seventh – 1972

MUNICH – As brash as he was talented, Mark Spitz was humbled in 1968 at Mexico City. Following a dominating run at the Pan Am Games one year earlier, his goal of six Olympic golds fell flat. In fact, he failed to take the top spot in any individual event. Four years later, however, he returned with a vengeance. Thanks …

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Ortiz Finishes Difficult Season with Award Nomination

Still feeling the sting of a difficult season and watching as other teams advance to the playoffs, it can be hard for Boston fans to look back and see the positives in a year where the Red Sox finished last in the AL East. But while the Red Sox didn’t perform well as a team, many individual players made significant …

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Pele’s Perfect Pass Completes a World Cup Legacy – 1970

MEXICO CITY – The 1970 World Cup was Pele’s last – and most difficult. Opponents brutalized the Brazilian maestro trying to limit his creativity, yet he still found a way to lead his country to the final. There, soccer fans witnessed a coronation of arguably the greatest team ever. Pele opened the scoring by leaping over an Italian defender to …

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Fan of the Week – Gary Haley

Gary Haley has been named FAN OF THE WEEK (week of 9/22/14) and will receive a Red Sox baseball cap to show appreciation for suggesting an Ultimate Matchup. Gary wanted to compare the 2013 Boston Red Sox team to the 2013 LA Dodgers team. View the Ultimate Matchup we created at his request here. Thanks to Gary for suggesting an Ultimate Matchup.

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Kelly Settling in Nicely Since Trade to Red Sox

Since being traded to Boston in exchange for John Lackey over the summer, Joe Kelly has continually proven himself a worthy addition to the Red Sox. The 26-year-old righty pitcher has started nine games in two months thus far for Boston. His career ERA is a solid 3.38, while this season he posts a 4.15. He has won 20 games …

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Pregame Notes: Rays at Red Sox 9-23-14

Since July 1, the Red Sox have struggled when facing AL East opponents at home. Boston has lost each of its last four games versus AL East opponents at Fenway Park and have been outscored 89-53 in their 15 home games versus AL East teams since July 1. Lowest Home Win Pct vs. Own Division Opponents – Since 7/1/2014 Team                     …

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Broadway Joe’s Guarantee Makes Him a Legend – 1969

MIAMI – Engineering one of the greatest upsets in NFL history was enough to make Joe Namath a sports legend. Guaranteeing the unlikely win? Well, that turned him into a celebrity across all walks of life. The charismatic quarterback led the upstart New York Jets to a 16-7 victory over the heavily-favored Baltimore Colts in Super Bowl III, three days …

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Pregame Notes: Red Sox at Orioles 9-21-14

The Orioles were able to overcome an early deficit last night to get the 7-2 win. Their latest win made them one of four MLB teams with at least 40 comeback wins this season. The Los Angeles Angels lead with 45 come-from-behind victories in 2014. The Orioles have made the most of their chances with runners in scoring position at …

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