Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian recently lost a bet over the AFC Championship game.
Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian followed through on his promise and delivered New England Clam Chowder to Waltham-based REACH Beyond Domestic Violence on Tuesday, Jan. 29. According to the Sheriff’s Office, Koutoujian, who lives in Waltham, delivered the chowder to the domestic violence assistance organization to pay off the bet he made with Baltimore Sheriff John Anderson over the outcome of the AFC Championship football game during which the New England Patriots lost to the Baltimore Ravens. The chowder will go to domestic violence victims. “REACH is an organization with whom I have had a long affiliation. While I may have lost the wager, there is no reason both REACH and House of Ruth Maryland should not be winners,” …
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The Baltimore Ravens and San Francisco 49ers are Super Bowl-bound.
If you're a New England fan, you still might be shaking your head following the Patriots loss Sunday to the Baltimore Ravens in the American Football Conference championship game. With the win, the Ravens advance to Super Bowl XLVII on Feb. 3 and take on the National Football Conference champ San Francisco 49ers. Those of you who aren't Patriots fans, are you glad Tom Brady's days under center are over for the season? Who will you root for on Sunday, Feb. 3? New England fans: which team will you cheer for in the Super Bowl, and why? The 49ers, because of the Patriots loss to Baltimore? Or does Baltimore deserve the Super Bowl win? Tell us in the comments. Note: This story is also published on several neighboring Patches.
Sunday, January 20, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 in the AFC Championship Game. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch the games this Championship Weekend.
The New England Patriots host the Baltimore Ravens Gillette Stadium in the AFC Championship Game Sunday, battling for the right to go to their second straight Super Bowl, and sixth in the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era. The NFL Championship Weekend begins Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. on Fox when the Atlanta Falcons host the San Fransisco 49ers to determine the NFC champion. Then, at 6:30 p.m., on CBS, the Patriots kick off against rival Baltimore. There is some recent history between the two teams, beginning in 2009, when the Ravens marched into Foxboro and stunned the heavily favored Patriots, 33-14 to knock the home team out of the playoffs. New England got some revenge in the AFC Championship Game last year, beating the Ravens 23-20 to …
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Sunday, January 20
The New England Patriots will host the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC Conference Championship gametoday at 6:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium. If you're a true New England Patriots fan, you're likely gearing up and showing off your team pride today. Are you wearing a New England Patriots' jersey? Did you paint your face? Or, maybe you hung a Patriots' flag on your front porch to cheer on the team? We want to see your photos of your team spirit! Take a photo and upload it here by clicking the "upload photos" green button above!
Saturday, January 19, 2013
The Notre Dame linebacker has been topping news reports all week after it was discovered his dead girlfriend wasn't a real person, after all.
When news broke that Manti Te'o's dead girlfriend wasn't real, news organizations including CNN and ESPN hopped on the story and tried to get to the bottom of it. While Te'o and the Notre Dame Athletic Department maintain that he was the victim of a 'Catfish' type of Internet dating hoax , others aren't so hopeful. "Te’o actually thought the romance, which, like everything these days, started online, was for real," A Chicago Sun-Times writer argues. "And when he found out he’d been goofed on, played like a high school geek who just received a 36-month swirlie — plus, he had played along with his own lies — he grasped for dignity and killed off the chick ." The term 'Catfish' was popularized by a movie and subsequent TV show, which …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian has wagered on the Patriots/Ravens AFC Championship game happening this Sunday.
What makes football even more exciting? How about a wager between two sheriffs? That is the case for this Sunday's AFC Championship between the New England Patriots and the Baltimore Ravens. Middlesex Sheriff Peter J. Koutoujian and Baltimore City Sheriff John W. Anderson spoke by phone Friday and agreed to a friendly wager on the outcome of Sunday’s Patriots-Ravens AFC Championship Game, according to Koutoujian's office. “It was great to speak with Sheriff Anderson today. I always enjoy having the opportunity to talk with my colleagues from other parts of the country,” said Sheriff Koutoujian. “He was clearly optimistic the Ravens will win Sunday, but I’ll take Tom Brady and Bill Belichick any day - especially this Sunday.” Should the …
Saturday, January 12, 2013
The New England Patriots host the Houston Texans at 4:30 p.m. Sunday in the AFC Divisional Round. Here’s a roundup of where and when to catch all the NFL playoff action this weekend.
Saturday, January 12
The divisional round of the NFL playoffs begins this weekend in Denver when the Broncos host the Baltimore Ravens at 4:30 p.m. Saturday. Locally, the New England Patriots host the Houston Texans Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Kick-off in Foxborough is scheduled for 4:30 p.m. Patriots fans hoping for another AFC Championship game in Foxborough will be tuning in Saturday to cheer on the Ravens against Peyton Manning and the Broncos while fans wanting to see a Brady-Manning showdown with a trip to the Super Bowl on the line will be favoring the Broncos Saturday. Of course, in either scenario, the Patriots need to knock off the Houston Texans Sunday to advance. On the NFC side of the playoff bracket, the Green Bay Packers travel to San Francisco…
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The Boston Bruins will play their first the TD Garden in Boston.
The Boston Bruins will begin their truncated season on Jan. 19 against the New York Rangers at the TD Garden rink in Boston, according to the Boston Globe. The game, which will like begin at 7 p.m. marks the start of what will be a 48-game season after the National Hockey League Player's Association recently reached an agreement with league owners. On Jan. 6, the NHLPA reached an agreement with owners to end the 113-day lockout, according to the Globe. Resuming the season puts Keith Aucoin, a Waltham native who plays for the Toronto Maple Leafs, back on the ice. PLACES TO WATCH Joco's Shopper's Cafe The Gaff Stadium
Monday, January 7, 2013
No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama meet in Miami on Jan. 7 in the title game.
Will the next BCS national champion be the top-ranked Notre Dame Fighting Irish or will the No. 2 Alabama Crimson Tide, the defending national champions, pick up its third national championship title in the past four years? We'll find out Jan. 7. Coverage begins at 8 p.m. EST on ESPN. Here are five things to know about this year's BCS matchup: Where to watch in the Burlington area: There are a number of local places to catch the game. Here are some we found but if you know another please let others know in the comments section below.
Saturday, January 5, 2013
The Patriots are on a bye week but there is still a lot of football action this weekend. Find out where to catch games in the Waltham area.
Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are back in the playoffs and will be in search of their fourth Super Bowl title since 2002. The Patriots clinched a playoff spot and ended the season with a 12-4 record. Also, thanks to their Dec. 10 win over the Houston Texans (also a 12-4 team), the Pats earned a bye in the first round of the playoffs. While there will not be a Patriots game this weekend, there will still be plenty of action. It's also a good chance to watch the upcoming competition. To see how the Patriots stack up aginst potential second-round opponents, check out this video on Patriots.com. Games this weekend (Wildcard) AFC NFC Where to watch in the Waltham area: There are a number of local places to catch the game. Here are …