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Panthers @ Patriots Preseason Game 3: What to Look For

Remember how this wasn’t called pass-interference?

Tonight the Patriots take on the Carolina Panthers in their third preseason matchup of the season. The third preseason game is usually the game in which the starters see the field for at least half the game, maybe more. Given the Patriots still have some injuries at the tight end position that could carry over into the regular season, look for the team to showcase their wide receiver position a little more than usual.

Offensively, Tom Brady will be behind center for at least one half and possibly into the third quarter, to get him used to coming out after halftime. Jimmy Garoppolo and Ryan Mallett will probably split time in the useless fourth quarter so to gauge their success or failure would be meaningless.

Receiver Aaron Dobson and tight end Rob Gronkowski were just recently promoted to 11 on 11 drills, and will probably sit tonight’s game out. This opens up the door once again for Brandon LaFell and Brian Tyms to show their ability and prove to Belichick they’re ready to be Patriots.

Boston Red Sox: Start of the 2013 MLB Season

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Last season, I was bored one day and decided I would start following an MLB team. After spending a few hours online and eliminating teams, I settled on the Boston Red Sox. They ended up finishing 69-93, their worst record since 1965. Drama encompassed the season, leading to the firing of manager Bobby Valentine right after the end. A significant portion of the team was loaded off close to the end of the season in order to create a new imagine of the team.

Now, I completely admit that I am more of an "artificial" fan, but that won't stop me from supporting them this upcoming season. As the 2013 season is about to begin, it's about time I give a little preview of what to expect for the Red Sox. I know there has already been a few games played, but screw it.

Pitching

Last season, the Red Sox had a 5.19 ERA, good for fourth worst in the league. The introduction of manager John Farrell (former Toronto Blue Jays manger) shows a sign to help the Red Sox become a better pitching team. Farrell used to be the pitching coach of the Red Sox under Terry Francona and is hence familiar with the organization. Ryan Dempster from the Texas Rangers will be the only new face in the starting rotation that also consists of Clay Buchholz, Felix Doubront, John Lackey, and "ace" Jon Lester.

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