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Hayden Bird


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Recent articles by Hayden:

Morning sports update: Joe Montana explained why he thinks Tom Brady left the Patriots

"I don’t think he was happy with the way things were progressing there and his ability to have input." → Read More

Matt Light falsely claimed wearing masks have ‘no real effect’ in limiting COVID-19 spread

Light also wrongly asserted that the CDC-reported COVID-19 case numbers "aren't real." → Read More

Morning sports update: Brad Marchand thinks the round-robin competition was ‘preseason’

The Red Sox lost to the Rays 8-7 on Monday night. J.D. Martinez hit his first home run of the season. Tuesday provides back-to-back games for Boston fans to enjoy. At 5 p.m., the Celtics face the Grizzlies. Then at 8 p.m., the Bruins and Hurricanes get underway in Game 1 of their Eastern Conference first-round playoff series. Brad Marchand’s thoughts on the round-robin: The Bruins played their… → Read More

Takeaways from MLS is Back Tournament: Portland and Orlando are surprise finalists

One online betting site had Orlando listed as a 50/1 underdog to win the tournament, while Portland was ranked no better than 20:1. → Read More

Bill Russell backs the ‘Russell Rule’ to help improve diversity hiring in college athletics

The “Russell Rule” stipulates that each school in the West Coast Conference must include a minority candidate among its final choices for any vacant position. → Read More

Dante Scarnecchia on Patriots opting out and what he thinks of Cam Newton’s potential

The former Patriots assistant coach said he has « huge respect » for Newton as a player and a leader. → Read More

Dante Scarnecchia on Patriots opting out and what he thinks of Cam Newton’s potential

"We played against him a number of times, have a huge respect for him as a player and leader, and the things he’s done." → Read More

What the rest of 2020 could look like for the Revolution

The league could resume its regular season in late August, but still has questions to answer. → Read More

Takeaways from MLS is Back tournament

Although Revolution did not reach final eight, there were plenty of positives to be gleaned. → Read More

Dont’a Hightower is reportedly opting out of the 2020 season

Hightower joins a list of Patriots players who will reportedly not play in 2020. → Read More

Charlie McAvoy provided a look at the Bruins’ journey to the NHL’s Toronto hub

In a video shared by the Bruins, McAvoy shows the team's travel experience and arrival in Canada for the restart of the NHL season. → Read More

Hartford mayor offers to host Blue Jays ahead of MLB season

While Major League Baseball is finally opening its 2020 season, one team still needs a place to play. The Toronto Blue Jays, the league’s only Canadian-based team, have been barred from playing games in their regular home, the Rogers Centre, because of the threat of spreading COVID-19. Teams traveling in and out of Canada were deemed too high a risk. “There were serious risks if we proceeded… → Read More

Jermaine Wiggins thinks 2001 Patriots would’ve still won the Super Bowl with Drew Bledsoe

As the Patriots head into the first season in decades without Tom Brady, an inevitable question will be whether or not New England can win a Super Bowl without its longtime superstar. An interesting twist on that question was discussed in a recent WEEI segment on “The Greg Hill Show,” when former Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins made a bold assertion. Wiggins — who was a member of the 2001… → Read More

Takeaways from the group stage of the MLS is Back Tournament

Atlanta's elimination at 0-3 was the biggest surprise, while unheralded Columbus impressed with a perfect start. → Read More

Revolution prepare for 9 a.m. kickoff time with knockout round spot on the line

"I go fishing in the morning all the time, so it's one of those things that I'm used to getting up." → Read More

The Revolution’s big three showcased their potential, and other observations from the MLS is Back tournament

Here's a look at what we learned in the first week of MLS's World Cup-like event being played in Florida. → Read More

Carles Gil’s return a key for Revolution, and other takeaways from early MLS is Back play

The Revolution will look to build on the momentum of their tournament-opening victory over Montreal. → Read More

Cam Newton has some thoughts on how it feels to replace Tom Brady

He called it the « elephant in the room, » and said offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels will be able to call plays he hasn't before. → Read More

Jets player says healthy Cam Newton would be a ‘terrifying’ opponent

"It's definitely a recipe for disaster for the rest of the league if they can figure it out." → Read More

Why the Patriots’ Devin and Jason McCourty would vote for Ben Watson for president

The two Patriots players have a message for fans: If you just want to see guys play football, 2020 might be the year to take a break from the NFL. → Read More