Chad Finn, Boston.com

Chad Finn

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Boston, MA, United States

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Recent:
  • Boston.com
  • The Boston Globe
Past:
  • Deadspin
  • WBUR

Recent articles by Chad:

It’s time to pick a side in the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick debate

Who do you believe in more, right now, in 2020: Tom Brady, or Bill Belichick? → Read More

Sports Q: Who is your all-time favorite play-by-play voice?

Gil Santos? Mike Gorman? Al Michaels? → Read More

Mike ‘Doc’ Emrick announces retirement after 47 years as NHL broadcaster

Emrick served as the lead play-by-play voice for NBC Sports' NHL coverage for the last 15 years. → Read More

The Patriots need some help at receiver, and other thoughts from the loss to the Broncos

There is plenty of blame, and even some legitimate reasons, for the Patriots' disappointing loss. Let's start with who they're putting out on the field. → Read More

The only thing in baseball that Joe Morgan couldn’t handle was sabermetrics

The late Hall of Famer never hid his disdain for newfangled analytics — even though they illustrated how great a player he was. → Read More

After difficult preparations, Patriots should get an easy win over the Broncos

The concern was a legitimate one. Cornerback Stephon Gilmore, the reigning NFL Defensive Player of the Year, tested positive the day after the Chiefs game. The Broncos game was then moved to Monday, Oct. 12, as the suddenly shorthanded Patriots prepared remotely, not even practicing until Saturday. The Patriots’ lack of prep time appeared to be a significant disadvantage, but it didn’t matter:… → Read More

After difficult preparations, Patriots should get an easy win over the Broncos

The practice schedule was continually interrupted for the twice-postponed game, but the Broncos have issues of their own. → Read More

Former Patriot Rodney Harrison getting new show on Peacock

But the time constraints of that program don’t always allow for him to weigh in on various NFL topics as much as he sometimes might like. “Safety Blitz” will give Harrison and Collinsworth the room to discuss what they saw in the games that weekend at a greater length while also looking ahead to the following week’s games. “Sometimes on Sunday Night Football, you don’t have a lot of real estate… → Read More

Sports Q: Should the Patriots sign Le’Veon Bell?

The Jets released Bell on Tuesday after he played in just 17 games with them. → Read More

Where should a Red Sox fan’s rooting interest lie in this postseason?

Seems to me the team Red Sox fans should be pulling for is obvious. → Read More

Where should a Red Sox fan’s rooting interest lie in this postseason?

It was a lost year for Boston baseball fans, but if you think about it, there is an another, obvious team to pull for. → Read More

As NFL schedule continues to unravel, league has only itself to blame

What gets you, what really irritates you, about the NFL’s attempts to play during the COVID-19 pandemic, is how its leaders had every advantage to get this right, and still tripped over their own arrogance well short of the end zone. The NFL had, at minimum, a five-month grace period to figure out how to best proceed without endangering its players and personnel while also constructing a… → Read More

As NFL schedule continues to unravel, league has only itself to blame

The league had all summer to formulate a schedule that built in flexibility for likely COVID outbreaks but refused to do so. → Read More

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport suspended for two weeks

"I respect and understand the decision made by the network and am deeply sorry for my mistake.” → Read More

NFL Network reporter Ian Rapoport suspended for two weeks

"Recently I posted something in my social channels without clearance from NFL Network, which went against its guidelines,'' Rapoport tweeted on Friday night. → Read More

Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit get Patriots-Broncos added to their plate

ESPN's top college football broadcast team will get the Monday evening call, with CBS and Channel 4 forced to shuffle due to COVID-19 rescheduling. → Read More

Patriots-Broncos game moves from CBS to ESPN

Chris Fowler and Kirk Herbstreit will call the game for ESPN. → Read More

How would things have played out if Gordon Hayward had signed with the Heat?

That's a good question to ask if you insist on playing hindsight. → Read More

The Patriots could have beaten the Super Bowl champion Chiefs — if not for their own mistakes

They weren't shorthanded as much as they were decimated. But they kept Patrick Mahomes on his toes, until their own miscues proved to be too much for them to overcome. → Read More

If Patriots pull it off, where would this rate among Bill Belichick’s best regular-season wins?

Few past victories potentially could compare to toppling the defending Super Bowl champions, on the road, given all of the circumstances involved. → Read More