The New England Sports Blog Awards are on


The New England Sports Blog Awards are on

" Announces the Second Annual New England Sports Blog Awards Presented by Comcast SportsNet New England"

Oh, yes, you read that correctly.

CSNNE, adoring parent of Wicked Good Sports, loves sports blogs so much that we want to get in on the appreciation action. Together with, we aim to crown the best Red Sox, Bruins, Celtics and Patriots blogs in the Northeast, as well as the New England Sports blog of the year.

Excited yet? You are because you're smart.

Visit to view the nominees and cast your votes -- and get moving on that because voting ends this Monday, Valentine's Day. A few key notes from the website:

The contest will be conclude with a party at Jerry Remys Bar & Grill to honor and celebrate the regions fastest growing community of sports bloggers and the professional sports teams they follow. During the voting period fans can vote for their favorite blog once a day Each blog is only eligible to win one team category but all blogs are eligible to win the overall category of New England Sports Blog of the YearAWARDS CEREMONYOn February 15th and legendary sports and entertainment blogger Dave Portnoy ( will host a party to announce the blog award winners at Jerry Remys Bar & Grill. This years winners will receive a collection of high end awards and benefits to be announced in the coming weeks.


Giving out hardware to people who are passionate about sports, other prizes will be flying around, and there's an after party. We're not seeing a downside to this, pretty much because there isn't one. So get on it.

HEISMAN: Lousiville's Lamar Jackson wins College Football's highest award


HEISMAN: Lousiville's Lamar Jackson wins College Football's highest award

NEW YORK -- Lamar Jackson leapt over a loaded field of Heisman Trophy contenders early in the season and by the time he slowed down nobody could catch him.

The sensational sophomore quarterback became the first Louisville player to win the Heisman Trophy on Saturday night, beating out preseason favorite Deshaun Watson of Clemson despite some late-season struggles.

Baker Mayfield finished third and Oklahoma teammate and fellow finalist Dede Westbrook was fourth. Michigan's Jabrill Peppers was fifth.

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Bruins lose third straight with 4-1 loss to Leafs


Bruins lose third straight with 4-1 loss to Leafs

BOSTON -- The Bruins’ season has gone in extreme swings both up and down thus far through the first couple of months, and that was the case as they lost their third game in a row to the Maple Leafs on Saturday night.

The Bruins couldn’t only scratch for one goal despite outshooting the Maple Leafs by a 32-20 margin, and fell by a disappointing 4-1 score to the young and talented Toronto club at TD Garden.

The Bruins never enjoyed a lead in the game against the Leafs, and were flirting with danger after failing to score in the first period despite out-shooting Toronto by an 11-2 margin in the game’s opening 20 minutes. Instead it was a David Pastrnak neutral zone turnover in the second period that was picked off by William Nylander, and ended with Auston Matthews firing a rocket over Tuukka Rask for his 12th goal of the season.

Toronto extended the lead with five minutes to go in the period when Zach Hyman tipped a wobbly Jake Gardiner point shot past Rask, and made it three games in a row that the Bruins have dug themselves a considerable hole. Brad Marchand got one goal back at the end of the second period on a nice hustle play as he sealed off Frederik Anderson’s clearing attempt and then stuffed the puck past the Leafs goalie on a second chance bid.

That’s the way the score remained until the third period when the Bruins couldn’t convert on a couple of offensive chances -- included a bang-bang shorthanded bid for Austin Czarnik in front of the net -- and then James van Riemsdyk scored in front as a Toronto power play expired. That was the backbreaker for a Black and Gold bunch that continues to scrap for goals, and has now scored two goals or less in 20 of their 20 games this season.

Connor Brown added an empty netter in the final two minutes of the game to truly put it out of reach for the Bruins.