Sports with Nick

Nick Collins
Talking sports, with a Boston perspective
Created 07 Sep 2021
  • Hope Springs Eternal
    27 Mar 2022
    The Celtics are ascending at the perfect time, and it’s been a blast to watch (Credit: Michael Dwyer/AP) It seems like just yesterday I was sitting here writing about how crazy the idea of trading Jay...
  • The Voices of the New England Patriots Dynasty
    01 Feb 2022
    Jim Nantz called 93 of Tom Brady’s 326 games as a Patriot (Credit: Jim Rogash/Getty Images) With the news of Tom Brady’s retirement, it made me realize now is the time to release the data I had gather...
  • Never Trade Jaylen Brown
    04 Jan 2022
    Jaylen Brown dropped a career high 50 points against the Orlando Magic on Sunday (Credit: Getty Images) If you are NOT a Celtics fan and are reading this, I have one message for you: No, you cannot ha...
  • New England Patriots Year in Review
    02 Jan 2022
    Bill Belichick and his latest pupil at QB, Mac Jones (photo via Inside the Star) Patriots fans, do you remember this time a year ago? Year 1 without Tom Brady, no fans in the stands, a ton of opt outs...
  • Just How Good is this Version of Tom Brady?
    02 Nov 2021
    Tom Brady after winning his 7th career Super Bowl and 5th career Super Bowl MVP (Credit: Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports) It never amazes me how often we do this. He’s 44 years old yet keeps playing ...
  • Goodbye RemDawg
    01 Nov 2021
    Jerry Remy passed away on the evening of October 30 (Winslow Townson/USA Today Sports) January 16, 2020. Imagine a time before COVID. No masks, no social distancing, a time where congregating inside d...
  • Jayson Tatum the Playmaker
    16 Oct 2021
    What steps must Jayson Tatum take to become an MVP candidate? (Credit: Steve Ryan/Getty Images) When I made this newsletter I knew there’d be gaps in the time I wrote. I didn’t expect it so soon, but ...
  • The Gronk Effect
    24 Sep 2021
    Rob Gronkowski has looked like the Gronk of old to start the 2021 season. Just how good has he been his whole career? (Credit: Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) One of the best parts of the 2021 NFL season t...
  • When Do NBA Stars Start Winning?
    17 Sep 2021
    LeBron James became The King at a very young age, and with that title came immense pressure and expectations (Photo via Cavaliers Nation) Sports are a world filled with expectations, and the NBA is no...
  • Lights, Camera, Maction!
    13 Sep 2021
    Mac Jones made his NFL debut yesterday against the Miami Dolphins (Credit: Winslow Townson/AP) The Patriots are back, and yesterday we saw rookie QB Michael McCorkle “Mac” Jones make his NFL debut. It...
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