Trenni Kusnierek

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  • Oct 21, 2020

    Kusnierek: The Patriots seem to be sliding into irrelevant territory

    It was always going to be tough for the Patriots once Tom Brady wasn’t in Foxboro, but after watching this year’s team for five games, Trenni Kusnierek wonders what exactly the plan is moving forward.

  • Oct 14, 2020

    Kusnierek: Shaming Gilmore and Newton is simply not right

    Whether or not Stephon Gilmore had dinner with Cam Newton prior to his positive coronavirus diagnosis, Trenni Kusnierek says that publicly shaming the two teammates is just wrong.

  • May 21, 2020

    Tom Brady getting ‘The Last Dance' treatment is too much, too soon

    “Know when to say when.”  Are you old enough to remember that phrase? Tom Brady sure is.  Nearly 40 years ago in 1982, Anheuser-Busch launched an ad campaign with the slogan “know when to say when” to combat drunk driving. I’m resurrecting that famous phrase for something far less dangerous, but still obnoxious — Tom Brady’s sudden obsession with attention. Know when...

  • May 12, 2020

    What will sports look like when leagues start back up again?

    Something is better than nothing. It kind of feels like a defeatist attitude, right? Settling for less than what is deserved. But in the case of sports and COVID-19, I think it’s the only way forward. Each week brings a new re-opening plan for sports. Understandably, each proposal is met with trepidation. This virus has wreaked havoc on the...

  • May 6, 2020

    Why adding Aaron Rodgers in 2021 makes sense for Patriots

    Aaron Rodgers in a Patriots uniform. Can you imagine it? I can.  When the Packers drafted Jordan Love in the first round, the football world went crazy. Speculation began immediately on what this meant for the future of Rodgers — both in the NFL and in Green Bay. Just Wednesday morning, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk floated out a few…

  • May 1, 2020

    Too soon to question Bill Belichick, who deserves benefit of the doubt

    Bill Belichick is suddenly suspect No. 1. As in the guy whose talents are now the focus of constant suspicion.  “In Bill We Trust” has long been the mantra around Patriots Nation. But when Tom Brady took his talents to Tompa Bay, that trust evaporated faster than a puddle in the Florida heat.  Download the MyTeams app for the latest…

  • Mar 27, 2020

    Appreciating how sports world is helping those most affected by COVID-19 pandemic

    Jeremy Jacobs’ actions are shameful. Full Stop. End of discussion. The dead ringer for Montgomery Burns of Simpons fame is reportedly worth 3.3 billion dollars and is the only owner in sports stiffing his staff.  I thought about piling on here, but honestly, Chris Gasper of the Boston Globe did the work for all of us. Plus, I can’t compete…

  • Mar 18, 2020

    A guide for Patriots fans to manage the Tom Brady stages of grief

    Tom Brady is the greatest football player of all time. Full stop. It is hard to compare him leaving the Patriots to any other sports figure leaving town for another team. But Patriots Nation, I’m here to tell you that you are not alone and you will get through this. The day was March 4th. The year was 2008. I…

  • Aug 3, 2019

    Coalition aims to expand conversation around sports and mental health

    One year ago this weekend, former Eagles safety Brian Dawkins was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Minutes into his acceptance speech Dawkins talked about his battle with depression and suicidal ideations.  “I suffer from depression,” Dawkins said. “I went through it mightily my rookie year. I’ve suffered through suicidal thoughts. And I wasn’t just suffering through...

  • Mar 30, 2019

    Matt Barnes closes out Red Sox' win, but don't call him the closer

    SEATTLE – Matt Barnes jogged out of the bullpen in the bottom of the ninth with the Red Sox clinging to a one-run lead.  The reliever got the save.  But Alex Cora still won’t call him the closer.  When asked after the game if he is ready to name a closer, the Sox manager simply said, “No”.  Cora talked with…

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