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DRAFT DAY: Puh-leeeeze, Patriots, don’t trade back

Draft Day has arrived. And we're not really all that excited. At least the New England Patriots aren't picking 29th, or 31st in tonight's first round of the annual cattle call known as the National Football League Draft. It'll be in Las Vegas, the land of glitz and glitter, but that is kind ...

Happy Draft week!

It’s our favorite week coming up. NFL Draft Week. And the non-news that’s fit to print or post until the bell rings this coming Thursday night. This is probably going to be a boring draft in terms of college stars, because there isn’t a flock of quarterbacks like there usually are. ...

Time Travel: Kissell to speak at Lafayette dinner

APRIL 22, 1952 – “A talk by Big John Kissell of the Cleveland Browns professional football team will headline a sports program for members of the Lafayette AC on Thursday evening. “... In addition to ‘Jarring’ John, the city’s outstanding contributor to the professional grid game, ...

Knights, city plan for Fourth

Here’s a few tids and bits in your Easter basket to chew on besides the chocolate and jellybeans: – Great move for the Nashua Silver Knights to be part of the city’s July 4 festivities, even if it is an ultra early game at 11 a.m. It’s a win-win, as the team provides the early day ...

Time Travel: Big-league players need more ‘fight’

APRIL 15, 1952 – “ ‘There’s not enough fight, spirit or determination to win among ballplayers today,’ commented a former Nashua professional diamond star of some four decades ago. “He is Wilfred H. ‘Billy’ Page, 69, of 16 Dinsmore St., who played second base and caught in the ...

Get ready for the marathon days in a sprint of a season

Spring will have sprung completely on Monday. Not that the local high school spring sports season had a week that didn't count. Oh, just the opposite, as we've had a few tennis matches and a couple of outdoor track meets. But the floodgates open beginning Monday. And out of hibernation come ...