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  1. Should the Red Sox consider being sellers?

    It's not often that Red Sox Nation debates whether its team should be a buyer or seller at the July 31 trade deadline, but that's where we're at in this disappointing season. With a few attractive trade chips -- namely Jon Lester and Koji Uehara, ...

    Blog | June 13, 2014
  2. Hot Button: Patriots' top draft priority?

    The Patriots have needs at tight end and on both sides of the line of scrimmage, but what should be their top priority at next week's draft? We debate. You decide....

    Blog | May 02, 2014
  3. Hot Button: Biggest need on offense

    With free agency around the corner,'s Mike Reiss and Field Yates debate the Patriots' greatest need on offense. Read their arguments and vote in our poll to have your say. * Reiss: Tight end is biggest need. The Patriots currently h...

    Blog | March 06, 2014
  4. Power Rankings: C's at No. 27

    The Boston Celtics climb a spot to No. 27 in this week's NBA Power Rankings. From curator Marc Stein: "In place of Rajon Rondo trade updates that are on hold until June, or further debate about Rondo's unauthorized birthday activities, he...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  5. Video: Williams a Heisman contender?

    Lou Holtz and Mark May debate whether Boston College's Andre Williams is as deserving as anyone to be a leading contender for the Heisman Trophy....

    Blog | November 24, 2013
  6. Breaking down Brady vs. Manning

    With Tom Brady and Peyton Manning meeting for the 14th time in their storied careers Sunday at Gillette Stadium, we're looking at the matchup from every angle. Comparing their legacies: Greg Garber breaks down the debate about which quarterback hi...

    Blog | November 20, 2013
  7. Video: Is Tebow Time done?

    After Tim Tebow didn't play in the Patriots' preseason game against the Lions, the "First Take" crew debates whether his time in the NFL is over (video)....

    Blog | August 23, 2013
  8. Hot Button: Should Pats use franchise tag?

    With Monday's deadline for teams to franchise players looming Monday, we asked our Mike Reiss and Field Yates to debate what the Patriots should do in this week's Hot Button. They have three key free agents in Wes Welker, Aqib Talib an...

    Blog | March 01, 2013
  9. Bruschi's take: Brady is 'no dummy'

    Over the last day and a half, a debate has blossomed on whether to view Tom Brady's contract extension as the act of a selfless player putting his team above himself or a shrewd business man increasing the amount of money he has guaranteed. Here'...

    Blog | February 27, 2013
  10. Video: Is KG an all-time great?

    Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate whether Kevin Garnett is an all-time great after reaching the 25,000 point milestone. While Bayless isn't a fan of KG's fade-away jumper and blasts the big man for not "being Kareem-like in the paint," Smit...

    Blog | February 08, 2013
  11. Let's get to the point

    Today's headlines, including a Hot Button where we debate whether Boston will have to look outside the organization for a backup point guard and Doc Rivers discussing how the lack of a true point guard isn't as big of a deal as you might think:...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  12. Coast to Coast: C's at a crossroad

    J.A. Adande and Israel Gutierrez debate what direction the Celtics need to take following the loss of Rajon Rondo. Should the C's blow it up and start over or should they keep their prized players and try to add stronger complementary pieces? Here...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  13. Hot Button: Setting defensive priorities

    In a Hot Button now posted to, Mike Rodak and Field Yates debate the following question: Which aspect of the Ravens' attack will it be more important for the Pats to stop, Joe Flacco's vertical passing game or Ray Rice and the running ...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  14. Can Patriots be Super without home field?

    In the First Take video above, Dan Graziano and Cedric Ceballos debate whether the Patriots can reach the Super Bowl without a first-round bye. Graziano points out that the Patriots haven't played a road playoff game (besides the Super Bowl) sinc...

    Blog | December 26, 2012
  15. Hot Button: Booking for the Big Easy?

    In today's Hot Button on, Mike Reiss and Field Yates debate whether it's too early for Patriots fans to start to make travel plans to be in New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII. If nothing else, history seems to be on their side. They'...

    Blog | December 12, 2012
  16. Podcast: Wrapping up the MIAA football season

    Editors Scott Barboza and Brendan Hall were joined once again by Norwood High football head coach John Sarianides in breaking down all the action from Saturday's MIAA Super Bowls. They also take a look back at the season that was, debate our post...

    Blog | December 07, 2012