Parent Podcast -Our Favorite Pros, College Teams and Friends, Ep. 4


Savanna Atstupenas

Lucas Parent (in red) talks about sports with fellow staffers Chris Cooke (in hat), Caden Watters (in green) and Will Denio.

Lucas Parent

Welcome to today’s Parent Podcast.  Let’s get to it!

Hello and Welcome back, I’m your host, Lucas Parent. And I’m joined by Chris Cooke, Will Denio, and Caden Watters. Let’s get right into it. 

The Patriots have a game tonight, traveling to face the Arizona Cardinals on Monday Night Football. The Cardinals have struggled this season, going 4-8 and posting only one win at home in seven contests.  Receiver Jakobi Myers and Cornerback Jalen Mills are out, and running back Dmaien Harris is questionable for this game. Rondale Moore and Byron Murphy are expected to be out for the Cardinals. 

The Patriots are right in the middle of the pack in the NFL. At 6-6, they have gone 3-3 at home and 3-3 on the road. While still .500, they are currently last in the AFC East and fighting for a playoff spot; They will likely need to win out or take only one loss in their remaining five games to make the playoffs for the second straight season. Coming off a pair of losses, the Patriots will look to use tonight’s game to right the ship. The Patriots finish the season with matches against the Raiders, Bengals, Dolphins, and Bills, three of whom would be in the playoff picture if the season ended today.

The Boston Celtics fell to the Golden State Warriors, 123-107. Jaylen Brown stayed hot, scoring 31 in the defeat. The Celtics shot a measly 30% from beyond the arc, but held the Warriors to just 33%. This matchup was the first since the Warriors defeated the Celtics in six games in the NBA Finals this past June. The Celtics were down Al Horford and Robert WIlliams, while Golden State was missing all-star forward Andrew Wiggins. The Celtics still retain the top seed in the Eastern Conference at 21-6. 

As mentioned earlier, Robert Williams is still on the road to recovery. He is expected to make his return soon, but it will not come tonight as the Celtics continue their road trip against the Los Angeles Clippers. Al Horford is also out.

The NBA lost a legend on Sunday as Paul Silas passed away at 79. Silas was a three time champion, and made five all-defensive teams in his time in the association. Silas was voted into the basketball hall of fame in 2017. Known also for his coaching career, Silas coached several teams as well, including the Bobcats and LeBron-led Cavaliers at the forefront of James’ career. 

The Red Sox lost Xander Bogearts to free agency, as he signed a multi-year contract with the San Diego Padres. The two sides agreed on an 11-year, 280-million dollar deal. Many fans are questioning why the Red Sox would let such a desired player leave, and many more are questioning the front office based on a spoiled track record built up following a championship in 2018. Since the title, the Red Sox have only made the playoffs one time, and have lost former MVP Mookie Betts, Andrew Benitendi, and more. In addition, the front office locked up Trevor Story to a multi-year contract; and he has not been impressive thus far.

The Red Sox did make A signing, coming to terms with outfielder Masataka Yoshida. The deal is for five years at 90 million. Yoshida batted .335 this past season overseas.

The Bruins played two games over the weekend, the first of which was against the Arizona Coyotes on Friday night. The Bruins, who have been hot at the start of this season, have been dominant against the Coyotes. Prior to this game, the Bruins had won 19 straight against the Coyotes, the second longest streak against a single opponent in NHL history. However, the Coyotes decided that they had had enough, defeating the Bruins, 4-3.

The Bruins were able to get back to their winning ways on Sunday night, defeating the Golden Knights, 3-1. The Bruins face the Islanders on Tuesday as they look to get a win streak going.

Providence College hoops is in the midst of a three game win streak just prior to the start of Big East Conference play. After defeating URI, the Friars picked up a pair of wins against Manhattan and Albany. Providence’s offense is finally clicking, scoring over 93 a game in the last three contests, as opposed to about 75 through the first eight. The Friars open up Big East play on Saturday at Seton Hall.

Bryant basketball achieved victory at Manhattan in an overtime thriller, 104 to 97. Junior guard Earl Timberlake scored 23 points and gathered 10 rebounds in the win.

The URI Rams have been off to a poor start to the season, winning only three times in ten games; However, they were able to beat Army, 77-67, on Saturday.

Speaking of Army, the 123rd game between Army and Navy happened over the weekend. For the first time in the illustrious history of the rivalry game, the game went to overtime. The teams traded blows until double overtime, when a field goal by Army put them ahead and gave them a 20-17 win. Army has won five of seven against Navy, but Navy still leads the all-time series.

The World Cup is nearing an end, and only four teams remain. Argentina defeated the Netherlands, Croatia topped Brazil, France won against England, and Morocco blanked Portugal. The tournament will conclude in about two weeks from today.

Lincoln Athletics is now in action. The Lions defeated the Highlander Charter Hawks 69-56 in their season opener. Junior Wayne McNamara scored 22 in the victory, leading Lincoln in scoring. Lions hockey is also now in action, claiming victory in the season opener by virtue of a goal from Pelosi and a pair of goals from Turcotte. Lions hockey played again yesterday, winning 3-1 over North Kingstown. 

(Will/Chris/Caden segment)

Thanks for listening, and we’ll catch you back on Wednesday.