New England Patriots

2017 Patriots: Phillip Dorsett & Making Sense of the Roster Cut-Down

What Phillip Dorsett Brings to the Table The biggest move of the day for the Patriots, and the entire league, was trading 3rd string quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. It’s not often that you see a player-for-player exchange in the NFL, so let’s take a look at the implications of this trade: The Patriots fill a special teams need. By all accounts, Dorsett has the appearance […]

New England Patriots

What I Saw from the Preseason: 2017 New England Patriots

We all know the preseason doesn’t matter (unless it involves catastrophic injury), so I’ll keep this brief. Here are some key takeaways through three weeks of Patriots preseason play. 1) Julian Edelman. I am typing this ahead of an official diagnosis, so hopefully things will turn out better than a season-ending ACL injury. Without Edelman, the Patriots offense suddenly looks more vulnerable than it did just days ago. It cannot be overstated how valuable Julian […]

Do the Work Steven Pressfield

Do the Work: How Steven Pressfield Will Make You a Better Writer

Every writer needs to study the teachings of Steven Pressfield. He is the Nike of the literary world. The ultra-successful shoe and athletic-apparel company won the slogan race years ago with Just Do It. For writers, Pressfield’s Do the Work is a close second. While a prolific and talented fiction author, Pressfield’s nonfiction books center on strategic methods for overcoming the barriers to writing (or any artistic endeavor, but the primary focus of his is writing). The War of Art […]

MCAT CARS Mastery

521+ MCAT: Techniques for Mastering CARS

Find more expert MCAT advice and one-on-one coaching at mcatcoach.me   Critical Analysis and Reading Section (CARS) is the most underrated, and most often ignored, section of the current MCAT. Too many students see a familiar format of reading passages and answering questions, something they’ve done since taking EOGs in elementary school, and think that this particular section of the MCAT will be a cake walk. It’s not. As most students find while completing practice […]

Dave Ramsey Personal Finance

Lessons from Dave Ramsey: How to Master Your Personal Finance

“There is no secret to becoming rich because the principles are not secret.” The Most Important Financial Principle: Contentment As Ramsey puts it, we all suffer from the disease of stuff. We have been sold the idea that things bring happiness and that only through money can we find the enjoyment we crave and a sense of fulfillment. The single greatest principle for taking financial responsibility is learning contentment. It’s the lead domino that makes […]

Improving Personal Statement

Pre Meds: 3 Ways to Improve Your Personal Statement

You’ve got a draft. You’ve been revising, editing and rewriting for weeks now. But you need to figure out how to take your personal statement to the next level. You need to be sure what you are submitting to medical schools will gain their attention (for the right reasons) and convince them to give you an interview invite and, of course, an acceptance. Grab Their Attention The personal statement for medical school is not a […]

LeGarrette Blount Tender

Why Is Everyone Upset Over the LeGarrette Bount Tender?

What’s Going On The Patriots placed an infrequently used unrestricted free-agent tender on LeGarette Blount last Tuesday, the final day of compensatory pick calculations. LeGarrette Blount is currently a free agent with interest from multiple teams outside of the Patriots organization. What this Means The unrestricted free-agent tender has been so rarely used (some reports say it has never been used before) that it’s natural for confusion to occur over what the move means. Essentially, […]

NFL Draft 2017

NFL Draft 2017: Favorite Picks from the First Round

Disclaimer: While it’s fun to evaluate selections in April, almost none of it matters until we see the players on the field in September. Each of the following picks could be viewed as a total bust two years from now. However, given the information available at the time of writing, here are a few of my favorite selections following the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. In no particular order: Philadelphia Eagles 14th Overall: […]

Eagles 2017 Draft

Philadelphia Eagles 2017 Draft: First Two Rounds

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most interesting teams to watch over the next season because of their unique position relative to the rest of the league. They may become a dominant, year-after-year playoff contender, or they could fall completely flat and continue a decade of mid-tier mediocrity. The Eagles are building a good roster. They have their quarterback (time will tell Wentz’s fate, but the ceiling is high), and an incredible defensive front. Jim Schwartz […]