Here are our award nominees for an awesome and whacky decade of New England sports

It’s wicked hard to believe it’s almost 2020! The start of a new year. The birth of a new decade.
As we look back, what an amazing and sometimes crazy past decade it has been for New England sports. This month we’ll look back and hand out awards in a number of sports categories. Some serious. Some a little funny.

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Here are a few of the categories:

Most Bizarre Story of the Decade

Brad Marchand licking opponents
Aaron Hernandez
Robert Kraft & Orchids of Asia

Boston Team of the Decade

2014 Patriots
2016 Patriots
2018 Red Sox
2011 Bruins

Best Fight of the Decade

Joe Kelly vs Tyler Austin
Eck vs David Price
Tom Brady vs Roger Goodell
David Ortiz vs Dugout Phone

Worst Signing of the Decade

Pablo Sandoval
Rusney Castillo
Carl Crawford
Antonio Brown

Best Person to Party With of the Decade

Mike Napoli
Robert Kraft

Game of the Decade

Super Bowl 49 (Butler Pick)
Super Bowl 51 (28-3 comeback)
2018 AFC Title game at KC (OT win)
2013 ALCS Game 2 (Ortiz Grand slam off Benoit)
2018 World Series Game 4 (Sox take 3-1 lead in extras)
2011 Bruins-Lightning Game 7 Eastern Finals (1-0 Bruins)

Michael Scott Award: Clueless Leader of the Decade

Cindy Blodgett
Bobby Valentine
Dave Dombrowski

MVP of the Decade not named Tom Brady

Mookie Betts
Patrice Bergeron
David Ortiz
Rob Gronkowski
Julian Edelman

Retirement of the Decade

David Ortiz
Paul Pierce
Rob Gronkowski
Mike DeVito

Worst injury of the Decade

Gordon Hayward’s Broken Leg 2017 opening night
Gronk’s broken leg 2011 AFC title game vs Baltimore before SB 46
Pedroia on the Machado slide
Kendrick Perkins Game 6 2010 NBA Finals vs Lakers

Jeff Solari

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