Author: William Hyland

William ‘Will” Hyland is a proud Mainer with a strong passion for Boston Sports and writing. He is a first-year student and Sport Management major at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. He’s previously written for the Penobscot Bay Pilot, and also currently writes at Baseball Hot Corner. Follow him on Twitter @willhyland.

HHTF: The Red Sox Master Plan

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Volume 7, Inst. 2 We’ve seen the offensive outburst. We’ve heard the fan frenzy. And we’ve felt that new baseball season hit our harmonic hearts. There is no doubt that this Red Sox season is different.…

Most Unifying Moments Following 2013 Marathon Tragedy

Today I’ll be taking  break from offering hot sports takes and instead look back at some of the best sports moments that have unified this city since the Marathon Bombings three years ago. 5. “Brady” Chants 4. 2013 World Series…

HHTF: The Real Reason Why Price Got Pushed Back

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday; Vol 6. Inst. 1 Yesterday, news broke that Boston Red Sox LHP David Price would not pitch at all in the opening series against the reigning division champion Toronto Blue Jays. This comes following the announcement previously…

HHTF: Football Is Now Fatal

*Disclaimer* This is a hot take. It may be provocative, and many will disagree. It is meant to highlight an opinion that may be controversial. Nothing written should be imperative, just read objectively. Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol. 5, Inst.…

Weekend Hot Take: Pump the Brakes on the Patriots Offseason

Great. We haven’t talked legitimate New England Patriots news in almost two months and now we meet again. Since the end of the season, we have seen the departure of Brandon LaFell, Scott Chandler, Jerod Mayo, and Chandler Jones, in…

HHTF: What Kind of Sports Town is Boston Anyway?

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Vol. 4, Inst. 4 Over the past fifteen years we have been accustomed to widespread success of many franchises in this area. However, there is still the decade by decade debate on which pro team among…

HHTF: Top 5 Worse Trades In Boston Since 2005

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol 4. Inst. 2 5. Joe Thornton for Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart, and Wayne Primeau – 11/30/2005 It took six and a half years for the trade to deliver a Stanley Cup to Causeway. Though it…

HHTF: Top 10 Boston Sports Moments Since 2000

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Volume 4, Inst. 1 Perhaps compiling a list of the best moments that occurred in sports throughout New England over the past 15-16 years isn’t really a “hot take,” but with a Super Bowl that lacks…

HHTF: Xander Bogaerts Will Be AL MVP in 2016

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Volume 3, Installment 4 With the complete crash landing that was the 2015 New England Patriots and the constant inconsistencies of the C’s and B’s, I’m definitely looking forward to some baseball. In particular, I’m looking…

HHTF: A Tale of Two Cities

  Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol. 3 Installment 3 Stop me if you have heard this before. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going to play in the AFC Championship game this weekend. After a statement win Saturday…

HHTF: A Defining Game for the Patriots

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Volume 3 Inst. 2 Through fifteen years,the New England Patriots have been to six Super Bowls, nine AFC Title Games, and have had ten first round byes, including six in a row. There’s no question they are the…

15 Things Only New England Sports Fans Understand

No matter what any national sports pundit from New York or Los Angeles says, New England is the best sports region in the world. We’ve experienced the most successful century of any other fan base and are home to five big-time…

HHTF: NFL Playoff Predictions

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Volume 3. Installment 1 After a short break over the holidays, my first hot take of 2016 will be NFL Playoff predictions. Each Round will have the matchup and predicted result. WILD CARD ROUND AFC #6 Pittsburgh…

The National Media’s Favorite QB

  Do you remember where you were the morning of January 19th, 2015? Were you at a Dunkin Donuts getting your morning fill? Were you sleeping in on MLK day after the Pats blowout win in the AFC Title Game?…

2016 Expectations for Boston Sports Teams

Well, 2015 was quite a year here in New England when it came to our sports teams. There was the unbeliavable Super Bowl run by the Patriots, followed by an offseason dominated by Deflategate rumors and details. Currently, the Pats…

HHTF: Patriots Will Still Dominate, Even ‘Post-Brady’

  Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Vol 2. Inst. 3 For the past few years or so, Boston sports pundits like Dan Shaughnessy and Michael Felger have been discussing the so-called “closing window” of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. They…

HHTF: Why The Bruins May Still Be ‘Cup Contenders

  Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol 2. Inst. 2 Despite an intriguing NFL power balance and an MLB hot stove that’s been hot as of late, there is no time like the present to visit the team which calls Garden ice…

HHTF: The Sport Media Meltdown?

  Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol. 2, Inst. 1 First of all, I’d like to apologize to all my “loyal” readers for missing last Friday. You could say I had turkey leftover syndrome. But I promise, I was not shopping.…

HHTF: David Ortiz is the Greatest Red Sock Ever

“Hyland’s Hot Take Friday” Vol. 1, Inst. 2 Where were you on October 17th, 2004? April 20th, 2013? October 13th, 2013?  Maybe as recent as September 12th, 2015? Perhaps you’ll remember them more as the walk-off against the Yankees, the…

HHTF: Torey Lovullo Could Be Manager By June

“Hyland’s Hot Take Friday” Vol. 1, Inst. 2 Last August, the Boston Red Sox were told that manager John Farrell had a treatable case of lymphoma that would cause him to miss the rest of the 2015 season. In relief,…

HHTF: Roger Goodell’s Days Are Numbered

  Similar to my regional colleagues like Michael Hurley and Jim Murray, I enjoy participating in hot takes on a regular basis. And because I’m new here at TitleTownTalk, I figured it would be a great weekly personal series to put…

At 7-0, Patriots Still Haven’t Reached Their Peak

  As the NFL season nears its midpoint, the New England Patriots find themselves in a similar position. First in the AFC East, atop the conference, and the team to beat in the entire league.The scary thing is, however, I don’t think…