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January 29, 2014

Sports in a minute: Ex-Patriots coach building strong resume

CARROLL PERCEPTION

Popular perception around New England is that former Patriots coach and current Seahawks head man Pete Carroll isn’t a very good head coach.

But his record tells a much different story.

Carroll went 97-19 as head coach of USC while NCAA sanctions adjusted his record to 83-19. Still that’s a .814 winning percentage.

As an NFL head coach, he has posted a 71-57 record in eight seasons and a 5-4 record in the postseason. He has made the playoffs five of eight seasons.

INTERESTING BABY NAME

KING 5 News in Seattle yesterday tweeted out a picture of a newborn baby wearing a Seattle Seahawks winter hat. The tweet stated: “Welcome to the world, Cydnee Leigh 12th Mann. And yes, 12th really is her middle name. #SEAbestfans.”

A Seattle couple with the last name “Mann” actually gave its baby a second middle name “12th” in honor of the Seahawks who nicknamed themselves the “12th Man,” in honor of how loud the crowd is at their home stadium, CenturyLink Field.

DAVENPORT’S PROJECTIONS

Baseball sabermetrician Clay Davenport posted his 2014 MLB standings projection on his website. He has the defending World Series champion Red Sox finishing second in the AL East with an 86-76 record. He has the Tampa Bay Rays finishing first (90-72) and the New York Yankees finishing third (85-77).

STAT OF THE DAY

Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning has thrown for 64,964 yards in 240 games while his dad Archie and brother Eli have a combined 59,256 yards in 304 combined games played.

BOUDREAU CLOSE?

Recently noted in The Eagle-Tribune is that Methuen High grad Rashidat Agboola reached the 1,000-point plateau with BU and Central Catholic graduate Katie Zenevitch reached the same milestone for Boston College.

How close is Andover grad and BC sophomore Nicole Boudreau, the most prolific scorer in area history?

Boudreau certainly is on pace surpass 1,000. She has 546 points with more than two years to go.

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