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2013 SoB Story of the Year: Boston Marathon Bombings

It was one of the most difficult days our society had in some time. On April 15, two explosions went off near the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three and injuring 264. The city, nation and world were rocked, but the spirit and determination of Boston and those willing to help brought normalcy […]

2013 SoB Hall of Fame Inductee: Carl Yastrzemski

For the first time since the inaugural inductee Ted Williams in 2009, the Red Sox have a member inducted into the SoB Hall of fame. Apparently, the Sox love producing left fielder legends (sorry, Carl Crawford), as Carl Yastrzemski, who also played some first base, is enshrined for 2013. Though Yaz never won a championship, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 8

The season is already two months old, and things still aren’t looking much better for the East. The West is breeding much better competition overall, but both conferences are still pretty tight. And with Indiana and Miami, the West certainly isn’t guaranteed to produce the next NBA Champion. A lot is still going on all […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 12

Three months are gone in the NHL season, and all the teams are getting some rest on the league’s Christmas vacation. Games resume Friday, and plenty of teams have a lot of work to do. Some positioning is still up for grabs, as well a few spots in the playoff standings. The top contenders are […]

2013 SoB Awards Show Nominations

With 2013 almost over, it’s time to get rolling on the 2013 Sports of Boston Awards Show. Every year, the SoB staff gets together to pick the Story, Game and Player of the Year out of everything the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots and Red Sox have had to offer that year. This year has provided no […]

2013 SoB Hall of Fame Nominees

2013 is almost over, so it’s time again for the Sports of Boston Hall of Fame induction. Every year, we pick the best former player, coach or other figure from the history of the Bruins, Celtics, Patriots or Red Sox, and induct them in the SoB Hall of Fame. Four times so far, a player […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 16

Just one week remains in the season, and plenty remains to be determined. The last Wildcard spot in each conference is up for grabs, as are all four NFC divisions. After being in contention for #1 for some time, the Saints could still miss the playoffs entirely. The Patriots could finish anywhere from #1 to […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 7

Seven weeks are gone in the NBA season, and three teams are above .500 in the East. Beyond the front few teams, the teams are as clustered as they can be, and especially in the East several teams ranked ninth and lower are in the running. Trading season is off and running, and many teams […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 11

It won’t be long before the season is half over, but the intrigue is still going strong. Chicago and Pittsburgh easily lead their divisions, but the Conference lead is still up for grabs. Teams are still trying to hack their way into the playoff standings, Wildcard or division. The outside teams in the East are […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 15

Just two weeks remain in the NFL season, and only four out of 12 teams have clinched a playoff spot; only the fourth-seeded Colts have clinched a division. While mathematical possibilities still remain, many teams are comfortable with a spot, but seeding remains a hotly contested issue, especially with Denver losing and New Orleans and […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 6

We’re now past 20 games into the season, and things remain especially bleak in the East for any non-Miami or Indiana team. The West has a bit of a clique on top, though many more Western teams still have a pretty good chance to make a run. In both conferences, teams are clustered all around […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 10

The season is already 10 weeks old, but it remains difficult for any team to make a run. In fact, many teams are out of the picture but remain very close, especially in the East. A few more injuries are rearing their heads around the league as well, threatening to turn everything upside down. A […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NFL Week 14

Just three games remain in the schedule, and more teams are clinching spots. A record number of ACL tears for a season continues to grow as well, which is quite unfortunate for everyone involved, and shakes things up greatly for the teams that were counting on them. Four of the divisions are led by a […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NBA Week 5

The season is already almost a quarter of the way over, and it’s still a hot-bed of competition. In the West, all but Utah and Sacramento are within two games of a playoff spot. In the East, four teams, including a division winner, are sub-.500 but in the playoffs. Another two, including the third seed, […]

If the Playoffs Started Today – NHL Week 9

Teams are starting to approach 30 games played, but no team has firmly separated themselves from all others. The Metropolitan Division still has several teams fighting for position. Other than Vancouver, the Western Conference is starting to figure out which of its eight teams will play past 82 games. Seeding everywhere is still very much […]