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Sports Media Musings: 98.5 On Top, BSMW Approval System Wins, Marv Albert

Every Friday I will be providing SoB with a weekly media news/notes column, including three must-read columns for the Boston sports fan (whether good or bad). The King & I WEEI’s long reign as world-beater of the sports radio landscape has come to an end. In the month of May, 98.5 The Sports Hub bolstered its […]

Picking Up the Pieces: Vancouver Riots Unrelated to Sports

In the film Green Street Hooligans, protagonist Elijah Wood finds himself ensconced in the underground world of “Futbol Firms” (Read: Gangs that identify themselves with soccer teams). The movie itself is fine. It’s enjoyable, has some “roller-coaster stomach feeling” moments (always a good thing), and features Wood being a bad-ass (which in-of-itself is uproarious because, […]

The ESPN Book Review: “Those Guys Have All The Fun”

The anticipation surrounding the oral history of the embattled “four letter network” and self-proclaimed “worldwide leader in sports,” ESPN, entitled Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN was comparable to that of a summer blockbuster movie release. The rumored aggregate amount of information - coming directly from those who were at the conglomerate during […]

Outliers: The Impact of the Bruins Stanley Cup Victory

I hate to be that guy. The columnist that tries to put everything into “context.” The Bruins didn’t just win Lord Stanley’s Cup Wednesday night, there has to be a larger issue here, right? Man, I think sometimes contextualizing the moment is as hackneyed as a joke from a Mike & Molly preview, about Charlie […]

Alleged Bret Lockett-Kim Kardashian Affair: Keeping Up With the Locketts?

Two weeks ago, I wrote about picking sides in the NFL lockout. The column took the form of a child in a divorce: Do you want to live with your mom (players) or your dad (owners)? What’s it going to be, huh? At the conclusion of the piece, things were left ambiguously. It’s a sticky situation. […]

Bruins Stanley Cup Game 1 Report Card: Thomas Great, Recchi Too Old

Quick Thoughts: Well, from a Boston Bruins perspective, one can chose to look at Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals two ways: 1. A wasted opportunity. A game that easily could be had — given Tim Thomas and his heroic efforts. Thomas won’t be able to replicate that performance throughout the series. Lastly, and most importantly, Boston […]

Picking Sides in the NFL Lockout: Ownership vs. Players

Sometimes, when I write for Sports Of Boston, I forget many of my previous memes I developed on my old website are lost on my new readers. I realized this notion during my NFL lockout podcast earlier this week. One central theme revolved around the sentiment that, as fans, our allegiance lays with ownership above everything else. […]

Video: Steve Downie Tries To Kiss Andrew Ference in Bruins-Lightning Game 6

There’s a million reasons to love sports. You can love it for the rivalries. Maybe, you love it for the thrills; or subconsciously, because everyone loves to complain, you may love sports for the lolls. Some people love sports for the tradition, kind of like a holiday. The natutre of the beast is unpredictable. It’s not dubbed “March Sanity”, […]

Podcast: Logan Mankins, Ray Lewis, Tom Brady, and Macho Man

Today on my periodic podcast, entitled The Rundown With Ryan Hadfield, I switched things up and had my good friend Ross Helliwell on the show. We discuss the impact of the NFL lockout from players and fans perspective, Logan Mankins contract negotiations, TMZ Tom Brady,  Drew Bledsoe’s role in Patriots history and the death of Macho […]

Lightning’s 3 Power Play Goals Against Bruins Force Game 7

Game Summary We wouldn’t have it any other way… Right? The Tampa Bay Lighting forced a Game 7 against the Boston Bruins in the Eastern Conference Finals following their 5-4 victory Wednesday night. The Bruins penalty kill was victimized three times by the vaunted Tampa Bay attack. Boston fell behind instantaneously on a Teddy Purcell blast off a […]

5 Tidbits on Bruins-Lightning Going Into Game 5

Here are 5 musings about the Eastern Conference Finals between the Boston Bruins and Tampa BayLightning heading into Game 5 tonight at the Garden. The series is tied at two games apiece. 1. Cooling the Jets So the Bruins blew a GOLDEN opportunity. There’s no way getting around it. After one period of play Saturday, in Game 3, […]

5 Tidbits From Bruins-Lightning ECF Series Going Into Game 4

Here are five thoughts on the Boston/Tampa Bay Eastern Conference Finals series thus far. The Bruins took a one-game lead following a 2-0 win in Game 3. 1. Size vs Skill.. vs. Heart Through three games, this series is shaking out much like the opening round against Montreal for the Bruins. Boston has the edge in size, and […]

Remembering Drew: A Look Back as Bledsoe Gets Patriot HOF Nod

The Boston sports scene has changed drastically this decade. Before being considered a “Title-town”, Boston fans knew hardship like Ashton Kutcher’s agent knows a bad movie script. (Excuse me, I was just coerced into watching No Strings Attached, which was as realistic as Inception and Avatar… COMBINED.) The pre-cursor to Tom Terrific, KG, and Cowboy […]

Sports Media Musings: Jack Edwards Inks Deal, NESN vs CSN, Gus Johnson, & Bill Simmons

Excuse me, while I channel my inner Jason McIntyre… Boston’s storied sports history is rich with both personalities on the field, court, and rink as well as the personalities covering our beloved teams. Names like Peter Gammons and Bob Ryan come to mind for their objectivity and transcendence into the national spotlight in the later […]

Doc Rivers on Board to Bring the Band Back Together Next Year

LeBron James going to his knee, clutching Dwyane Wade while the two SuperFriends embraced, and doing his best Rod Tidwell impression said it all. The pure jubilation of the fickle Miami patrons said it all. Referee Bill Spooner emphatically signalling Miami Heat ball like he was a wide receiver catching a pivotal 3rd & 12 as Delonte West launched […]