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Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 2

(And now, the exciting conclusion:) 6. What We Missed Out On “I couldn’t stop running it over and over and over in my mind: the vague and distant suspicion that we never understood what happened that night.” – Patrick Kenzie, “Gone Baby Gone” Here were the possible storylines coming out of free agency: LeBron goes […]

Ten Things I Hate About “The Decision” Pt. 1

WARNING: The following article may be suspected of baseless and fatalistic Internet whining, or of peanut gallery shots taken out of frustration.  It is guilty of neither.  I promise to offer at least as much substance as there is complaining within.  If unsatisfied by this list, you may exchange this story for a full refund […]

Making Sense of a Nonsensical Season: Celtics 2009-2010 Review

On January 20, the Boston Celtics played one of the ugliest games of their season, letting Charlie Villanueva catch fire, and lost, with little more than a whimper, to the Detroit Pistons, 92-86.  The team shot 5 for 19 from behind the arc, turned the ball over 19 times, and had a -10 rebound margin […]

Celtics Upset Cleveland With Third Straight Victory

Before the media trampled over one another in order to get the first story out about where LeBron might end up, before his teammates disappeared in the fourth quarter, and before Kevin Garnett’s five-rebound fourth quarter put the finishing touches on the Cavaliers, for the second time in three years, unceremoniously escorting the Cavs from […]

Wake-Up Call Win For The Sox

If the Red Sox want to get a fresh lease on the season, they’d do well to seize the spirit of Sunday’s 9-3 win over Yankees and start printing shirts with a new mantra: Win Ugly. While it certainly won’t be played on ESPNClassic anytime soon, the Sox staved off a sweep behind a steady […]

Kevin Durant: The One That Got Away?

It’s hard to say what’s most impressive about Kevin Durant. Is it his graceful fadeaway, the one that has opposing fans shaking their heads as soon as it leaves those comically gigantic hands? Is it his insistent leaner, in which he throws his rail-thin frame against an opponent, holds onto the ball until the last […]