On 10/30/2014, Former Mayor Thomas Menino of Boston, MA passed away at the age of 71. Mr. Menino was a huge part of the city of Boston since he came into office as the mayor of Boston in 1993.
Born 12/27/1942, Menino was a longtime resident of Hyde Park, MA before he entered into political office as mayor in 1993. Menino began his service to the city of Boston as a city councilor in 1983 and held various positions until becoming the Mayor of Boston after his predecessor Mayor Flynn vacated the office. Although as the mayor of Boston, Mr. Menino’s major responsibilities included ensuring the safety of its citizens through collaborative efforts with public safety agencies such as the Boston Police Department. He also played a huge role when it came to the major sporting teams that currently reside in the great city of Boston- the Red Sox, Bruins, Patriots and Celtics. Continue reading Mayor Menino: We Salute You and the City of Boston Thanks You »
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Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas died Saturday night in a crash crash near his home in the Nashville area. He was 36 years old.
Police said Bironas was speeding in his SUV when he went off the road and struck a group of trees. He was pronounced dead at the hospital. Police said there was no evidence drugs or alcohol played a role in the accident.
Bironas was released by the Titans in March after 9 years with the team. He was a free agent and worked out for the Lions earlier this week. Continue reading Former Titans Kicker Rob Bironas Killed in Car Crash »
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In case you missed it this weekend, watch as NASCAR driver Tony Stewart hits and kills another driver, Kevin Ward Jr., on a dirt track in New York.
WARNING, this video may be disturbing to some.
What do you think of what happened?
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In a NESN interview on Tuesday, Red Sox GM Ben Cherington admitted, “At some point, we may need to be realistic and focus on helping the 2015 team.” That time is now. It is time for all of us to be realistic. They aren’t closing the gap. The Sox have struggled all year, and the nail in the coffin of the 2014 season has been the abysmal home stand that will likely become worse tonight when they face White Sox ace, Chris Sale.
Continue reading Red Sox DFA A.J. Pierzynski: Sign of Things to Come »
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Many New England Patriots fans were left scratching their collective heads following the 2014 NFL draft. Why didn’t the Patriots draft a tight end? Why did they draft a quarterback in the second round? Why did they draft so many offensive linemen?
Gasoline was only added to the fire of burning questions later in the week when director of college scouting Jon Robinson decided to leave the team and join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the same role.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston claims there is no connection between the odd draft strategy and the departure of Robinson. Reiss says, “This is about relationships and upward mobility.” Continue reading Business as Usual: Top Scout Leaves Patriots »
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For the past ten years, trading card companies like Topps have relied heavily on vintage style card sets to help keep collectors interested in the hobby. Sets that feature card designs that have ranged anywhere from the 1960s all the way back to the early 1900s. This week Topps continues their annual look into the past with the late nineteenth century inspired Gypsy Queen set (fourth year of production), which is named and styled after the early tobacco cards.
Continue reading 2014 Topps Gypsy Queen Preview »
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