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Bill Russell to be Honored with Statue in Boston

Earlier today it was announced that the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, in conjunction with the Bill Russell Legacy Committee, will erect a statue of legendary Celtic Bill Russell in the city of Boston. As most Bostonians would agree, it’s about time. Russell is considered one of the greatest athletes to play professional sports in North […]

LeBron James Inks Deal For Liverpool With Fenway Sports Group

Earlier this week it was reported that NBA mega (douche) star LeBron James has joined forces with John Henry and his massive sports ownership/marketing firm, Fenway Sports Group (FSG), of which Tom Werner is also a principle owner. Its well known LeBron is a huge Yankees fan and it’s also possible he could play a […]

South End Baseball Success Stories: Delcarmen and Beyond

Delcarmen, Stars, and South End Baseball There’s a reason Manny Delcarmen’s name is being floated about a potential return to Boston, and that’s because you can never discount a favorite son returning home. The Hyde Park native and West Roxbury High School graduate was a second-round draft pick by Boston in 2000.  The pick made Delcarmen the first draftee […]

Shaq Singing at “Cheers” in Boston

Celtics center Shaquille O’Neal doesn’t need to go far to find a place where everyone knows his name. If he’s anywhere in the world, there will probably be someone that recognizes “Blackie Bulger,” whether he’s in drag, dressed as Santa Claus, sitting like a statue, or at the police station getting his gun license. But, […]

Song Review: Beantown

You’re used to seeing these things on our site for books every once in awhile. But for the first time ever, you’re being treated to a song review. And I can’t think of a better song than one specifically about Boston sports, past and present. I am speaking of course about “Beantown,” from the 2005 […]

A Sad Day in Boston Sports

We all went into Friday evening with such high hopes. A 2-1 lead against the Cavaliers! A chance to get back in the AL East divisional race! The NHL Eastern Conference finals! Alas, such hopes were dashed and dashed hard. The Celtics were blown out 124-95. The Red Sox were similarly defeated, 10-3. The Bruins […]

Did Ainge and Savard Make Boston Look Dirty?

For anyone hoping to garnish some good will in a sports nation that has all but fallen in love with hating us, you can forget it. Between Marc Savard “biting” Dan Carcillo during a post-whistle scuffle in Game 2 of the Bruins-Flyers series, and Danny Ainge tossing a towel in the air to distract Cleveland […]

Boston Globe and Reporter in Hot Water With Soccer Club Rangers

Writer Mark Stokes, via the Boston Globe, certainly put in a good day’s work on Wednesday with the end result possibly costing the city of Boston millions of dollars while also severely pissing off millions of fans and employees of Scottish soccer club Rangers. On Wednesday, Stokes published an article talking about the possible clash […]

Is Boston Getting Old?

A report that came out on Wednesday states that Celtics forward Paul Pierce will be out indefinitely with an injured thumb. Compounding this are his flu-like symptoms that kept him from even being with the team for their game against the New York Knicks Tuesday night. This is coming off of a long season filled […]

Rio de Janeiro and the Future of the Olympics

There was commotion, excitement and anticipation, but in the end, there was just disappointment as Chicago was not given the bid for the 2016 Olympics. Instead, Rio de Janeiro will become the first South American country to host the games. Now, America will have to wait at least another four years before they get the […]

Boston To Get The 2020 Olympics?

Thanks to Rio’s victory and Barack Obama saying “Yes we can’t” for Chicago’s bid, the floodgates are already pouring open with cities hoping to get into running to host the 2020 games. Among those throwing their ball caps into the ring is our very own Beantown. The Massachusetts Legislature’s Joint Tourism Committee is “considering a […]

Boston Sports T-Shirts Company Has Local Roots

Recently, SoB’s Chris and I had a chance to sit down with the guys at CitySwagUSA, a start-up t-shirt company that concentrates more on the quality of the shirts, rather than the quantity that they sell. It was nice meeting up with both of them, and we have posted the full interview below. SoB: So […]

Delcarmen Throws Strikes in Two Sports

Manny Delcarmen entered Game 5 of the ALCS with Boston down 5-0 to the upstart Tampa Bay Rays. After walking both men he faced, Delcarmen was pulled for Sox closer, Jonathan Papelbon. Papelbon allowed a double to the red-hot B.J. Upton, allowing both inherited runners to score in a game that already seemed over. Down […]