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2013 SoB Player of the Year: David Ortiz

Thanks to an amazing year in which he played a major role in bring the World Series Trophy back to Boston, David Ortiz has been named the SoB Player of the Year for 2013. During the regular season alone, Big Papi hit .309 with 30 homers and two triples, the latter being amazing for someone […]

2013 SoB Game of the Year: Patriots vs Broncos 11/24

This was the toughest decision of the Awards, between the Pats/Broncos, Bruins/Leafs and Red Sox championship clinchers among other choices that couldn’t all be included in the nomination phase. In the end, the Patriots showed the biggest grit and determination in a situation that was perhaps closer to impossible than any other game. Turning the […]

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 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 […]

2012 SoB Hall of Fame and Awards Show Honorees

With 2012 now over, Sports of Boston is proud to present it’s annual Awards Show and Hall of Fame. As has become an annual tradition, the staff at SoB has made our selections for: Story of the Year, which most affects the Boston sports scene Game of the Year, the game which was most notable […]

2011 SoB Player of the Year | Tim Thomas

It’s hard to argue with Tim Thomas being the Boston 2011 MVP. He won another Vezina, a Conn Smythe and set a save percentage record. Without a superior defense which Thomas provides, even Boston’s offense wouldn’t result in the Bruins being such a sure thing to win and win big. Thomas came up big in […]

2011 SoB Game of the Year | Stanley Cup Finals Game 7

On June 15, the Boston Bruins faced their third Game 7 of the playoffs. It was the first one on the road, and the home team won all six previous games in the final round. However, Vancouver struggled at home all series long and never bothered to show up in Boston. Boston took advantage and […]

2011 SoB Story of the Year: Red Sox’ September Collapse

Starting in September, the Red Sox led Tampa Bay by nine games for the Wildcard. With Boston’s superstar-studded roster, nothing could go wrong, right? Wrong. Tampa just kept on winning, while Boston kept on losing. A steady diet of beer and fried chicken will do that. Boston found themselves tied with Tampa on the season’s […]

SoB Awards Show 2011 | Nominations

2011 is almost over, which means it’s time to present the annual SoB Awards Show. The writers here at SoB have come together to select the biggest story of the year, the best game of the year and the best player of the year, all as they relate to Boston sports. Last year, the Red […]

2010 Game of the Year: Patriots Beat Jets 45-3

To conclude our series of Awards for the year that was, we bring you what the SoB staff voted as the top game of 2010. Ironically, the Patriots-Jets rematch in Week 13, a 45-3 beatdown of the Jets in Foxboro, tops the list. This is ironic, of course, considering the Jets returned the favor, crushing […]

2010 SoB Story Of The Year: Red Sox Offseason Moves

As long as it’s still January, then we still have time to look back at 2010. Earlier this week we told you our winner for 2010 Player of the Year (Tom Brady), and now it’s time to look back at the big story of 2010. Many big stories happened…whether it was the media circus surrounding […]

2010 SoB Player of the Year: Tom Brady

It’s  Monday, and you’re probably just emerging from the New Year’s daze. You’ve been reading column after column about the year that was, and you think it’s finally time to move on. Hold on. It’s time to announce Sports of Boston’s 2010 Player of the Year. This year’s winner plays perhaps the most difficult and […]

SoB Story of the Year: MLB’s Steroids Scandal

A lot of what we do at Sports of Boston relies on big stories during the year. We create the articles so that major topics can be scrutinized, debated, and/or praised. 2009 was no different as there were many major sports stories that garnered tons of local attention, and national attention as well. Last year’s […]

SoB Game(s) of the Year: Celtics-Bulls First Round Playoff Series

We here at Sports of Boston are looking back at the year that was in 2009, and will be issuing honors for Boston’s Player of the Year, Game of the Year, and Story of the Year, in the 2009 Sports of Boston Awards Show. In 2008’s inaugural Show, one of the most painful losses in Boston […]

SoB Player of the Year: Wes Welker

We here at Sports of Boston are looking back at the year that was in 2009, and will be issuing honors for Boston’s Player of the Year, Game of the Year, and Story of the Year, in the 2009 Sports of Boston Awards Show. In 2008′s inaugural Show, Dustin Pedroia took home Player of the Year […]