Boston. Sports. We all love them in our own special ways. We came together at the end of July 2007 to start a blog based on our passions and visions dreaming of Boston sports and our tears of sadness and joy living with Boston sports. Now it’s your chance to learn about the people behind the voices you read each day.
I publish articles in all sections at Sports of Boston. Call me a Jack of All Trades (or super utility man, if you prefer).
Entering the year 2000, no Boston teams had won their sport’s championships since 1986. I was a distraught 14-year-old kid and would do anything to actually see a champion in my lifetime. Fortunately, I didn’t have to wait much longer to get my wish. Since 2001, the Patriots have won three Super Bowls, the Red Sox have claimed three World Series crowns, the Celtics won their 17th NBA Championship, and the Bruins won their first Stanley Cup in 39 years. Our four teams have won eight titles since 2001. This is why I love Boston sports.
On a more personal level, I graduated from Boston University in 2007 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism. I have wanted to be a sports writer for as long as I can remember, which brings me to my current position at Sports of Boston. I currently work as the Digital Media Manager for WMUR-TV in Manchester, New Hampshire. All opinions and posts written by myself or my staff writers absolutely do not represent the thoughts or opinions of WMUR-TV or Hearst Television.
I previously worked as a web producer at CBS in Boston and at WHDH-TV (Boston’s NBC affiliate) from 2007-2012.
The Sports of Boston community was founded on the basis that there is no other site in the Boston area like it. While the idea for the site came months before its debut, it took an extremely significant event to motivate us to start it up. That motivation came on July 31, 2007, when the Celtics acquired Kevin Garnett and the Red Sox acquired Eric Gagne (which seemed like a good move at the time). The day brought a tremendous amount of sports excitement to the city, and we all wanted to be apart of that. Ten days later, Sports of Boston was born.
If you have any questions, or you want to privately comment on any of my posts, please feel free to email me: kc at sportsofboston.com.
I’m the behind-the-scenes tech guy at Sports of Boston. I’m responsible for making sure all the moving parts assemble together so you can experience Sports of Boston the way it’s been envisioned. I’ll also write some news stories and perhaps even a few statistical-based columns when I have time.
I was indoctrinated into the world of Boston sports when I was little. My dad always brought me to summer games at Fenway Park during the days of Dwight Evans, Ellis Burks, Wade Boggs and later with Mo Vaughn and Pedro. I even saw Jose Canseco pitch in a game for the Red Sox. I think I witnessed one of the biggest home runs ever at Fenway when Frank Thomas completely crushed one over the top of light tower in left field: it was a sight to behold. Recently, I’ve also seen some awesome walkoff home runs by Ortiz; there’s always a special feeling at Fenway when he steps up to the plate, spits in his batting gloves, claps his hands, and walks into the batter’s box; you can almost feel that you’re on the verge of something special.
I also remember one Celtics game, the date: March 15, 1992, Celtics vs. Blazers at the old Boston Garden. Pre-game word was that Larry Bird wasn’t going to play because he was sick, but as a consolation, I’d still be able to see Clyde “The Glide” Drexler beat up on the Bird-less Celtics. Well gametime came, and Larry Bird suited up! In an epic double overtime game, the Celtics pulled it out with Bird hitting a miracle three-pointer to force overtime and carrying through to the second overtime. My voice was so worn out from cheering during the game, I couldn’t talk for a few days afterward…
I graduated from the College of Engineering at Cornell University with a degree in Information Science, Systems, and Technology. What the heck does that mean? It’s basically a combination of lots of math, software engineering, probability, statistics, human-computer interaction, and some artificial intelligence thrown in. Pretty fun stuff!
When I’m not blogging, I’m usually at my day job as an IT Consultant for Sapient working as a Program Manager. When I’m not doing either or finding ways to avoid sleeping, I’m probably working on one of my various side projects dealing with music…more on that later.
If you have an suggestions for cool things you’d like to see at Sports of Boston, found some annoying bug, or want to talk about some hair-pulling engineering problem you can’t figure out, you can reach me at chris at sportsofboston.com.
Allow me to introduce myself. My name is Nick Bohlen, and I am here to bring you expert analysis and entertainment (okay, mostly entertainment) across the Sports of Boston spectrum, including Red Sox, Patriots, and Celtics coverage.
I grew up in the rural hills of Vermont, breathing and bleeding the Red Sox while listening to game broadcasts on WEEI. I was unwittingly drawn into a lifetime commitment of rooting for the Red Sox by the silky smooth radio voices of Joe Castiglione and Jerry Trupiano and by my dad’s nightly fanaticism. I should have known the Glory Days of not being cursed would come to an end sooner rather than later – thanks, 2011 Red Sox.
While I’m a diehard Red Sox fan first and foremost, you can still find me hanging onto the edge of my seat during Tom Brady two-minute drills, and completely and utterly dejected after a game-tying three-pointer by Ray Allen bounces harmlessly off the rim. Sad (but proud) to say, I live for Boston sports.
I played sports throughout high school, but found out quickly that I was better suited putting pen to paper than putting bat on ball. Now that I’ve graduated from college with an English degree saying I have officially mastered my native language, I hope to combine sports and writing into some semblance of a (likely poverty-stricken) career.
Please let me know what you enjoy and what you don’t enjoy at nbohlen at sportsofboston.com. I would say you’re more likely to hear from me if you give me positive feedback, but that’s just not true – I’m a sucker for a good debate, and nothing will bait me into a response like a (decent-to-good) counterargument.
Also, if you’re a sucker for good debate, too, check me out over on my blog Roommate Rivals for a healthy dose of sports talk and trash talk between two impassioned fans with nothing better to do than blog-fight over who has secured bragging rights and sports supremacy.
My name is Robert Perry, I am a reserve in the United States Air Force and a huge Boston sports fan. Ever since I was young Ive been a huge sports nerd./
My favorite sport is Football. I am a passionate yet opinionated Boston sports fan. I will bring you expert analysis on this site with anything and everything Boston sports.
Follow me on twitter: @bobbles8
My name is Brendan Gallagher, from Central Massachusetts (Hudson, specifically). I have been in love with sports my entire life, and of course New England is the perfect place to be a sports fan. My first love has always been baseball and the Red Sox, but I was also raised as a passionate Bruins, Celtics, and Patriots (thanks Dad) fan as well. Boston is Titletown, and there’s really no debating it.
One of my first real memories as a kid was sitting with my Dad, watching Pedro Martinez strike out literally everyone, then watching Nomar put the team on his back with a million RBI. Then came the magic of Tom Brady, Adam Vinatieri, David Ortiz, Nathan Horton, the list goes on and on. That long list is what makes Boston such an unrivaled sports environment.
Most of my work will probably be on the Red Sox, but I will occasionally throw my two cents in on the Pats and B’s as well. Feel free to disagree with anything and everything I say; I welcome comments and a good, reasonable debate. My Twitter handle is embarrassing and ridiculous but feel free to follow it anyway: @heshugedood. I feel very fortunate to be here at Sports of Boston, and I know it’s going to be a fun ride.
Oh Heavens, am I the first woman to grace the blog at Sports of Boston? I love all things Red Sox, minor league baseball, basketball, college sports and entertainment. I have opinions about everything. I am not afraid to share them, despite my quiet demeanor.
I love to laugh, take long walks on the beach, and deplore romantic dinners in restaurants. Please contact me if you think you can handle my opinions on sports.
My name is Brad McKenney, from Cumberland Maine. I am currently a rising senior at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster PA, majoring in Public Policy with a minor in Spanish. Like the other members of the Sports of Boston team, I too am an avid fan of Boston sports.
Above all else I am a die-hard member of Red Sox Nation. I still remember crying after the Aaron Boone homerun off of the Wakefield in game 7 of the 2003 ALCS, and exactly where I was then Keith Foulke fielded the weak groundball of the bat of Edgar Renteria before shoveling it on to first for the final out of the 2004 World Series. Following the Red Sox in second place are the allegiances to my favorite basketball teams; of course the Celtics, but I’m also a huge Duke fan.
I’m a fan a hard-nosed, scrappy athletes that will do anything to help their team win. I hope to bring a similar attitude as a contributor to the Sports of Boston team. As a new member of the team, I am very excited to contribute, and thankful for the opportunity. If you have any concerns, questions, statements, or simply just want to talk Boston sports, please feel free to contact me at [email protected]
Hi! My name is Cam, and I was born and raised in New Hampshire. My geographical differences did not stop me from watching every second of Boston sports that I could. I can vividly remember where I was when Tom Brady led the Patriots to a title in Super Bowl 36 (my living room), when the Red Sox reversed the curse in ’04 (my living room), and where I was when Tim Thomas made fools of the Canucks in Game 7 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals (my living room). Sometimes, just for fun, I’ll open up YouTube and watch some classic Boston games for a trip down memory lane.
Last year, I graduated from the University Of New Hampshire with a degree in Linguistics and International Affairs. I studied abroad in Berlin, Germany during my junior year, where I learned conversational German. I also speak a little bit of Russian and Dutch (if anyone wants to email me in a different language!). I went to most UNH hockey games (the talent was significantly better my freshman year), went to Red Sox games on the weekends, and even still had time to graduate!
If you have any suggestions about what you would like to see in my writing, please feel free to email me at [email protected] Go Sox!
My name is Ryan Ames and I am currently a journalism major at UMass Amherst.
Ever since I was a little kid I’ve been obsessed with sports. I played a bunch growing up and stuck with three in high school. My favorite sport has always been hockey and I think watching it is just as much fun as playing it. I love everything about the game and hope to one day base my career around it by being some sort of media figure in the NHL. I also enjoy watching football, baseball, and will occasionally tune in to the last few minutes of a basketball game every now and then. Basically, my life revolves around sports.
When I’m not watching sports I’ll most likely be watching movies as I’ve recently started to watch them as often as I can. There’s just something about getting completely immersed in a story at a theater that keeps pulling me back for more. My favorite genres are comic book movies and spy movies and I like a movie that makes me think once in a while so if anyone has any suggestions I’m all ears!
Feel free to disagree with any of my opinions and comment on my articles because I love debating sports takes.
Again, follow me on Twitter @_RyanAmes.