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Does Jason Varitek Belong in the Hall of Fame?

Recently, Jason Varitek held a press conference to announce his retirement from baseball. It was the final chapter in a stellar career, which was marked with outstanding team and individual successes. Whenever a noteworthy player retires, fans and scribes feel compelled to put the career in some sort of historical perspective. Often, that analysis is clouded by emotion. The […]

Sports Media Musings: Why Has The Joe Corvo Assault in Boston Been Largely Ignored?

The local media’s adulation of Boston Bruins management’s acquisition of defense-man Joe Corvo is certainly palpable. There has been an abundance of talk about his laser shot from the point, and his adroit stick handling abilities; however, throughout the clamoring, the “omniscient” media seems to be glazing over Corvo’s criminal history. A history – mind you – that stemmed right here in the hub. […]

Bill Russell’s Statue To Stand In City Hall Plaza

In ancient Greece, the greatest men were immortalized by having statues erected in their likeness. In the world of Boston sports, there may not be a man more deserving of this honor than Celtic great Bill Russell. In May it was announced that Russell, a winner of 11 NBA championships, would finally be honored with […]

Beckett Leads Sox to 2-1 Win to Complete Sweep of Astros

Recently named American League All-Star Josh Beckett proved his mettle once again Sunday afternoon as he helped lift his team to 49-34 on the season, completing the three-game sweep of the Astros. Beckett (7-3) pitched 8 innings, allowing just 1 run on 5 hits, no walks and accumulating a season high 11 strike outs. He also […]

Cliff Lee Shuts Out Red Sox 5-0; Ortiz to Play 1st Base Tonight?

Cliff Lee pitched a complete game shut out of the Red Sox to give the Phillies a decisive win in Tuesday night’s interleague matchup between the two World Series favorites. The game was billed as a pitching duel between aces Josh Beckett and Lee, but only one of them turned in an ace-worthy performance. In […]

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 […]