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SoB NBA Power Rankings 1-16-10

Three of the top four teams in this week’s SoB NBA Power Rankings are from the Eastern Conference, but the defending champion LA Lakers remain at No. 1 for the third consecutive poll. The Celtics slipped to No. 3 after being leap-frogged by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who sit in the second place spot just one […]

Let’s Talk Some Trash

Talk is cheap. Everyone knows that. As American citizens, we are guaranteed the right to say whatever the heck we want. (See: the First Amendment to the Constitution.) In the realm of professional sports, however, talk can be very, very expensive. (See: Doc Rivers’ $25,000 fine for criticizing referees and being ejected from Monday’s loss […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 4

Uh-oh, I committed a cardinal sin for any fantasy owner. I missed setting my lineups in one league this week, and as a result, I lost 5-4. Any serious fantasy sports player will tell you that the #1 rule is to never forget to set those lineups. Hey, I’m human baby, I make mistakes. More […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 3

I’ve been slightly disappointed with my teams over the past two weeks because I am just barely squeaking out 5-4 wins. I’d like to be winning by 6-3 or more, but in the end, winning is winning. After all, when playoff time rolls around, a 5-4 win is just as good as a 9-0 win. […]

Fantasy Basketball Roundup: Week 1

Week 1 is in the books. There is no better feeling (in the fantasy realm anyways) than the first week of a fantasy sport. I myself was at a friend’s birthday celebration at a sports bar on Friday night. Instead of paying attention to the festivities around me, I had my eyes glued on one […]

Who Are Your Most Hated Sports Figures?

With the announcement this week that the third incarnation of Brett “Farv-ruh” is upon us, I found myself re-evaluating my feelings on the sports figures I loathe most. I quickly found that Minnesota’s No. 4 has vaulted to No. 1 on my list. I mean, come on Brett…go away already! I’ve never seen anyone who has reached […]

Roethlisberger Accused of Sexual Assault

Multiple news sources report that Andrea McNulty, an employee of Harrah’s Casino, filed a lawsuit last week in Nevada accusing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her in July 2008. Roethlisberger is not under criminal investigation, and it is not yet clear if Ms. McNulty filed a criminal complaint. Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 21 (3-16 – 3-22)

In Yahoo! leagues, the playoffs begin in Week 21. The past 20 weeks have been a grueling testament to how dedicated you truly are and how much you stack up to the best of the best in your league. I was fortunate enough to make it to the show in one league and in my […]

Fantasy Basketball Review: Week 20 (3-9 – 3-15)

A Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of you out there! Entering the final week of the fantasy regular season, I hope you were bitten by the luck of the Irish and are in position for the playoffs. To those who have already locked up a playoff spot, I hope you see the pot of […]

West Dominates East 146-119 in All-Star Game

Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal, playing on the same team for the first time in nearly five years, showed a little of what could have been (a.k.a. more NBA titles) in the Western Conference’s dominating 146-119 win. Kobe (game-high 27 points) and Shaq (17 points in 11 minutes) were named co-MVPs, as each player won the award for […]

Lakers Defeat Celtics in Overtime

If Pau Gasol could pick one block of his season as his most important, he would probably pick Thursday night’s against Ray Allen that sealed the win for the Lakers in Boston. L.A. defeated the Celtics for the second time this year 110-109 in overtime in quite the nail-biter. There were some bad calls here and […]

Merry Christmas L.A.; Lakers Snap Celtics Win Streak

A Christmas showdown for the ages that one may not realize at first glance, was just a regular season game. The Celtics and the Lakers had a rematch of their NBA Finals meeting this past June where the Celtics dominated L.A. to win their 17th NBA title. The Lakers were looking for a bit of […]

TGIF: Sports of Boston Basketball Draft

Welcome to the inaugural Sports of Boston Friends and Family Basketball league draft. Like our previous fantasy leagues, we use Yahoo! Fantasy Sports. This is a 12-team league and we set up the scoring categories as such: FG% FT% 3PTM PTS REB AST STL BLK TO The roster spots contain slots for: PG,SG,G,SF,PF,F,C,Util,Util,Util, and three […]

Giddens, Miles Officially Sign with Champs

In this edition of the Four-Point Play, I’ll look into the official signings of J.R. Giddens and Bill Walker, the reason Darius Miles is now a Celtic, and I’ll recap the Gold Medal-winning U.S. Olympic basketball team. 1. The Celtics officially signed J.R. Giddens, luring him away from a few European teams to sign a […]

Celtics Player Review: Ray Allen

One of Boston’s heralded “Big 3,” Ray Allen was a key acquisition for the Celtics and a huge factor in the Celtics’ 17th NBA Championship. Allen was brought to the Celtics from the Sonics (with Glen Davis) in exchange for Wally Szczerbiak, Delonte West, and No. 5 pick Jeff Green. When the trade was announced, I […]