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Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable
We're still trying to figure out what awful thing the good people of western Pennsylvania did to deserve God's wrath, in the form of yet...
| January 09, 2012
The Curse of Len Bias
This article was originally published in the December 1, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The curious decline of a team that had it all
| December 16, 2011
Money Talks and Fans Walk
This article was originally published in the September 29, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
Salaries, strikes, and TV have changed everything about baseball since 1975
| December 16, 2011
Ten Great Moments In Red Sox Playoffs
This story was originally published in the September 25, 1995, issue of the Boston Phoenix.
The good, the bad, the ugly — we've seen it all
| December 09, 2011
Should sportswriters be allowed to gamble on sports?
Halloween 2010 kicked off a rough week for Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.
| February 04, 2011
ESPN's Bill Simmons and Chad Millman on why sportswriters shouldn't be allowed to gamble on sports
This week in the Phoenix, media columnist Sean Kerrigan asks whether sportswriters ought to be allowed to bet on the sports they cover. No other...
| February 03, 2011
Bill Simmons suggests that Tom Thibodeau to Chicago means LeBron James to Chicago, via Arne Duncan and Barack Obama
Say what you will about best-selling author and ESPN columnist Bill Simmons - and I probably shouldn't say anything too critical until I've actually finished...
| June 08, 2010
It wasn’t quite the world-shattering, where-were-you-when moment as the space shuttle Challenger exploding into cottony plumes earlier that year. But I still remember my naive and dazed disbelief upon hearing that basketball star Len Bias had died of a
Len Bias’s death was more than just a basketball tragedy.
| October 30, 2009
Deal or no deal?
When the Boston Newspaper Guild, the Boston Globe 's largest union, decided to take the New York Times Company's latest contract offer to its members last week, ratification seemed like a done deal.
Will the Globe 's biggest union balk at the Times Co.'s offer? Plus, the Christian Science Monitor 's quietly successful re-launch, and sportswriter Bill Simmons's GM jones
| May 15, 2009
When historians trace the rise of the blog as the dominant journalistic form of the 21st century, they’ll pay close attention to two recent developments.
While old and new media are mending many fences, they’re still squaring off in jockland
| June 18, 2008
Highway to hell
The former SEC linebacking great should be available, after being Tasered on March 28, following a bizarre loitering arrest in Prichard, Alabama.
Sports blotter: "Not-so-free agents" edition
| April 23, 2008
No matter what happens over their next two games, the Patriots will not have gone undefeated in 2007.
After decades of curses and calamities, Boston’s sports fortunes are at an unprecedented high. So can we stop the whining?
| December 19, 2007
Never Too Late
Too Late the Hero’s tour kicked off in an auspicious way that can only happen to bands from northern climes.
Or, always Too Late (the Hero) — whichever implies they’re great
| March 21, 2007
Flashbacks: November 17, 2006
These selections, culled from our back files, were compiled by Dan Peleschuk, Ian Sands, and Eva Wolchover.
The Boston Phoenix has been covering the trends and events that shape our times since 1966.
| November 15, 2006
The art of the screen name
A good screen name is crucial to a fulfilling message board membership.
Red Sox message boards
| June 14, 2006
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