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Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable

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...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 09, 2012
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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
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 16, 2011
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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
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 16, 2011
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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
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 09, 2011
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Should sportswriters be allowed to gamble on sports?

Halloween 2010 kicked off a rough week for Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.  
Sucker bet
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  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...
By Carly Carioli  |  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...
By Ryan Stewart  |  June 08, 2010
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Hoop nightmare

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.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  October 30, 2009
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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
By ADAM REILLY  |  May 15, 2009
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Bad sports

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
By ADAM REILLY  |  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
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 23, 2008


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Not-so-instant karma

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?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 19, 2007
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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
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  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.
By FLASHBACKS  |  November 15, 2006
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The art of the screen name

A good screen name is crucial to a fulfilling message board membership.
Red Sox message boards  
By MIKE MILIARD  |  June 14, 2006