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The worst and best of Boston sports in 2010
The Patriots are 12-2, the Red Sox won Hot Stove season, the Bruins are skating off skeins of wins thanks in part to the pickup of an 18-year-old Wunderkind who may be the second coming of Jesus on ice skates, and the Celtics have twice dunked the Heat.
MICHAEL C. WALSH
| December 24, 2010
Ten years of great sports
Moments after Adam Vinatieri's field goal split the uprights as the clock expired in the Louisiana Superdome on February 3, 2002, the streets of Boston were in bedlam. Drunk people dangled from trees and hung off lampposts. Motorists leaned on their ho
Boston's road from Loserville to Title Town
| December 25, 2009
It's hip to be icosahedral
Be they beer geeks, comic-book geeks, or music geeks, nowadays people flout their geekdom proudly, even wearing it like a badge.
In a new book, Ethan Gilsdorf tracks his global quest to visit the holiest nerd-world sites
| October 02, 2009
24. Dustin Pedroia and Kevin Youkilis
If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of
If rooting for the Yankees is like rooting for Lex Luthor, then rooting for these Red Sox is like rooting for Ben Affleck in Dazed and Confused. Pedroia and Youkilis are generic jocks in varsity coats who pull up in sports cars and torment the dweebs of the American League. If that's not unsexy enough, until recently Youkilis was rocking the worst goatee in history, while Pedroia is still 5'7", bald, and buzzard-nosed.
Boston Phoenix Staff
| March 26, 2009
El Pres, MRTPQ, The Punisher & WTF
El Pres from Barstool Sports checks weighs in on the Dustin Pedroia deal, the Comcast Mega Rob...
| December 04, 2008
It's not OK with us
The utter arrogance of the CEOs of the Big Three auto companies was on full display last week when it was pointed out that they came to Washington with their hats in hand for a bailout by flying in on their individual corporate jets.
Those arrogant US auto execs need a major comeuppance
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| November 25, 2008
The intersection of Brookline Avenue and Lansdowne Street, in the hours before, during, and after a Red Sox game, is not unlike a trading floor on pre-crash Wall Street: it’s chaotic, teeming with people, and everyone’s trying to make a buck.
Cross the Mayor of Lansdowne Street at your peril, Sox fans: you might be jinxing your team in the process
CAITLIN E. CURRAN
| October 01, 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
Dreams of field
Do you see Dustin Pedroia in your sleep, riding a tiny blue bicycle?
Our unlicensed psychiatrist answers disturbing questions about the joy of Sox
| October 31, 2007
Let them eat car
It might be not just ostentatious, but very insulting and irresponsible, for the state to pay for two new SUVs.
Poor kids lose child-care while legislative leaders ride in comfort
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| September 05, 2007
The Legends of Summer
Never mind that no one in Legend’s band wore a Sox cap and that Legend himself may, gasp, be a Yankee fan for all anyone knows.
Hot Stove, Cool Music, Fenway Park, August 24, 2007
| August 27, 2007
To BB or not to BB
It took a hell of a long time, but 2006 finally has its first college-jock-randomly-shoots-pedestrian-with-BB-gun offense.
Sports Blotter: Red Rider Edition
| June 14, 2006
Summertime inevitably raises the question: what are we going to do with our crazy, hot selves? Summer Guide 2006: Cheap thrills from Bar Harbor to New Haven.
Paw Sox, Penny Slots, and Ponies — so cheap, it might cost you
| June 14, 2006
The Sporting Life
A bone-chilling wind blew across McCoy Stadium as the 2006 Pawtucket Red Sox were introduced to the media Tuesday evening.
Pawsox rev up for a promising season
| April 06, 2006
According to the essayists and numbers-crunchers at Baseball Prospectus, the hardball stathead’s Bible, there are “few irrefutable truths” in the game.
A Q&A with Baseball Prospectus writer Steven Goldman
| March 30, 2006
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