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The year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 30, 2011
G. Kimball, RIP

George Kimball, 1943-2011

George Kimball, Phoenix sports editor (back when there was such a thing) for nearly 10 years, Boston Herald columnist for 25 more, and truly one of the great boxing writers of our time, passed away last week at his home in New York City. He was 67.
In Memoriam
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  July 15, 2011
Podcast:  Chris Forsberg Bruins Preview 6-1-11

Podcast: Chris Forsberg Bruins Preview 6-1-11


Sports Expert Chris Forsberg is covering the Bruins in the Stanley Cup Finals.  He joined Fletcher and Henry this morning to discuss game 1, standing...
By FNXAdmin  |  June 01, 2011
Podcast: Chris Forsberg 4-20-11

Podcast: Chris Forsberg 4-20-11


ESPN Sports writer Chris Forsberg talks sports happenings in the hub. DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Chris Forsberg 4-20-11 To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."      ...
By MorningIntern  |  April 20, 2011
Podcast Chris Forsberg 4-13-11

Podcast Chris Forsberg 4-13-11


It would be the understatement of the century to say that the Sox aren't having their best season.  Fletcher, Jim Ryan, and ESPN editor Chris...
By MorningIntern  |  April 13, 2011

ESPN the Mag bets on Chad Millman


News out of Bristol today has Chad Millman taking over as editor in chief of ESPN the Magazine this coming June. It's a great opportunity...
By Sean Kerrigan  |  April 12, 2011


Podcast: Chris Forsberg 3-23-11

Podcast: Chris Forsberg 3-23-11


DOWNLOAD: Podcast Chris Forsberg 3-23-11To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."    ESPN's Chris Forsberg talks with the Breakfast Show crew about BIll Belicheck's...
By MorningIntern  |  March 23, 2011
Podcast: Chris Forsberg 3-9-11

Podcast: Chris Forsberg 3-9-11


DOWNLOAD: Podcast: Chris Forsberg 3-9-11 To download, right click and choose "Save Link As."    ESPN's Chris Forsberg calls in and tells us about Chara's KO seen...
By MorningIntern  |  March 09, 2011
Podcast: Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston 2-16-11

Podcast: Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston 2-16-11


DOWNLOAD: Podcast Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston 2-16-11.mp3 To save podcast, right click and choose "Save Link As" 
By FNXAdmin  |  February 16, 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


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Two killings, a documentary, and the healing of a nation

One of the most powerful scenes in The Two Escobars is an interview with a Colombian assassin who chuckles as he recalls how his boss, the drug lord Pablo Escobar, compulsively listened to a soccer match on a portable radio as the gunshots of police hu
Film dept.
By ELIZABETH RAU  |  September 17, 2010
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Sports Blotter: Down, lineman

Brace yourselves, because this week we have, hands-down, the best sports-crime story of the year. Are you ready?
An arrest for the ages in Oregon. Plus, Jay Mariotti needs a timeout.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 03, 2010
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Taking his shot

A story about what happens when your dreams come true . . . almost.
Mission Hill's Will Blalock has played professional basketball all over the world, from Anaheim to Israel, but he's still trying to make it big.
By PAUL FLANNERY  |  August 13, 2010
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Sports Blotter: ESPN kiddie rap

Man, has any sports scandal ever gotten less coverage?
It ain't easy being Green. Plus, UGA cops play the name game, and D-West gets weird.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  July 23, 2010
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As the World Cup kicks off, Guinness and panic at Ri Ra

World Cup fever has not, exactly, gripped Providence.
 Goooooooool!
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  June 18, 2010


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Through a glass darkly

Predicting a Super Bowl winner doesn't make you a genius: after all, given a pool of 32 teams, one of them is bound to capture the trophy. But predicting the future for an industry that's been buffeted by new technologies and economic vicissitudes, and
Forecasting the media year to come
By ADAM REILLY  |  January 08, 2010
Monumental Asshat '09 Nominations featuring Chris Forsberg

Monumental Asshat '09 Nominations featuring Chris Forsberg


The Sandbox launches The Monumental Asshat '09 nominations with Chris Forsberg of espnboston.com! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
By Charlie  |  December 09, 2009
Burrito, Forsberg, fatty livers and WTF

Burrito, Forsberg, fatty livers and WTF


The Info Burrito, Chris Forsberg of ESPNBoston.com, Ed's doctor calls about his fatty liver and we check the WTF Line! Listen here! Put us on...
By Charlie  |  November 18, 2009
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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
Burrito, Edvice, Andy, Forsberg, Charlie and WTF

Burrito, Edvice, Andy, Forsberg, Charlie and WTF


Info Burrito, Special Edvice, Andrew Ference, Chris Forsberg, Mr. Charlie's Opus and WTF Line Pt. 2 are all in today's Sandbox Podcast! Listen here! Put...
By Charlie  |  September 30, 2009


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Are you ready for some Footballz?

These days, thanks to Internet-related information overload, football fans are more educated than ever. So why, exactly, do we need idiotic TV commentators telling us what we already know about how talented Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson are, or that
Ha-Ha Huddle Dept.
By RYAN STEWART  |  September 18, 2009
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Personal fouls

The biggest story in sports media last week was the discovery of surreptitiously shot nude-video footage of ESPN reporter Erin Andrews, whose comeliness has made her a favorite — and sometimes a fetish — of the online sports commentariat.
ESPN's odd double standard on sex
By ADAM REILLY  |  July 31, 2009

New in the Phoenix: ESPN's Roethlisberger error


In which I argue that another big story--namely, the Erin Andrews Affair--showed that the sex-assault accusations against the Steelers quarterback had to be reported.Also: why...
By Adam Reilly  |  July 29, 2009
ESPN Is Magical!

ESPN Is Magical!


You heard mem mention this in sports.From Kotaku.com "Sports fans with a taste for glittery unicorns...
By Special Ed  |  April 28, 2009

Le Anne Schreiber on leaving ESPN


If, like me, you're a fan of the work Le Ann Schrieber has done as ESPN ombudsman, be sure to check ...
By Adam Reilly  |  January 30, 2009


The Sandbox Recap Blog - 1/06/09 - By Intern Blonde Girl, Mike Wildman Wildes, and Intern H

The Sandbox Recap Blog - 1/06/09 - By Intern Blonde Girl, Mike Wildman Wildes, and Intern H


   6 am   Oh no! Grandma’s dementia has kicked in again! Can you guess What’s in Grandma’s Fridge for a pair of tickets to see The...
By FNX Intern  |  January 06, 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

Tidy, my ass


As an obsessive reader of TrueHoop, ESPN's fine basketball blog, I was somewhat dismayed by author H...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 05, 2008

Tidy, my ass


As an obsessive reader of TrueHoop, ESPN's fine basketball blog, I was somewhat dismayed by author Henry Abbott's initial response to Boston:Anyone who has lived...
By Adam Reilly  |  June 05, 2008