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Messi situations

Can’t you just imagine the high-level meetings taking place daily in the British Petroleum war room these days, full of top execs and engineers, neither of whom speak the others’ language, or have even close to the same concerns?
A giant tampon for BP; plus, the World Cup, and a big bash in Pawtuxet
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  June 04, 2010
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Amazing grace

The morning after I get back from the 41st annual New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, an oil executive is on the radio: “We’re throwing everything we have at it.” Meaning the exploded BP-leased well in the Gulf of Mexico, 50 miles off the coast of
The New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival carries on
By JON GARELICK  |  May 07, 2010
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Number two blues

As we approach NFL draft season, it’s fun to look back at those great draft prospects of yore, the workout warriors and combine heroes who titillated coordinators, coaches, and fans leading up to the big selection day in New York.
Ryan Leaf’s sad story continues; plus, Ronnie Brown driving wild in Atlanta
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 02, 2010
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Goal rush!

Get two journalists in a room these days, and before the conversation is five minutes old they'll probably be kvetching about the grim state of the news business. Unless, that is, they happen to be sports journalists, in which case the conversation wil
How long can Boston's frenetic sports-media explosion last?
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 04, 2009

Doing the math: Belichick's 4th-and-2 call was statistically better decision


The New York Times's 5th Down Blog has done the math, and it turns out that the Patriots had a better chance to win the...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 16, 2009
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The dark knight

By his calling card alone, Sir John Hargrave sounds like he may be a world-renowned botanist, or the first man to set foot in some remote part of Papua New Guinea.
Merry prankster Sir John Hargrave is a square peg at a round table
By IAN SANDS  |  July 10, 2009


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Busting Balls: 20 ways to improve sports

College football is stupid. Everybody knows it.
We blow the whistle on the ridiculous rules and quirks that make the games lame
By LANCE GOULD  |  January 07, 2009
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Quiet before the storm

There have been a lot of mysteries surrounding the Patriots in the Bill Belichick years, not surprising given the intense effort the team puts into maintaining airtight clubhouse and organizational secrecy in general.
Sports blotter: "Good call, coach" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 05, 2008
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Back Beat

On a Sunday afternoon in December of 1997 I hooked up with the poet Jim McCrary at a Greenwich Village saloon.  
At last, Kerouac and Burroughs's co-authored noir novel, And the Hippos Were Boiled in Their Tanks , resurfaces
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  October 22, 2008
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Zero hour

Everyone knows there is a double-standard in the NFL when it comes to arrests.
Sports blotter: "Credit where credit's due" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  September 17, 2008
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Bang for T-Buck

Brett Favre walks into a bar.
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By MATT TAIBBI  |  August 13, 2008


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Recession busters

It was only a matter of time before the plummeting real-estate market began to claim its first sports-related arrests.
Sports blotter: "Realty bites" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  May 14, 2008
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Fallen eagle

BC isn’t traditionally a high-arrest environment, though it has had its share of head cases, with former star running back William Green perhaps its most noteworthy.
Sports blotter: "Trouble in Allston" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 30, 2008
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Keep on truckin'

No messing around with those long-ass crime-story write-ups this week.
Sports blotter: "A busy week" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 30, 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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Return of the Bud-I

We guarantee that you will be entertained.
Cherry Arnold’s Buddy hits the big screens
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  April 25, 2007


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The lock box

I want everyone reading this column to start laughing right now, just to get a head start.
Sports blotter: "Little League crime 2007" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  April 04, 2007
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Countdown to draft day

It’s a dramatic race against time in the American penal system and the NFL draft.
Sports blotter: "NFL spies" edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  March 28, 2007

BeloJo celebrates Black History Month

Is it just Phillipe & Jorge, but something seemed patently wrong, if not offensive, when the Urinal ran a headline on the top of its February 20 Vo Dilun section that read: “Black lawyer named to judicial panel.”
Carcieri appointment wins Casa Diablo approval
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  February 21, 2007

Union-buster

Did anyone actually watch Bush do his State of the Union song and dance on Tuesday evening?
What will the Decider step in next?  
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  January 24, 2007
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The new U

Slowly, imperceptibly, the cumulative arrest record of current and former Ohio State University Buckeye football players is approaching the status of great football crime families, nearing the Olympus where live giants like Miami and Florida State.
Sports blotter: Buckeye edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 01, 2006


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Bad Bolts

The San Diego Chargers are making a belated run at this season’s NFL arrest title.
Sports Blotter: "Not Just for Bengals Anymore" Edition
By MATT TAIBBI  |  October 11, 2006
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Punch the clock

This is not a Madden title, and neither does it pretend to be.
Coach   makes you work for it
By RYAN STEWART  |  July 11, 2006