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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
Five things Shaq brings to the Celtics (that have nothing to do with basketball)
By now you've all probably heard the news that The Big Aristotle has touched down in Boston. And while the Shaq of yesteryear (pictured above)...
Michael C. Walsh
| August 06, 2010
Brian Scalabrine: Most Valuable Ginger
I'm an avid Brian Scalabrine fan, one of the few Celtics fans to sport a #44 jersey (T-shirts are for wimps). Tonight will prove whether...
| June 17, 2010
Lost recap: Garnett explains the island to Big Baby
| May 19, 2010
Slam Dunk Season
Back in the fall of 2008, WJAB sports guy Chris Sedenka hosted Red Claws bigwigs Jon Jennings and Bill Ryan Jr. on his afternoon radio show. They were solidifying their plan to bring an NBA development league basketball team to Portland, Maine, a schem
How the Red Claws took Portland by storm
| February 05, 2010
With the decade drawing to a close, it's fitting to reconsider the moments and developments of the last 10 years that forever changed sports in Portland and New England.
Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
| January 01, 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
The Sandbox interviews Wyc Grousbeck
The Sandbox interviews owner of the Boston Celtics and drummer Wyc Grousbeck! Listen here! Put us on your iPod.
| November 19, 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
The wild bunch
| March 04, 2009
How weird is Stephon Marbury?
In 1994's The Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams , author Darcy Frey offers potent evidence that the matchlessly bizarre personality of new Celtic Stephon Marbury dates back at least to early adolescence.
Brace yourselves, Boston, for the Starbury show, starring Stephon Marbury — perhaps the strangest pro-athlete ever to suit up in a New England uniform.
| March 04, 2009
Hitting the brakes
The last time that “busing” was a buzzword around Boston, John Havlicek and Jo Jo White were the only ebony-and-ivory cronies shooting hoops in harmony.
With Boston public schools facing a $107 million budget gap, busing is once again in the crosshairs
| February 11, 2009
KG's darker side
A few weeks back, I asked why there are so many ugly instances of Kevin Garnett mixing it up with wh...
| December 08, 2008
The KG question I'd rather not ask
I'm loathe to pose this question, since race is always an incendiary subject, and the alleged...
| November 19, 2008
The other end of the court
| June 18, 2008
Bought and paid for
Boston haters will say that the Celtics purchased their 17th championship.
Balls and pucks
| June 18, 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
Maybe we shouldn’t lament the sundry scandals that have made 2007 the Year of the Cheater.
Why steroids, spying, and all those other sports scandals are actually good for fans
| October 03, 2007
Blueprint for disaster
It figures that Attorney General Martha Coakley would scapegoat an epoxy manufacturer for the Big Dig disaster.
Letters to the Boston editor: September 7, 2007
BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS
| September 05, 2007
While you were out . . .
When you’re a student, it can seem as if reality just freezes when you leave town for the summer.
Yes, stuff happened in Boston during your summer break. But we’ve got it covered.
| September 04, 2007
If you're a die-hard sports fan, you’ve undoubtedly had moments where you view your obsession from the outside, like an anthropologist watching a painful circumcision ritual for the first time.
As a steady stream of Twin Cities sports superstars relocates to Boston, a hoops-crazy reporter asks himself: What price fandom?
| August 20, 2007
 An MBTA Red Line station without a broken escalator.  Someone in the White House who at least pretends we’re still looking for Osama.
106 things the Phoenix wants to see in 2006
| December 30, 2005
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