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Five things Shaq brings to the Celtics (that have nothing to do with basketball)

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)...
By Michael C. Walsh  |  August 06, 2010
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Freaks, Geeks, and Faux Bono

As Bay Staters, we recognize that our European ancestors sure knew how to roll: scarlet letters, sticks up asses, if-she-drowns-she's-not-a-witch-if-she-floats-she's-a-witch-so-let's-kill-her legal applications.
Boston-area subcultures keep the Bay State comfortably kooky this summer
By ALEXIS HAUK  |  June 18, 2010
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Rube awakening

It’s been a while, hasn’t it? Couldn’t you feel that void, that emptiness resulting from the failure of former LA Clipper and Portland Trail Blazer Ruben Patterson to get arrested for anything at all recently?
A former Jail Blazer returns to action. Plus, hugging it out at Portland State.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 04, 2009
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Jason returns

As next week will feature a Friday the 13th, it’s time to check in on the NBA’s very own Jason, Tim Donaghy.
Publisher stuffs game-fixer Tim Donaghy's book idea; Antoine Walker's broke
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 06, 2009
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Blowing up

Everyone’s got the bad-economy blues these days — but the mood among peddlers of the printed word is especially bleak.
No longer the wimpy kid brother to sports-Radio powerhouse WEEI-AM, WEEI.com now has its own seat at Boston sports media’s grown-ups’ table
By ADAM REILLY  |  December 10, 2008
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Eight is enough

Sometimes we’d rather root for the unknowns, the underdogs, and the uniques than the professional jerks who are only competing to sweeten their endorsement deals.
Olympians to watch
By MIKE MILIARD  |  August 06, 2008


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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
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No escape

Like most of my colleagues in China, my journey here began online.
In and out of the classroom, teaching overseas is a learning experience, not a paid vacation
By JULIA THROOP  |  January 23, 2008

The 100 unsexiest men 2007: 10-1


These guys couldn't turn on a radio
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Hi Octone

Like Paranoid Social Club’s debut before it, As Fast As’ first record for Octone Records will be pretty familiar for the band’s local fans
As Fast As’s label debut is something fierce
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  May 10, 2006
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Blue (-Eyed) Devils?

Once the sensational Duke University rape case — with its irresistible brew of race, class, and sex — triggered the predictable media circus, an equally predictable chorus of earnest-sounding criticism began to roll in.
The perfect storm of race, class, and sex makes the alleged Duke rape tale perfect fodder for the ‘justice’-obsessed media  
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  April 26, 2006


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Game on

Dodgers win the Series! Bird plays H.O.R.S.E.! Congressman Canseco! We have seen the future of sports (and its name is Tony Graffanino).
Our 2006 predictions for New England's teams
By MARK JURKOWITZ  |  January 06, 2006

BAGGED BEN

SEXUAL-ASSAULT CHARGES HIT THE STEEL CITY. PLUS, MONEY-SAVING TIPS FROM CHRIS NILAN.
SEXUAL-ASSAULT CHARGES HIT THE STEEL CITY. PLUS, MONEY-SAVING TIPS FROM CHRIS NILAN.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 01, 1900