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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
On the morning that the Celtics and the Lakers readied for Game 7 of the 2010 NBA Finals, framing one of the most storied and intense rivalries in pro sports, the police departments of Boston and Los Angeles geared up for the worst.
While Boston chilled, LA burned. What makes fans in some cities go wild — win or lose?
| June 25, 2010
Bandwagon fans gear up
Only after buying a "Beat L.A." T-shirt, methodically checking ESPN for World Cup updates, and watching every installment of the NBA Finals with a religious fanaticism, has the hard truth settled in: I am a bandwagon fan.
| June 18, 2010
Lamar Odom knows what's up
In what may prove to be one of the smartest moves by an NBA player in recent memory, Lakers forward Lamar Odom is contemplating leaving...
Michael C. Walsh
| June 02, 2010
L.A. Times retracts Paul Pierce stabbing reference from "Guide to Hating the Celtics"
It was all over the 11 o'clock news tonight: LA Times blogger Ted Green's "YOUR GUIDE TO HATING THE CELTICS" -- not much to write...
| May 31, 2010
White losers rejoice: Fletch celebrates 25 years
This holiday weekend marks the 25th anniversary of Fletch , the uneven but wildly enduring 1985 Chevy Chase comedy about a wisecracking reporter embroiled in a potboiler mystery.
Thrill of the Chase Dept.
| May 28, 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
Let’s just say it’s been a while since we’ve seen a pound-worthy entry to the annals of pot busts, as we did this week.
Sports blotter: "Gone to pot" edition
| December 17, 2008
According to news reports, Lavender was drunk and disorderly on the streets of Cincinnati on April 6 when cops asked him several times to move away from an intersection.
Sports blotter: "Marcus Vick and more" edition
| June 25, 2008
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
| June 18, 2008
Bought and paid for
Boston haters will say that the Celtics purchased their 17th championship.
Balls and pucks
| June 18, 2008
Skell of the year
Much less funny than usual, was 2007.
Sports crime: 2007 in review
| December 18, 2007
Can't drive 55
This past week, we snared an early candidate for the next Justin Miller Award, given to the athlete who most bollockses up his professional-draft status with an avoidable pre-draft arrest.
Sports blotter: "Sammy Hagar" edition
| December 12, 2007
Do mess with Texas
The Houston Texans are like the soy cheese of the sporting world.
Sports blotter: "Houston has a problem" edition
| December 05, 2007
Bob's your uncle
When was the last time England was relevant at all in the sporting world?
Sports blotter: "Across the pond" edition
| November 28, 2007
This Barry Bonds thing is going to be a big story, no doubt, but trust me: even bigger news is probably coming.
Sports blotter: "Barry's indictment" edition
| November 19, 2007
Tough week for the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, where two football players were busted within a span of three days.
Sports blotter: "All offensive linemen" edition
| November 14, 2007
We’ve had some real winners light up the crime blotter this year.
Sports blotter: "Genius of the year" edition
| November 07, 2007
A leafy, green substance
Just when you thought the “supernaturally large quantity of marijuana” sports bust was a thing of the past.
Sports blotter: "Copious amounts of pot" edition
| October 31, 2007
Lots of class being shown this year by New York–area point guards.
Sports blotter: "Celtics fans still hate this guy" edition
| October 24, 2007
Surely you can't be serious
Early nomination for collegiate crime-dweeb of the year goes to Fresno State defensive lineman Jason Shirley.
Sports blotter: "Don't call me Shirley!" edition
| October 17, 2007
A few years ago it would have seemed unlikely that former No. 1 overall pick Kwame Brown would leave any legacy at all, but that situation has clearly changed.
Sports blotter: "All people named 'Brown' " edition
| October 10, 2007
Fly the friendly skies with the Pope
The Pope didn’t ask me for any marketing tips for his new airline venture linking Rome to pilgrimage sites like Lourdes, Fatima, and Czestochowa.
MARY ANN SORRENTINO
| September 05, 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
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