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Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs

Rick Perry is the Houston Texans, and how the rest of the GOP presidential field measures up to the NFL playoffs


Sports radio guy and notorious pants salesman DAMON AMENDOLARA breaks it down: RICK PERRY is the Houston Texans: meaning he has no chance. NEWT GINGRICH?...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 11, 2012
Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable

Because Hollywood Says So: ESPN Sportsguy Bill Simmons explains why next week's Patriots v. Tebow rematch was inevitable


We're still trying to figure out what awful thing the good people of western Pennsylvania did to deserve God's wrath, in the form of yet...
By Carly Carioli  |  January 09, 2012

Update On Boston MC-Athlete Favorite Akrobatik (Plus Benefit This Saturday @ The Middle East)


An artist always on the move, Akro’s health scare did not come from a lack of exercise. He...  Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How...
By Chris Faraone  |  June 09, 2011

N.B.S. Steps Up with "Pats Music" - Your New N.E. Patriots Anthem (FREE DOWNLOAD!!!)


After a successful run with last year's Celtics anthem "Who Are We?" - well, successful for the song, at least - Cambridge heavyweights N.B.S. return...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 12, 2011

Your New N.E. Patriots Anthem


After a successful run with last year’s Celtics anthem “Who Are We?” - well,...Originally posted on soxmobster.tumblr.com. Chris Faraone's book, "How I Learned to Stop...
By Chris Faraone  |  January 12, 2011
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Rabble-rousers, re-enactors, and the New World Order

Charles Picerno, a disheveled rabble-rouser, stands at the back of the crowd while Lincoln Chafee is inaugurated as the state's 58th governor.
The Inauguration
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  January 07, 2011


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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.
Jock strapped
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 24, 2010

Why you should watch tonight's Jets-Patriots game with your laptop open


To the age-old tendency to watch a football game with the TV sound down and the radio sound up, the mavericks at FOOTBALLZ TALK have...
By Carly Carioli  |  December 06, 2010
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Tom Brady's contract renegotiation could change the team — and the NFL — forever

For the first time since he became Tom Brady, the Patriots quarterback is going into a football season in the last year of his contract.
The good soldier
By PAUL FLANNERY  |  September 10, 2010
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Bust busted

Bring up the topic of biggest NFL draft busts of all time and most people come up with the same short list of notorious names, all of them quarterbacks.
Keith McCants mccan't stay out of trouble; plus, another Clockwork Orange homage
By MATT TAIBBI  |  June 11, 2010
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Photos: Nova-Cain ''Birthday'' single release show

Nova-Cain, Vee Knuckles, Millyz, Letia Larok, and more
 Nova-Cain, live at the Middle East, April 27, 2010 
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  May 07, 2010


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Texas stranger

Gilbert Arenas, you might've started something.
A Dallas fullback plays cowboys and valets; Plus, the Laird brothers learn from their elders
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 12, 2010
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Bengals and Bulldogs

There hasn't been a whole lot to cheer about in New England Patriots country of late, and I'm not sure that this will fit the bill, but let's try it on for size.
Cincinnati's back on the sports-crime map. Plus, a Georgia alum fills in the blanks.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  February 05, 2010
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Poor reception

The right loves to rant against the "liberal-media elite," but there's one key media sector where the conservative id reigns supreme: talk radio.
Talk radio helped energize Scott Brown's Senate campaign. Will it doom the Democrats in 2010?
By ADAM REILLY  |  February 05, 2010

The legendary Mr. Microphone

I have a co-worker who is making weird growls ...
Dr. Lovemonkey answers your questions
By DR. LOVEMONKEY  |  February 05, 2010
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Massachusetts: You might be living in a red state if

Scott Brown’s Senatorial victory is merely the latest sign that red tides are creeping upon our once-progressive Commonwealth. Don’t believe us? Consider that Kenny Chesney sells out Gillette Stadium every summer, and, of course, that wealthy Republican
31 signs that Scott Brown’s victory is changing the face of the commonwealth for the worse
By CHRIS FARAONE  |  January 22, 2010


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Bland theft auto

Man, talk about a meme that won't die!
Ex-Patriot Terry Glenn's suburban sprawl. Plus, Charles Rogers needs a nap.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 15, 2010
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Throwback shame

Well, another year in sports crime has come and gone.
Nice try, Tiger. But sports crime in 2009 was ruled by the ghosts of Foxboro past.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  January 08, 2010

Let’s recap

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
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 01, 2010
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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
By MIKE MILIARD  |  December 25, 2009
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Goon to Carolina

A few years ago, there was a lot of sentiment in Patriots country for drafting a University of Miami linebacker named Jon Beason.
Jon Beason takes it outside. Plus, an ex-NFL lineman doubles down and gets busted.
By MATT TAIBBI  |  December 11, 2009


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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
Monday Night Football preview: "Possible Super Bowl Preview" is a phrase you will hear!

Monday Night Football preview: "Possible Super Bowl Preview" is a phrase you will hear!


 Week 12 is upon us, the Thanksgiving has passed, and while we have feasted and fattened, the NFL has trimmed itself down to a small...
By Footballz Talk  |  November 30, 2009
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Revisiting the greatest Harvard-Yale game

It takes some doing to make Harvard look like an underdog in anything. But Harvard Beats Yale, 29-29 — Kevin Rafferty's 2008 movie (out now on DVD) and new book (released this past month) about the famous football rivalry — does just that.
Crimson Bowl Over Dept.
By MIKE MILIARD  |  November 20, 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
Now trending on Twitter: #patriots #bullshit #WTF #belichick

Now trending on Twitter: #patriots #bullshit #WTF #belichick


 Ugh. Ugh. Ugh. Ugh.  - Belichick thug flattens NFL camerman. Too late. The game is already on tape. [Deadspin]- Twitter results for "Bill Belichick has...
By Carly Carioli  |  November 15, 2009


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Golden goofballs

Yet another major-program football player walked the Taser plank this past week, though this one was called back from the edge just in time.
Minnesota football teams produce twin dummies
By MATT TAIBBI  |  November 13, 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
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Stuck in his Throat

Growing up in Sudbury, David Bertolino’s upbringing was strictly G-rated.
Suburban, family-oriented David Bertolino has a dream: to stage a play about  Deep Throat , one of the most controversial films of all time
By JON HART  |  October 30, 2009

Rhode Island’s pride is showing

There was much to-do and flexing of cultural muscles and civic pride as Our Little Towne placed in the top 10 in many prestigious categories in Travel & Leisure magazine’s 2009 survey of “America’s Favorite Cities.”
 Finally, some good ‘news!’ Plus, Brown slips, the Patriots slide, and more
By PHILLIPE AND JORGE  |  October 16, 2009