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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
| May 07, 2010
Music to incite the savage beast
Although your superior correspondents try to avoid situations where we have no alternative but to be totally annoying, there have been times when P+J have agreed to karaoke performances.
‘My Way’ can kill you; Big money quashes ‘Big Money’; and a truly Soopah Bowl
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| February 12, 2010
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...
| November 30, 2009
The Sports Genius of the Week Award is actually going to be shared by a pair of now-former New Orleans Saints fringe-roster players, wide receiver Biren Ealy and tight end Kolomona Kapanui.
Two Saints get caught sinning. Plus, swirling down the post-NFL drug-addiction drain.
| May 15, 2009
Bang for T-Buck
Brett Favre walks into a bar.
| August 13, 2008
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
The Texas Longhorns have been a real gift to the sports-crime-reporting industry of late.
Sports blotter: "Horns hooked" edition
| September 19, 2007
Murder most foul
Man, just what the hell is going on in the sports world?
Sports blotter: "This isn't funny" edition
| June 20, 2007
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
| April 04, 2007
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
| March 28, 2007
Twenty-seven. That’s where the number of defensive-back arrests in the year 2006 now rests, after yet another high-profile bust last week.
Sports blotter: "Aww, the Denver Broncos!?" edition
| December 20, 2006
For hard rock, heated debate, child-care tips, and latex puppetry, 2006 was a banner year in television. Who says the culture’s going to the dogs?
A year in television
| December 18, 2006
Hail, hail CBGB
Many moons ago, Phillipe lived one block away from the legendary CBGB nightclub on Bleeker Street in New York City’s Bowery.
There’s a big SNAFU when OMFUG is all gone
PHILLIPE & JORGE
| October 18, 2006
Take my wife, please
Philadelphia Phillies starting pitcher Brett Myers became the latest pro athlete to punch his wife in the face in public last week, committing the act right here in Boston.
Sports Blotter: "Just a bit outside" edition
| June 28, 2006
The Boston Phoenix J.R. rider bail-hearing incident of the week!
Folks in my line of work — cataloguing weekly the crimes of professional athletes — have a built-in rainy-day strategy.
Plus, deadbeat-daddy jocks and Master P's firearms
| March 16, 2006
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