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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
The Florida International University football program was rocked recently when running back Kendall Berry was stabbed to death in front of eight witnesses — allegedly by an ex–FIU teammate.
Senseless tragedy at FIU; plus, late-night fun at Marshall and some Oregon fallout
| April 16, 2010
Spose, radio star
Who knew? The era of the radio hit isn't completely over. Maybe five times recently, someone's asked, "Dude, have you heard that Spose song?"
Apparently, smoking it all can be beneficial
| February 05, 2010
Death and taxes
Here's the simple truth about Maine's automobile excise tax: If you don't support the initiative on the November ballot to cut it sharply, we're all going to die.
We’re all going to die
| September 25, 2009
Are you ready for some Footballz?
These days, thanks to Internet-related information overload, football fans are more educated than ever. So why, exactly, do we need idiotic TV commentators telling us what we already know about how talented Drew Brees and Adrian Peterson are, or that
Ha-Ha Huddle Dept.
| September 18, 2009
Two Saturdays ago, His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama sat cross-legged on the 50-yard line and gently intoned that "the path to happiness in the individual and with society is through inner peace."
The New England Patriots played host to a very different out-of-towner last week, as the Dalai Lama made a most incongruous visit to Gillette Stadium
| May 15, 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
Bad times for kickers
Here’s a depressing-ass story that tells you everything you need to know about the life of a retired mediocre athlete.
Sports blotter: "Not so high on the hog" edition
| July 16, 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
Once upon a time, two daily newspapers battled in Boston.
How Herald publisher Pat Purcell could pitch inside — and brush back the Globe
| May 07, 2008
Moss Keeps On Truckin'!
Randy Moss has announced that he has formed Moss Motorsports LLC.You can read all about it here.You heard it here first. This won't end well. ...
| April 30, 2008
And the beat goes on
All Phillipe + Jorge can say after Tuesday’s presidential primary is that we are overjoyed the Patriots resigned Randy Moss.
Hillary Clinton proves the Rasputin of primary politics
PHILLIPE AND JORGE
| March 05, 2008
Return of the Pac
The sad thing about Adam “Pacman” Jones is that we won’t have him to kick around in columns like this much longer.
Sports blotter: "Never coming back to the NFL at this rate" edition
| January 23, 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
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
And, just like that, it’s fall. The days shorten. Crockpots come out of retirement. And the Patriots play the Jets on Sunday.
| 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
Crack makes a comeback
It’s been so long, it’s hard not to feel nostalgic.
Sports blotter: "Remembering the heyday of Lawrence Taylor and Darryl Strawberry" edition
| July 03, 2007
The curly-haried boyfriend
This is the third or fourth time I’ve seen this guy’s name attached to an arrest of a high-profile athlete.
Sports blotter: "Knight of the keyboard" edition
| May 02, 2007
Great open road speed
Forget peanut butter and banana, Laurel and Hardy, Tango and Cash: almost nothing goes together quite like vehicular violence and football.
Plus, another college rape case
| April 19, 2006
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