Stars and Stripes reports that one of the first casualties of the Republican-forced government shutdown is the Armed Forces Network, which broadcasts stateside news, entertainment and sports to military members and their families overseas. And that means no Patriots game on TV for them tomorrow, Allston/Brighton Vets reports.
Deadspin tells us what the Needham Gold Medal winner said during her victim statement on the convicted sexual assaulter who used to be her team doctor.
What should Tide PODs be used for? DOING LAUNDRY. Nothing else.
Eating a Tide POD is a BAD IDEA, and we asked our friend @robgronkowski to help explain. pic.twitter.com/0JnFdhnsWZ
— Tide (@tide) January 12, 2018
Wouldn't it be cool if the Patriots win the Super Bowl again and they do a follow-up ad?
Rob Gronkowski, you've just won the Super Bowl? What are you doing now?
NOT EATING TIDE PODS!
Playing at the House of Blues tonight, Guster figured the audience would want to keep track of the Patriots score, so they had a guy in a Bruschi jersey come on stage to update the crowd, as roving UHub photographer and Guster and Pats fan Garrett Quinn reports. Read more.
The once dominant Sox reliever talks to SB Nation about his decision to finally give up the dream of returning to major-league baseball after a disastrous outing in a minor, really minor-league game last July.
Over the Monster recalls his greatness before Ben Cherington and, of course, Bobby Valentine, ruined him by trying to turn him into a starter.
Elizabeth A. "Betsy" Bryant, 80, of Hanson, died last week. She had many fine qualities, including:
Betsy was an avid Boston sports fan, and like any true Red Sox fan, she hated the Yankees.
The Massachusetts Appeals Court today dismissed a wrongful-death lawsuit by Mark Fidrych's widow against Mack Trucks and the maker of a component that led to his strangulation death on his Northborough farm in 2009. Read more.
Maureen Rogers recounts taking in a trio of Irish hurling matches at Fenway yesterday.
For the first half of the Galway-Dublin match, we tried to figure out the rules by just watching. My brother Rick, who played pretty much every American sport growing up, was able to pick up on some of the rules as we went along, figuring out the difference between a 1 point play, a 3 point play, and a 5 point score, and picking up on the fact that there seemed to be some sort of rule similar to dribbling with respect to how long you could hold the sliotar (the ball) in your hand. But at half time we gave up and went to the Google. It was just too much of a struggle to try to guess what would be called a foul. Apparently, whacking someone in the head with a hurley is perfectly okay.
Besides all the Subarus parked outside, that is (good Lord, there are a lot of Subarus in Brattleboro): The Patriots gear is just a bit different.
The Red Sox just announced:
John Farrell will not return as manager in 2018. A search for a new manager will begin immediately.
At least we still get to root for Terry Francona.
David Harris at the Boston Business Journal tweets:
Boston makes short list of World Cup host cities
OK, not quite as bad as it sounds - Boston is part of the United 2026 bid, which would have games played in a series of venues across the US, Canada and Mexico. Still with Olympic-level kleptocracy, but not as rampantly soul-destroying as Boston 2024.
There's a reason the Revolution started here, it seems.
Ari Ofsevit spottted this un-updated tourist bus downtown today.
The Patriots owner and Brookline resident is deeply disappointed by the tone of the president's call for the banishment of any athletes who dare protest police brutality.
This guy stood on the traffic island in Brighton Center early this evening, rooting on the Patriots, and, we suspect, settling a bet.
Isaiah Thomas writes about getting The Call from Danny Ainge.
People had these signs they made, and I can still see them: THIS IS FOR CHYNA. WE <3 ISAIAH. That sort of thing. Then they did a moment of silence, the whole arena, in Chyna’s honor. And it was like … man. I just realized, in that moment, that I didn’t need the court to shield me. I didn’t need to block it all out, and pretend I wasn’t grieving. I didn’t have to be alone in this. The whole arena was right there with me. Honestly, it felt like the whole city of Boston was with me.