By - 1/22/15 - 8:05 am

Loren and Wally do the honors.

A Seattle radio station checks in with Tom's Big Balls.

By - 1/21/15 - 7:32 am

Alec Shane, for one, is deflated by the news:

There's really no way around it: this absolutely sucks. What should be a time for celebrating, enjoying the moment, and getting excited for the Super Bowl is now going to be two straight weeks of finger pointing, expressing disgust, and exclaiming complete outrage.

By - 1/20/15 - 7:27 am

WBUR polled Bostonians and people in inner suburbs, says 51% supported the idea of a 2024 Olympic here, but that 75% want a ballot question on the idea - and that a majority don't believe for a second that taxpayers won't have to bail the thing out.

Mayor Walsh has already declared: No referendum.

By - 1/20/15 - 7:10 am

The New York Post, meanwhile, puts Deflategate on page 1, as only the New York Post can.

By - 1/19/15 - 5:52 pm
Overturned Jeep on Rte. 1 in Foxborough, Mass.

The Jeep, post-Wilfork. Photo by State Police.

State Police report that around 12:45 this morning, Wilfork helped get a woman out of a rolled-over Jeep after a crash on Rte. 1 near Gillette Stadium.

By - 1/18/15 - 10:02 pm

45-7 - now onto the Super Bowl.

By - 1/17/15 - 10:11 pm
Atlantic Wharf in Boston in Patriots colors

TruNE_79 is loving how Atlantic Wharf is pumping out the Patriots colors in advance of tomorrow's game.

By - 1/16/15 - 8:17 pm

Transit Police report arresting a guy from New York at South Station today on charges he was trying to palm off four bogus tickets to this Sunday's game - for $800.

Police credit a Channel 25 tweet about an arrest of alleged fake-ticket sellers in Somerville - and an alert would-be buyer of the doubtful ducats:

By - 1/10/15 - 7:11 pm

Brady to Edelman to Amendola!

By - 1/6/15 - 3:16 pm

The Baseball Writers Association of America today voted Pedro Martinez into the Hall of Fame in the first year he was eligible.

By - 1/6/15 - 7:35 am
Boston Militia

Boch, owner of the league-leading Boston Militia of the Women's Football Alliance, yesterday announced the end of the team:

It is with heavy heart that I announce the discontinuation of the Boston Militia. The limited numbers of teams in the Northeast has resulted in a reduced schedule over the last few years, causing the professional level of competition to decline.

Fans are not happy.

Via Davis Square LiveJournal (the team played at Dilboy Stadium).

By - 12/20/14 - 11:55 am

Chris Faraone recounts a season with the Boston Bandits, a "semipro" team (players actually pay to play), whose most famous player got that way only by being shot to death, allegedly by Aaron Hernandez.

After driving north in slush and grayness for close to three hours, the Bandits expect some relief once they arrive and unload. Despite being the same field where they lost to a different Maine team in last year’s playoffs, the Deering High School home of the Raging Bulls is more inviting than other NEFL facilities due to an equipment shed for visitors to use as a locker room. A few of the players mentioned this to me ahead of time, seemingly excited about the prospect of at least being able to change out of the rain. When they arrive, though, there’s a golf cart taking up most of the shack, and the Bandits can’t all fit inside at once, so Alvin and a bunch of others huddle around a kerosene heater they brought.

By - 12/16/14 - 12:32 pm

Imagine if they slapped those things on the backs of Orange Line cars. Vroom!

By - 12/12/14 - 10:24 am

The Washington Post reports the NFL Players Association is charging the team's doctor "altered the medical treatment of a player in an effort to bolster a legal case that would force the player to return his signing bonus to the team."

By - 12/4/14 - 10:03 am

Over the Monster gives us 245 facts about Pablo Sandoval, one for each pound of his weight.

By - 11/21/14 - 6:13 pm

The Jamaica Plain Gazette reports on an organizing meeting on Nov. 24 at the First Baptist Church in JP to plan ways to fight efforts to bring the 2024 Olympics to Boston.

Robin Jacks, one of the organizers, referred to the private organizers' plans to commandeer Franklin Park for equestrian events:

Frederick Law Olmsted did not create the crown jewel of the Emerald Necklace so billionaires could mow it down for profit.

By - 11/18/14 - 7:15 am

The Globe reports the owners of the Revolution are talking to the city about possibly buying land along Frontage Road for a stadium that would get their team out of Foxboro and closer to where potential fans live. The city now uses the land for storing DPW trucks, salt and towed cars.