The other day, our local crank shook his fist at a cloud and wrote how he hates soccer. Yawn. What's interesting is the Deadspin report that chronicles how he's written pretty much the same exact column about soccer for 25 years now, right down to the part where he complains about how soccer players can't use their hands.
Mike Toole of Cambridge shows us he's not the only local in Manaus, Brazil tonight rooting for USA in the Arena Amazonia.
Looks like the Globe's Shirley Leung has a one-way ticket on the express train to Olympicsville. Today, she quotes David D'Alessandro, you know, of the John Hancock D'Alessandros, on why a 2024 Olympics in Boston makes so much sense:
Released today by the Rangers single-A team, for which he'd faced 18 batters this year, walking nine and hitting seven.
Garrett Quinn was among the throng at the Banshee just knowing it was Ghana be a good match.
Baby steps, the Globe cautions, but we're now closer than some other cities.
Johnathan Kraft was on with Felger and Massarotti yesterday and it sure sounds like he was saying good bye, Curtatone, hello Walsh:
Unfortunately, I donâ€™t think this was something Mayor Menino saw the value in, and it didnâ€™t get a lot of attention.
â€śI think Mayor Walsh believes in the sport and understands the impact it could have on the city beyond just the sport but what you can do with the use of the city and cultural events. Hopefully weâ€™ll see if become a reality in the near future.
Teagan Rae asks:
Best bars to watch the World Cup at? Any Dutchies in Boston watching the games together?
Paul Weiskel reports:
Red Sox fans just started chanting "Yankees suck!" as Joba Chamberlain started warming up for the Tigers. Classic Fenway.
Adam Castiglioni spotted this hydrant in the North End today.
The CBC reports:
â€śWe don't think it's prudent for a student to wear a Boston Bruins jersey in a school during this very intensive playoff play,â€ť Cohen said.
"At this stage in the game, with the Canadiens leading the series 2-1, why ignite things, why create a controversy," he added.
A British Pathe newsreel from 1962, when the Celtics won their fourth straight NBA championship.
A federal jury decided this week that New Brunswick, NJ violated Lawrence Blatterfein's First Amendment rights by refusing to let him open a sports bar called Buck Foston's and that he's owed $1.535 million for his troubles.
In his complaint, Blatterfein accused the mayor of being out to get him because the guy is a Red Sox fan.