Otherwise the Paul Revere statute in the North End is going to have to wear a Tebow jersey for a day.
Owen Strachan, a theology professor who admits to following the Patriots since the days when "Drew Bledsoe was completing cannon-like passes to more sideline coaches than receivers," struggles with the issue of whether God's hand is guiding Tebow's arm and what happens if the Patriots repeat their earlier stomping of Denver (Ed. note: Wouldn't it be something if the Pats won 66-6?), concludes that since the Bible basically promises suffering to Christians:
Did Jesus take the weekend off? And gotta love that 29-yard run the wrong way at the end.
AFC East champions. Again.
Will you be watching the miraculous quarterback who grabs victory from defeat in the fourth quarter?By adamg - 12/18/11 - 11:06 am
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office says it has dropped a charge of indecent assault and battery against wide receiver Julian Edelman for an incident at Storyville last month:
In a "nolle prosequi" form filed today in Boston Municipal Court, prosecutors wrote:
After a thorough investigation of this case by the Boston Police Department's Sexual Assault Unit … the Commonwealth has concluded that it would not be able to meet its burden at trial of proving each of the elements of indecent assault and battery beyond a reasonable doubt. Specifically, a review of both witness statements and video surveillance has revealed that the Commonwealth would be unable to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the defendant intentionally engaged in a harmful or offensive touching of the complainant that would be regarded by society as immodest, immoral, and improper.
WBZ reports the Cathedral High football team will be having lunch with Tom Menino.
From the archives of the Boston Fire Department comes this photo of Heidi Watney rapppeling down a 22-story building in downtown Boston this summer. Awesome as the photo is all by itself, it gains added relevancy when we read that Brian Cashman has challenged Bobby Valentine to rappel down a similarly storied building in Stamford.
Daily News link via BostInnovation, where they make the time to read the out-of-town papers.
Little Christopher, who lives somewhere in the Philadelphia area, really, really, really hates Tom Brady. If you were his father, would you put this online?
Via Boston Daily.
Something must have gone wrong. There's no place to write-in Joe Kapp or Michael Bishop.
A report out of Philadelphia says everybody's favorite beer-box wearer is heading for the City of Brotherly Love.
Oh, those wacky, fun-loving Henrys, whose joie de vivre is just so darn infectious, City Hall can't help but give them great deals on city property! Wouldn't you?
Or, as dvdoff, who spotted this example of All Henry, All The Time puts it:
If anyone else needed proof that Boston.com is turning into the Onion ...
A Sox fan sent in this photo of Fenway Park on Friday to the Globe. Hanging among the other retired numbers on the outside of the ballpark was good ol' #7.
Of course, Carlton "Pudge" Fisk (#27) might have something to say about all of this.
The Globe reports on the great deal the Sox got from Boston for using city streets
There is only so much that genius head coach Bill Belichick can do to make up for the mediocre general manager Bill Belichick. He’s coming up short. He no longer has control of his team. The players pay lip service to his greatness but their weak efforts and lack of discipline betray them. Maybe they feel betrayed, too. If the Patriots are so great, and their coach is so great, why are they so bad?
A glassy-eyed, alcohol-infused Sox fan who had to be wrestled to the ground at a game in July after knocking a woman down raised the hackles of Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer today.
"What concerns me right now is the level of intoxication of this patron," she told Fenway officials at a hearing on a police citation for having a "disorderly, intoxicated patron arrested on the premises" at a July 27 game.
Sox officials said the issue was more one of general belligerence than drunkenness - the guy just seemed to have a lot of pent up anger and had been yelling for several innings.
The Taiwanese have made a cartoon about it:
The Sox starter talked to the Globe.
Cambridge, Mass. — Tickets are on sale now for George V. Higgins’ The Friends of Eddie Coyle, Stickball Productions’ world premiere stage adaptation of the quintessential Boston crime novel. The production runs Dec. 8–Jan. 15 at Oberon in Harvard Square, for tickets, visit www.thefriendsofeddiecoyle.com
It is the winter of ‘69 in Boston and Eddie Coyle is a bottom of the barrel hood attempting to stay alive and out of jail among his “friends” – cops, bartenders, radical hippies, bank robbers, hit men and informants. Weeks away from a prison sentence for trucking stolen booze, Eddie’s making a few bucks supplying the guns for a rash of brazen bank heists, while looking to tip someone in for a kind word to the judge.
George V. Higgins’ classic novel has been called the “best crime novel ever written” by Elmore Leonard, and literary scholars have compared his unforgiving and realistic depiction of Boston’s underworld with the works of Dickens, Dostoevsky, and Balzac. Through dialogue quintessentially Bostonian, and the most poignant homage to Bobby Orr and the ’69-’70 Boston Bruins in literature, The Friends of Eddie Coyle has set the bar for Boston crime stories for nearly 40 years.
You know it's bad when even Heidi Watney gets dragged into the mud (and comes up slugging; denies that rumored fling with Varitek).