And the Patriots are the Bumpus hounds.
Sportswriter visits the Hub, feels inadequate - even as losers, our teams are better than his teams, he writes, adding:
Boston is the best because it has made rooting for a team its noblest civic duty. You get out on the highway and you suffer. You get into the stadium and you may suffer some more. But your suffering has meaning. It's an act... Read more
Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) has lost the endorsement of Boston Boxing legend Micky Ward, the subject of the 2010 biopic The Fighter after Ward learned that Brown opposes LGBT rights and labor unions.
The Lowell Sun reported Friday that Ward initially told the paper day that he was set to endorse Scott Brownâ€™s re-election, but changed... Read more
You'd almost think Cody Ross and Will Middlebrooks pissed on home plate at Fenway or something last night. Both were watching the Yankees/Tigers game and both tweeted their amazement/admiration for Raul Ibanez's ninth-inning home run.
And parts of Red Sox Nation lost their collective mind.
Last night, Ross tweeted, simply:
Middlebrooks was even more effusive:
This is simply insane... #raul
Raul Ibanez... Read more
Valentine fired, and on Thursday, leaving plenty of time for the "shocking" revelations to be phoned in for the Sunday papers.
Over the Monster recounts yesterday's memorial at Fenway Park.
Over the Monster explains why last night's Sox game was, all in all, decent, except for Lester getting the loss instead of, say, Aceves or Padilla.
For local fans of Liverpool FC, it was the chance of a lifetime: To watch their soccer heroes in a match at Fenway Park. Unfortunately for An Tua Nua, a march of Liverpool supporters from Kenmore Square to Fenway on July 25 proved far more successful than its organizers had hoped, leading a BPD detective to write the place up and landing it before the... Read more
Go ahead, find a scalper in Kenmore Square tonight and point at him and laugh hysterically. Just be sure you can run fast; he might not appreciate the humor of the situation.
How bad is it? Scott Thorn tweets:
I've had an ad up on Craigslist all morning for 3 tix to Thursday night's Sox-Yanks game at face value. Not one email so... Read more
BU released its report on hockey culture along Comm. Ave. today:
Our assessment has shown that a culture of sexual entitlement exists among some players on the men's ice hockey team, stemming in part from their elevated social status on campus. This culture of sexual entitlement, as evidenced by frequent sexual encounters with women absent an emotional relationship or on-going commitment, can also involve... Read more
The 1962 Mets were one of the worst teams in the history of baseball. The 2011 Red Sox suffered the worst collapse in the history of baseball. How will the 2012 Red Sox stack up against the September records of these two teams? We'll compile the daily "standings" from here through Sept. 30:
W L pct 2012 Red Sox 7 19... Read more
So as long as nobody spots Valentine rolling a couple of ball bearings around in his hand, we should be as OK as we can get in this season of diminished expectations, right?
Redsox223 was among the throngs watching the parade through Needham for Olympian Aly Raisman.
More photos and comments from folks who grew weary of politicians droning on forever: