USA Today thinks Dan Shaughnessy is an arbiter of the Boston zeitgeist, and that we're all depressed because of Deflategate and that somehow has made us sour on the Olympics.
Some Bostonians are fighting to keep the 2024 Summer Olympics out of their city due.
Super Liquors is, of course, conveniently located on Truman Parkway in Hyde Park.
Loren and Wally do the honors.
A Seattle radio station checks in with Tom's Big Balls.
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.
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.
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.
TruNE_79 is loving how Atlantic Wharf is pumping out the Patriots colors in advance of tomorrow's game.
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:
Brady to Edelman to Amendola!
The Baseball Writers Association of America today voted Pedro Martinez into the Hall of Fame in the first year he was eligible.
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.
Via Davis Square LiveJournal (the team played at Dilboy Stadium).
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 yearâ€™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, thereâ€™s a golf cart taking up most of the shack, and the Bandits canâ€™t all fit inside at once, so Alvin and a bunch of others huddle around a kerosene heater they brought.