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:
Gordon Edes tweets the Sox are sending Adrian Gonzalez, Carl Crawford, Josh Beckett and Nick Punto to Los Angeles for
dinner for six at Sonic several players.
Bostonians tuning into NESN to watch the tribute in Baltimore to Johnny Pesky and, oh, yeah, a ballgame, instead got a test pattern tonight, followed by some Rolling Stones, followed by a blank screen.
UPDATE: The signal came back on just in time to hear Jerry Remy say "Buenas noches, amigos!" and watch Mr. Text Message get himself out.
Joy of Sox is no longer getting much joy from Sox games - and not just because of what's going on on the field:
NESN gives us worthless "tours" of concrete hallways in other stadiums and asinine non-baseball segments. Worse than that, the network often fails to show the action on the field.
Announcers Don Orsillo and Jerry Remy have become sad parodies of... Read more
Steve Buckley at the Herald tweets Pesky died this afternoon. He was 92.
So why now? It's time; that’s all. I’ve covered the events I wanted to cover. I reached a goal with the Bruins' Stanley Cup run in 2011 to have covered championships in all four primary pro sports. I've covered 29 Final Fours. London has been my 11th Olympics. I even did a dog show. I am fulfilled.
But there... Read more
Comcast Sportsnet reports on the grim scene in the clubhouse last night after yet another stupid loss:
Lackey was so busted up after the latest defeat that he was strutting around the clubhouse with a can of Bud Light in each hand, or what is known as "double-fisting" on every college campus in the history of mankind.... Read more
Garden officials revealed that fact at a hearing before the Boston Licensing Board today.
"There's significantly more beer drinking at Bruins games than at Celtics games," one Garden official told the board.
Of course, the officials and their high-priced lawyer from Ropes & Gray did not make their way to the eighth floor of City Hall just to discuss relative beer consumption. They were there... Read more
Over the Monster is, of course, talking about the Red Sox season, wondering whether we've gotten to the point where it's just a bandage-covered scab and it's time to just rip the bandage off in one fell swoop rather than suffering two more months of slow pain.