Ah, the time-honored tradition of filling out our brackets. No, I'm not talking about the NCAA Tourney. That's over and done with and already forgotten. We're talking NHL playoffs here, and Kevin Paul Dupont and I went over our brackets and talked about the Bruins' chances of not only getting back to the Stanley Cup Finals, but winning it all. More
Two weeks in for the Red Sox and to say it’s not been a terribly pleasant fortnight would be a bit of an understatement, no? The Sox sit uncomfortably in the American League East basement through their first 13 games at 5-8 and naturally, because this is Boston and because nuance and perspective are concepts which many find difficult to grasp, worry and even a bit of panic have begun to creep into the collective discussion. More
Yes, it's still early in the season. But dropping three out of four to the Yankees hurts no matter what time of year it is. Sure, it was a weekend without Koji Uehara and Dustin Pedroia (and manager John Farrell for the series finale), but that was only part of the problem. Chad Finn and Steve Silva joined me to explain and discuss. More
I’m going to go out on a limb and assume that most, if not all, of you reading this are not often asked, “hey aren’t you so pumped for the big golf tournament this weekend?” Or something to that effect.
But that’s OK because I’m here to tell you why you should be so pumped for the golf tournament this weekend and that’s because the golf tournament we’re discussing is The Masters. And The Masters is awesome. More
The Bruins wrap up their regular season this weekend and are looking ahead at a first-round playoff match-up that favors them heavily. So why not play D-man Torey Krug as a forward for a few shifts, right? Kevin Paul Dupont from the Boston Globe explains Claude Julien's reasoning and looks head to the playoff picture. More
American sports took another major step towards universal tolerance today when sophomore UMass guard Derrick Gordon came out today as the first openly gay NCAA men's Division 1 basketball player.
"Now that I'm taking the mask off, people can finally see who I really am," the 22-year-old Western Kentucky transfer told SB Nation's Outside Sports, who broke the story this morning. More
“He was a good kid.”
This is, without hesitation, the first thing every person who has ever skated with Brendan Burke has to say about him. It’s the kind of standard-issue tire pumping hockey players are known for, but that makes it no less sincere.
A better way to put it would be that Brendan was a beacon.
As great a sports town as Boston can be, it’s not a secret that we don’t have much time or affinity for ones of the college variety.
Every once in a while, a Doug Flutie or a Matt Ryan will show up at BC and the football team will garner a modicum of interest. And sometimes lightning will strike at the Heights and a hoop team like the Jared Dudley/Craig Smith-led Eagles, circa 2005-2006, will sneak into the Top 10 and work its way to a Sweet 16 appearance in the NCAA Tournament. More
Peter Abraham from the Boston Globe checked in earlier from Baltimore. We talked about the strong points of the opening series against the Orioles, then looked ahead at tomorrow's home opener at Fenway Park, which Peter says will be both moving and celebratory. More