Topic: Boston

November 18, 2013

Our heroes journey deep into New England Patriots country -- or, anyway, to a bar in Cambridge -- for a live show. There will be guests, and people in the background pronouncing Danny Amendola's name "Amendoler" and you should probably listen. Or, if you're near Middlesex in Cambridge, go there and listen to it in person.

July 2, 2013

Bill Simmons started a beef with Doc Rivers on very vague grounds and out of a very ESPN impulse. It was squashed just a few days later. He's figuring this TV thing out fast.

May 6, 2013

The Boston Celtics were once a very good team, if never quite one that deserved the heroic narrative they received in the early years of the Big Three. Now, with the end of the road seemingly rushing up for Pierce and Garnett, are we allowed to acknowledge that they've always been too small for their narrative?

April 19, 2013

In The Paint, an exhibition of basketball art produced by a lively, supportive community of artists, was supposed to open in Cambridge on Friday. With the city locked down and in fear, that's currently in doubt. But whenever it opens, In The Paint will be a good thing, and a reminder of some other good things in turn.

April 16, 2013

Everyone felt the same sadness and horror on Marathon Monday. But for reasons obvious and less-obvious, it all feels very different when you're from there.

April 16, 2013

On not being there, and knowing and not wanting to know, and some other responses evoked by the horror at the Boston Marathon.

March 29, 2013

Even before it started, Bobby Valentine's tenure as Red Sox manager was an unmitigated disaster. But, with a new crop of hot young prospects, a quarter billion in bad contracts shipped to LA and a top-10 pick in this year's draft, was Bobby V's reign really as bad as we thought? 

December 21, 2012

As a general rule, it's the thought that counts in gift-giving. There are, however, limits to this. 

August 16, 2012

After 44 years with the Boston Globe, Bob Ryan is retiring from the sports column business. He's leaving in good health and good shape; the job itself, though, is kind of hurting, and will miss him mightily.

June 12, 2012

A letter of praise, thanks and farewell to the Celtics ... from Uppsala, Sweden.