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Wade Boggs Feels Like Tom Hanks In ‘Cast Away’ Coming Home To Red Sox

MASHANTUCKET, Conn. — Wade Boggs can relate to Chuck Noland. The Boston Red Sox will retire Boggs’ No. 26 this season, more than 23 years after the Hall of Fame third baseman played his final game with the organization. It’s been a long wait for Boggs, who joked Friday that he now understands what the main character of the movie “Cast Away” went through. “Right now, I...
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For Sale: Tom Hanks Uniform from A League of Their Own

Just in time for Christmas Groundhog’s Day, you can now own a piece of Hollywood history. The baseball uniform worn by Tom Hanks in the 1992 movie “A League of Their Own” is up for sale by the New York-based Lelands. But act fast…the auction closes on Friday and is commanding a pretty penny. You might recall, the Academy Award winning actor played fictional ex-player Jimmy...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Hanks sends touching letter to idol Ken Stabler’s family

Tom Hanks was a huge fan of Ken Stabler while spending his teen years growing up in the Bay Area in the 1970s. And the fact the actor idolized the great Oakland Raiders quarterback so set into a motion a sequence of events that led to him sending a touching letter to the NFL icon’s daughters just before Christmas. When Stabler passed away last summer at the age of 69 due to complications...
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December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tuesday web roundup: Oakland Raiders

Oakland won't submit financing proposal to league by deadline The NFL established a Wednesday deadline for St. Louis, Oakland and San Diego ... But Raiders owner Mark Davis said he's trying to revive a previous offer of ... Thursday Night Could Be Raiders' Last Game in Oakland What was Woodson's final game in Oakland – and might have been the last for the Raiders as...
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December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Raiders mega-fan Tom Hanks sends heartfelt letter to Ken Stabler's daughter

Tom Hanks lost his childhood idol when Oakland Raiders legend Ken Stabler passed away in July.When Stabler's daughter, Kendra Stabler Moyes, sent him some Stabler-related memorabilia, a mourning Hanks said thanks with a heartfelt letter.The acclaimed actor even typed the note to Stabler Moyes out on a typewriter."The Snake" famously noted he could study his playbook by the light...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

MUST READ: Actor Tom Hanks Types Emotional Thank You To Family Of Late Alabama, NFL Star Quarterback

When you think of the 1970’s in the NFL, one of the first names that should come to mind is Ken Stabler. After a successful career in college at Alabama, “The Snake” made a name for himself as the fun loving, left-handed quarterback who brought home a championship to the Oakland Raiders. Stabler died this past summer, and his daughter sent legendary actor Tom Hanks some memorabilia...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Hanks sends classy letter to Ken Stabler’s daughter

Tom Hanks does it again. The guy can do no wrong. He began his career with cult followers like Big, then proves his immeasurable acting ability by making a friendship with a volleyball believable in his blockbuster Castaway. Well, Hanks proves he’s not only a star, but a pretty good guy as well. Recently he wrote Ken Stabler’s daughter, Kendra Moyes, a typewritten letter to gush...
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December 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Utah Utes Football: #7

Has there ever been a more polarizing figure in the history of Utah Utes football than Travis Wilson? Fans either love him or fans dislike him. (Hate is too strong of a word and I don’t think anyone really hates the kid and if you do that’s your own personal problem.) Fans either clamor for him or fans want him shunned to the bench never to step foot on the field again. Either...
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November 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Don’t dismiss ‘Bridge of Spies’ as lesser Spielberg; it excels on every level

Any Steven Spielberg movie should be considered an event. But I wasn’t really feeling much excitement for Bridge of Spies. Maybe because the marketing — especially the posters — were so boring. (Yes, I get that Tom Hanks is the selling point for audiences, so he has to be prominently featured. But his face between the U.S. and USSR flags really doesn’t say a whole lot. Great...
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October 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Phil Kessel – Castaway

Phil Kessel as a Tom Hanks movie “Castaway.” No better movie sums up Phil Kessel. He was cast away in the hell of an island that is Toronto and had to talk to Dion Phaneuf, who has the IQ of a volleyball. Last Season Recap TORONTO, ON – MARCH 23: Phil Kessel #81 and Trevor Smith #23 of the Toronto Maple Leafs share a joke prior to play between the Minnesota Wild and...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Sidney Crosby – Captain Phillips

Sidney Crosby as a Tom Hanks movie Obviously. Last Season Recap A pedestrian 84 points in 77 games. Still, though: 84 points in 77 games. He’s a pretty decent hockey player. What else is there to say, really? 2015 Season Previews - Forwards Season Preview: Daniel Sprong – Splash Season Preview: Mike Johnston, Rick Tocchet, and Gary Angnew – Apollo 13...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Daniel Sprong – Splash

Daniel Sprong as a Tom Hanks movie “Splash.” Whatever. Last Season Recap Last season, Sprong was playing for the Charlottetown Islanders in the QMJHL, a team which, unless you are really in tune with junior hockey, you’ve never even ******* heard of. Sprong’s fall in the draft is curious, but whatever. He scored 39 goals and racked up 88 points. Jesse pointed out just...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Adam Clendening – Turner & Hooch

Adam Clendening as a Tom Hanks movie   Because he might have to play with Ben Lovejoy at one point this season. 2015 Season Previews - Defense Season Preview: Adam Clendening – Turner & Hooch Season Preview: Olli Maatta – A League Of Their Own Season Preview: David Morehouse – Forrest Gump Season Preview: Marc-Andre Fleury – The Da Vinci Code Season...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Olli Maatta – A League Of Their Own

Olli Maatta as a Tom Hanks movie Just because Olli Maatta is that good. Geena Davis dropped the ball on purpose, and it ruined the whole movie. Your little sister lives in your shadow her whole life, and instead of making her work to beat you, you just let her win. That’s not the way to do it. Might have to do Bill Pullman previews next season. His creds include “A League...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: David Morehouse – Forrest Gump

David Morehouse as a Tom Hanks movie Forrest Gump. No need to explain. Last Season Recap People get really upset when we make fun of David Morehouse. And that’s okay. Because we really, really don’t care. Morehouse’s loudest defenders will tell you he is just the President of the Penguins and that he has no say in Hockey Ops. We are here to tell you that isn’t the...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Jim Rutherford – Saving Private Ryan

Jim Rutherford as a Tom Hanks movie “Saving Private Ryan” was about an impossible task. And that is kind of what Jim Rutherford is dealing with. He has to juggle a massive roster overhaul while still keeping the Penguins a contender. One could argue, though, that if Jim Rutherford was Tom Hanks in “Saving Private Ryan,” the movie would have been over in 15 minutes because...
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October 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Mike Johnston, Rick Tocchet, and Gary Angnew – Apollo 13

The coaching staff as a Tom Hanks movie Apollo 13. Because they are possibly leading a doomed flight. Or they can make Walter Cronkite cry on the air and win the Cup. By the way, Tom Hanks rattled off “Apollo 13,” “Forrest Gump,” and “Philadelphia” from 1993-1995. Three iconic movies in two years. Impossible to find a better two-year stretch in acting history. ...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Bobby Farnham – Toy Story

Bobby Farnham as a Tom Hanks movie Bobby Farnham is “Toy Story” because the less you see him, the better. Last Season Recap Bobby Farnham’s big moment last season is when he got pumped by some reject from the Flyers: 2015 Season Previews - Forwards Season Preview: Bobby Farnham – Toy Story Season Preview: Patric Hornqvist – The Green Mile Season...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Patric Hornqvist – The Green Mile

Patric Hornqvist as a Tom Hanks movie We picked this movie because you can’t remember exactly what it’s about, but you know it’s good. That’s Hornqvist. You really can’t remember what he does, but you know it is generally good. Last Season Recap Hornqvist, when healthy, was a model player last year. He scored 25 goals and worked his balls off in every game. He took...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Marc-Andre Fleury – The Da Vinci Code

Marc-Andre Fleury as a Tom Hanks movie Back in 2013, Pens goalie coach Mike Bales stepped in and took MAF back to the basics, and he’s become a dependable goalie. His performances against the Flyers and Islanders in the playoffs still linger in everybody’s minds, though. Still a mystery to some. Last Season Recap PITTSBURGH, PA – APRIL 01: Marc-Andre Fleury #29 of the...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Brian Dumoulin – The Terminal

Brian Dumoulin as a Tom Hanks movie Since Dumoulin has spent more time shuffling back and forth in airports than he has spent on the ice, we’re giving him “The Terminal.” Fact: The movie was based on a real guy who lived in Terminal 1 at the Charles de Gaulle Airport in France for 18 years. That’s unbelievable. Last Season Recap He was part of the Jim Rutherford Defense...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Nick Bonino – Angels and Demons

Nick Bonino as a Tom Hanks movie Nick Bonino = angel. Brandon Sutter = demon. Last Season Recap He put up 22 goals for the Ducks in 2013-2014. And then got 15 more for the Canucks last year. Unless he has debilitating body odor, we can’t figure out why the Canucks wanted rid of him. 2015 Season Previews - Forwards Season Preview: Eric Fehr – The Man with...
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October 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Eric Fehr – The Man with One Red Shoe

Eric Fehr as a Tom Hanks movie The Man with one Red Shoe. We don’t even know the plot of this movie. Early Hanks, probably just cashing in. We just know Fehr has spent his entire career with the Capitals. Last Season Recap Scored 19 goals. Had elbow surgery over the summer and won’t be with the Penguins until at least November. Career wise Fehr had center stage in one of...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Season Preview: Ian Cole – The Great Buck Howard

Ian Cole as a Tom Hanks movie We didn’t know this movie existed until we went through Hanks’ IMDB page. The plot is the lead character becomes the new assistant to an illusionist whose skills are in decline. Illusionist: Rob Scuderi. Can’t hit a home run with all of these. Last Season Recap After coming from St. Louis for Robert Bortuzzo, no one knew what to expect from...
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October 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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