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The 50 Best Boston Sports Illustrated Covers Ever

A.B. With the release of the latest Sports Illustrated Cover for April 21st, 2014 featuring Boston Marathon victims, first responders and Boston residents at the Boston Marathon finish line 1 year after the infamous bombings, I wondered where this edition ranked among the all-time best S.I. covers in Boston history. There were a lot of factors to consider, including, championships...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Illustrated Releases “Boston Strong, One Year Later” Cover

A.B. Sports Illustrated released their “Boston Strong” April 21st cover today featuring Boston Marathon bombing victims, first responders and Boston residents showing support for those injured and killed in the blasts. The casting call last Saturday drew well over 3,000 people including prominent Boston sports players like Zdeno Chara, Johnny Gomes and Dustin Pedroia, who are...
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April 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Here’s 2 Videos Of The Guy In Black Who Left Backpack At Marathon Finish Line

A.B. Two backpacks were left at near the Boston Marathon Finish Line today during the 1 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. 1 suspect is in custody but his name hasn’t been released yet. I hope this guy is mentally ill because anyone in their right mind who would pull a “stunt” like this needs to have their head checked. There’s no excuse for being barefoot...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

All 5 Boston Pro Sports Teams Tweet “Same Team #BostonStrong” Message

 A.B. The 1 year anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings, where 3 people were killed and hundreds of others were injured, is today. The city of Boston held a memorial at the Marathon finish line this morning to remember the victims of the terrible attacks. All 5 professional Boston sports teams also joined together to tweet a message of support and unity for their home city...
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April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

TD Garden Gets Annual Facelift For The 2014 Stanley Cup Playoffs

A.B. The TD Garden is no stranger to Boston Bruins and Boston Celtics playoff banners, brandishing at least one (and most years, both) for the past 7 years. This year, Boston Bruins goalie and Vezina favorite, Tuukka Rask, graces the side of the Garden facing Causeway Street. Inside the Garden, the ice also received a makeover as well. For those of you (like me) who thought the...
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April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Defenseman Dougie Hamilton’s Grade School Yearbook Photo

Blythwood Elementary School, Toronto, ON, Canada A.B. I love seeing these old school yearbook entries of current NHL players because 100% of the time they wrote as a kid that they wanted to be an NHL player. Hockey is one of those sports that you need to start at an extremely early age (skating by 2 years-old) to usually have a chance at being any good. To be a future NHL’er, you...
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April 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Time-Lapse Video Of Fenway Park Being Built Out Of LEGO® Bricks

LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston created this time-lapse video of Boston’s beloved Fenway Park being built out of LEGO® bricks. The model will be on permanent display inside MINILAND, a Boston landscape made entirely out of LEGO® bricks, when LEGOLAND Discovery Center Boston opens May 23. The 12-square-foot (4′ x 3′) replica was constructed from about 28,000 bricks, weighs...
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April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Would “Traffic Booster” Technology Help With Boston Traffic?

BostInno: Dubbed the Traffic Booster, the piece of technology which sits unsuspecting on lampposts traffic light poles blares the sound of a car horn as soon as the light turns from red to green. The idea, of course, is to keep you from holding up the traffic as you, for example, attempt to finish that last second text before you have to lawfully put the phone down. A.B. I’m that...
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April 07, 2014  |  Discuss

World Series ring for 2013 Boston Red Sox unveiled

A.B. The 2013 Boston Red Sox World Series rings didn’t dissapoint. The rings of the 2013 champs feature the World Series trophy and pair of red socks on the front, a blue backdrop and the words, “Boston Red Sox, World Champions.” The player’s name is on the side above three more World Series trophies, representing the Boston Red Sox championship seasons of 2004, 2007 and...
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April 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Craigslist Ad: “40K A Year To Attend Harvard University As Me”

A.B. Just when I thought I could no longer be surprised by Craiglist, something like this pops up. Sure, it’s not the craziest thing I’ve ever seen on Craigslist and it’s not at all creepy, which is usually a common theme on the site. In fact, this proposition caught my eye because it’s actually quite genius. It’s a win-win for both parties involved. The student paying...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Owner Jeremy Jacobs Said What About The Original “8?”

“an original 8 team, that just doesn’t happen.” A.B. In his most candid interview ever (by a long shot), Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs opened up to Forbes Sports Money about his tenure as an NHL owner, the NHL salary cap & lockouts and even his personal family history. Since buying the Boston Bruins in 1975, Jacobs has been mostly hated by the Black & Gold faithful...
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April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Boston Bruins Poke Fun At Their Bear Mascot In Latest Promotion

A.B. It’s no great secret that Blades, The Boston Bruins’ bruin (see: bear) mascot, is a little overweight. It must be all those $8 nachos at the TD Garden. With just 7 games left until the NHL playoffs start, it seems that Bruins President Cam Neely, GM Peter Chiarelli and Assistant GM Don Sweeney have seen enough. Enjoy watching Bruins strength & conditioning coach, John...
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April 02, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Sam Adams Releases “HeliYUM” April Fools Beer

A.B. The best part about this video is that a bunch of Sam Adams employees, including founder Jim Cook, sat in a room taking rips of helium to film this spoof. HeliYUM might be just an April Fools Day joke, but there are 10 new flavors that Sam Adams really did reject, including, Sam Adams Hard Clam Chowder.
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

10 Pictures Of Johnny Gomes & His White House American Flag Jacket

A.B. Boston Red Sox outfielder, Johnny Gomes, has always been known for being a bit eccentric. Whether he’s leading the team charge to grow massive beards, getting called out by interviewers for staging questions or getting enormous World-Series-themed-tattoos, Johnny Gomes enjoys (and thrives in) the spotlight by being a little strange. So why would a visit to the White House...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

David Ortiz takes selfie with President Barack Obama

A.B. While honoring President Barack Obama with a custom Boston Red Sox jersey at the ceremony for the 2013 World Series Champions today, David Ortiz pulled off the greatest selfie of all time. With #44 Red Sox jersey in hand, President Obama looked to pose for photographers. Instead, Big Papi got out his phone and propositioned the President, who is no stranger to selfies. When...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Red Sox’ Grady Sizemore Homers In First MLB Game Since September 2011

A.B. Don’t think Sizemore is locked in? Think again. Homering in his first game since September 22, 2011, I’m of the opinion that this is the tip of the iceberg for the 3-time all-star who is still just 31 years old. If you subscribe to the theory that Sizemore WILL get hurt again, please let me borrow your crystal ball. Otherwise stop playing Peter Gammons from your couch and...
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March 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Please Support Boston Fire Department, Buy Bruins Raffle Tickets HERE

Boston Bruins Foundation (click to donate): Support our fallen heroes from the Boston Fire Department and purchase raffle tickets for a chance to win (4) four glass seats to see the B’s take on the Blackhawks tonight at TD Garden.  Proceeds will benefit the families of Lieutenant Edward J. Walsh and Firefighter Michael R. Kennedy, who tragically lost their lives battling yesterday’s...
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March 27, 2014  |  Discuss

VIDEO: Boston Celtics Pay Tribute To 2 Fallen Firefighters Before Game vs. Raptors

A.B. The fire on Beacon Street in the Back Bay today that killed two Boston firefighters and injured many others was still burning, although under control, when the Boston Celtics were about to tip off against the Toronto Raptors tonight (3/26/14) at 7:30pm. The names of the two men killed, Lt. Edward J. Walsh and firefighter Michael R. Kennedy had not yet been released to the public...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady Watches As Boston Firefighters Fight Fatal Blaze Near Home

A.B. There’s a lot of controversy surrounding this picture of Tom Brady watching Boston Firefighters fight a 9-alarm fire near his Beacon Street, Back Bay home that killed 2 firefighters this afternoon. It seems that a lot of Bostonians are unhappy that Tom Brady has become the focus and not the brave firefighters who risked and lost their lives. While I agree that the focus should...
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March 26, 2014  |  Discuss

New T Shirt For Boston Bruins Fans: “Montreal Chickens”

A.B. During last night’s heated Bruins vs. Canadiens game, Milan Lucic and Alexi Emelin were involved in a few “exchanges,” to say the least. Early in the first, Emelin hit Lucic at the knees and flipped the power forward over his back. When Lucic and Chara approached Emelin looking for a fight, the Candiens winger declined. Later in the game, Lucic exacted some revenge, of...
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March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins’ Kevan Miller Destroys Canadiens’ Travis Moen In Brutal Fight

A.B. Tonight’s Boston Bruins vs. Montreal Canadiens game has been heated, to say the least. After Alexi Emelin flipped Milan Lucic over his knees with a brutal hip check early in the first period, it looked like the Bruins were out for blood. A few shifts later, Kevan Miller sent Dale Weise into the boards on a “cross check” from behind. I understand that Travis Moen has to...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

New England Patriots’ Gillette Stadium Upgrading Field Surface

A.B. The New England Patriots put out a press release today that they are “upgrading their field surface and the New England Patriots and the New England Revolution have selected FieldTurf’s Revolution turf system and VersaTile drainage and shock underlayment for its unparalleled player safety and extraordinary durability.” According to FieldTurf, the technology is currently...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

CBS 60 Minutes: Inside The Boston Marathon Bombing Investigation

A.B. It’s been almost a year since the Boston Marathon bombings on April 15, 2013. By now, Bostonians, and the world, have seen countless pictures and videos of the bombs exploding, the immediate aftermath, the manhunt, the funerals, the tributes, the court proceedings, the memorials and more. 4/15/13 is one of those days that you will never forget where you were and what you were...
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March 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Historic Fenway Park renovation documents for sale

Ebay: This is a historically significant document securing the engineering and architectural design services of the Osborn Engineering Company in connection with additions and improvements made to Fenway Park, Home to the Boston Red Sox. The single page agreement dated August 21, 1933 is signed in black fountain pen on behalf of the “Boston American League Baseball Company,...
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March 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady, Julian Edelman And Rob Gronkowski Spotted On Entourage Set

A.B. A few days ago, Tom Brady was spotted on the set of the new Entourage movie set to hit theaters in June of 2015. Now New England Patriots pass-catchers, Rob Gronkowski and Julian Edelman, have also been spotted on the set and seem to be getting in on the Hollywood action. The full cast & crew listing for Entourage on IMDB doesn’t officially list any of the Patriots players...
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March 20, 2014  |  Discuss
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