At the considerable risk of sounding like a broken record, here are some idle musings on the 'madness' while waiting for it to pass. I'll say this much for it. The stuff is well-named.
And it needs to be further admitted â€” painful or otherwise â€” that this bloody annual NCAA basketball business only gets more wildly popular every year and with the new Chief Jock in the White House leading the cheers the madness can only deepen. Still, there's comfort in the notion that it's not the first time popular opinion has been totally misguided.
Some dissent, if you please. Read more
Mar. 23, 2009
Thereâ€™s a new lacrosse team in Boston, and it has been a long time in coming. Read more
Three Dorchester runners - Michael Crowell, 37, Scott MacKay, 37, and Katie Markunas, 28 - are putting in long hours of cold winter training to get ready for the April 20th Boston Marathon. The three are part of a team that will raise thousands of dollars for those who suffer from life-threatening liver diseases as part of theAmerican Liver Foundation's Run for Research (RFR) team. Read more
The 4-team Girls division of Low Rim Intramural Basketball capped off the season with the championship game held this past Friday. Read more
More notes from the Florida spring baseball camps where it is already summertime and the living is mighty easy. Unless you play for either the Red Sox or the Yankees, that is. "C'mon down," as that merry old auto-hustler used to like to say. Read more
Mar. 19, 2009
Fifteen seconds left. The Dorchester Bears trail Boston English by three points. Darius Carter gets the pass, he's standing behind the three-point line. He shootsâ€¦ swish!
Tie game. The Bears go on to win, 67-66. Carter finishes with 29 points and with that three-point basket, becomes the first player from the Dorchester Education Complex to score 1,000 points.
"Coach had a play for another shooter on the team," remembered Carter from his home in Dorchester, "but English knew the ball was going to him, so he kicked it out to me and I hit the shot. It was a nice moment." Read more
The signs and omens lately have been discouraging, conjuring grisly images of other sags and swoons scattered over the past generation. But be not of faint heart, Bruins legions.
Despite all their stumbling about since Groundhog Day your kids remained - incredibly or otherwise - the NHL team with the best record with only 15 games left in the regular season. Whether that also means they are the best team is of course quite another matter. It could turn out to be merely fresh affirmation of the relative irrelevance of the NHL's regular season. Read more
Ask any veteran jock journalist to name his or her favorite assignment and the odds are top heavy that the answer will be 'Spring Training.'
We're not talking about the best stories here or the most important news events, let alone the most exciting journalistic experiences. But for mere precious enjoyment - just plain 'fun' - you can't beat baseball in March under the sub-tropical sun against the backdrop of swaying palms. It is simply joyful. Read more