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Metro-checking

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Warning: Too much hockey viewing may lead to violent outbursts.
By DAVID KISH  |  January 25, 2013
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Review: Head Games


Legendary documentarian Steve James ( Hoop Dreams ) again turns his camera on the dark side of America's obsession with sports, this time looking at the rash of suicides and dementia linked to concussions.
By JAKE MULLIGAN  |  October 02, 2012



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Riding the wind with New England's gliding guru

Hang man
Jeffrey Bernard has been jumping off mountains and soaring wingtip-to-wingtip with eagles, hawks, and falcons for longer than many of you have been alive.
By BARRY THOMPSON  |  July 25, 2012
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Rhode Island surf culture: punk rock, gangbangers, and the search for the ultimate wave

Wet and wild
Surfing has been a Rhode Island fixture for decades now. But wander north of Second Beach and terms like "point break" and "south swell" fall out of the vernacular pretty quickly.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  July 03, 2012
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Hey cranks, peep what the ballists are playing!

Return to Tradition
With the Boston Red Sox sitting in fourth place and virtually all their players struggling or injured, it really couldn't be a finer time for baseball fans to rediscover what we actually love about the sport.
By NICHOLAS SCHROEDER  |  June 27, 2012
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Dumb sports bets

Let's make it interesting  
The Bruins have been on vacation for a month, the NBA Finals have started without us, the Sox are playing .500 ball, and the Patriots aren't even in pads yet.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  June 13, 2012
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Finality

Balls, Pucks, & Monster Trucks
Every June, students wrestle with finals, before either graduating or going off to their summer jobs, waitressing in places that specialize in fried full-belly clams.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  June 13, 2012
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Positive change, at last

Balls, Pucks & Monster Trucks
Even when the Sanford School Committee gets it right, its members manage to be wrong.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  May 16, 2012



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Kastaways and cut-ups

Safe at home with Maine's first all-mascot band
Watching the Kastaways practice, it quickly becomes clear that this band is all about the Clam. Sir Nigel the Rat might be the frontman and attention hog. Herman might be the lead-singer and actual hog. Spike Porcupine and Pete Puffin might even provide the band's true musicality.
By SAM PFEIFLE  |  April 17, 2012
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Photos: The Kastaways, Maine’s first all-mascot band

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By JUSTIN LUMIERE  |  April 17, 2012
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With the 2012 baseball season upon us, we ask the experts if size really does matter

Market factors
In Major League Baseball, where big-market teams have won eight out of the past 10 World Series, your payroll often determines how far into October you'll be playing.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 30, 2012

Hater-Ade pub crawl

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
The plan was simple: pub crawling, drinking beer, and watching March Madness basketball games with friends.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  March 21, 2012
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Yoda is in the building

A completely unanalytic guide to the most important sports analytics conference on Earth
First, the numbers: the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference grew 50 percent from 2011 to 2012, and has now grown 1300 percent from its inception, in 2007, as a roomful of MIT math nerds, to last weekend's 2200-strong blowout at the Hynes Convention Center.
By CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 07, 2012
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RISD’s hockey team turns the dick joke into high art — OK, low art

Go Nads!
The third period has just begun and the Nads, the Rhode Island School of Design's club hockey team, is losing 2-0 to a squad from Emerson College.
By DAVID SCHARFENBERG  |  February 15, 2012

Black Bears at Fenway

Balls, Pucks, and Monster Trucks
I had my doubts about Frozen Fenway, the 16-day-long "ice event" held at the venerable old ballpark, starting on New Year's Day.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  January 25, 2012



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Open your mind

Letters to the Boston Phoenix editors, January 13, 2012
I simply love bass — there is nothing wrong with that.
By BOSTON PHOENIX LETTERS  |  January 11, 2012



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The year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
By SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 28, 2011

Small potatoes

Balls, pucks and monster trucks
There are too many ridiculous college football bowl games to really care about unless your alma mater plays in one.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  December 28, 2011



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Have Bill Simmons and Grantland made it cool for geeks to like sports?

Game changer
"The paper quickly began its operations, grabbing all of the talent money could buy."
By MATT PARISH  |  December 14, 2011
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Money Talks and Fans Walk

Salaries, strikes, and TV have changed everything about baseball since 1975
This article was originally published in the September 29, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 14, 2011
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The Curse of Len Bias

The curious decline of a team that had it all
This article was originally published in the December 1, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 14, 2011
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Ten Great Moments In Red Sox Playoffs

The good, the bad, the ugly — we've seen it all
This story was originally published in the September 25, 1995, issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By BILL SIMMONS  |  December 14, 2011

Shopping, simplified

Balls, pucks, and monster trucks
With the holidays, and their attendant sturm und drang , upon us again, I was thinking about sports news in the context of Thanksgiving.
By RICK WORMWOOD  |  November 30, 2011
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From the ''Sporting Eye'' Archives

From the Phoenix's George Kimball archives
"1973 World Series: You Gotta Believe," "Super Bowl VIII: Bud Grant as Capt. Queeg," and more
By GEORGE KIMBALL  |  November 16, 2011

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