After a long off-season full of trades, free agent signings and eager anticipation, the 2011 baseball season is finally upon us.
Many years from now, 2010 will be placed firmly in the post-steroid era. It is a period characterized by an increased devotion to old-school values coupled with advancement in education about and quantification of those values. Here’s what we learned about baseball during 2010.
There is a big, red button that New England sports fans enjoy pressing quite a lot. No, it’s not the Easy Button from Staples. It’s the panic button.
All I’ve heard for the past week is how the Pats have the best record in the NFL and are destined for another Super Bowl title and maybe even another dynasty. Sunday’s dismal performance against the Browns may halt that talk a little, but if I know Patriots fans, the New England faithful still believe the Brady Bunch can bring home another title.
A couple of friends and I got into a semi-heated argument before heading to the Celtics game last Friday night. There is an abundance of great, true point guards in the league, yet none of us could agree on who is the best.
A lot has happened in the sports world in the past month. The NBA season, with several new-look franchises, is under way. The NFL season is heating up and playoff pictures are taking form. Hockey’s been happening for a while now, but nobody seems to have noticed. And some other major American pastime just held its annual champagne dousing.
In a season that many expected to be a rebuilding year for the team from Foxborough, with a tough schedule and a defense that was regarded as questionable on a good day, this season’s Patriots have quietly risen to 6-1 and currently have the best record in the NFL on the momentum of a five-game win streak.
For the NCAA, the Boise State Broncos simply haven’t proven enough to get a shot at the title.
Sometimes Rocky beats Apollo Creed. Sometimes a group of college kids beats the USSR. Sometimes money doesn’t buy the happiness of victory.
GM Theo Epstein's flawed approach to building a team around pitching and defense left the Sox without the firepower to win games on nights when the pitching wasn't there.
Wow...My last Echo article ever. I find it hard to believe that it has been almost four years. It certainly does not seem like it was that long ago that I had my first assignment for the sports section, covering the football team - an assignment which ended with the football coaching staff refusing to talk to The Echo because they did not approve of my writing style.
Sometimes, when a well-known figure breaks the law, it slides through the cracks and we never really hear about it. Sometimes, we as a society blow things out of proportion and, in our frenzy, label a small misstep as a horrific offense.
Those who follow sports as closely as I do are probably already aware of the Allen Iverson saga that took place over the past couple weeks.