Boston Snowfall Can Only Be Measured In Athletes

It may never, ever stop snowing in Boston, where they've run out of places to dump it, and two more storms appear on the way over the next week. To illustrate the record-breaking snowfall this winter, the front page of today's Globe put it in terms every Bostonian can understand—slightly under one full Patrice… » 2/10/15 4:44pm 2/10/15 4:44pm

What You Need to Know About Today's "Crippling" Blizzard: Monday Update

After a short night of restless sleep, it appears that forecasters are still predicting the end of the world in the Northeast this evening. If you haven't panicked yet, you have several hours to do so before it's too late. Hug your children. Hoard booze. This is not a drill. Here's what you need to know to make it… » 1/26/15 9:08am 1/26/15 9:08am

Boston Bars City Employees From Criticizing The Olympics

Nobody who lives in Boston actually wants the city to win its bid for the 2024 Olympic games. And yet, in a joinder agreement between the city and the United States Olympic Committee, mayor Marty Walsh has signed a contract that forbids city employees from speaking negatively about the big, the IOC, or the Olympic… » 1/21/15 5:15pm 1/21/15 5:15pm

The Olympics Are Broken and Boston Can't Fix Them 

Last week, the United States Olympic Committee chose Boston as tribute to bid for the 2024 Olympics. Many Bostonians were not super happy about it, and it's easy to see why. The prospect of footing the bill for a $4.5 billion party excites very few cities these days. Boston winning the games could be a major loss for… » 1/13/15 11:07am 1/13/15 11:07am

U.S. Olympic Committee Selects Boston To Bid For The 2024 Olympics

The U.S. Olympic Committee announced Thursday that it had selected Boston to represent the United States in bidding for the 2024 Olympics. Boston's bid beat out those from Washington, San Francisco/Bay Area, and Los Angeles. Boston still has a long way to go, of course, before it can actually be chosen to host the… » 1/08/15 7:02pm 1/08/15 7:02pm

Boston Without Barriers: The Marathon Then And Now

Part of the appeal of marathons is their inclusive nature, the way they're accessible to both runners and spectators. It's a sport of the people, the steaming rabble, those straining sinew flinging their sweat onto those shouldering closer to holler or hold out a crushed and sloshing cup of water. Salty skin touches… » 4/18/14 2:51pm 4/18/14 2:51pm

Man Who Left Bag At Marathon Finish Line: "It's Symbolism"

Kevin Edson, the 25-year-old man who was arrested by Boston police after placing a backpack at the finish line of the upcoming Boston Marathon, was arraigned in court today. Based on the Boston Globe's report on the arraignment, it looks like Edson is a mentally ill man who thought his odd display was some kind of… » 4/16/14 1:46pm 4/16/14 1:46pm

Mike Napoli Stumbles Around The Streets Of Boston

Here we observe Mike Napoli lumbering around on the sidewalk, shirtless and without a care in the world. The resolution's shitty, but the beard is a dead giveaway. Someone yells at him to put his shirt on, as if he has a spare shirt in his pocket. The Napoli grumbles and turns around. But there is no beer here,… » 11/03/13 2:13pm 11/03/13 2:13pm

No One Notices The Spurs Because No One Notices San Antonio

Here's a working barstool-grade theory as to why, during its dynastic run to four (perhaps soon five) titles since 1999, America still embraces the San Antonio Spurs with a yawn and a why are you still here? squint. This phenomenon has flustered if not baffled sports cognoscenti for years. But they play pure,… » 6/08/13 4:11pm 6/08/13 4:11pm