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

Bro Wearing 'Teabag the Rags' Shirt Accused of Exposing Himself

It is completely unthinkable that the gentleman above, a kindly Massachusetts fellow wearing a TEABAG THE RAGS shirt with the New York Rangers logo shaped like a pair of testicles, would ever remove his genitals from his pants and show them to strangers. Especially not mere hours after last Sunday's Bruins-Rangers… » 5/24/13 5:31pm 5/24/13 5:31pm

Here's Boston's Emotional Return To Sports At Fenway And TD Garden

After a day of terrorism-induced lockdown, the city of Boston came alive again today with early-afternoon action at Fenway Park and TD Garden. While the Bruins played earlier this week—in a performance preceded by a group singing of the national anthem—the Red Sox had yet to play at home since Monday's attack at the… » 4/20/13 1:45pm 4/20/13 1:45pm