Over at Grantland, Bryan Curtis has an entertaining feature on Bob Ryan:
The Boston Globe dropped a hefty feature, in a creative but readable format, on Boston Marathon bombers Tamerlan and Dzhokhar Tsarnaev over the weekend. It focuses on the two brothers, the Tsarnaev family, and how their lives deteriorated before the bombing. The motive behind the bombing isn't truly…
John Henry, one of the principal owners of the Red Sox, has agreed to purchase the Boston Globe from the Times Co. for $70 million.
When Peter Gammons sends out one of his patented butt-tweets, it's an occasion for laughter, because old guys who don't understand technology are always funny. But retired Boston Globe columnist Bob Ryan's misuse of the social media platform makes us feel sad. Ryan definitely wants to say something, but he just can't!
Two extant profiles exist of Jovan Belcher, one written as Belcher was finishing up at the University of Maine in 2008, the other on November 21, 10 days ago. Taken separately, neither is particularly telling, except insofar as you learn that if there were warning signs related to Belcher's mental health, neither the …
If you're writing a column with an inarguable premise—e.g. fans shouldn't cheer after injuries—you might find yourself wanting for a little more reaction. How about an unprovoked shot at bloggers?
Mark this date in history, people. Years from now, you will look back at June 5th, 2012, as the beginning of the LAX BRO MOVEMENT. And you will have Boston Globe reporter Jenifer McKim to thank for it:
Lester tells the Boston Globe (though not Bob Hohler, who wrote this) that starting pitchers on their off-days were the only ones drinking during Red Sox games. "There's a perception out there that we were up there getting hammered and that wasn't the case... Most of the times it was one beer, a beer. It was like…
If you were looking for a low point in the Boston Globe's ongoing coverage of the Boston Globe's version of the Boston Red Sox collapse, look no further! (We hope!) The paper now has a slideshow entitled "Did the Red Sox pack on the pounds?"
Here's the CHB: "How about banishing the 2011 Red Sox from postseason play on the grounds of horsebleep play for the entire month of September?
Peter Abraham of the Boston Globe picked up on a curious editor's note in the Philadelphia Inquirer on March 6. It read:
"The Kraft Sports Group, which owns the New England Patriots, is selling local advertising for the new ESPNBoston.com, a partnership that some media analysts say could create a conflict of interest." [Boston Globe]
Regardless of any silly notions about Deadspin being anti-newspaper, it's unfathomable to think that many of our hometown papers we all grew up with could be obsolete in the next couple of years.
Contrary to popular opinion, we love newspapers. We once waited up outside our dorm for our first ever published article, a review of Woody Allen's Manhattan Murder Mystery. (When the delivery guy showed up, we pretty much attacked him. It was 5:30 a.m., and we were somewhat deranged.) Of course, this makes us a…