Red Sox Collapse, Part Deux

So I'll meet you at the bottom If there really is one They always told me when you hit it you'll know it But I've been falling so long It's like gravity's gone And I'm just floating" --Gravity's Gone, Drive-By Truckers Last year, when the Red Sox went an incredible 7-20 in the month of … Continue reading Red Sox Collapse, Part Deux

Syracuse U. and the Atlantic Coast Conference

I have been a fan of the sports teams fielded by my hometown college (but NOT alma mater) Syracuse University since I was a young child. My parents were both alums and had season football tickets since the 1950's. They were fond of pointing out that I attended all the home games of S.U.'s 1959 … Continue reading Syracuse U. and the Atlantic Coast Conference

Where I Go When I Can’t Take The B.S. Anymore

Sometimes, civic life just gets to be too much. The split between the obstructionist Republicans and the obsequious Democrats. The split between the self-righteous left and the corporate-toadie Democrats. The vitriol, posturing and pre-fab ideologies just makes me want to hide at times. During the middle of the debt-ceiling crisis last summer I found my … Continue reading Where I Go When I Can’t Take The B.S. Anymore

Boston Sports Press At It Again . . . but a lot of people are calling them on their bullshit.

Seth Mnookin wrote a phenomenal book a couple years ago about the post-2004 championship Red Sox titled "Feeding The Monster." The premise of the book was that the huge expectations of fans and press (and the demands for win NOW--at all costs) had to be managed, while not taking your eyes off the actions needed … Continue reading Boston Sports Press At It Again . . . but a lot of people are calling them on their bullshit.