Gutsy win is testament to Tiger’s legacy

Sunday marked the end of the 69th Masters, which was incidentally the “last” for top dog Jack Nicklaus and yet it was a day for underdogs. Amateur Ryan Moore, a senior at UNLV, had a huge day, shooting a 70 to give him a total of 287 — a score that would have won him […]

Sox fans can now feel like everyone else

Last night it finally hit home; the Red Sox won the 2004 World Series. Funny that the I finally realized what a milestone the Sox reached on a night when it suffered a lackluster loss to its Empire State rivals. But the six-hit Sox of April 3, 2005 made me smile as I remembered the […]

Frosh track star deserves recognition

It’s funny how sports work. I’m a casual, make that, horrible college basketball fan. To the tree that was cut-down to make my bracket sheet: I apologize. Admittedly, I do like excitement so I always get around to watching most of the NCAA Tournament (unless of course, something more thrilling, like, say, Congress, is on, […]

Madness? I’d rather see Curt on C-SPAN

There are two types of sports fans in this world: Those who live and die by March Madness, watching every second of every game, and those who, when faced with the option on Thursday, watched the Congressional baseball hearings instead. If past history has taught me anything, brackets will never be my meal ticket in […]

Spring training abounds with juicy storylines

“Sadly, they aren’t playing hockey. Football, it’s not in season, and we’re not on steroids, so right now these guys are the best athletes in the world,” Charles “now back when I was playing” Barkley said in typically outspoken fashion during the “NBA All-Star Break on TNT.” In case there was any confusion, the best […]

For BC, losing to Notre Dame is not the end

It was only moments after the Patriots became the 2004 Super Bowl Champions that my friend Josh Palazola declared, “Well, we gotta hope for some magic from the Celtics now, because I want to dominate the entire sports world.” Alas, while the Boston Red Sox, even in January, often relegate the New England Patriots to […]

Complete Pats team wins Bowl with class

This column is for my Uncle Jim. A Sunday resident of Foxboro, Mass. with season tickets for the last 16 falls, my Uncle Jimmy has always talked about the Patriots like they were a franchise just waiting to turn the corner. Jimmy was probably one of the only New Englanders who truly felt the shock […]

Media Day is a guilty pleasure

So it’s already T-minus six days until the Super Bowl, which means it’s only T-minus 24 hours until Media Day. Ahhh Media Day, the time when C-List celebrities from MTV and E! ask football players inane questions in the hopes of receiving ridiculous responses from those players inane enough to answer their queries. Granted, two […]

Pats win, but not without a late scare

Watching this weekend’s AFC and NFC Championship games, one thing became glaringly apparent: I may need therapy. I had a doomsday complex that, much like a hangover after a night at Toad’s, was sticking with me all day Sunday. I mostly kept it in check last Sunday, but during the third quarter of the Patriots-Steelers […]

‘Complete’ Pats and Eagles on collision course for Super Bowl

“They played ball. That’s the bottom line. They played basic football. Ain’t no tricks; ain’t no nothing. They just played ball.” And so it seems a disoriented Edgerrin James may have been describing the Eagles just as much as he was referring to his Colts’ devastating 20-3 loss to the Patriots as he sat in […]

It’s the playoffs, and suddenly the impossible isn’t

“That’s the magnitude of the playoffs. They’ve changed the English language. They’ve made impossible … possible.” Don Cheadle tells us this every year in the NFL playoff commercials that air around this time. Cheadle was surely referring to instances like Joe Namath’s prophetic prediction of his Jets’ Super Bowl III upset over the Colts or, […]

Charging into the elite ranks of the NFL

I came so close to writing about them last weekend, but after one look at their schedule, in an uncharacteristically patient move, I held off and waited an extra week. Well, the wait was certainly worth it because now I can write about those San Diego Chargers with absolutely NO reservations regarding their credibility. On […]