Blame it on England and Kobe

The other day a friend of mine, while congratulating me for finally getting into the world’s favorite substitute for war, wondered why the hell North America calls it “soccer” as opposed to football, which is what everyone else calls it. “What is a soccer anyway?” Well, friend, I have looked into this one. Apart from … Continue reading

Game 2: The NBA Finals vs. Adam Sandler’s Nips

BOSTON — The NBA Finals began right under my nose. I completely missed Game 1, which probably worked out for the best. I would have been riding a high of excessive hometown pride and may have made a few stupid bets. Owing more money to unsavory con-men isn’t something I need—I already owe Verizon a … Continue reading

Making Sense: part 2; John Lackey to Sox?

    John Lackey, as Fox Sports and the Boston Globe reports (a reputable source for sports as any, cough cough Boston Herald) is undergoing a physical for Red Sox MGMT.  This – to paraphrase virtually every other sports news source that doesn’t break from sports talk to give you a video of Kermit the … Continue reading