Jasper Smith

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The Celtics now top Marc Stein’s power rankings.

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December 17, 2007 at 1:31 pm

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When I die…

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…I really really really hope the Good Lord allows me to come back as Tom Brady.

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September 3, 2007 at 8:49 pm

Damn that boy can run

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Wariner’s latest heroics:

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September 1, 2007 at 3:39 pm

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Michael Vick’s biggest fan

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The following thought occurred to me this morning: don’t you think David Stern is probably elated about the Michael Vick scandal? It’s definitely long past time for the once (but no longer) effective NBA impresario to lose his job, but the amount of media energy focused on his league’s travails is looking mighty skimpy at present.

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August 28, 2007 at 8:21 am

Posted in Culture, Media, Sports

B-slapping the Chisox

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The events unfolding on Chicago’s South Side over the last few days have, to my recollection at least, constituted the most dominating series performance by any Red Sox team, ever.

David Ortiz hit a two-run homer, and J.D. Drew and Bobby Kielty ended long homerless droughts to back Julian Tavarez’s first win since late June as the Boston Red Sox finished a four-game sweep of the Chicago White Sox with a 11-1 victory Sunday…The Red Sox outscored Chicago 46-7 in the series, dropping the White Sox to 18 games under .500. Boston has won four in a row, improved baseball’s best record to 80-51 and increased their lead over second-place New York to 7 1/2 games in the AL East.

Emphasis mine. Now bring on the (cough, slumping, cough) pinstripes.

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August 26, 2007 at 4:56 pm

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Overheard on a Celtics online discussion board

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Somebody made the point that, even if things don’t turn out all that well for Danny Ainge’s rebuilding strategy, the Boston Celtics will actually be in a pretty good position to quickly rebound back into contention. Why? Because each of the three monster contracts they’re currently paying will become extremely valuable commodities¬† entering their respective final years. So, if, say, Garnett doesn’t quite work out, somebody’s bound to want to unload a younger, talented player in the middle of a multi-year deal to Boston in exchange for the Ticket’s expiring contract (which comes off the cap as it expires, thereby freeing up megadollars that can be used to sign a top player).

Is it possible that Danny Ainge has gone from goat to Auerbachian genius in just a few months?

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August 23, 2007 at 10:19 pm

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Things that make you go hmmmmm…

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Tamper with a college prospect? Moi?

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March 19, 2007 at 12:23 pm

Posted in Boston, Sports