Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Here is an idea for Mayor Menino

A friend was in Chicago over the weekend and saw this. It turns out they even have a website.

Could you imagine Boston having something like this??

Monday, June 23, 2008

Massachusetts has another champion!!!!!

Massachusetts continues to dominate
sporting events of all kinds as Sean
Sears of Chicopee won the national
championship 2008 Bud Light/U.S.A. Rock Paper Scissors League Championship in Las Vegas on Sunday.

What the heck is Rock Paper Scissors??? After reading the Wikipedia entry on it I am more confused than ever.

If anybody reading this can shed some insight on this please comment. It looks like a variation of throwing fingers which is something I did as a kid.

You tube has this clip from last year.

Well whatever it is another championship for Massachusetts

Thursday, June 12, 2008

UPDATE: Boston loses 3-2 to Cubs

The Chicago Cubs defeated the Boston Braves 3-2 this afternoon at Wrigley


At 2:20 Eastern time tomorrow the Boston Braves take the field at Wrigley Field in Chicago to play the Cubs. Tomorrow marks 60 years of Cubs baseball on WGN-TV in Chicago and the teams will wear 1948 uniforms. The Atlanta players will wear a hat with the letter B and the famed Wrigley scoreboard will say BOSTON instead of ATLANTA

Select concessions (NOT BEER) will be sold at 1948 prices.

The Braves played at what is now known as Nickerson Field at BU and a small part of the old Braves Field is still used today. The park was much bigger than Fenway but was hampered by being next to the old New York Central railroad yards that would blow smoke into the seats.

WBZ announcer Steve LeVeille has a tribute website for the long forgotten Braves.

Had the Braves not left in 1953 for Milwaukee it is quite possible that in a few years they would have become more popular than the Red Sox as they went on to win 2 pennants and a World Series in Milwaukee led by a young slugger known as Henry Aaron.

Today we might be fans of Boston Braves Nation.

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Boston is 37th best place to live in the world


Take that New York which ranks 49th

Quality of Living global city rankings – Mercer survey

We did not rank in the Top 50 for personal safety but no US city was ranked. Canada has several in the Top 50. ( even Montreal which I find suspect )

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

The day the BEAT LA chant was born (1982)

Hard to believe this was 26 years ago.

For the past 5 days BEAT LA has replaced YANKEES SUCK in the lexicon. But how did the chant become part of celtics lore? It wasn't against the happened against Philadelphia.

Game 7 of the 1982 NBA Eastern Finals. As it became obvious the Celtics would lose the game the Celtics fans gave Dr. J and the 76ers a message.

It really is one of the best moments in Boston Sports History.

Here is a longer version of that 4th Quarter

The Beaver Turns 60

A couple of days ago Baby Boomers like my self were given a reality check. Jerry 'The Beaver' Mathers turned 60 years old

That makes me feel very old

Others turning 60 in 2008

* John Carpenter
*Joe Roth
* Leslie Marmon Silko
* Rhea Perlman
* Ronnie Van Zant (d. 1977)
* Wayne Kramer
* Todd Rundgren
* Alice Cooper
* Raymond Kurzweil
* Teller
* Kate Pierson
* Stevie Nicks
* Dianne Wiest
*Bernadette Peters
* James Ellroy
* James Taylor
* Billy Crystal
* William Gibson
* Errol Morris
* Richard Simmons
*Steven Tyler
* Elizabeth Blackburn
* Phylicia Rashad
* John Ritter (d. 2003)
* Sally Struthers
*Al Gore
* Jackson Browne
* Johnny Ramone (d. 2004)
* T. Coraghessan Boyle
* Lester Bangs (d. 1982)
* Samuel L. Jackson
* Mikhail Baryshnikov
* Andrew Lloyd Webber
* Jimmy Cliff
* Brian Eno
* Grace Jones
* John Bonham (d. 1980)
* Nick Drake (d. 1974)
* Raffi
*Olivia Newton-John
* Cat Stevens
* Garry Trudeau
* Robert Plant
* Phil Hartman (d. 1998)
* Art Spiegelman
* Prince Charles
* GĂ©rard Depardieu

I guess we boomers now have to say