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Providence College Should Quit the NCAA

By Justin Katz | April 22, 2021 |

The culture wars can’t be a one-way fight, and the longer the forces of tolerance and truth restrain themselves, the more certain their defeat will be.

The Death Penalty for Penn State Football

By Patrick Laverty | July 13, 2012 |

It’s embarrassing to tag this with a “Sports” category as this really isn’t a sports issue. It’s a human decency issue. When you turn a blind eye to child rape in order to protect a football program and its coach, that’s just disgusting. Yesterday, a report commissioned by Penn State University and completed by former…

The Closet of Professional Sports

By Patrick Laverty | April 1, 2012 |

Late last week, a man in Connecticut was arrested for allegedly attempting to extort Minnesota Twins pitcher Carl Pavano. The asking price was a new Land Rover, navy with tan leather interior. Give the guy credit. If you’re going to extort someone, know exactly what you want. But what was the other part, what was…

Have a Super Day!

By Marc Comtois | February 5, 2012 |

Let’s face it, the big news story around here has to do with football. So, despite the fact that some knucklehead on the NY Football Giants website team thought they had already won, the game is in fact tonight. There are plenty of football storylines, but to a lot of people, it will be about…

Bruins Win the Cup!

By Marc Comtois | June 16, 2011 |

Welcome to the party B’s!!!! source It’s official: in this century, Boston is the Hub of Champions!

Coach Cooley: A Role Worth Modeling

By Marc Comtois | May 29, 2011 |

That Providence College basketball has turned to a native son to turnaround it’s troubled program is not new news, but Kevin McNamara’s piece in today’s ProJo about new PC basketball coach Ed Cooley is one worth reading. He had a tough family life but was lucky to know a family that helped him out. Above…

Sailing in the Ocean State

By Marc Comtois | July 9, 2010 |

Yes, we lost the bid to host the America’s Cup, but there is still opportunity to grow our economy by focusing on sailing related business. Warned ahead of time, the state administration immediately took a positive perspective, saying that Rhode Island is likely to host preliminary races that could become as big a benefit as…

World Cup

By Marc Comtois | June 23, 2010 |

I’m a soccer guy. I play and coach, follow the sport and needless to say I’m really into the World Cup. But I’m not a soccer proselytizer: I won’t force it on you, but don’t tell me I’m stupid for liking it. To each his own, right? This year’s U.S. Men’s Team has a different…

Ionic Politicians and What The Really Know

By Marc Comtois | May 13, 2010 |

Boston’s Mayor Menino made one of his typical gaffes the other day when he was describing such “ionic” Boston sports moments like that time Varitek split the uprights for the Patriots. The Assistant Village Idiot (an “iconic” title 😉 explained that the sports-knowledge and vocabulary deficiency that Menino displayed is an indicator about politicians’ knowledge…

More on Hoss Radbourn

By Marc Comtois | March 23, 2010 |

I recently mentioned Ed Achorn’s book on Hoss Radbourn, Fifty-nine in ’84. Now, WRNI’s Ian Donnis has an interview with Achorn up. Radbourn had 59 wins in 1884 and pitched almost every game for the Providence Grays that year. Good stuff.

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