Congratulations to Boston Bruins great Tim Thomas, one of my all-time favorites, on being inducted this week into the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame. Thomas’ stingy goaltending was the reason the Bruins won the Stanley Cup in 2011. After the Bruins won, he refused to visit the Obama White House, turning him into a polarizing […]
Here’s some perspective as to how great legendary Bruins hockey player Bobby Orr was during his prime. “With the NHL more than one-third of the way through its season, young Oilers stars Connor McDavid (this is his age-23 season) and Leon Draisaitl (age-24 season) rank first and second in the league in points,” explains Kevin […]
In high school in the late 80s, my friends and I were part of the snowboarding revolution that Jake Burton was pioneering. I remember in my ski club taking a van full of skis, snowboards, and classmates to Canada. A 10-to-12-hour slog from Marion, MA to Quebec, a brutal drive. But it was all worth […]
Bobby Orr, the greatest Bruin, EVER, hit the Boston airwaves this week defending his one-time coach Don Cherry. Cherry, a staple of Hockey Night in Canada was fired for his comments on what he viewed as a decline in respect by Canadians for not wearing poppies on Remembrance Day in honor of vets and those […]
Chad Finn explains the fall of America’s premier sports magazine at The Boston Globe, writing: The last thing I want to do in this space is eulogize something once transcendent that theoretically still exists. Good people and extraordinary journalists remain at Sports Illustrated even after Thursday’s gross, Thanos-like corporate bloodletting that reportedly wiped out half […]
The Newport Folk Festival is this weekend. We were out on the Tom Sawyer last night and could see the tents and stages set up at Fort Adams. You can check out the lineup here. Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.
Big news if you’re a skier in the North Conway area in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. Vail Resorts has agreed to buy Attitash and Wildcat, along with 15 other ski mountains owned by Peak Resorts, Inc. for $264 million making them part of the Epic Pass network of 79 resorts. Now, season pass […]
You may have experienced a heat wave this summer. Ours was this weekend, all over New England with temps in the 90s and the “real feel” reaching the low 100s. It was a scorcher. There’s no beating the heat, but going out on the boat is a nice break. In the first video I’ll show […]
Congratulations to the Stanley Cup champion St. Louis Blues for their hard-fought, deserved win over my Boston Bruins. Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.
“If I had a son, if he was like John, I’d be the happiest man in the world.”—Red Auerbach And this wonderful tribute from Bob Ryan in the Sunday Globe: The late David Halberstam was infatuated with Larry Bird, who, he proclaimed, was “authentic.” Following that lead, I would label John Havlicek as “genuine.” The […]