Category Archives: Sports

Basketball Bumps

By Mitch Moise

This past weekend the NBA playoffs started, as the Boston Celtics faced off against the Atlanta Hawks. The game was won by the Hawks but the biggest story of the night was the actions of Celtic All Star Rajon Rondo towards the end of the game.  He bumped the referee in frustration after a terrible call against his team resulting in Rondo getting ejected from the game. As a result, he has been suspended for the next playoff game. What many Celtics fan are saying is that, it can be seen as the referee’s fault in some way? If the referee makes the correct call, the ‘bump’ Rondo gave him never happens. In fairness this isn’t a backyard pick up game. These men are playing for their livelihood and depend on the right calls being made sometimes in order to be successful at their job. The referee is untitled to his own personal safety but in the heat of a big game, the referee should understand that emotions do run high. Guys are giving their all and because of a bad call, not only did the Celtics lose their star player, but also might have resulted in them losing the next game as well.

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Hundred Years of Dominance

By Mitch Moise

From the 27th President William Howard Taft to our current 44th President Barack Obama, Fenway Park has seen it all. 17 presidents in total, Fenway Park will be celebrating its 100th birthday this upcoming baseball season.  FenwayPark, the home of the Boston Redsox is the oldest baseball stadium still being used. Opening day is April 13th, as it is to be a day of remembrance.  The stadium has seen its fair share of superstars play for the home team as well as many championships. Although everything else in the world has changed from technology to cars, Fenway Park remains the same. Glenn Stout from ESPN Boston writes,

“That is why Fenway Park still matters, because as each of us has changed and grown, so has Fenway Park….Fenway Park remains the most special kind of place there is, a place that can still change your life.”

Through out the last 100 years, people have died and babies have been born but Fenway Park has remain the same. During the 100 years of its existence, the Redsox went through a 86 year championship drought but in the end a place called home for many Redsox fans and players never let any one down. As Fenway Park will be celebrating a birthday of 100 years of memories, I know every one hopes for another 100 years of laughs, tears, and championships.

The boys are back in Town: Boston Bruins Playoffs Edition

By Mitch Moise

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As March Madness has concluded and Easter has pasted. The hottest ticket in town is at the Garden because its Playoff time. 2011 NHL Champions return to the ice. The Boston Bruins get ready to defend their NHL World Championship this Thursday, April 12th against the Washington Capital at the TD Bank North Garden. Last season ended with the Bruins riding off into the sunset as champions. This year though, the Bruins are no longer carry the underdog card but are favorites to win the title once again. As a Boston sports fan, the city has enjoyed the recent success from the Boston sports teams. In the last 6 years Boston sports teams have won 3 championships, and have 6 title game appearances. There is pressure is for the Bruins to do well. Brad Marchand, a writer on ESPN Boston and winger on the Bruins said it best,

“Obviously we want to win again. Hopefully we can make that happen. It’s funny, when you’re in a town like Boston, you’re expected to win every year and the pressure is there every year. There’s a ton of pressure right now to repeat from the city. As I said, hopefully we can make that happen for them. We’ll see. Repeating is obviously a very tough thing to do. We definitely have our hands full.”

These playoffs are not different. As anything but a championship at the end of the season will be catastrophic disaster. Although who can forget  Boston is and always will be the City of Champions.