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Wednesday, 22 June 2016 10:49

Sports as a microcosm of society at age 9

Written by Rich Kimball

Several weeks ago, I shared some memories of summers in the days before youth sports exploded into a nearly mandatory way of life and I had a great response from people who remembered, as the great sports fan Barbra Streisand sang, 'the way we were.'

Wednesday, 15 June 2016 12:17

When heroes exceed expectations

Written by Ryan Waning

I recently had the opportunity to talk with an absolute legend, a former UCLA Bruin and Boston Celtic and basketball Hall of Famer - Bill Walton.

Wednesday, 08 June 2016 11:23

The G.O.A.T.

Written by Rich Kimball

It has been several days since the man known as 'The Greatest of All Time' shuffled off this mortal coil, when his broken body finally gave out in an Arizona hospital. As we've seen in the worldwide reaction, that physical end did nothing to kill the spirit of the larger-than-life phenomenon that was Muhammad Ali.

Wednesday, 01 June 2016 14:13

Goat Boy and Shaggy, kittens and Olympians

Written by Ryan Waning

Look, I get it. It's getting to the point in the sports season that new stories aren't going to be the easiest thing to come by, so sometimes motivated writers and radio show hosts will put their hamster wheels to work and try to scare something up on their own.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016 13:28

Waning Moments

Written by Ryan Waning

I began writing a column under this title for the Maine Campus in 2002 and have never quite been able to shake the name. With a handle like mine, there aren't a lot of cleverly-turned phrases or pop culture references available, so if you think you may have read something similarly named a handful and a half years ago, you probably did.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016 13:26

There ain't no good guys

Written by Rich Kimball

Friend of our show Steve Buckley of the Boston Herald recently wrote a column on good guys and bad guys in sports, focusing on David Ortiz of the Red Sox and Yankees DH Alex Rodriguez.

Wednesday, 04 May 2016 09:45

A 2016 Celtics postmortem

Written by Ryan Waning
Did anyone get a time of death on the Celtics?
Wednesday, 20 April 2016 11:49

All aboard the Celtics bandwagon

Written by Ryan Waning

All aboard. Everybody make sure your hands and feet are inside the vehicle before we depart. A cursory look to your right and then to your left will reveal that not all the seats are taken here on the Celtics Bandwagon. I'd venture that we are barely over half capacity.

Wednesday, 13 April 2016 12:20

A speculative season with the Sox

Written by Ryan Waning

One of the understood, carved-in-stone rights bestowed upon every sports fan is the ability to second-guess.

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