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Schilling’s fire sale, by the numbers

Auction Blockhead
By now, most are likely aware of Curt Schilling's recent woes, but for those not privy: 38 Studios, the former Red Sox pitcher's Rhode Island–based video-game studio, was forced to declare bankruptcy back in the spring, sending him into a financial tailspin.
By: MICHAEL WALSH  |  October 31, 2012


The Grand Opening

Excerpted from Fenway Park: The Centennial (St. Martin’s Press, 2012)
Three rainouts delayed the very first Opening Day at the new Fenway Park, and the sinking of the Titanic initially dimmed enthusiasm.
By: SAUL WISNIA  |  March 30, 2012


With the 2012 baseball season upon us, we ask the experts if size really does matter

Market factors
In Major League Baseball, where big-market teams have won eight out of the past 10 World Series, your payroll often determines how far into October you'll be playing.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 30, 2012


Yoda is in the building

A completely unanalytic guide to the most important sports analytics conference on Earth
First, the numbers: the MIT Sloan Sports Analytics Conference grew 50 percent from 2011 to 2012, and has now grown 1300 percent from its inception, in 2007, as a roomful of MIT math nerds, to last weekend's 2200-strong blowout at the Hynes Convention Center.
By: CARLY CARIOLI  |  March 07, 2012

The year ahead in sports

The year ahead in sports

Looking forward to more scoring and less scandal
It seemed for every hail Mary, walk-off homer, and buzzer beater in 2011, the sports pages had a story on work stoppages, performance-enhancing drugs, or mind-boggling college-conference realignments.
By: SEAN KERRIGAN  |  December 28, 2011


Have Bill Simmons and Grantland made it cool for geeks to like sports?

Game changer
"The paper quickly began its operations, grabbing all of the talent money could buy."
By: MATT PARISH  |  December 14, 2011


The Curse of Len Bias

The curious decline of a team that had it all
This article was originally published in the December 1, 1995 issue of the Boston Phoenix.
By: BILL SIMMONS  |  December 14, 2011


Photos: MIT's Prom Dress Rugby Tournament 2011

"Where Beauty and Brawn Meet Brains"
The MIT women's rugby team takes their formal wear to the field for the Prom Dress Rugby Tournament.


Should sportswriters be allowed to gamble on sports?

Sucker bet
Halloween 2010 kicked off a rough week for Keith Olbermann and Bill Simmons.
By: SEAN KERRIGAN  |  February 05, 2011


Mush it real good

Dog Days Dept.
A thousand frozen dogsled fanatics line the track's edge as approaching yaps signal a start to the races.
By: SCOTT FAYNER  |  January 19, 2011


171 ski events to do this winter

Ride out the snowpocalypse the fun way
We've got everything from the Winter Dew Tour at Killington to the Gravity Control Rail Jam at Smugglers’ Notch.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  January 12, 2011


The worst and best of Boston sports in 2010

Jock strapped
The Patriots are 12-2, the Red Sox won Hot Stove season, the Bruins are skating off skeins of wins thanks in part to the pickup of an 18-year-old Wunderkind who may be the second coming of Jesus on ice skates, and the Celtics have twice dunked the Heat.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  December 22, 2010


Things Celtics players shouldn't do before they die

Plus a quick chat with Jo Jo White
Looking for the perfect gift for naughty Lakers fans on your Christmas list? (A swift kick to the chestnuts, alas, doesn't quite jibe with the whole holiday-spirit thing.)
By: SCOTT FAYNER  |  December 15, 2010


Gift Guide 2010: Ski and snowboard accessories

Buck up, little shopper
Out on the slopes, when it's you against Mother Nature, the little things can make a big difference
By: GEOFFREY KULA  |  December 08, 2010


Ski Guide 2011: [Slideshow] Snow and ski art contest

Finalists from our annual illustration contest
Every year, students from Bob Maloney’s ‘Experimental Illustration’ class at MassArt take on the challenge and compete with each other for the Phoenix ’s annual Ski /Snowboard cover.
By: PHOENIX STAFF  |  November 10, 2010


Ski Guide 2011: A guide to New England's ski resorts

From bunny slopes to black diamonds
Like many New Englanders of a certain age, I grew up skiing the mountains of Massachusetts, Vermont, New Hampshire, and Maine, until Jake Burton ushered in a new era of winter-sports fun.
By: GEOFFREY KULA  |  November 10, 2010


Ski guide 2011: The experts give us their picks for this year's best gear

Peeling the Power Banana
Winter sports aren't cheap.
By: MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  November 11, 2010


Ski Guide 2011: How to leave the slopes in one piece

More shred, less dead
Here are a few (mostly) fail-safe ski don'ts to abide when you go out to shred some fresh powder.
By: ALEXANDRA CAVALLO  |  November 11, 2010


Tom Brady's contract renegotiation could change the team — and the NFL — forever

The good soldier
For the first time since he became Tom Brady, the Patriots quarterback is going into a football season in the last year of his contract.
By: PAUL FLANNERY  |  September 08, 2010


Sports Blotter: Down, lineman

An arrest for the ages in Oregon. Plus, Jay Mariotti needs a timeout.
Brace yourselves, because this week we have, hands-down, the best sports-crime story of the year. Are you ready?
By: MATT TAIBBI  |  September 01, 2010
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