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The Freshman 5: Identity Starter Kit

New to Boston? Time for a fresh start? Try one of these identities on for size.
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  September 5, 2012

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THE JOCK

You don't need to have scored a football scholarship to find your way into a sportier crowd. Start things off by joining Social Boston Sports (socialbostonsports.com), which connects you to events, parties, and co-ed recreational sports leagues throughout the city.

WHERE TO BUY TEAM JERSEYS AND ANTI-NIPPLE-CHAFING TAPE

•47 Brand | 286 Newbury St, Boston | 617.236.4006 | 47brand.com

•City Sports | Multiple locations | citysports.com

•Eastern Mountain Sports | Multiple locations | ems.com

•Bill Rodgers Running Center |1 North Market St, Boston | 617.723.5612 | billrodgersrunningcenter.com

SPORTS BARS

•The Fours | 166 Canal St, Boston | 617.7204455 | thefours.com

•Tavern in the Square ("TITS") | Multiple locations | taverninthesquare.com

•The Greatest Bar | 262 Friend St, Boston | 617.367.0544 | thegreatestbar.com

•The Draft | 34 Harvard Ave, Allston | 617.783.9400 | thedraftbarandgrille.com

•The Baseball Tavern | 1270 Boylston St, Boston | 617.867.6526 | thebaseballtavern.com

WEIRD SPORTS LEAGUES TO CHECK OUT

•Boston Cornhole | bostoncornhole.com

•Four Square League of Boston | squarefour.org

•World Adult Kickball Association | kickball.com/boston

•Quidditch | internationalquidditch.org

•Ping-Pong at the Boston Table Tennis Center | bostonttc.us

BOSTON ATHLETES YOU MUST KNOW AND LOVE

•Tom Brady | Patriots | Dreamboat, married to a supermodel, and still really good at age 35. Yeah, but when is he going to win his fourth Super Bowl?

•Paul Pierce | Celtics | Lifelong Celtic, and a fan favorite, despite being an LA native. Favorite target of Lakers fans, which makes him all the more beloved here.

•Dustin Pedroia | Red Sox | The "scrappy" stereotype personified. He plays hard, has the grizzly facial hair to show for it, and still has some pop in that bat.

•David Ortiz | Red Sox | The disgruntled 2012 Ortiz is not as fun as the happy one from 2004-2007, but Big Papi still gets the loudest cheers during pregame intros.

•Zdeno Chara | Bruins | Tall and awkward-looking on skates, but not afraid to put the hurt on opponents.

•Rob Gronkowski | Patriots | Hosts a reality dating show, poses nude, takes pictures with porn stars, and catches touchdown passes like no tight end in history.

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